Join an international community while helping us in Greymouth, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi folks,
    Current availability:

    1st February - 1 person
    10th February - 2 people

    Or you can come later if that works better for you.

    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 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 and folding. You will need to have a NZ work visa.

    We are looking for people who have a positive attitude towards life and are happy to share this with guests and fellow workers.

    If you fit this description, we would absolutely love to hear from you.

    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Lynda and Harry

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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 customs, culture and food preferences etc. We enjoy being an international community.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Helping around the hostel for 2-3 hours a day. Tasks could be helping with cleaning, housekeeping and laundry in the hostel, or gardening and helping with maintenance in and around the hostel etc.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • 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. Best dorm room in the hostel!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    FREE: local walking tracks, Coal Creek Falls, Elizabeth Point, West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail, driftwood & gemstone hunting on the beach, fishing, biking , ...
    We are also close to the Paparoa Great Walk.
    Other sights: museum, art gallery, jade shop, Sunday market,
    10% discounted tourist attractions include:
    'Monteith's Brewery' - tour, food and beverage,
    'On Yet Bike' (Exciting back country quad-biking activity)
    'Regent Theatre Cinema' tickets
    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 or glow worm cave.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Only 2-3 hours daily. Half days off

Host ref number: 12831654284a

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