Join our journey from starting a hostel in Paramaribo, Suriname

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Suriname

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  • Description

    Description

    We are opening the first hostel in Suriname!

    We have a beautiful wooden building in the center or Paramaribo. It's a former guesthouse which has been empty for a few years and we are currently transforming into a hostel. We have travelled around the world and know what a fun hostel looks like, so we are full of ideas.

    Our hostel employs 8 permanent paid staff:

    - Four receptionists, working either in morning- or evening shift
    - Two cleaners
    - Two night guards

    The two owners are always closeby and will spend a lot of time in the hostel too.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Since we are opening a brand new hostel, you will see how it is built up from the ground. That means you will interact with people who you wouldn't meet as a tourist. Like suppliers that we work with, tourism agencies that we're making deals with and contractors we hire for small fixes in the building. They are all fun and enjoyable people and some will earn a spot in your heart.

    Owners Bryan and Jan will be on location often and bring you along on trips in the city when possible. We will make sure to organize at least one night per week that is dedicated to the volunteers, such as a pizza night or games night.

    Since you will be staying in the middle of the city, you will be able to walk in between heritage buildings and visit markets and the weekly bird singing context (no joke!) in our city center. You are also close to Paramribo's nightlife, where you can meet local youngsters.

    And if all of that is not enough, we will take you to the guy who roasts our coffee.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are starting from scratch, so we can use help in a lot of areas. The work that you will do really up to you and what you're good at. Think of:

    - Filling in for the receptionist
    - Small maintenance
    - Art projects, such as murals
    - Social media & management
    - Website management
    - Digital marketing

    These are just some examples. If you're good at anything else that might be useful for a starting hostel, please let us know so we can consider!

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I speak fluent Dutch and English, but would like to improve my Spanish and Sranan Tongo (Surinamese).

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    For our volunteers we offer dorm style accommodation in a 4 or 6 bed dorm, which you will be sharing with other volunteers and staff. Due to our start-up phase, we might have to ask you to move between rooms from time to time, but we'll make sure to keep that to a minimum.

    We will provide our volunteers with a daily breakfast together with our guests. Due to the size of our kitchen that is currently the only meal we can provide. If you are on a special diet, we can let you use the kitchen to cook your own meals.

    And rest assured: great food is inexpensive in Suriname and we will make sure you will get discount vouchers from some of our favorite restaurants closeby.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Suriname is a relatively affordable country and it's easy to go anywhere by taxi. We also have a sister company that rents bicycles, which are safe to ride in this country. There are former plantations that you can visit for beautiful nature hikes. The historic center is within walking distance from the hostel.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have ordered a fast internet connection. Fast in Suriname means 20/20 upload / download, which is great for video calls but not super fast for downloading large files. While the hostel is not full, you can use one of the private fan rooms during your working hours. Once it is full, we have to think of other arrangements.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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


N° de référence hôte : 344745297568