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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Help with a wide range of repairs.

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What you get



Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Free Pub Crawls

Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Hey guys we are doing a few improving here at the hostel and it would be lovely to count with someone with handyman and painting skills. If you have an artistic skill you also more than welcome to apply and help us to create a panel at our common area.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese

  • Over 20 years old

  • European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Live as a backpacker is a hard task. Most of times we are alone and it’s hard to actually feel home in most of places. But I did in London. In New Cross Inn, I met a few of my new favorite people. There I made a family, my London family, that I will always love. Thank you so much not only for the amazing experience, but also for making me a better person. It was my pleasure stay with you guys. And a special shoult for Vanessa, that is the heart of that place. You’re not only the head of the staff, you’re the head of that family. Lots of love from one of your crosses member, Rafael 😘

about 1 month ago

Baja California Sur

My stay in New cross was amazing! Everyone in the staff is so nice you become like a family and this place like home. The work is really simple and the schedule is great because you have time left to experience London or take a short trip around the UK. Plus the place is really close to public transport which is great. I definitely enjoyed my time here and would recommend it anytime

2 months ago


My experience was fantastic! I had the opportunity to make lots of friends (the other staffs turned my family on my trip), walk around and help in the maintenance of the hostel. The service is exactly as agreed, 20 hours a week, with duties like laundry and breakfast included. The manager was flexible with me.

3 months ago


The hostel is well located, the staffs are very receptive. It was my first experience like volunteer and I sure recommend.

3 months ago


New Cross experience was OK, the manager was warm and supportive during all my stay. Talking about the hostel, unfortunately, is in a bad neighborhood and is really dirty. The place has a lot of potentials and is not that far from the main activities.

6 months ago

Vanessa replied

It was a pleasure to host someone so committed and lovely like Liz, I'm just sad that she was not able to check all the changes that we did in the past weeks. Liz arrived here in my first weeks as the new manager and she was part of the very beginning. I have to say that I'm very grateful for all these awesome volunteers that we've been hosting in the past weeks, including her. They were definitely responsible for great part of our improvements.

About New Cross Inn Hostel

  • Hosted by Vanessa

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 20%
  • Response Time: A few hours

About the host

New Cross Inn Hostel is well connected by bus, train and Overground to the rest of South East London. It’s an area that’s a bit more off the beaten track than a lot of places in the capital – so there’s plenty of opportunity to find local hidden gems. We’re located in New Cross, an area with an eclectic population that makes arts and music thrive. The area is covered with local pubs, cafes and restaurants for all tastes.

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