Help on reception at our hostel and learn new skills in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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  • Last activity: 17 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are a Hostel focused on offering the most warm and chill experience for anyone who wishes to meet new people while discovering the beautiful and magic nature of Puerto Escondido. We opened our doors back in 2015 and have been welcoming Humans from all walks of life ever since. Our human-based approach to hospitality makes our space a home away from home where people can connect with themselves and other interesting travelers and locals, by sharing quality moments together.

    We have a local Property Leader, 1 local receptionist, and local cleaning and maintenance staff employed and they will be always able to answer every question you have.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a Guest Leader, you are in charge of making our guests have a great time at the hostel. You are a curious person who is confident with other humans, or has the desire to improve this skill. You are aware that helping at the hostel requires being reliable with your time and generous with your energy. Your fellow residents will become your good friends, and together you will explore new ideas, learn new skills and make friends for life. Every day is an opportunity for you to make new connections and discover new perspectives. As well as looking after guests, the hostel will be your canvas for 8 weeks. Perhaps you will realize a talent you are already aware of, or perhaps you will discover a talent you didn't know existed. Striving to be a better person than you were yesterday is essential.

    To apply:

    1. Answer the following questions in your introductory message

    1. From which date would you be available to start the program?

    2. How do you enjoy your time?

    3. Is sincerity important to you? Why?

    4. You have a trip planned with your partner. In the end, they can't go. Would you still go?

    5. When you don't feel well, how do you take care of yourself?

    6. Working in a team can be frustrating. Do you agree? Why?

    7. What would you ask the person that you admire the most?

    8. If you could invent something, what would it be? Who would it help?

    2. Record a 1 minute video that explains why you are looking for this experience and how you can contribute with your unique personality. To upload it: if you have a Google email account, paste it in a document on Google Drive and paste the link to that document after your answers to the questions.

  • Help


    Welcome guests at Reception and keep our Reservations system up to date. You will complete 4 5-hour shifts at reception per week.
    Host one activity per week for guests to enjoy. We love it when you create your own activity too!
    Outside shift hours, we want you to bring your ideas to the hostel. Is there something that you can try out that you have always been curious about? Have you noticed something that could be improved?
    Attending a weekly team meeting and contributing to one hostel workshop this week. These offer a great insight into hostel operation, and will also enable you to see how you can contribute to our project, and also give you more self-knowledge.
    When not helping, bringing your energy to the hostel. Making sure our guests are having the best experience, and communicating this information with the rest of the team.

    If you have studied or worked in the past, this experience will be a great way to add to your skills and learn a new way of working and being.

    That being said, we do not require you to have studied in university or to have previous experience in a hostel environment. Instead, we simply ask that you come with the right attitude:

    You want to learn and develop yourself as a human being
    You are open-minded
    You are a team-player
    You are keen to contribute your ideas

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Free Access to all hostel facilities (kitchens, tv room, bar)
    Free Use of our co-work space (and speedy WiFi)
    No dress code
    Your birthday = a day off!
    Free accommodation during your stay in a Resident-only dorm
    Free breakfast 5 days a week
    Pet-friendly environment
    Living the Tranquilo lifestyle and making friends along the way
    Helping in an English & Spanish-speaking environment
    Staff discounts

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The most beautiful sunsets you'll ever see, all the beaches are different and being close to nature is something that will nourish your soul.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 312831194461

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