Help at a cozy hostel in artsy San José del Cabo, México



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    Hello, I’m Davier! After a long career in education, traveling abroad and living the past 4 years in Asia, I moved to Cabo with my partner to launch a dream of opening a hostel. Thanks to the help of incredible Workawayers, we recently opened and are already thriving!

    Two essential questions we hope to explore through the hostel are: “What is Baja culture,” and “how do we as travelers participate in the region in more sustainable and immersive ways?”

    We welcome your help running the hostel, such as helping guests check in/out, clean, and general help throughout the house. Because we are new, we also need specialized help, such as web development, social media and marketing, tour guides, and people who are handy (carpentry, plumbing, etc.). We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, adaptable, and responsible.

    Got additional skills that would be helpful? Let us know.


    Hola, soy Davier! Después de una larga carrera en educación, viajar el mundo y vivir 4 años en asia, he decidido mudarme con mi pareja a Los Cabos para emprender el sueño de abrir un hostal. Gracias a los esfuerzos de varios Workawayers increíbles, recientemente abrimos y ya estamos prosperando!

    Dos preguntas esenciales que pensamos explorer a través del hostal son: “qué es la cultura Baja” y “cómo podemos nosotros viajeros participar en la region de maneras más sostenible e integrada?’

    Necesitamos tu ayuda para manejar el hostal, como registrar huéspedes, limpiar y ayuda general. Dado a que somos un hostal nuevo, también ocupamos ayuda especializada como desarrollo de pagina web, redes socials y mercadeo, guías turísticos, y personas que saben arreglar cosas (carpinteros, plomeros, etc.). Buscamos voluntarios amigables, adaptables y responsables.

    Tienes otras abilidades que sean útiles? Avísanos!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Baja California Sur and Los Cabos is a booming tourist and traveler destination, though much of the region’s focus has been luxury and resort-style accommodations. Yet San José del Cabo is a cornerstone of regional arts, history and culture. Here are some things you should consider about our location...

    Culture: San José del Cabo is oozing with galleries, coffee shops, murals, artisan stores, and bars. Despite Cabo’s high tourism, the city still has a local vibe. You’ll get many opportunities to connect with locals, support small businesses, eat street food, explore historical landmarks. There are many fun hilly roads worth winding through to explore the neighborhoods.

    Nature: Cabo is perhaps best known for its natural beauties. You’ll be able to surf, go whale watching, hang at the beach, hike the stunning Sonoran desert, and snorkel in one of the largest reefs in the Americas. The nearest beach is a 20-minute walk from the guesthouse. There are other nearby places worth exploring, such as Cabo San Lucas (infamous for its booming nightlife and party culture), Cabo Pulmo National Park, La Paz (arguably has the best beach in the region) and Todos Santos, which is one of México’s “pueblos mágicos.”

    Language exchange: We are fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I also speak beginner’s level Mandarin Chinese. My partner speaks beginner's level German. My Cuban mother who will also be around is bilingual, though mostly prefers to speak Spanish. Expect to eat some incredible Cuban meals from her when she cooks. You’ll have lots of opportunity to practice and learn any of these languages.

    Community: Much of what we can offer also comes from the richness within our volunteers and friends. We would love to create opportunities for yoga, meditation, dance, music, exercise, drag, writing workshops, intentional chats, baking, film nights, and more. The possibilities are endless with creativity and intention.

  • Help


    We are a new hostel, so we need volunteers who are adaptable, take initiative, and are eager to help. We create as we go.

    Volunteers will help with typical hostel duties, including checking guests in and out, making beds, doing laundry, and helping guests with any questions or concerns. At times, we may ask you to run to a store or help with a specific task. Volunteers who have specialized skills might be asked to help with special projects.

    The most important role of volunteers is to help nurture a friendly, cozy, and kind environment for guests, other volunteers, and community visitors. Let's all enjoy our time together! :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    HOUSING: The guesthouse is situated in the heart of the historic and arts district of San José del Cabo. In exchange for your work, you will have your own bed in a shared room, which may have other workawayers and volunteers. You’ll also have full access to a large kitchen and all the common areas. There’s a large balcony that oversees a very lively street.

    FOOD: You will be provided with some essential breakfast ingredients (eggs, cereal, fruits, breads, milk).

    PAY: Depending on our need and an agreement made with the hostel manager, volunteers who wish to work beyond the expected 25 weekly hours will receive $50MXN per extra hour worked.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are highly encouraged to visit the surrounding towns and parks during your time off. There is a bus that can take you to San Lucas, Todos Santos, La Paz and other towns. I am happy to give you a ride to the bus stop whenever possible. We are pretty chill and flexible, let us know if you have specific needs or requests and we will do our best to accommodate.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 182744562247