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Help on a fun hostel in Tirana, Albania

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  • Last activity: 24 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    Hi everyone!

    Last minute volunteers are welcome, just send a message. Sorry if we sometimes take some time to reply but we try to answer everyone, we appreciate every message!

    Our backpacker hostel features a bar, indoor and outdoor common areas, a spacious garden with many colorful lights at night, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. We offer our guests free wifi, bike rental, laundry services, free breakfast, fantastic day tours and a healthy, vegetarian dinner to enjoy.

    Our backyard attracts guests all day and night where you will find lots of mandarin and orange trees, hammocks, sofas, funky sports equipment and instruments around! We pride ourselves in being a home for backpackers, artists and travelers from all over the world. The hostel is built on the creativity of our community and you will find all sorts of artwork around the property.

    We opened in 2005 as the first hostel in Albania, located in a 100 year old Italian style villa. The Hostel is located in the heart of Tirana, 500m from Skanderbeg Square and 5km from Dajti Ekspres Cable Car. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at the hostel. The Hostel is runned by a Team of 5, Manager, Receptionists, Cleaning lady and housekeeper.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural and social insight from a local perspective, we love long conversations about history, culture, politics etc. Short trips in villages/parks outside Tirana where we'll meet locals and see how they live. All possible tips about cool places in town and what's going on like festivals, shows, fairs etc.

  • Help


    We are always seeking volunteers to help with:
    - Checking guests in and out of the hostel (only in off-season)
    - Responding to emails and managing our booking platforms (only in off-season)
    - Improving our space, garden, common areas and interior design
    - Developing travel info and providing advice for guests
    - Going to the market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables
    - Figuring out ways to display info online and in-person to reach more people
    - Create a cheerful social atmosphere and exchange cultural and travel experiences
    - Creating content for our social media and updating our platforms
    - Website design and ensuring our site remains up to date
    - Walk and play with our dog Riza
    - Laundry - guest laundry and towels
    - Keeping the hostel tidy, clean and organised (inside and outside)

    You will be scheduled on for 5 hour shifts, 5 days a week. The shifts range from 7.30am to 11pm.

    In return, we can offer you a bed in our lively volunteer dorm, free breakfast and dinner everyday, access to all of our bikes, services and activities, and plenty of good times.

    Our hostel atmosphere is relaxed and fun. We try our best to find jobs that cater to everybody's individual strengths. We'd like everyone to feel like part of a team, we help and support each other and keep up a cheerful spirit - it has always worked!

    Creativity is welcomed!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Albanian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Bunk bed in the volunteer cabin

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    City sights and activities: Free walking city tour, National Historical Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the BunkArt Museum, National Art Gallery, Tirana Lake Park, bars and clubs district "Blloku".
    Day trips: Dajti Mountain National Park, Pellumbas Cave tour, Day trip to Durres and to Kruja.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 - hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 697414521458

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