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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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The Experience

I require help cleaning rooms with laundry, ironing checking in guests, and help all round the house . You will be expected to help for five hours a day five days a week, this can be broken up by doing four in the morning and one in the evening if you wish. Every volunteer will have there own private room with free wifi, you will be given three good meals a day and have two days a week off.

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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My travel partner Rudá and I spent 2 weeks at Castlehouse, we had some conflicts in the 1st week due a lack of communication from both parts. We expected a time schedule and some clarification of what were our tasks in the B&B, which John hasn't provided, but later on we asked and during the 2nd week I believe we got along better. During the 5h of work you will help serving breakfast to guests, clean the kitchen after breakfast time, iron many sheets, strip all 5 rooms beds, clean the guest rooms bathrooms and hoover everything, it's not difficult and all meals are provided. John is a good guy

about 1 year ago



Great experience and location as it's a quick walk to the beach. If you love to the ocean and enjoy swimming this is a great place to be. Jhon, the host is an amazing cook and has an adorable dog.

Overall, it was a great experience for my first time doing Worldpackers.

about 1 year ago



Castlehouse has been my first experience in worldpackers and the best choice I could ever have done. John is a great host and to work with him is easy. I've learned about Ireland history and culture, and I've discovered amazing places!! And I've learned much more about myself. I'll come back to Ireland for sure, the atmosphere all around is indescribable, you have to live it by yourself. I highly recommend this experience!! No doubts, just do it!!
And don't hesitate, ask me anything you want to know and I'll try to help you as much I can.

about 1 year ago



I spent 3 wonderful weeks in Castlehouse, which I can only recommend!
John is very nice and kind, and it's true, very good at cooking ;) We could have many conversations on many topics and I learned a lot about the history of Ireland and Irish culture thanks to him.
The work is fair, and I could enjoy of my free time to discover the amazing Connemara region and do a lot of hiking and cycling!
Everything was perfect, thank you again and I'd like to come back one day with pleasure!

over 1 year ago



Castlehouse was my first worldpackers experience and it couldn't be better. John is an amazing host. He's nice and friendly (and he cooks as Gods!). Connemara is BEAUTIFUL and I would definitely recommend everyone to stay with him. :)

over 1 year ago

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