Help with maintenance and chores for a hostel inside antique Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan, India



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    Hello fellow traveler! My name is Ajit (38). I live inside Jaisalmer fort running my own hotel and offering travelers a non touristic camel safari. I was born in a village 15 km away from here called Polji Deri, which was named after my grandfather who used to be the owner of the land. Then I moved to the city, I have been working in tourism since I was a kid and have been running this place since 1998.
    As you might have already noticed Jaisalmer is very famous city for this kind of business, the competition is big and work is hard in high season, so now me and my staff, are looking for 1 volunteer to help us around with general maintenance.
    In the hotel we are a team of 4: Raju, Hanif, little Salim and me. Most of the people we receive are young travelers, on the roof top we have a restaurant with a very nice view to the fort and city where people usually come and chill at any time.
    The camel safari tour that we offer is non touristic, this means cooking ourselves with a campfire, sleeping under the starts and of course camel ride!! (No modern facilities are provided so be prepare for a real desert experience!)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Help


    We are willing to have 1 volunteer at time in our hotel that can help us 5 hours a day, ideally one shift in the morning and another during the evening.
    There are different things you can help us with here at the hotel from general maintenance, to assisting in the kitchen, buying suplies at the local market (in this case Salim will come with you the first time so you know where to go and they will give you local price next time!) and helping us to keep our social networks updated (answering emails or responding reviews).
    Is our plaseure to help our guests on their travels to have a happy and easy journey so we enjoy guiding them if needed, we would also appreciate a lot if you can interact with our guests during your stay!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers can stay for as long as they wish, If the hotel is not fully booked you will have a room only for yourself, but if the hotel is full we can accommodate you comfortably in the reception or in our rooftop.
    In both cases the bathroom it's outside but very close, and there's hot water available. Also both room and rooftop have view to Jaisalmer city & fort to enjoy.
    We will provide you with breakfast and meals, chai, coffee, etc. Our staff usually make the meals, they are Indian dishes, but if you feel like cooking yourself something different you are most welcome to use the facilities any time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our hotel is 5 minutes walk from the main entrance of the fort. It is situated in a touristic area but despite this is very quiet and calm place. We have our restaurant in the rooftop which has a beautiful view of the city, day and night.
    Walking inside the fort is already very charming, but there are also many attractions nearby such as 6 Jain Temples of Jaisalmer, several cannon point views, outside the fort and very close you can visit the Gadsisar lake, Bada Bagh
    cementery (7 km away), Kuldra (ghost village), Laxmi temple, etc and of course you can not leave India without a camel safari.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 734251832626