Hostel Charleston, United States

9 reviews9

Help out at our quaint and historic hostel in the heart of downtown Charleston!

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Learn about sustainability
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

The Experience

Welcome to the South! We're looking for someone who is committed to making our hostel the best it can be! We look for people who are positive and motivated during the morning shift, and someone who wants to experience the unique culture of the south. We would love for someone to join the family for a little while, and leave knowing they have a second home here!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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How this experience will transform you

  • 1 Meeting international travelers
  • 1 Learning about sustainability

United States


The hostel is undoubtedly the best work-trade opportunity available. It has become my home away from home. Vikki is so dedicated not only to making sure the hostel is the best it can be, but also warmly welcoming everyone with open arms.

10 months ago

Vikki replied

Thank you so much Anna! It is such a pleasure to have you at the hostel and we are so grateful for all your help.

United States


I love the hostel! The hours and tasks are more than fair, some weeks there are more in depth tasks, some weeks its just simple cleaning. The location of the hostel is perfect, and all of the staff here have quickly become like a family to me. I am so happy I chose to stay here, and I can't wait to come back in the future and see everyone again!

over 4 years ago

Vikki replied

Thank you so much Ben!



I feel so grateful that life brought me here, to this beautiful hostel with beautiful people in a magical city. Thank you to all the hostel staff for being good to me. Thanks everyone especially to Vikki for making me feel home. About the volunteering experience, I had to work 5 days a week in the mornings and pretty much cleaning and making beds, I had more than enough time to go around the city. I don't know if I should write this here but I am happy to say that I will be staying 1 more month as a volunteer here, that's how much I like it❤ Thanks for everything the hostel🌷

almost 5 years ago

Vikki replied

Maria! We miss you so much! You were such a wonderful volunteer to have and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here enough to extend your stay. Your positive attitude was infectious and we loved how you made our mornings so much brighter! Thank you for coming to the Notso Hostel, we enjoyed hosting you so much! You always have a home in Charleston. Come back and see us soon:)



I am so glad you chose the hostel! It is a great place, the work is relatively easy and I've meet wonderful people over there! Charleston is beautiful.

over 5 years ago

Vikki replied

Thank you Roberto!

United States


The hostel is a great spot in a beautiful location on Spring Street. The staff were very kind and welcoming. I had to leave early for an audition that I had but my time there was a great experience.

about 6 years ago

Vikki replied

Thank you Jamie!

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