Help and learn at a backpackers in Cape town.


South Africa

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  • Description


    Our hostel is located at the centre of everything that is happening in Lower Main Road Observatory.

    Our building – a former museum of contemporary art – is full of character, personality, and the perfect place to meet both local and international travellers. We seem to be starting our own art gallery with all the art that has been gifted by volunteers and guests alike. Come experience our perfect-for-sunrise-watching and perfect-for-people-watching balcony: There are few streets as interesting as Lower Main Road.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Observatory is the place where the different sides of Cape Town’s personality all combine into one whole: Here you will find people of all descriptions. Everyone is welcome.
    There is never the slightest chance of a corporate sameness in Observatory and especially in Lower Main Rd . The shops, restaurants (and accommodation!) are all individual, creative, cool, quirky, fascinating and non-conformist.

  • Help


    We are currently looking for female volunteers only (this is because of the dorm style accommodation available). You would need to be able to stay for about 3 months (no less than 2 and a half months). We ask for 25 hours per week and duties include housekeeping, reception, social media and just creating a warm atmosphere for guests.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans

  • Accommodation


    A staff dormitory, with en-suite bathroom. This room is only occupied by staff, never guests. Breakfast and free internet is also included for staff.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You must have a passion for travel, a passion for people, and a passion for meeting others from different cultures and from around the world. Chatting to people and learning from them has to excite you and really push your buttons. If you will make our location an even better place, we would love to speak to you.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected


Dinner - Time :) with our guests and volunteers!
Dinner with the "Boho family" :)
Jam session on our beautiful balcony :)

Host ref number: 293968731643