Interact with people from different background and enjoy Malay village life in Muar, Johor, Malaysia




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  • Description


    A homey feel hostel found by 2 passionate travellers - CJ and Lily. At the moment we are the only hostel in Muar, Johor (40km from Melaka City). If you need a quiet place and get out from touristic place, this is definitely a place for you. We are surrounding by Malay villages but only 4km to the town. Few paddy fields and fisher jetties can be reached by bicycle.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the chance to see the local daily life. And explore one of the famous gastronomic town in Malaysia - Muar.

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    We are looking for independent backpacker/ traveler/ student who needs a break while traveling. The work here is rather easy and relaxing.

    We need a person who is self-motivated and responsible. Because there are a lot of chances that you need to work alone. The basic work scope is help to check-in/ out, daily housekeeping, watering the plants, etc.

    Different from other hostel, we are not in the touristic place. Hence the guests here are usually slow moving backpackers/ travelers, you will have the chance to interact with people from different background and learn their interesting stories. You are also welcome to bring guests out for dinner, cycling tour, or to organize events such as movie night/ pop up kitchen, etc.

    Volunteering period: 5 hours/ day, 2 day off/ week.
    A commitment of at least 2 weeks to 1 month is preferable.

    What we provide:
    Bed in dorm room with A/C (female volunteer can have bed in Female Dorm)
    Breakfast (self-catering)
    Tea & coffee
    Well equipped kitchen for cooking

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Mandarin, Malay

  • Accommodation


    A bed in dorm room with air-cond. Female volunteer can have a bed in Female dorm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - With the bicycle, you can explore the city, paddy field, Muar riverside and the small towns nearby.
    - Hiking at Gunung Ledang and swim in the waterfall.
    - Day trip to Melaka city or Batu Pahat by bus.
    - Alternatively, just relax in this lovely quiet hostel.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, maximum 25 hours/week

Female dorm
CJ and Lily
Cycling in rice field
Spacious common area
Japanese dinner prepared by guest
Work is fun!

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Host ref number: 742766519577