Be part of the team at our unique hostel in Cape Town, South Africa


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  • Description


    We are South Africa's original hostel, founded 30 years ago by two awesome people - Toni & Lee - with a dream to bring people from all over the world together, and make a difference in the world. The hostel has won many awards due to our "Fair Trade" status, and the unique experiences we offer our guests.

    We are located right in the centre of Cape Town, with all the buzzing and famous streets surrounding us. We are actively involved in making our community better. Our main goal at the moment is working with our staff's children to better their education. We have a social outreach project that we currently sponsor. We host monthly events where the children of the club come and present their speeches and get to practice their public speaking.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helping us will allow you to immerse yourself in the African culture, meet amazing people from all over, learn how to work a well-know reservation system, the opportunity to go on unforgettable tours, and get the chance to learn some of our many South African languages!

  • Help


    We are seeking passionate, hard-working, and motivated interns to come help at our hostel in return for a place to stay and breakfast.

    We want you if you can offer one of the following
    - Photographer, graphic artist – (you need a good social media profile/portfolio-)
    - Passionate about technology and analysing data
    - Motivated to run cool events at our hostel
    - 22 years and older

    Things we need help with:
    - Helping at reception (Checking people in/out, talking to guests).
    - Helping the house-keepers (Part of time will be to help clean the rooms and get linen ready).

    Most of the tasks are fairly simple and easy but we are looking for people to go beyond what we ask and in return you can help on great projects and meet amazing people.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer our interns shared accommodation (with other interns only). Mixed dorms - we cannot guarantee that its only single sex dorms but we try to do our best to accommodate the sexes in their own dorms where possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Interns are more than encouraged to go out and explore Cape Town and its surroundings before or after your Workaway experience. We offer some free tours, and other paid tours.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5hours/day, 5 days/ 25 hours a week max

Host ref number: 382645913479