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Hostel Palermo, Italy

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Come to Palermo and help us in the hostel!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
10 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
6 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Hi guys, we are looking for responsible, polite, punctual and hard workers volunteers who speak a good english and want to be part of our hostels staff. The work will be divided in morning shifts : reception cleaning and preparing breakfast, evening/night shift : reception and basic cleaning of commons area and bathrooms. Five days/week, five hours a day. Don't hesitate to send a message and if you wish to join our hostel family :)

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  • Intermediate English
  • Under 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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26 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

10 Meeting international travelers

6 Practicing English

6 Meeting locals

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing social awareness

2 Practicing Spanish

United Kingdom


I had a fantastic time at Hostel Balarm, the manager Polina was so nice and welcoming. The hostel itself is in a perfect location in Palermo, 2 minutes from the central station and 5 minutes from the chaotic nightlife. The duties were split between reception and cleaning, and there were enough volunteers there to allow flexibility with the shifts. Overall the work was not too demanding and Polina was always available to answer any questions when needed. The highlight for me was the other volunteers at the hostel, it was a great atmosphere and I'd absolutely recommend it.

3 days ago

Balarm Hostel replied

Hi Max,
Thank you being great volunteer. Max mostly worked in the evening, was always available and accurate at work.
Thank you and see you next time,



Overall, I absolutely loved Balarm Hostel! The volunteers were amazing, Polina was so nice and flexible and very responsive! I had so much fun hanging out at the hostel, seeing Palermo, and even doing the actual work! The work was also very easy and simple. About the hostel, I will say that the oven didn't work, neither did the laundry. There was no breakfast. Instead we were give money to get breakfast and do laundry. But that wasn't too bad. I would definitely love to come back again!!!<3 If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!!!

21 days ago



Nice hostel in Palermo! I've met great people from all over the world and enjoyed the experience. Flexible working hours and the manager Polina and Massimo are super open mind and communicative people!

about 2 months ago



Nice environment, great people, flexible working hours, good city

4 months ago

United Kingdom


This was such a great experience and I only regret not planning on staying longer! Polina the host is so lovely and looks after all her volunteers. She is very relaxed and flexible with shifts so you can do trips all over the island. The hostel is nice and well located. Palermo itself is very diverse so you get to meet lots of guests from all over the world. I totally recommend this to anyone who loves travel and meeting interesting people!

5 months ago

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