Join Our VERY Social Hostel, Beach Hotel & Bar in Koh Phangan!!

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The Exchange

We are a successful hostel & bar in Koh Phangan, Thailand at the Full Moon Party. Well-known for being the most social place, treating or guests and staff like family. We all work together in all aspects of running our businesses creating the absolute BEST atmosphere possible for everyone! On Full Moon we work hard & play hard - long hours but tons of fun. Between Full Moons it's quiet, and we clean, repair, improve & run our new beach hotel!

What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

Party Promoter: Help organise and promote parties and social activities.

Night Shift: Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

What you get

1 day off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Pubs: Get discounts at nearby pubs.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pub Crawls: Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.


Intermediate English

Between 18 and 40 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

In Phangan, we look for HARDWORKING, SELF-MOTIVATED, FLEXIBLE volunteers, as we all work together to do all aspects of the hostel & bar and our new hotel right off the beach! We all make beds, do cleaning, reception, bar work, artwork, building, repairs & improvements.

When it's not Full Moon our hotel is often booked so we require some set reception shifts, but the hostel & bar are quiet. We work on projects with flexibility in shifts to make sure you have free time! It's super casual & chill!

Full Moon though we work long crazy hours - WORK HARD, PLAY HARD! 100+ people come & go within a few days so we need to do check-ins, clean dorms, serve drinks, socialize with guests and make an amazing party!

It's a balance of chill time but with extra-long hard hours during the parties. Most volunteers have a great time, often extending or returning for another Full Moon!

Join us! :)

Activities & Shift


1) PARTY NIGHTS - Most fun, but exhausting too! During Full Moon time we run 24 hours for a few days. All staff will work a few party hours, but we always appreciate a night owl and responsible partier that can check in and help out a bit throughout the night until morning!

2) MORNING SHIFT - Early riser to get the hostel open, start laundry, and see off departing guests, etc. Since during Full Moon a lot of us work ALL night, a natural morning person is VERY valuable to us!

3) AFTERNOON SHIFT - finish cleaning and preparing the hostel, and check-in and take care of guests.

3) HANDYMAN - Fix-it skills? Electric/Plumbing? General problem solver? We always need help!

4) ARTIST/SOCIAL MEDIA - People to make art on our walls, make signs, take photos/videos of our party nights, update our neglected Facebook pages with pics and posts!



1) If you can't commit to dates 100%, don't apply. We can be flexible, but if you say you'll be her 1-31JAN, we'll expect you'll be here then.

2) If you need to leave early, we require 5 days notice. Failure to give notice WILL result in automatic negative feedback. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3) You are REQUIRED to be active in our group chat - our main source of communication. If you aren't reading and responding to messages, you will be asked to leave.

4) It is 100% forbidden to feed, house, pet or otherwise encourage stray animals. It is severely damaging to the animals and to our business. Anyone caught doing this will be asked to leave immediately

5) Full Moon Party is REALLLLY fun, but a LOT of work. We guarantee you will get to go play and enjoy both Jungle Party and Full Moon Party, but you will also be REQUIRED to work long hours for those 2 or 3 days.