Volunteer on the Wild West Coast in Greymouth, New Zealand

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    Hi folks,
    We have a fun, friendly, & relaxed backpacker in Greymouth. The gateway to New Zealand's Wild West Coast! Our backpackers is a beautiful old building, ex-monastery 100m from middle of town with a nice big garden with hammocks, fireplace and BBQ area. We also have a resident dog called Cosmo and a cat called Jessie.
    All the hostel rooms are animal themed.

    We are looking for enthusiastic people who are willing to learn and be part of a team,
    Currently we need people from 23 August to help prepare the hostel for opening. Or, if you would prefer to come later, this is OK too. We are traveler friendly.

    We enjoy having people come and stay as this gives us the opportunity to learn all about your different cultures. We find this very enriching. Particularly learning about where people come from and their way of life, language and food preferences. Similarly, it is a good opportunity for you to learn from us as New Zealanders. We are described as a "home away from home" by many of our visitors. Some come back for a second or third stay! Good fun all round.

    The help is 2-3 hours a day. Mainly household tasks such as cleaning, vacuuming. We offer accommodation, free use of washing machine, bikes and fishing rods. Also unlimited internet. If you help for 3 hours we also offer, breakfast, and free use of spa. Also a meal once a week. You will need to have a NZ work visa.

    If you're interested, we are looking forward to hear from you.

    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Harry and Lynda

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    Helping around the hostel for 3 hours a day for accommodation, unlimited internet, use of laundry, bikes fishing rods & spa. We also provide a pizza night once a week. Tasks could be helping with cleaning and laundry in the hostel, gardening, helping with maintenance in and around the hostel etc.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This may be offset by part of the cost of the accommodation offered depending on local labour laws.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a very social hostel. You will have an opportunity to meet people from many different nations. To learn about their customs and culture and food preferences etc. We enjoy being an international community.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation


    At the hostel in a dorm room with views over the city. You can also enjoy watching the setting sun on the West facing balcony outside your room, Plus, you have the convenience of being closely located to the showers. Bests dorm room in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    FREE: walking tracks, West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail, driftwood & gemstone hunting on the beach, fishing, biking , sunday market, ...
    more Activities: museum & art gallery, jade shop, quad biking, rafting, kayak tours. Discounted tourist attractions. e.g. 10% discount for Monteiths Brewery Tour, food and beverage. cinema, and Wild West Adventures.
    If you have a car or want to share a rental care; you can enjoy half day trips to Punakaiki (aka Pancake Rocks), Lake Brunner, Paparoa National Park, Hokitika Gorge, Treetop walk, glowworm cave, .

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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