Help on Isla Holbox with our hostel, Mexico




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    Our hostel is a familiar place opened in 2010 on a remote island on Isla Holbox.
    The hostel was build from scratch and most of the furniture, details, paintings were made with a lot of love and a HUGE help from all our volunteers during those years.
    We have plenty of activities, drawings, furniture, projects more to be done :)
    Myself (Mia) and David always wanted to create a different hostel, not just a place where people sleep... a place that makes you smile every time you think about it.
    This is a vibrant and colorful place, with a lot of plants, great people on a really tiny island in Mexico.

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    From the 7th - 17th of October hostel will be closed for a complete and total MAKE OVER. During these 2 weeks a team of 10 volunteers and other workers will carry out a general clean and tidy up to give some love back to the hostel after being used by thousands of people this year.

    This year the project is much bigger than before as we are changing the whole design of the hostel (bunk beds, art work, bar etc). Due to the drastic amount of work which needs to be done we are therefore looking for hard-working, dedicated and positive people to help turn this around in time for our first set of guests.
    If you are up for the challenge we need workers to commit to 5 hours per day for 14 days. During these 2 weeks you will have accommodation and one meal per day paid for. After the refurbishment is complete we are offering workers 14 days of vacation on Holbox in a shared apartment that is close to the hostel.
    Unfortunately food will not be included on vacation days, but we will work with you to organise your 2 weeks holiday either before or after the refurbishment takes place. We cannot guarantee that all workers will have these days at the same time but will try and be as flexible as possible.
    There will be lots of work to do, but every year we recruit a fantastic team who have fun during the day and cooperate really well together. At the end of the project we will all be tired but the satisfaction will be enormous. We even get jealous when the first guests arrive at “our hostel” as we’ve had it all to ourselves for the last 2 weeks!
    Please feel free to ask us any questions that you might have and we will be glad to respond. This project is unlike anything we have ever done before so we need clarity from both sides.

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    We are looking for a dedicated ☛“social butterfly” ☚ to help entertain our guests during the winter months! This could involve organising trips to the beach, sunset beers or getting a group together for a night out.
    The perfect volunteer will be highly energetic and able to communicate in Spanish and English to rally our guests together to have the best time possible. We will also need you to do some flyering in the evenings so really need someone who loves interacting with people.
    As an incentive for your hard work we will provide you with free shared accommodation, half price drinks and other staff benefits. The workload will tend to be 4-5 hours per day for 5 days a week.
    Please let us know of any questions you might have and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Holbox is a wild island with sandy beaches, were people that like nature will truly enjoy.
    Kite boarding season starts from October till May, windsurf is practiced...but most of all is a place where people come to relax. :)

  • Help


    Without our volunteers this wouldn't be such a great place, this is why we constantly need volunteers.
    The help consist in 5h shift in exchange of accommodation.
    The accommodation so far is located in dorms, sharing with our guests, because we still didn't find a new apartment for our volunteers.
    We ask for a minimum of three weeks stay.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English or spanish,

  • Accommodation


    Shared apartment (6 people maximum)

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    • 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

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 6 days a week

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