All Year: All year
Persons: up to 4 persons
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 2830
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Last Updated: December 7, 2013
Featured on Getaway Australia as Oamaru's creative hostel for the open art gallery studio and musical instruments, and this is what Lonely Planet say...
Lonely Planet Review.
Unleash your creative spirit at this funky and colourful hostel in a restored two-storey Victorian residence. Guests are encouraged to draw and paint, or create sweet soul music on the hostel's guitars, pianos, didgeridoo and African drums. With all that creative energy, there's definitely a laidback social vibe, and this is one of NZ's best and most unique hostels.
***Also for our musical guests we have a flute, trumpet, accordion, saxophone***
3hrs per day Help exchange for accommodation, 10 day stays or 2 week stays available, jobs involve cleaning, laundry, gardening, house maintenance, or helping to make beds. There is also 1 long term accommodation exchange during the afternoon or evening time - may suit someone who works in the town at one of Oamaru's cafes, bakeries or restaurants, it is likely we would like help with laundry including pressing sheets and help with recycling.
We are looking for Help X guests that know how to clean, maybe you have lived and maintained your own home or have contributed in you parents home in the cleaning.
Washing machine is free for our wwoofing guests, let our staff know and we will pay the $5
You can work an extra half hour for 50mb WiFi voucher - this can be creative projects and not limited to 50mb - alternatively we have a special half price offer 200mb for $10
**Must hold current working holiday visa for New Zealand**
Visit, Elephant Rocks, Moeraki Boulders, Yellow Eyed Penguins, Little Blue Penguins, Whitestone Cheese Factory and Oamaru SteamPunk HQ.
See live music at The Penguin Club and check out what's on at the Oamaru Opera House.
A great way to visit this region and Oamaru is by the Alps to Ocean Cycle Way starting at Aoraki Mount Cook and ending in Oamaru's Victorian Historic Precinct.
Onsite Live In Reception Role At Chillawhile - Accommodation Exchange + Part Paid $100 Per 7 shifts and bonus incentives at Chillawhile Backpackers Art Gallery Oamaru - 2 months, Chillawhile can accommodate 23 paying guests.
2 onsite manager roles; duties include on alternating rota of evening reception 4pm - 9pm and morning cleaning 10am - 1pm, followed with time off consisting of 27 consecutive hours - a chance to sightsee Oamaru, Moeraki Boulders, Elephant Rocks and enjoy our hostel.
The position offers flexibility as there are 2 managers, there are opportunities to take short travel brakes or cover extra shifts. ie visit Dunedin or Mount Cook.
Reception shift 4pm - 9pm involves checking in guests, receiving payment, cashing up, the online booking system is managed and updated by the owner and accessed from the front desk computer.
Morning shift 3 hours 10am - 1pm, involves leading our wwoofing team, you will be trained to make beds to a quality level to ensure that standards are maintained.
Phones, emails and online booking sites are handled by the owner.
During the afternoon shift, once daily jobs are complete, as well as making yourself available to our guests you are free to socialise, cook dinner, dine and wine, make music or paint during these reception hours.
Prior housekeeping and/or reception experience is an asset although not a must. We will train you on all aspects of cleaning as well as bed making. We have 2 steam mops, a hand held steam cleaner, a UV-C Anti-Allergy hand held Vacuum Cleaner + 3 vacuum cleaners for efficient and healthy cleaning.
Bonus $1 commission - per any sale - paid on completion of 2 months.
BBH Card | Penguin Viewing | Penguin Bus Tour | Bike Hire 3 hours | Elephant Rocks Bike Tour | | 200mb half price discount $10 | Towel Hire
Accommodation Exchange - 6 bed mixed staff dormitory, internet, laundry, 1 quality professionally maintained bicycle for staff, lots of social spaces and gardens at our hostel and you can always find a quiet space to relax.
This is an accommodation exchange in addition it is part paid. The bonus pay is paid after the 2 month duration, Nett PAYE paid every 7 shifts, must hold an IRD number and working holiday visa, should you leave earlier than 2 months there is no bonus pay.
This role comes up once a month, less when our staff stay on longer.
To express your interest, send me an email email@example.com about yourself including personal hobbies, your life and work experience and it is favorable if you share a link to your facebook page or blog site.
We always meet our reception staff before we commit, we offer some casual wwoofing initially and if you are the right person for the role we can put you on our reception.