Staying at a Working Hostel

Most working hostels advertise job openings based on whether there is an immediate existing vacancy, whether work will come up in 2 – 3 days, whether there is no vacancy or whether you should call later to enquire about job offers. It’s best to book your bed in advance so that you are already in line when work comes up in a few days’ time.

What are the facilities Offered

Some working hostels provide food and accommodation while others provide discounted or free transport facilities. Many pubs reimburse you the travel expenses after you have stayed there for a minimum period. Some offer advice on local industries while others provide related support to help you cope and settle down.

How Long must you Wait before Getting a Job

This will depend entirely on the availability of jobs at the moment and your personal preference. You may have to wait for a few days or you may get immediate employment.

How much can you Expect to Earn

Depending on your experience and the type of work you select, you can expect to earn substantially during a 35 – 40 hour working week. You can also take up multiple jobs to augment your income further.

Do you need any Previous Experience

The best thing about working during holidays is the opportunity of learning something new and doing something you truly enjoy. Understandably, no previous experience is required in most jobs although employers may require some experience for specific jobs.

What are the Terms and Conditions

It is extremely important for you to know how and when you can cancel your stay and with what repercussion. Some hostels charge one night’s boarding fees if you cancel within 48 hours and no charge if you cancel before that.

Working Hostels in Australia give opportunities to work as waiter, nurse, and clerk.