Help us with our Backpackers lodge and make friends from all over the world in Cape Town, South Africa


South Africa

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  • Description


    With a cozy atmosphere that can make anyone feel at home, we provide a dorm bed and breakfast to all our volunteers and amazing cultural exchange experience.

    Life experience in a melting pot of various cultures.

    Fun relaxed work environment.

    Make lifelong friends.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will be staying in a safe and central location in Cape Town, within walking distance of many main spots of the city. Volunteers will be able to engage with guests from all over the world, as well as experience the cultural diversity within South Africa.

  • Help


    We are looking for friendly sociable people who are willing to help us and make a difference in our lodge - of course, while enjoying the amazing city of Cape Town and having an amazing cultural experience!

    Your duties will be:

    • Running the front of house during the day
    • Chatting to guests about what to do in Cape Town while they are visiting
    • Daily stock control
    • Running competitions and events
    • Checking guests in and out of bookings
    • Entry of all lodge income and expenses onto our property management system
    • Answering phones and Making bookings
    • Daily room checks
    • Selling tours

    We require people who are:

    • Passionate about guest service
    • Have a flair for interacting with people from all over the world
    • Brilliant communication skills
    • Team player (There is no "I' in team)
    • Reliable - (do what you say and provide solutions not problems)
    • Good English (!)
    • Flexibility between 8 am and 11 pm daily
    • Be proficient on Computers (Excel, Word, Cloud-based systems e.g. Hostel Management Software)
    • Self Starters. We have various new projects running. Come make a difference!

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Free shared accommodation and breakfast. You can use our kitchen and other things that are in the hostel.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our Backpackers is a 10-minute walk from the V&V Waterfront at the foothills of Signal Hill. Local restaurants, pubs and a supermarket are a 2-minute walk away. The beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are a short bus ride away. We have a great bar, a swimming pool, free internet and WiFi and a satellite sports channel tv. We are also a pick-up and drop-off point for the Baz Bus!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    we have a 100mgb fibre line uncapped, its more than enough to work with.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we are pet friendly, we also have a dog in the hostel, Doby, sweet sweet boy that lives with us.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Up to 25 hours help a week (4-5 hours, 5 days a week, with 2 days off)

Host ref number: 297212376437