Help in our hostel and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in Durres, Albania

  • Albania
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  • Last activity: 01/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We have started a hostel for backpackers and bar/cafe in the middle of Durres city in the summer of 2014. The hostel is located in an old Italian villa from 1930, located on the main square. We have restored everything and are now up and running. But we always need some handy people who can help improve our place! It is the first and only hostel for backpackers in town.

    New season has started! Now we have work in reception but we need mostly help for general maintenance , cleaning and new projects during the summer 2022. Also we have planned to do some renovation in outdoor area.

    If you are interested , send us an email.
    Thank you !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Durres is a city that is not crowded with tourists like Tirana. It is calm, peaceful, and full of local people. It is a wonderful atmosphere to go on an evening stroll through the city center or along the boardwalk. The local fresh market is a wonderful experience. Local, organic, and also imported vegetables, fruit, dairy, spices, teas, beans, meat, etc. Durres is a good base for taking day trips to nearby towns of interest. There are several beaches close by. And small mountains around too. With an easy hike you can get to a high point with amazing views of the sea and city.

  • Help



    We need a few volunteers to help us out at our very special hostel. We are in a converted Italian villa in the center of Durres. More and more guests are coming to visit us in our beautiful Albania.

    We can use helpers with a variety of skills. Most important is work at the reception desk, helping the cleaner with light housekeeping duties (laundry, sweeping of floors, and washing dishes) and keeping the guests happy. General maintenance is also very important for us.

    Do you have any fix-it, handy-man, or construction abilities? We are doing renovations in our garden and help is needed! There are always a few repairs to do as well, if you are willing and able.

    Do any of these sound good to you?

    We will provide you with accommodation in one of our comfortable dorms, breakfast, wifi and use of the washing machine. Life here is relaxed, happy, and peaceful. You should enjoy every aspect of life. The seaside is a couple of minutes from the hostel.

    Let us know if you are interested!!
    We would prefer a commitment of a 1-2 week/stay, helping a maximum of 5 hours a day (5 hr shifts on reception which is very easy work), 5 days a week.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Albanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a bed in one of our dorms including breakfast, coffee and tea during the day, Wi-Fi, free laundry and our hospitality!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you come to Durres, you can also enjoy your time on the beach, enjoy great seafood, spend some time in Tirana (only 40 min by bus), the historic town of Berat, or Kruje, or play football on the beaches. It is also a great place to start to go for some day trips to south or north of Albania. Or go to Italy, the ferries leave/arrive here. It is after Tirana the second largest city of Albania, and has a great Mediterranean vibe.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 575191739612

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