Help in a cosy hostel, full of life in Antigua

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  • Description

    Description

    This is Antigua's hostel with beautiful rooftop terrace decked out in white sand. The terrace has amazing views of the local landmarks and a great view of three of the famous volcanos Fuego, Acatenango and Agua.

    Antigua is a small 10x10 block town bursting with color and life. During the day you can enjoy all the wonders of a town stuck in time. From typically dressed women and children by day to a large, exciting night life, Antigua is a town of magic sure to capture your heart. We are located at the north end of town next to La Merced Church where you can find delicious street food. We are just 5 blocks from the entrance to Cerro de la Cruz where you can walk to get a beautiful view of the town. Also only short stroll to the local markets and supermarkets where you can pick up your fruit and veg or souvenirs and only 4 blocks from the Central park where you can relax by the fountain and experience the Antigua culture at its best.

    The hostal is fully equipped with all your necessities to live comfortably in your home away from home. We have WiFi, free drinking water, lockers, 24 hour access and security. The rooms are dormitory style with bunk beds for 6 – 8 people in each of 3 rooms. In each room there is a bathroom with warm showers. As optional extras we offer a full bar and restaurant, Spanish lessons, guest fridge, tours and shuttle services. While the staff all speak English, there is still a lot of Spanish around, perfect if you're trying to learn Spanish.

    In comparison to other hostels, we are very small, only offering 20 beds. We are however big in heart and energy, mostly on the terrace. We have lots of tourists and locals enjoying the terrace bar and restaurant. We consider ourselves a large family and like volunteers and guests to enjoy the warmness we share too.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for vibrant, service orientated, genuinely good people to join our family for a minimum of 1 month. We need help in areas of promotion, marketing, administration, customer service, cleaning, kitchen assistant, waitressing, general maintenance and art projects. If you have a specific skill you'd like to share, please let us know.
    Most of the work is in the bar, reception and pina colada bar - lots of fun!

    Volunteers will have a flexible schedule - you can have 3 days off in a row some weeks to go on tours!

    We are also especially interested in people looking for a long term commitment (3+months). This is a mutually beneficial strategy allowing people to utilise or gain skills, get to know the business thoroughly and challenge yourself. The role requires someone who is able to balance having a good time with responsibilities, and be held accountable, while being the life of the party. People with or looking for management experience are encouraged to apply. Benefits are available for people willing to commit for an extended period.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers have their own volunteer room with three beds. If we have more than 3 volunteers you will be accomodated in the dorms.
    Volunteers will also recieve 25% of drinks, 80Q worth of drinks each week (after discount!), 1lunch/dinner each day, discounts on shuttles, tours, access to kitchen and fridge, discount on laundry and tips.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers are invited to enjoy discounts in Spanish lessons, tours, activities such as climbing the volcanos and transport to local attractions such as Hobbitenango. You also receive vip discounts and entrances to local bars and clubs.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Volunteers get the opportunity to be part of a large internal and external family of locals and tourists alike, conversing in Spanish and English. We can also help with arranging and discounts in Spanish lessons and other cultural activities such as volunteering and tours. We are where global meets local.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    25h/week


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