Free accommodation (work exchange) Staff Wanted in Osaka

Work with us, Save your accommodation fee and earn money!

Why do we need foreign staff? / What’s Language Inn?

Free accommodation / Work exchange staff in JapanActually this Language Inn business has been operated by one of the J-Hoppers Guesthouse “J-Hoppers Osaka Universal”. In other words, this is part of the side business of the accommodation business. We started this Language Inn project because we believe there is a need for many Japanese people to have the opportunity to speak English with foreigners.

This is a program that allows Japanese people to speak only English while staying in a hostel, giving them the experience of staying abroad. 

We are hoping to have many foreigners stay with us as free accommodation staff to create an international atmosphere in Japan.
We have not yet been able to get a steady stream of customers, but we are working on a plan to get paid by Japanese people who want to speak English in the future. If we can charge a coordination fee from Japanese customers, we will give back the income to you.

Why can I stay in a guesthouse for FREE? What’s “Free Accommodation”?

dorm bed provided free accommodation staff withThere are relatively many beds in the dormitory room, and they’re not always full. If the beds cannot be occupied for a certain period of time, it’s more profitable to have someone else use it.  We exchange a place to stay for work within the guesthouse.  This is cheaper than hiring part-time cleaning staff.

This is a Work Exchange Style, so you won’t get paid but we won’t charge you for an accommodation fee at all. It means that all kinds of things related general affairs such as issuing salary slip, managing an accommodation fee would be omitted.

If you could live in an accommodation for free, you could live there for a longer period of time. Foreigners staying in Japan to study Japanese culture or Japanese language could stay as long as possible and save their money. On the other hand, there are many Japanese people who want to exchange languages with foreigners to brush up their languages.  Therefore, we would be happy if we could make a situation for both parties!!


STAFF WANTED – Why don’t you stay in Osaka for free as a free accommodation staff?


This application is only for those who can match the following criteria.

  • Those who have a visa that allows you to work such as a working holiday visa, spouse visa, or a student visa (We don’t accept those who have a tourist visa. Also, we cannot sponsor any free accommodation staff in accordance with the regulation of the work visa.)
  • Those who can speak English (It does not have to be a native English speaker).
  • Those who are willing to contribute to a positive and enthusiastic team. Whether it be cleaning, organizing events or odd jobs around the hostel.



  • You will have full use of all of the common facilities in the guesthouse: Showers, toilets, laundry and a full kitchen.
  • We also have free Wifi Internet access in all of the guesthouse, which you are entitled to use.
  • Rental bicycles are available. You can use it to go to the nearby supermarket.
  • Basically, we provide you with a mixed dormitory bed.



Basically you need to work for 12 hours per week. (12-hours work can be exchanged into an accommodation fee). 
But you will be paid by the hour for any extra hours you work.  (1,100 JPY / 1 hour), additionally you will get paid 2,000JPY/1 hour if you work as an English coordinator on Language Inn.

e.g.) If you work for 13 hours a week in total (12 hours for cleaning work + 1 hour as an English coordinator), you will get paid 1,100JPY (paid work cleaning job) + 2,000JPY (work as an English coordinator) a week.

  • Basically cleaning, but we may ask you to do general work related to hostel management.
  • Work as a coordinator of English activities.
    * English activities are just chatting in English with Japanese people or playing games while speaking English with Japanese people.

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Access to us

Address : 3-10-12, Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka City (Post code:554-0024)
J-Hoppers Osaka Universal

■Language Innは、インターナショナルなゲストハウス(宿泊施設)を運営する「ジェイホッパーズ大阪ユニバーサル」店の併設企画です。