Help at a small, family run hostel in Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada



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  • Description


    Hi there!! We're Todd and Donna, we operate a small hostel in historic Bonavista. The hostel was built by Todd's great grandfather, and was the family home for many years. Both his Grandmother and Father were raised here, and he spent a lot of time here as a child ( be sure to ask him about the goats :) ).
    In 2008, after seeing a need for more budget friendly accommodation in the area, we decided to renovate the house and open a hostel. It was one of the best decisions we ever made, and we love it!!!
    We are located just a short 2 minute walk to the ocean front, and a 10 minute walk to the center of town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By working with us, not only will you experience Newfoundland culture, but you will meet other world wide travellers.

  • 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


    We are looking for people to help with housekeeping, to check in guests and tell them about the area, and We require a maximum of 25 hours per week, (some weeks will be less). We are open from May to September.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared Dorm

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bonavista has a lot to offer. You can spend your free time hiking some great trails, watching puffins, whales and icebergs ( there are a couple of boat tour operators if you want to get up close and personal ). There are also a ton of restaurants and cafes, where you can try traditional Newfoundland food, like cod tongues and jiggs dinner. There is a lot to learn about Newfoundland history by visiting the historic sites, such as The Ryan Premises, The Mockbeggar Plantation, and the Lighthouse. You can check out the theatre or one of the local pubs for some live entertainment.
    We have bicycles for helpers to use, as well as a truck which will sometimes be available (with a valid drivers licence). We also provide daily transportation to St.John's.

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    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 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 975753887558