Help with Supervising the housekeeping staff in a guesthouse in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India!



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a small family run guesthouse on the outskirts of Shimla town. We opened in 2010 and offer various types of rooms and dormitories as well as a well-equipped common area, Wi-fi lounge, garden, sun deck and dining room for travellers to share their stories. Our operating hours are from 7.30am to 10.30pm.

    My parents are retired from their respective government jobs while I am actively involved in the day-to-day management of the guesthouse. We have a regular full-time cook, one part-time cleaning maid and a property caretaker. We also have 3 stray dogs living on the premises.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You may accompany the guests and/or the family members on Cultural, Walking & Sight-Seeing tours.

  • Help


    We are looking for ONE person to stay for a minimum of 1 week.

    > Supervising day-to-day cleaning of the rooms by the staff, dusting the rooms and making beds i.e changing the bed-sheets and towels in the rooms. Also, you'll be required to put the dirty clothes/bed linen/towels in the washing machine and put them on the drying line after the machine-wash cycle completes.

    The hours are flexible but should average 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. The cleaning staff comes between 9 am - 10am, 1.30pm - 3.30pm and 5pm - 8pm.

    Please note: We do not issue any certificate of attendance/volunteer.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Hindi

  • Accommodation


    Private Single Bedroom and private washroom/toilet with wall mounted hot/cold shower, western toilet & bidet. You'll also be given daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (Vegetarian Only). The cleaning of the private room and the private washroom is your responsibility.

    Breakfast is served from 08:00 - 09:30 AM while the dinner is served from 09:00 - 10:00 PM

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a TV lounge, a WiFi lounge, a sun deck & a well-kept garden at home. You can also use the dining room, the dining room fridge for stocking food, fruits or drinks & water filter for purified drinking water. A washing machine is available for use after the first week of volunteering. Meals can also be ordered from a nearby restaurant as per their menu prices.

    The TV lounge and Wi-fi lounge are open from 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM while the main Guesthouse area is accessible from 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM every day.

    Our location is in the suburbs of Shimla town - 1.5 km from the bus stop, 8 Km from the town center, 11 Km from the Shimla Railway Station, 10 Km. from Shimla Old Bus Stand & 15 Km. from the Shimla New Bus Stand also called ISBT Tuttikandi. There are buses, to and from Shimla town, leaving every 10 minutes from the Bus Stop.

    There is a Tibetan Monastery and a Hindu temple nearby. A departmental store for daily needs, grocery, and a fruits shop is within walking distance.

    LGBTQIPA+ friendly accommodation.

    No smoking inside the rooms, toilet or washrooms, please.

    You need a valid PassPort and Visa in order to work as a volunteer at our place.

    Please DO NOT wash your clothes in the washroom - We face acute water shortage here!

    Kindly DO NOT invite strangers into our home/rooms/dorms. Rights of Admission Reserved.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (Max. 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 494832499995