Work Exchange Program

Working at YaKorea Hostel as a volunteer, is a unique way to experience life in Korea as a traveler and a way to get a free bed to sleep in, at the cost of a few hours work a day. If you are planning to stay in Korea for more than a month, this is your chance to save a lot of money. You get to be part of the YaKorea family, all while meeting a lot of new people from around the world ~

Our staff is divided into two teams : Cleaning staff and Reception staff !

Cleaning staff :

From check-out to check-in time, your job consists of cleaning the guests rooms (beds, vacuum, …) as well as the shared areas (kitchen, bathrooms…). The work isn’t that hard and the other staff members are always there to help each other !

Reception staff :

At the reception, you will have to welcome customers who want to check-in, reply to emails and phone calls as well as doing some simple cleaning. You need to be able to speak at least some basic English and Korean fluently.

The duties can be different from a branch to another ! Make sure to ask our managers about what you must do precisely in their guesthouse ~

Yakorea Hostel Itaewon

Email : [email protected]
Phone number : 010-7193-7893 (manager)
Address : 서울특별시 용산구 용산3가 1-57  / 1-57, 3-ga, Yongsandong, Yongsangum Seoul

Reception & Cleaning

3 days a week (2 mornings, 1 evening)

9am ~ 2pm (5hours) – Reception and Cleaning
5pm ~ 11pm (6hours) – Reception

(*The working hours can be changed/adjusted by the manager if needed*)

Yakorea Hostel Hongdae

Email : [email protected]
Phone number : 010-5441-6661 (manager)
Address : 서울특별시 서대문구 창천동 504-11 / 504-11, Changcheongdong, Seodaemungu, Seoul


1. 9am ~ 3pm (6hours)
2.5.30pm ~ 11.30pm (6hours)

1. 9am ~ 4.30pm (7hours and a half)
2. 4.30pm ~ 11.30pm (7hours)


5 days a week
1. 10.30am ~1.30pm (3hours)
2. 7pm ~ 10pm (3hours)

(*The working hours can be changed/adjusted by the manager if needed*)

Yakorea Hostel Dongdaemun

Email : [email protected]
Phone number : 010-3818-8783 (매니져)
Address : 서울특별시 중구 신당동 308-5번지 / 308-5, Sindangdongm, Junggu, Seoul


1. 9am ~ 12pm (3hours)

2. 1pm ~ 4pm (3hours)
3. 4pm ~ 7pm (3hours)
4. 7pm ~ 1pm (3hours)

1. 9am ~ 4.30pm (7 hours and a half)
2. 3pm ~ 11pm (8hours)


6 days a week
1. 12pm ~ 3pm (3hours)

(*The working hours can be changed/adjusted by the manager if needed*)

If you want to apply or ask for more details, please contact us directly by email ~ 🙂

YaKorea Hostel Hongdae > [email protected]

YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun > [email protected]

Yakorea Hostel Itaewon > [email protected]