Come & join the crew at our homely hostel in central Nelson, New Zealand


New Zealand


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    Hi there - IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN NEW ZEALAND - We'd love you to come and help out in our homely hostel in central Nelson, be part of a fun team and meet other travellers from all over the world. With the shortage of travellers here in NZ we often have space for helpers. Please contact us if you are interested to help now or in the next few weeks.

    Our hostel is super warm (big log fire and heaters in all the rooms) and this time of year is great to be in Nelson - cool nights but sunny, warm days. We are a genuinely caring hostel which is important especially in these strange times as the world works with Covid.

    We are a 8 minutes walk from town. The atmosphere here is very friendly, warm and relaxed. Just like your favourite cafe - Good music (either ours or guests playing the guitars and ukeleles), lots of books, magazines & games.

    You will be helping around 2 hours every morning for 6 days a week. We offer you free accommodation, unlimited wifi, free all you can eat breakfast every day, free dessert every night (we serve up hot chocolate pudding - vegan friendly and ice cream every night to all guests staying), plus free use of our full laundry facility on site and you can use our hostel bikes for free. I also make vege soup & rolls for a shared lunch at least once a week.
    All work done is guided by New Zealand employment and minimum wage legislation.

    Tasks will be mainly helping to clean the hostel, but might also be gardening, painting, maintenance, etc..... there's always lots to do depending on your strengths & interests.

    We like you to stay for a minimum of 1 week - but most of our workaways stay a lot longer because they like it here. We extra value people that are very keen, enthusiastic, and love to help out in any way to give our guests the best experience they can get.

    Contact us (but only if you are already in NZ) - we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being part of the TBB team is something you will never forget. We are a genuinely caring group of people who want to make travellers experience the very best it can be. You also get to meet people from different cultural backgrounds and being able to improve their English.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Mainly cleaning work in the hostel (making beds, vacuuming etc) and also gardening, maintenance, painting etc depending on your strengths and what you like to do.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Warm, nice shared accommodation with other workers in an ensuite dorm room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nelson has so much to do. In the afternoons you can use our free bikes to explore the region. Swim in the rivers and sea. There are many hiking and biking tracks within a short walk of the hostel. The city has two weekly markets and many artists and interesting people who live here. Other Workaways have enjoyed the music, dance, the chill bars and cafes. And always lots of work available in the cafes & bars in the evenings.

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    • 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

    up to 2 hours a day for 6 days a week

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