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A great opportunity to stay in exclusive Positano on the Amalfi Coast

Country: Italy

Workaway Host rating
13
Last Activity
21/04/2014

Description

We are the only hostel in the extremely picturesque Amalfi Coast town of Positano. The hostel overlooks both the town center and the sea, and provides easy access to the surrounding mountains. It is also within easy reach of Pompei, Napoli, Vesuvius, Sorrento, and Capri.

The focus of the hostel changes throughout the year, changing in order to best accommodate our guests. Generally, this means that, from the middle of May to middle of September, we primarily aim to make the hostel a lively, fun place. During the rest of the year, the main emphasis is on making the hostel feel homely.

In addition to accommodation (which is very expensive in Positano), you will receive:

> breakfast - anything off the Hostel's breakfast menu;
> lunch - usually pasta, salad, pizza, etc.;
> dinner - anything off the Hostel's dinner menu.

Positano is the best place from which to explore the Amalfi Coast, visit the islands of Capri or Ischia, or take trips to see the archaeology of Pompeii or Ercerlano. We are also close to Sorrento and Napoli. Positano is the most exclusive part of the region, and the scenery is spectacular.

For 2014, we are looking for workawayers to fill two roles, and to be able to alternate between those two roles. These roles will run from the middle of April to the end of September. We are looking for people who can commit to staying at least two months. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate couples.

Area

Campania

Type of help.

Other,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
General Maintenance

Help

Morning shift
The morning shift runs from 6am, and lasts 5 1/2hrs. You will alternate between this shift and the afternoon shift approximately once every two weeks.

This shift revolves around serving breakfast to the hostel's guests.

The period from 6am to 7:30am will focus on opening up the kitchen area, making the terrace area ready for guests, and preparing to cook and serve breakfast.

Breakfast service commences at 7:30am and runs through to 10:30am. During this time, you may be involved in taking orders, making hot and cold drinks; you will also take breakfasts out to guests, and bring back them back on the guest has finished eating/drinking.

From around 10:30am, for an hour, you will help clean-up and closedown the kitchen.

The shift finishes at 11:30am.


Afternoon shift
This shift starts at midday, and runs through to 7pm. You will alternate between this shift and the breakfast shift approximately once every two weeks.

The emphasis of this shift is on cleaning the hostel rooms, with around 1 ½ being spent on other cleaning activities.

Languages spoken

Italian, English, and Spanish

Accommodation

Dedicated staff accommodation is available.

What else ...

Applications will need to be supported by an up to date CV/resume and references - we can provide an email address following initial application. We contact all references you give and ask them to provide a reference either in writing or over the 'phone. Success at this stage will lead to a Skype interview.

We are looking for someone who can commit to a longer stay, as continuity is very important; we are looking for a two month stay.

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Photos

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Host ref number: 15741951964d

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