Hello Workawayers from around the world!
We are Aizada and Jalil, a Kyrgyz couple who speak English and love travelers, so we have opened a hostel in Karakol, because we love hosting people from everywhere ! The hostel is located in the center of Karakol, we already have 5 rooms opened but the place still needs a bit of work, like the garden, the decoration etc and also helping around the hostel, welcoming guests... The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, we love our job and our city and of course the lake and the mountains all around. You can enjoy hiking and trekking, horse riding, skiing in winter, swimming in Issyk Kul lake in the summer. There are always many travelers from all around the world so you will never feel lonely and you will of course learn a lot about Kyrgyz culture. You can also take Russian or Kyrgyz lessons if you like.
Welcome to Karakol !
Jalil and Aizada
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can benefit from this experience by learning everything about kyrgyz culture, cooking, and traditions, developing your language skills, meeting people from around the world, and see how a hostel works from the inside.
We need help making this hostel welcoming. Our garden needs maintenance, our walls need your creative decorative skills, and of course we need help with general hostel maintenance, such as cleaning and changing the sheets, some shopping in the bazaar etc.. If you're up for it, we also need help developing the place on the internet, which we are not great at, and there's also a bit of renovating work to do.
We have many rooms in the hostel, you can have a shared room or private if the place isn't busy (it's never full). Aizada cooks amazing meals for people every day, so you will get breakfast lunch and dinner if you like. We even have a bar if you like some beer in the evenings. There is of course a washing machine, showers, hairdryers...
The will have a lot of free time to visit the mountains, the sacred sites, the lake, Karakol is generally a calm place but there's loads to do to keep you happy if you like nature !
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week