Join us to help in our hostel, make your experience unique, enjoy Sri Lanka in the best way!


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Welcome to our lovely location in Dambulla. We are not only focused on the city. This pearl of a location is just outside Dambulla city and close to all beautiful attractions in the area.

    Around the corner you can find wildlife, cultural attractions such as the Lion Rock, Golden Temple as well as Cave temple. Which are internationally renowned for their magnificent architecture and unique situation.

    Our hostel aims to facilitate of a affordable stay, that offers a good social experience with a high quality. To make this happen we with much pleasure work with volunteers who contribute in making the spaces more lively and creative.

    For this season we are hoping to find still a few like-minded volunteers who would like to assist with the upkeep off and creation of the spaces. A few of the projects we are now developing are city walks, hikes into the hills with a local guide, guide of tours and creative upgrade of the Hostel.

    Are you that enthusiastic volunteer who loves to play a mean game of cards, organize bbq's or chop up coconuts for some lovely smoothies/lasies? Don't be a strange and send us a message, you might be just what we are looking for!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a lot of connections in all Sri Lanka, so you can travel wherever during your days off. Sri Lanka is not so big, and Dambulla city is in the middle, so you can easy join all the most important spots from here. During your stay you will also have the opportunity to partecipate in the tours we use to organize.

    Eikenaika will be more than happy to show you around, to bring you in his home visit his family, you will live a true experience in the local community.

  • Help


    So, you are thinking of coming to enjoy and discover our amazing country Sri Lanka?! We are looking for young, dynamic and creative volunteers who want to spend some time helping out in the upkeep of running our hostel and upgrade the place creatively speaking a bit.

    Workaway is an amazing way to travel, while also being able to use your skills in art, gardening, building or helping run in house activities. Whatever your skill is, this is the place where you can share it with others and help make other travelers experiences great at the same time.

    The Hostel is a magic location immersed in the nature, with a big garden, swimming pool, hammocks, chill-outs, volleyball net and many projects in progress (chicken house, cob pizza oven, perma-culture garden,..).

    The hostel is little, 18 beds, and we have two staff, Eikenaika (hostel friend, the caretaker, a local guy who's very funny and nice) and me, the hostel manager.

    Projects work in progress:

    - finishing the building of a chicken coop
    - art walls painting / murals / colourful upgrade of the hostel
    - organizing all sorts of game and events
    - helping with social media
    - start a Perma-culture garden

    We also need help with the daily tasks, which are helping a little bit with cleaning, helping in the reception, entertain the guests, helping setting out breakfast and the daily upkeep of the hostel common spaces.

    Let us know if you would like to join us!

    If you would like volunteer with us you get free accommodation at our wonderful locations, a full breakfast, free wifi, use of the washing machine, fun times and amazing memories.

    Minimum stay 1 week

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Free bed, free huge breakfast, washing machine, filtered drinkable water, free tours, safari, a lot of fun and experiences.
    The volunteer will have a bed in a dorm, which you will share with guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I volunteer for many years at all sorts of projects and locations throughout Europe and beyond. For a while I am hosting volunteers and enjoy sharing all the experiences.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 762661229373