Come and join a real home away from home in Isla Holbox, Mexico



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    Be part of the hostel family! We are a small, super cozy hostel - a real home away from home- and we want you to become part of our family! We have 16 dorm beds and 6 double tents for a total of 28 people. We have a beautiful garden with hammocks and a slackline, a well-equipped communal kitchen, daily breakfast included, hot showers, wifi, book exchange and even netflix for those lazy days. We want to share this islands beautiful vibe with you and make sure you only get to know the very best of it. We are a small, young very friendly and happy team and you will definitely feel welcomed and at home with us. We need help with cleaning, shopping and general tasks, mostly in the afternoons.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a small team and hostel and the vibe is very easygoing and familiar. You will feel at home instantly. We will ensure that we share the best kept secrets and local spots with our volunteers making them feel like a local on the island very soon. You can profit from reduced rates for bike rental and tours as well.

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    The person will have all duties of a receptionist and work 5 hours daily, 5 times a week and 7 hours one time a week. It is necessary to speak both English and Spanish and to be able to answer emails in both languages. We also require you to have worked in reception or a similar job before.

    - Check-in/out of guests- Answer emails
    - Charge guests, and pay providers (in charge of the till)
    - Make reservations in systems, avoid overbookings
    - Show guests the hostel
    - Answer telephone calls and facebook requests
    - Make the breakfast- Rent bikes, sell tours and transfers
    - Explain map to clients- Clean the hostel
    - Other

    The person will gain a minimum salary and can earn comissions from tours sold.

    The minimum stay for this vacancy is 1-2 month. Please enquire for this job ahead of time.


    If you are a motivated and outgoing individual that speaks fluent English and preferably at least conversational spanish you are what we are looking for. We need someone to organize and lead our weekly hostel activities.


    - Write weekly activities calendar and daily chalk board
    - Inform and motivate people to take part
    - Coordinate activites with other hostels taking part (max. Nr. Of people etc.)
    - Take people to beach, walk on sandbanks, visit animal shelter, organize jenga night etc.
    - Aditional activity: Take people to the bioluminesence at night ( you can earn comission on this tour)


    We always need someone to help us clean in the afternoons after our cleaner is gone as well as who does the daily shopping for the hostel. The toilets and showers need constant cleaning as well as the kitchen and common areas of the hostel. As we live on an island the house and porch gets full of sand all the time so constant sweeping is needed.

    Other tasks include:
    - Rake the garden three times a week
    - Help in the laundry (wash, fold)
    - Help with check-ins
    - Show people the hostel
    - General help in the hostel

    The minimum stay for this vacancy is 2 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We can offer you a private tent including air mattress and sheets and pillow that we will wash for you when desired. You will have this tent to yourself. You have a complete daily breakfast included that consists of coffee (not instant), bread butter and marmelade, cereal, fresh fruit, agua de jamaica and two eggs that you can cook the way you prefer. You can also use our kitchen for your other meals and we will wash your clothes for free. You can wash your laundry for free as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can enjoy reading in our hammocks, try the slackline, explore the island by bike, walk on the sand banks to Punta Mosquito, spend the day on the beach at Punta Cocos, visit the animal shelter and walk one of their dogs, dance the night away in one of the cool bars etc. etc.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 261987355433