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Hostel Asturias, Spain

11 reviews11

We`re looking for a handyman in our surf hostel

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This host has received 7 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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.
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.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Buscamos un manitas pro activo y polivalente para desarrollar el mantenimiento de nuestro surf hostel. Idealmente buscamos a alguien con experiencia en pintura, albañileria y arreglos generales de una casa. Colaborando aquí podrás disfrutar de un alojamiento de calidad, practicar surf, excursiones, fiestas y sobre todo buen rollo :) Worldpacker, tu próxima aventura esta aquí!

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 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
Stay up to
12 weeks

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11 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

7 Meeting international travelers

5 Meeting locals

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Practicing English

2 Developing social awareness

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The experience wasn’t for me, but the hostel is a nice place. I thought it was a lot of work for a volunteer and I didn’t end up staying the whole month. It’s 5 hour solo shifts 5 times a week and you’re expected to be in 4 places at the same time: cleaning bathrooms, reception, laundry and making beds, all by yourself. It was exhausting and overwhelming. I’ve done a lot of volunteering in hostels and never had this much work. The positives are that the hostel is good vibes and the managers and owners are friendly. I would recommend to someone who is really ready to do hard work.

about 2 months ago

Juan replied

Thank you for your review Katia! And thanks for coming too =) Good luck!



I spent two months at Gijon Surf Hostel and can recommend the experience. In general work is easy (even if it can get quite busy in high season) and the benefits you get out of your stay are above average (like free yoga, surfing, excursions, etc.). The team is nice and everyone willing to help and make you feel comfortable. The surrounding are is nice as you have access to pretty beaches, a park and the town is walking distance away.

3 months ago

Juan replied

Elke ha sido una voluntaria fantástica. Ha sabido desenvolverse con soltura y confianza en todas las tareas que le fueron asignadas. Como ser humano es una persona muy cálida, solidaria y responsable. Tanto staff como huéspedes han estado a gusto con ella y la vamos a extrañar por aqui!



Ha sido una experiencia increíble en todos los aspectos, todo se ha cumplido tal como lo hemos acordado, el lugar es fantástico y el ambiente es super cálido !

about 2 months ago



Mi primera experiencia WorldPackers, se lo recomiendo!! Buen ambiente, trabajo y horario.

2 months ago

Juan replied

Excelente voluntaria y mejor persona! Gracias Ire!



La experiencia fue increíble. Tanto el Hostel como su ubicación son perfectas y el ambiente que encontré allí lo he encontrado en pocos lugares antes.
Las tareas que tienes que hacer no son complicadas y están bien organizadas y el tiempo de trabajo me parece justo para lo que ellos te ofrecen.
En especial me gustaría agradecer a los demás voluntarios con los que compartí la experiencia; María, Elisa, Lucas, Alberto y Lotte, en el me que estuve allí formamos una pequeña familia y estoy seguro de que volveré a encontrarme con ellos.

5 months ago

Juan replied

Ignacio es un crack! Fue llegar y ponerse a funcionar sin necesidad de entrenarlo ni explicar muchas cosas. Tiene experiencia y se desenvuelve muy bien en este tipo de ambientes. Más que recomendado para cualquier host que quiera tenerlo, un privilegio! Exitos en todo lo que haces Nacho! : )

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