Hi, my name is Ravi and I am the owner of a very friendly hostel in the beautiful beach town of Vagator.
I am a backpacker myself and have enjoyed travelling India for the last 10 years, using this experience to set up my own hostel for other backpackers to stay. I am a DJ and a regular contributor to the vibrant party scene in North Goa, however I have tried to create a chilled environment at the hostel for travellers to feel at home, unwind and relax, whilst being in a social, friendly space.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This hostel aims to create a welcoming atmosphere for international travellers, and living here will give you time to exchange ideas, learn new skills and understand different cultures better. We would love your creativity and commitment to help develop our hostel, whilst benefiting you by giving you an in-depth knowledge of how a hostel works in India.
Our hostel is a friendly home for many backpackers from around the world. The most important quality for a volunteer is to have a positive energy and commitment to contribute to the wonderful atmosphere at the hostel. We are still a relatively new hostel so require a variety of volunteers with specific skills to help us develop it. Please contact us to have a chat about what kind of roles you are most interested in.
1)Reception/Front of house
Help with the day to day running of the hostel; welcoming guests and showing them around, checking them in and out, keeping track of online bookings, and most importantly, just chatting with travellers and helping them feel at home. We have a very relaxed and informal vibe here and you will find that these little jobs aren't very taxing. Ideally we'd like you to stay a minimum of one month and work 4-5 hours a day, so that you can properly settle into the role, get to know me, and feel at home here. During your daily volunteering, there will usually be plenty of time for you to hang out, read, listen to music and entertain yourself in the garden/social lounge area so you won't be stuck at a desk all day! There will be a few volunteers at a time to fill this role so you can alternate hours.
2) Artist Residency
We are continually developing this hostel to make it into a a beautiful, inspiring space for travellers to feel at home, and would love to welcome artists to come and create pieces to put around the hostel. We would be particularly interested to discuss ways to create sustainable, long lasting pieces, e.g. work on canvas, or free standing 3D pieces as unique alternatives to painting directly on walls. If you are interested in volunteering creatively please send links to images of your previous work and we can have a chat about projects. There isn't a minimum stay requirement for this as it depends on what the artists plan is to create and they are responsible in making enough time for themselves.
3) Help with Building : Carpentar/ Mason / Painter / Mosaic Artist / Interior Designer / Landscape Gardener / Upcycling Artist, etc
4) Yoga Teacher
We would like to offer Free Yoga classes to our hostel guests every morning. This profile includes teaching Yoga and helping with others things in the hostel.
You will be provided a bed with fan and hot shower in a mixed dorm room and 1 meal a day.
We also have a fully fitted kitchen at our hostel which you are more than welcome to use to store fresh food and cook your own meals.
There are supermarkets and veg stalls within a 10 minute walk, and being a social hostel space, we usually find that volunteers share ingredients from the local markets and cook food together. There are also many restaurants and take-away businesses nearby where you can go out to eat or order food into the hostel.
We are a short walk to the beautiful Vagator beach and Chapora Fort, and just a 10 minute drive into the heart of Anjuna. There are regular yoga classes, music events and lively markets for you to experience the essence of Goa, while inside the hostel we have created an oasis of calm, with space for you to do yoga, and hammocks and sofas for you to relax in away from the busy streets of India.
There are many local buses and taxis, although the best way to get around is to rent a scooter which we can help sort out.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 6 days a week (1 meal )
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