Volunteers to help run a backpacker hostel in Munnar, Kerala, India

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India

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a popular backpacker hostel located approximately 15KM from Munnar, in the South Indian state of Kerala. Our hostel is located amidst hills, lakes and whole lot of greenery and the closest town is 2KM away. We are looking for volunteers who can help in running our property.

    We opened around the last week of October '19 and have been having a dream run so far. With many bookings coming in, we are looking for volunteers who can help with the reception, guest relations, art work and gardening/landscaping work as well. In the first month of operations, we had already hosted around 600+ guests and have also had 13 volunteers join us. If you are somebody who's looking for some peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of cities, do consider joining us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will get to meet & interact with guests from around the world and also get to experience South Indian food and culture. Munnar is situated at about 5000ft above sea level, so it enjoys a mild climate and is hence perfect for hiking

  • Help

    Help

    We have 3 positions open.

    1) Guest Relations: This position requires handling guest queries on what to do in Munnar, help with planning their trips, some operational tasks and generally fostering a lively environment in the hostel. We will train you on location specifics.
    2) Artist: Looking for an artist to do some murals on our walls - Few spaces available - around the reception and behind the building.
    3) Gardening: Looking for somebody who can help out in the garden - deweeding, maintaining pathways, growing some basic vegetables

    We require around 5 hours of work to be put in per day, in exchange for a bed and all basic Indian meals.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bunk bed in a shared mixed / female dorm with attached bathroom, wifi and all basic Indian meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Munnar is known for its beautiful rolling tea estates, hikes and wildlife. You can also experience and learn cultural performances like Kathakali and Kalari.
    Volunteers can also do short trips to Mysore, Varkala, Alleppey, Kochi, Thekkady and Kodaikanal

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have WiFi connections that can be scaled up as per our requirements.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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