Help us with our hostels in Puerto Princesa, Philippines!



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  • Description


    We are Kakay and John. We are running two (2) little hostels in Puerto Princesa City since 2016.

    I am an international development practitioner and working on environment conservation and protection. I also organize environmental campaigns. I am a dive master in training and I know the Philippines quite well.

    John is on sabbatical at the moment and doing the main management of the hostel especially when I am at my consulting work.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am well traveled in the Philippines. I am a backpacker and volunteer myself. I can help you plan your trip in Palawan or the rest of the country.

    I do lots of upcycling and recycling, too.

    And as the nature of the project, hostel just offers a lot in terms of cultural exchanges.

  • Help


    We need support mainly on the following for the hostel:

    Main tasks:
    - Housekeeping (cleaning of rooms, toilets, living areas and outside area);
    - Front desk;
    - Gardening;
    - Folding clean sheets and hostel laundry;
    - Grocery/food shopping; and
    - Other hostel related stuff like encoding records and others.

    For the cafe/bar:
    - Gardening;
    - Grocery/food shopping;

    As a team living together:
    - Cleaning of the staff/volunteer room

    Special projects:
    - Upcycling
    - Recycling
    - Art projects

    All are light work. We have a routine to make things easier.

    Good conversational English is a MUST as the volunteer work involves in dealing with guests.

    When you write us, please make sure you have read the above-listed tasks. And kindly answer this question: Why are you WorkAwaying?

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Filipino, Bisaya, Hiligaynon

  • Accommodation


    You will stay at the hostel/cafe while you volunteer with us. You get your own bed in the staff/volunteer room.

    The stay at the hostel/cafe is guided by some rules which we expect all the volunteers to abide to.

    Since we live in the tropics, expect mosquitoes and other harmless insects.

    We have cats and dogs at the other place, so if you are allergic inform us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are so much to do in Palawan... I know camping places if that is what you are into. And I know protected areas. Write me!

    I have posted some of the photos.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week- no food

Bar, Cafe and Kitchen
First bunk beds are ready.
The future hostel

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Host ref number: 583694355118