Help us create an unforgettable party at our hostel in beautiful Lanquin, Guatemala



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a fairly large (party) hostel with a capacity of 100+ people in Lanquin, located in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala. We have accommodations ranging from camping to private deluxe rooms with private bath, mainly catering for the 20-35 year old backpacker.

    We have a lively onsite bar and full restaurant boasting a wood fired oven for bread and pizza. We organize excursions to the National Parks of Semuc Champey and Lanquin caves. Kam' Ba' caves and tubing on the river are all here too. The hostel is set in and around thatched roof bungalows on top of a hill with 3 dogs, 2 cats and an incredible view. Sound good?

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be intreacting with our local guatemalan staff while learning about the local area and cluture, being able to enjoy the small township of Lanquin and its natural beauty and tri weekly markets.

    You will be able to also improve your spanish as all our local staff speak it plus even try out some mayan for a challenge!

  • Help


    We are always looking for open-minded, enthusiastic people who have hospitality experience and also like to party! In this position you will be working with our amazing local employees employed by us in our bar and restaurant. If this sounds like something for you (and if you are 21 years old and older), please send us a message for more information :)

    We also have the following positions available at the moment:

    English Teacher
    We would like someone to come and help some of our local staff improve their English. You will receive accommodation and food.
    - Experience teaching English as a second language in a professional environment (TEFL certification preferred)
    - Minimum stay of 1 month
    - 21 years or older

    Tour Guide Help
    We are looking for someone to assist our local tour guides on our daily tours to Semuc Champey, this role would involve interacting with the guests, answering any questions they have, taking photos and generally making sure they are all having a good time. Please message us if this is something you are interested in and meet the below requirements.
    - Experience as an outdoor activity tour guide
    - Confident in water and generally fit
    - 3 month minimum commitment
    - 21 years or older

    Front Desk Agent
    We are also looking for someone to help us in our hotel reception with the Check in and Check outs of guests. Our Front Desk Agent will have duties that involve reservations, reception, guest services and overall guest experience. This role will also involve a lot of guest interaction so we ideally would want someone that is heaps friendly and can handle the rare 'there's no hot water in my room' complaint.
    - Prior experience as a hotel or hostel Front Desk Agent (preferred)
    - Confident in working with a reservations, bookings and reception operating system.
    - 6 month minimum commitment
    - 21 years or older

    About helping at our Hostel :

    You will be interacting with our local Guatemalan staff while learning about the local area and culture, being able to enjoy the small township of Lanquin and its natural beauty and weekly markets.

    You will be able to also improve your Spanish as all our local staff speak it plus even try out some Mayan for a challenge!

    There is also the possibility to help out at our local school (teaching English).

    We are unfortunately not looking for couples nor anyone that is under 21 years of age.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Dutch, Q'ec'chi

  • Accommodation


    Shared room in staff house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About Lanquin. Lanquin is a quaint little town (village) 2 hours from any McClown, SubKing or Walmarx in the countryside, it is a peaceful little place where pharmacies, comedores and small shops line the streets. You can buy some essentials in town like potato chips, some fruit and veg, a chuck norris t-shirt or maybe a couple of "new and fun" items on a market day but not much more.

    Apart from Semuc Champey, Caving, swimming in the river, hiking, reading, enjoying the view, drinking alcohol, partying at night, nursing a hangover in a hammock.... Then some tubing the river, talking to interesting people, playing some games, watching movies, playing a drinking game , recovering from another hangover, meeting more interesting people, zip lining, white water rafting, mountain biking, eating something new in town or visiting another hostel in the area........ there is not much else to do, it is not anything like a metropolis, just a small town with friendly people.

    We love it and so could you. See you soon.

  • 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 a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 998517571188