Help at a great social Hostel in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey Guys!

    We're looking for workawayers to help us out in general duties, cleaning etc. This may develop into a wider range of activities if you can drive.

    Initially 10 days help & then we will review for longer term, we prefer long term helpers.

    So,
    Come and join us in our popular hostel here in Bulgaria.
    We have been established & highly rated hostel for 12 years, during that time winning many awards.
    We are currently voted best hostel in Bulgaria 2018.

    Veliko Tarnovo is one of Europe's best kept secrets, been the ancient capital of Bulgaria with its two fortresses & old town surrounded by the Yantra river winding its way around the city in the valley below. It's a really pretty spot just north of the Stara Planina Mountains where the famous & bizarre cold war UFO (Buzludzha) monument sits abandoned.

    This is a friendly social & laid back hostel with tons of character in a beautiful old city with plenty of activities to
    keep you busy on your days off, hiking, rock climbing, camping, exploring the old city & some cool Urban Exploration sites.
    There's also plenty of shopping & restaurants.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll get to know our Bulgarian staff who are cool!
    You can eat traditional mekitsi if you're nice enough to Nat ;) (she might cook you some)
    You can explore the region with it's ancient history & cold war history (which this area is becoming famous for!)
    You can practice Bulgarian with the staff & locals.
    If you are here during the warmer months there's some great swimming & camping places to relax in.
    We often have day trips that you can join us on too, they are pretty popular.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    Our biggest desire is that you can be flexible, sincere, social, & can adapt a bit to fit in & help when & where needed & find stuff that needs to be done with your own initiative.
    We're asking for 4 hrs / day, 5 days / week, 11:00 am starts (no nasty early mornings ;)

    If you have a drivers licence & can drive a manual / stick shift mini van this would be really useful (& lots of fun for you) during the summer months (May - September) when it's busy here.

    Your normal tasks would be to help around the hostel, garden maintenance, cleaning, laundry or preparing rooms, or if there's nothing else going on just hanging out with guests if they feel like chatting :)
    We may also have projects from time to time renovating / painting & spring cleaning etc.

    You need to be able to speak good English, any other languages would be great but not essential.

    During our low season the hostel is pretty quiet so this is a fairly relaxed job (low season is Nov - April)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Bulgarian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We will provide a bed in one of our dormitories
    Breakfast & Dinner (mostly vegetarian) is provided but you'll have to cook your own lunch.
    All laundry is included free.
    WIFI is pretty quick here if you're in the dorms & upstairs which is where most people like to be.
    Kitchen is well equipped so if you feel the urge you can also cook to your own tastes.
    There's plenty of room to chill out in a quiet corner, the lounge, two big patios, one with a BBQ & wood available that you can use any time & the kitchen / dining area that is nice & cool in the summer months.
    The river is very close if you want to get away from everyone, not really suitable for swimming though to be honest, but still very pleasant.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It would be advisable if you had your own insurance cover for health & work here in Bulgaria (just in case) as we can't cover your expenses should something unfortunate happen while working, sorry.

    Oh.. & last but not least; PLEASE BE AWARE We run a drug free policy at this hostel & can't tolerate the use of illegal substances on our premises.

    Thanks for reading our profile :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Or just hang out at the BBQ & cook kababche & kufte
Cliff jumping! 9M for the partially insane, 12M for the completely insane ;)
Great places to swim & relax
Some impressive caves around Veliko Tarnovo region
The front terrace
If you like Urbexting (urban exploration) we can help you out :)
& sometimes we get inside...
Sometimes we go here...
View from the fortress
Right near the hostel is the fortress
Our Humble Abode :)

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