Hostel helper or Yoga teacher wanted for amazing place in Huanchaco, Peru



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    Hi there!

    We are a very fortunate, young couple living and working in this amazing village called Huanchaco. Huanchaco has a great mix of Peruvian traditional life and tourism. Great climate, great people, great waves. We have opened a small hostel with yoga studio for which we are looking for enthusiastic helpers and yoga teachers. We need 3 normal volunteers and one Lead Volunteer at all times for a morning-, afternoon- and evening shift. The Lead Volunteer will commit to a longer period and receive a pay for taking on a bit more work and responsibilities. Besides that we are always looking for Certified Yoga teachers who can stay with us for some time and get paid for teaching our classes!

    Our hostel has good ratings and we currently have 10 nice, spacious rooms and cater to all types of travelers. The hostel is in the best part of Huanchaco, just around the corner from all the fun, but in a quiet street where you can sleep well. We are not a party hostel, but we like to call it; 'a hostel for nice people'. : -) The waves will literally put you to sleep. We have a front balcony that overlooks the sea, a sunny garden with 3 bunnies and a big tortoise that walk around completely free! A big living room with relax corner and the best communal kitchen in town.

    Dani is a certified yoga teacher, but we always work with foreign teachers to teach classes in English. Our beautiful yoga studio is open for others to use freely if they want (yoga practice or something like that only). The studio is located on the top floor and has seaview, a bamboo roof, good floor and plenty of space! Guests are invited to join us in the classes of course, but we also try to have Huanchaco locals practicing with us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In Huanchaco you will meet many locals, many tourists and there are plenty of interesting things to do and see in the area. At 'work' you will meet people of all nationalities.

  • Help


    We are usually working with three shifts which include little physical work. The volunteers will take turns. The morning shift is from 7.30 to 11.30 when you will make coffee, some sweeping and fixing up the shared kitchen, check if things are ok, opening the door for people. Assist to see who is checking out and change the bed sheets in the rooms. Also this volunteer is responsible for whatever emergency may occur in early morning or if the bell rings.
    A second shift is from 11.30 to 15.30, where you will continue changing bed sheets of people who are leaving and doing the laundries. Turning the machine on and put to dry and eventually fold.
    The evening shift is from 18.30 to 22.30 when you have responsibility over the hostel and customer service. You will open door for people, answer questions, extend reservations, deal with late checkouts, call a taxi if needed, communicate with us if something is wrong, checking kitchen/bathrooms if something needs attention, watering plants, feeding bunnies, and finally turning lights off and close the day. : -)

    The Lead Volunteer will need to commit to a long stay (at least 1,5 to 2 months). You take one extra shift to do reception and take care of checkouts and arrivals (this means one extra morning shift in every 4 day cycle). You will also train and guide our volunteers and be an assistant/support to management. You will receive a weekly payment, availability of surfboard and wetsuit and joining all yoga classes for free! A great opportunity!!

    If you are a certified yoga teacher we could offer you to teach with us! We are looking for teachers to teach our classes in English, and stay with us for a while (at least a month). You can earn a very decent income, use our surfboards and gain plenty of teaching experience in a comfortable setting!

    We offer free stay, joining yoga classes for free, ánd free use of a surfboard. We are on an amazing location with the sea (and waves) right in front. You will absolutly lóve it here!

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We have a room with two bunk beds we want to completely designate to our 4 volunteers. This is a private room. The yoga teacher will stay in our best 4-person dorm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Huanchaco is an amazing town with good waves to surf, happy nightlife and very cheap cost of living. And you will be staying in the most beautiful, little hostel in town!

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day maximum, 3 days work 1 day free

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