Work Exchange Programme

Sign up for International Travellers' Hostel's Work Exchange and live awesomely!

Hostelling is an incredible experience – for both travellers and the hosts. Getting involved with the hostel culture is possibly one of the best things that you can do to your life. ITH’s Work Exchange Programme is the most amazing mix of both, wherein you can stay in a hostel as a traveller and yet enjoy the pleasures of being the host.

Join our adventures in Varanasi either as a Volunteer or an Intern. You can contribute in myriad creative ways: Be a night owl; be a lark. Rise and shine; sleep-in. Be a monk. Make a monk. Play the guitar. Read books. Write books. Learn German. Teach German. Cook. Eat. Drink. Clean. Take a photo. Fly a drone. Land a drone. Walk. Stop. Jump. Drink chai. Take a dip in the Ganga. Hold your breath. Take a deep breath. Live your life. All we need you to do is to just Be You.

Don’t wait – get in touch with us today!


• Location: ITH Cantt or ITH Assi, Varanasi

• Duration: 6 weeks

• Dates: October 2018 – March 2019 (Flexible)

• Must-have: English language skills

Get Involved

There are a couple of ways to get involved with our hostels – Volunteering or Interning. In exchange for your services we give you the following:

  • Cozy Accommodation
  • Hearty Breakfast
  • Fast Wi-Fi Access
  • Unlimited Drinking Water

If there’s something awesome you want to offer that’s not listed here below, then please reach out to us!

Work Exchange Swagatam Graffiti

The City and our Hostels

We have a couple of hostels for independent travellers in Varanasi – the world's oldest living city! Varanasi is also one of India's most famous cities. Our first hostel (ITH Cantt) was launched in 2013 and the second one (ITH Assi) earlier in 2018. Our team is full of open-minded and fun-loving people. We enjoy meeting and exchanging ideas with folks from all over the globe. Travel is bootstrapped into our cultural core. We made our passion our profession. Hosting people, for us, is a way of inviting the world into our lives.

Work Exchange Opportunities


Are you a social media influencer? We are not big on social media, but we are open to new ideas.


Are you an exemplary artist? We are always looking for artists to help decorate and redecorate our hostel.


Are you a videographer who makes mind-blowing short films? We want to hear from you.


Are you a musician or a group of musicians carrying your equipments? We'd love to host concerts!

General Help

From time-to-time we require help with general maintenance and service. But this happens rarely.

Teach Something

Is there something you can teach our guests or our staff during your stay? We're waiting to hear!

Request Work Exchange

Work Exchange
Minimum duration is 2 weeks or completion of a project