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Greetings and thank you for your interest in volunteering at our hostel.
We are located in Unawatuna, in the south coast of Sri Lanka, within close proximity to the historic city of Galle and the world renowned Unawatuna beach.
We established this hostel in September 2017 and ever since we have had many travellers from around the globe visiting us. Our journey has been enriched with all the experiences that we shared with each and every traveller that has stayed with us over the years.
Our vision is "To Create an Unforgettable Experience of a Lifetime for Each of Our Guests". To achieve this vision, our team always goes out of the way to treat every guest as part of a family, organise activities to bring everyone together in a light-hearted and fun filled atmosphere, as well as maintain utmost professionalism in carrying out their duties. We expect all our volunteers to live up to these values.
Our regular staff includes a property manager, and two assistants. All housekeeping and kitchen duties will be taken care of by the regular staff. Tasks expected from the volunteers are socialising with guests, organising events, as well as running some reception shifts on weekends and evenings. We aim to have 3 volunteers at a time, and each volunteer will be expected to contribute a maximum of 20 hours of work per week. Every day we prepare breakfast and dinner for which will be available to all volunteers at a 50% discount. Volunteers will be provided free shared accommodation in a dorm room.
When you message us please copy and paste the subject "Hi, I am looking forward to becoming a part of your hostel family" . Messages without the subject mentioned will be automatically deleted. This is done to ensure that you have taken the time to read our description as that shows us how keen you are to truly be a part of this project.
If you end up volunteering with us, our promise to you is that it would be an experience you would never forget ;)
Looking forward to hearing from you
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Volunteers will get training and hands on experience in organising events and in carrying out front desk operations in a backpacker hostel which will be invaluable for those who wish to volunteer in similar places in future as well as for travellers who have ambitions in starting a career in the hospitality industry
In addition, they will continuously meet and interact with backpackers from all over the world, and have the opportunity to share stories, explore activities in the surrounding area, and make friendships that last.
The hostel itself is located in a quiet, tranquil neighbourhood surrounded by nature which enriches the living experience. The town of Unawatuna is home to many scenic beaches, tourist hotspots, temples and other attractions. Galle, which is 10km away from the hostel is a bustling city and contains within it a picturesque dutch fort from the colonial era which is classified now as a unesco heritage site.
In addition, volunteers can plan trips and explore the island during their off days as most places within Sri Lanka can be reached within a few hours. While each volunteer will have a roster, they will have some off days. In addition, they can always exchange shifts with other volunteers if they need to get away for a few extra days exploring the island.
Surfing, diving, whale watching, beach parties and a lot more awaits you to make your experience worthwhile
The type of help expected from volunteers can be broadly fitted into two categories
- Organising events
We strive to organise 3 events per week. Examples of the types of events would be quiz nights, karaoke nights, drinking games, BBQ nights, board game nights, pub crawls etc. Each month will have a planned event calendar and each event will have a volunteer in charge of organising it and carrying it through. The duration of the event will be counted towards weekly work hours for volunteers (which will not exceed 20 hours per week, per volunteer). Events will usually start around 8pm and go on till around mid night.
- Reception shifts
Most of the reception shifts will be covered by regular staff .Volunteers will be expected to fill in some gaps. Reception shifts will count towards the weekly work hours for volunteers (which will not exceed 20 hours per week, per volunteer). A short training will be provided before you start.
In addition to the types of work listed above we would really appreciate if you could take interesting photos during your stay and forward some of them to the hostel mobile or email so that we can use it as promotional content in our social media.
Each volunteer will be allocated a single bed in one of the dorm rooms which they will share with other guests. Rooms will have a fan, individual lockers charging sockets for phones and washrooms. Towels and bed linen will be provided
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Most attractions in the surrounding area can be reached by a walk or a short Tuk Tuk ride. If volunteers wish to rent scooters we can make arrangements for them with a local supplier at a special discounted price. Selected surf schools will also provide free surf boards to our volunteers in return for taking guests with them to surf there
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Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
mehr als zwei
20 hours per week
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
I was planning to do a few weeks to get some experience in working hostels then I ended up staying 3 months. Everything was perfect. Lovely and super helpful staff they were always flexible if I wanted to do something like a day trip or day off. I had good
The work is simple and easy, and you can chill most of the time, or maybe play some carron with the guests, (or trying to beat Laki, the owner)
I met only great people there.
It was a great first experience using workaway.
The work was easy, mostly having fun with guest. The team is awesome and always ready to help. You can discover around and specially learn or go to surf!!
I just stayed 2-3 weeks on both Hostel but it was my best time in Sri Lanka, miss all the team already!
Xavi was absolutely great as a team member during the 6 weeks he stayed with us. As usually I will split my feedback the professional and personal.
Professional: Xavi assisted us here with the typical accommodation tasks getting a good knowledge of the basic and more technical tasks in the reception.
My apologies for the time that has taken me to write a feedback for such an amazing person. Pepe (Joseph) stayed with us for one month between 2017 (Xmas period) and January 2018.
First, thanks to his scientific background, he has a pretty well-structured mind which allowed him to get easily the
Ivana joined us during 6 weeks, especially in the more difficult moment as we were setting up our second hostel, so most of our efforts were focused on it, without missing the operations in the first property in Unawatuna, where she worked most of the time.
As usual, I will split my feedback in
Fun and learning experience,
Exciting and recharging experience.
I believe all of us in the hostel family enjoyed and learned a lot. We made strong friendship bonds among volunteers (Jolie & Edgar & Ana) as well as with devoted managers (Miguel & Rajiv). I also what to express great appreciation to local staff
Was a great experience to work with Alen. Besides his amazing and caring personality, he helped out us to improve the place during a change period in the company. Coming up with great feedbacks in any field, Alen is a great team player that understand what a business needs, and mostly, what a hostel needs.
Funny, smart, committed and
In simple words… place totally recommended for people interested in learn and develop their hospitality skills… this
Ana helped us out during a few days and we cannot be more thankful. She took the tasks with responsibility, super keen to learn, to make her best and giving extra care with her friendly and outgoing personality with all the team and our guests.
Specifically, she helped out as follows:
- Frontdesk shifts, managing our property
Moreover, they make it with a smile and a positive attitude. Friendly, open, respectful and well behave are adjectives that describe them.
Responsible in both cleaning and reception/guest tasks, as well as professional.
This was my first workaway experience and i cpuldnt be mote happy with it. The whole hostel Mansion is unbelievably cool, very laid back and chill vibe. Its built in such a way that brings everyone together so that all the guests and staff are just like a big
Here he helped out managing shifts at the reception, with our PMS Cloudbeds and controlling income and expenses with an
Thank you very much Emilie, hope to see you soon!!
His main role here involved in
The food is good, both the chefs are amazing and the atmosphere is superb. Nights of drinking are common
She mainly helped out doing reception shifts (managing our PMS and Excel documents for expenses) and with housekeeping tasks when needed :) Was a pleasure to work with her, always responsible, reliable
Fanny joined us at the end of
Working with Stephanie is being simply amazing. She stayed here for 18 days. Her description in WA is short in comparison what you ll find in the reality. It s 100 % goals and business oriented person, team player and leader. She is well versed in multitasks and could help as her description says in (without
From the operational point of view Ani managed here:
- Property Management System: named Cloudbeds, she managed further than the basics of
If you love meet people, help travelers and learn about turisim or marketing, feel at home... this is your place!
Miguel, the manager, is the smarters and entusiashtic person i ever met! He is always ready to help you, to teach you and
Wooow! What can I see about Zima?! Potential hosts, check this feedback out :) I ll divide it into 2 parts, professional and personal.
As a professional, Zima joined us for 2 weeks and bearing in mind the short period she worked here she set the bar as high as nobody has done before! Was crazy seeing how fast she got the hang
- I worked in marketing online mainly with SEO, analytics and content. What I needed was the help of a native English speaker to
Their background as ingeniers, designers and interior designers was a perk for our hostel, but also their availability for mutitasking, for teamworking, for undertstanding the deadline we had and of course to manage the deco project on their own.
I must remark their amazing
Regarding her personality, she was always plenty of energies, a big smile, and transmitting good vibes and motivating the team in those days in which we were reforming the building and dealing with the locals was kind of hard. As he speaks
We improved our surfing skills together
I also got to improve my Spanish thanks to the number of Spanish speakers at the hostel.
Karan brought his best vibes to the hostel and unwilling he created with me, the team and the rest of guests a live still. Basically we made our job and then we went surfing every single day. Amazing Karan! Pretty responsible and caring, best dancer and hilarious person, one of these kind of person who you don t easily forget.