Work Exchange Programme by ITH in Varanasi – Apply Now

Work Exchange

Sign-up for International Travellers' Hostel's Work Exchange Programme 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.


• Location: International Travellers’ Hostel, Varanasi, India

• Duration: 6-12 weeks

• Opening: March 2022 – Flexible

• Must-have: English language skills

Work-Exchange Now

There are a couple of ways to do a ‘Work Exchange’ at our hostel – Volunteering or Interning. In exchange for your services you can expect the following:

If there’s something AWESOME you want to offer which is not listed here below, then go ahead and pitch your idea!

Work Exchange Opportunities

These are our ideas of how you can do a work exchange with us.


Are you a social media influencer? Awesome! Get in touch with us and we'll make something work.


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? Perfect! We love hosting 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 from you.

The City of Varanasi and Our Hostel

International Travellers’ Hostel (ITH) is a hostel for independent travellers situated in Varanasi – the world’s oldest living city! Also known as the City of Temples, Varanasi is one of India’s most famous cities.

ITH was launched on the first day of 2013.

Our splendid team comprises of a diverse set of open-minded and fun-loving folks. We enjoy meeting and exchanging ideas with people from all over the globe. Travel is bootstrapped into our culture. We made our passion our profession. Hosting travellers, for us, is a way of inviting the world into our lives. And we love it!

Request Work Exchange

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