Help with some English-speaking office support at our guesthouse in Selçuk, Turkey



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    Hi Workaway travelers,
    Myself (Mehmet) and my brother (İbrahim) in the past year have taken over a guesthouse in Selçuk.

    We offer super comfortable accommodation options to all our guests and would now like to extend this offer to workawayer's in exchange for Reception & Book keeping/web assistance (Data entry) and of cause helping around the property in other guest service areas.

    The guesthouse is located near to central Selçuk, only 5 minutes walk to the bus station, 1 km from the train station & less that 6km's to some of the most sort out tourist attractions of our region (Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St John, Byzantine-era monuments, Meryemana, Cave of the Seven Sleepers, Ephesus Museum, Isa Bey Mosque and Selçuk Saturday markets. During your free time you will have plenty of opportunities to visit all of these sites and enjoy everything Selçuk has to offer.

    We are very proud of our property and only want the best service for our guests and are looking for like-minded worker's who are available to stay with us for a minimum of 2 weeks at a time.

    Please note that we require all applicants to be fluent in English and if you have any knowledge of Korean or Chinese, this would be an absolute gift to our establishment as Turkey's strong relationship with these two countries and open borders brings a high number of guests through our door.

    In exchange for your superb helping skills we would offer you FREE accommodation, FREE Breakfast & Dinner, our affiliated restaurant around the corner can provide lunches on workdays when offsite or you are after a bit of variety, and of cause you would have full access and use of the kitchen, laundry & WiFi.

    Due to the type of help required, people with hospitality (accommodation sector) or administration experience will be prioritized in the selection process, but not limited too.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Help


    Work involves:
    1) Greeting guests, confirming reservations, taking payment, documenting passport details, showing guests to their room and how to use A/C and hot-water system, informing guests about hotel facilitates/inclusions, local attractions, distances and transport options, offering to organise tours or transport when required (Of which, all information is provided to workers in an easy to use hotel information manual).
    2) Data entry
    3) Help with email correspondence
    4) Talking and interacting with our guests
    5) Some assistance with breakfast, usually dishes and packing it away.
    6) Offering helpful suggestions that you may think of, that will improve our business :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Low tourism season: Helpers will have a twin room, en-suite bathroom (Hot Water) + A/C to share during their stay.
    Private room, shared bathroom (Hot Water) + A/C during their stay.

    High Tourism Season: Helpers will be accommodated within one of our smaller dorms (max 6 beds), en-suite bathroom (Hot Water) + A/C to share during their stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Selçuk is easily accessible via Bus (Otogar), Train (Station) or Plane (İzmır or Adnan Menderes Aırport). The closest major city is İzmir (1 hr) but we are also within a 9 hr bus ride from Istanbul.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 242217311239