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Come and join a fun and friendly group of international volunteers help run a beautiful hostel in the heart of Istanbul!
Open since 2004 we are small hostel with a big reputation, having won multiple awards for customer service and value for money. We really take pride in our hostel and are looking for volunteers who can work with the same care and attention to detail.
We have between 4-6 volunteers here at a time.
No experience working in hostels is required, but preferred, or you'd have to be willing to get to it =) We don't really need help at the reception so this is not a great place if you were hoping to improve / learn about it, unfortunately.
We cannot receive couples, unfortunately.
Ideally, the perfect candidate is an experienced traveller, used to hostels, between age 20-35, to best fit with our backpackers guests =)
Currently, our shifts are mostly focused on cleaning, doing beds, laundry and all these things.
However, if everyone does a great job, 2h of cleaning per shift are plenty, it's mostly about keeping the environment pleasant for volunteers and guests!
The hostel comprises 5 floors without any elevator. Which means you have to be able to go up and down, sometimes a few times per shifts.
Cooking / shopping
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Istanbul is a magical, ancient cıty spanning two continents. We can offer you a base from which to explore this city's rich, history, and a hot cup of Turkish tea the morning after you discover it's modern and never-sleeping night life.
Our hostel in the center of the city. From here you can walk to all major tourist and historical sites. Alternatively you take take the metro- the nearest station being Taksim with links to the entire city. A short boat ride across the Bosporus takes you to Asia to continue your exploration of this beautiful city.
We provide you
-A central location from which to explore Istanbul
-A local registration
-Comfortable bed in dorm
-Unlimited access to wireless internet
- A great tıme wıth a team of ınternatıonal volunteers
-Access to a professionally equipped kitchen with groceries to cook with. We cook our own food here but often we try to share communal meals in the evening where we can all talk and socialise together
We have several shifts available, normally we rotate the times and do the following:
Basic volunteering : (3 weeks+)
-working hours are- 5 hours a day- 4 days a week
-interacting with the guests and helping to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere
-basic cleaning of the hostel- sweeping, mopping floors, emptying bins, bathrooms
-changing beds and laundry for guests after they have checked-out
=> ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE WILLING TO STAY 3 FULL WEEKS PLEASE
We exceptionally need odd jobs such as fixing / painting. These jobs are based on needs and you can then decide to stay only for the duration of the project.
Turkish, English, French
We provide dry goods such as pastas, grains, rıce, eggs, cheese and eggs (no meat) along with a basic spice shelf. Once a week we buy seasonal vegetables. With these things you can cook as many meals as you want.
Sadly we do not accept couples as cannot accommodate in the shift rotas.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day / 4 days a week
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