Here at the hostel we have 13 locally paid staff. We have different roles for each one. There is the department of cleaning and maintenance. Reception, marketing, store and compare, accountant and staff that is specifically hired to take away of the volunteers and to check that everything is okay.
Our staff will make you feel at home, we are totally flexible with the schedules, always looking to benefit the trip of the volunteers in exchange for the responsibilities being fulfilled. In the same way, volunteers will be able to interact with other volunteers to travel and meet together.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Here at the hostal we manage to do different cultural and gastronomic activities so the guests can get to know a little bit of our culture, and workawayers can take part too, by giving workshops or learning from them. We have volunteers from different parts of the world, so it is a perfect opportunity to exchange cultures, languages and make new friendships that can last forever. At last we offer tours that can be given by workawayers (bike and markets tour) that we think it is perfect for volunteers to learn about the history and the culture of Mérida.
The help consists of several tasks, mainly it is to be at the reception and receive the guests, attend to their complaints and requests (tours, doubts, recommendations, etc.) Interacting with the guests is essential to offer a personalized experience In the mornings it is to rooms for arrivals.
This host offers a language exchange
We are interested in offering Spanish and learning other languages like French and German. But we are open to other possibilities. It is very important to speak English in order to be able to communicate with each other.
We offer accommodation for volunteers in exchange for 25 hours of help and two days off per week. We offer accommodation in shared rooms with other volunteers or guests
In the hostel breakfasts are offered for guests, in the same way breakfasts are offered for volunteers.
Along Calle 47 you can find one of the most famous coffee shops in Mérida "Cafetería Impala" that has been in the city since 1958. You can also find some of the most famous and exquisite restaurants such as Oliva, Micaela Mar and Leña and 130 degrees. In Mérida we have a great variety of bars and canteens, in the same street of the hostelthere are Bar el Catrín and Lucero del Alba. However, other bars such as La Negrita, Salón Gallos, Pipiripau and La Mezcalería are also an excellent option and are located nearby. Just 10 minutes walking is the Cathedral of Mérida - San Idelfonso, a place that you cannot miss during your stay, around the corner is the famous Santa Lucía park where you will find restaurants such as Apoalla, La Tratto and La Recova, where if you are lucky you can find troubadours, an unforgettable show. In your free time it is also an excellent option to visit cenotes, caves and beaches.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week