We are a hostel in Karimunjawa, an Island north of Jepara - Central Java, Indonesia. We set up and opened last year, but have properly been open since May 2019. It is a half Indonesian, half Australian family run business, which is very special to all those involved. It has an incredible atmosphere and is not only a place for family and tourists but the amazing locals as well. The community here is quite close and the Island slow, relaxed vibe is very much apparent.
Karimunjawa Archipelago is made up of 27 islands, and is known for its national parks and marine conservation area, consisting of mangrove forests, really nice beaches and coral reefs.
The island community is of the Islamic faith. There are many mosques on the island and you can hear the daily call to prayers, however, they are a very accepting and kind community and welcome tourists. The locals are used to seeing foreigners in western dress. You are free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. On the beach, swimsuits and bikinis are normal.
After a full year of operations - we are looking to expand on our marketing, photos and socials. We feel that the photos and vibe we portray online, isn't really what its like. We are looking for photographers, and social media experts to join us between June to September
Also, if there are any mural artists we would love to see your work!
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
Karimunjawa is a very special tucked away gem of an Island. It leaves behind the big city vibes of most Indonesian cities. It provides a place to connect with local people and foreigners alike - and to really immerse yourself in a small community. It is a growing tourist destination and has a lot of natural beauty on offer. If you are a keen traveller and like staying in one place for a while to get a real feel for it - this is the place. It is a very laid island, allowing opportunities to really connect with people.
We have 2 positions on offer starting asap. One is for help with marketing our hostel, we already have marketing in place, but could use a professional eye and a dedicated person to step in and improve our current strategy.
We are also looking for a Photographer. Ideally, we would love a photographer who has experience with interiors & architecture... At current, our photos show the spaces - but I would prefer new photos showing the spaces actually being used. So lots of people in the shots.
It is also important for anyone applying to have good social skills, be comfortable in their approach to tourists and locals and working with our current staff. Obviously you need to be respectful and have a positive attitude!
The accommodation will be in the dorms of the hostel. Each bed has a reading light, blackout curtains, shelf and charging station so that whilst it's a shared space, it's still quite private. You also get your own locker for valuables.
There is a shared bathroom both in the dorms and more in a separate shower and bathroom.
All food and drink from the restaurant are included, we have a combination of local and western food. Alcoholic beverages are not included.
The Island has a lot to offer in terms of relaxing and exploring. There are many beaches to chill, this is the main activity for foreigners and locals alike. You can go snorkelling, diving, fishing or hiking as well. Riding a scooter is the best way to get around, and this way you can explore all of the island - and enjoy many chill spots, lookouts and towns.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week