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Kapa'a
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): Oceanfront in Hawai'i
Persons: 8-12
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 35096
Region: Hawaii

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Last Updated: January 13, 2020

We are always looking for amazing people who want to join the ohana! We book helpers to come for all months up to 1 year in advanced.

Important:
-We prefer a stay of atleast 8 weeks.
-This is a program and meant for backpackers to learn about the hostel business, the culture of Kauai, explore the beautiful nature, and make incredible friendships!
-Sorry, but we can not accommodate couples!

Aloha! Our backpacker hostel is located directly on the edge of the the Blue Lagoon and the Pacific ocean in beautiful historic Kapa'a Town on the island of Kauai. Kapa'a was voted one of the top 10 most beautiful towns in America. Kauai is the "Garden Isle" and is by far the most beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands, in fact more beautiful than all the others put together. Kauai has a lush tropical environment with a cooling Pacific TradeWind breeze coming through the hostel. People travel here from around the world to hike some of the most amazing trails in the world (see Na Pali Coast & Waimea Canyon).

You must be outgoing, energetic, hard working, and able to show the "aloha spirit" of the island. We will set up a Facebook or Skype interview to get to meet you and see if you would be a great fit! We currently are looking for helpers with hostel experience (preferred but not necessary).

Help:
Helpers do a variety of tasks, although mainly it involves ANY of the following:

Housekeeping - cleaning the hostel and kitchen, bathrooms, pulling sheets off beds, organizing the hostel, etc.

Reception- checking people in & out, ensuring people have paid, answering the telephone, taking cash payments and running Credit Card payments. It is up to management's discretion who gets this position.

Maintenance - the tropical environment keeps us busy with upkeep. This job would be varied depending on the needs. If you have any maintenance experience, like painting, plumbing, electric, let us know! But as log as you are a good helper in any category you will be welcome if you are ready to learn, because the experience you get here is an actual training in the hospitality field, and the many facets in the operation and running of a hostel.

Accommodation
In return for your help of about 19 hours per week, you will enjoy a nice bed and your utilities, including of course hot showers, full kitchen and other freebies like WiFi. There is some cookout nights. Also pancake mix, oats, rice, beans and coffee always available. When guests leave, they often leave fresh food for the staff.

Kauai has so much to explore that it's impossible to describe here. Easy access to the top of our 5,000 foot elevation mountains are nearby, and we are surrounded by the ocean, many lagoons including our Blue Lagoon, hiking and bike paths are along the ocean edge, we have a dozen rivers to explore by kayak and Stand Up Paddle, and waterfalls, rainbows, surfing, swimming, fishing, zip lines, and vistas everywhere. Research KAUAI...!

The island-wide wide bus service stops in both directions just outside of our hostel, so everything is within reach. There is also an 11 mile bike path that touches our property right outside of our hostel. It runs right along the edge of the ocean; it is spectacular! You can walk to 20 restaurants; there are 60 in Kapa'a Town, many are international. There is also live music in Kapa'a 7 nights a week at different pubs and clubs.

The sun and moon rise come up directly in back of the Kauai Beach House Hostel, an amazing experience every day, just so you can begin and end your day in this Tropical Paradise of Kauai in blissful surroundings.

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