Help out at a fun friendly backpacker hostel and Spanish School in Quito Historic Old Town, Equador

Country

Ecuador

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    17/10/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    For many years we have been one of Ecuador's most fun, friendly backpacker hostels. We have spectacular views from our rooftop terrace/restaurant/bar, making it a great place to volunteer, improve your Spanish, get to know the locals, meet loads of other fun travellers or just chill-out watching the sunset over the historic Old Town.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers at our hostel have plenty of opportunity to get to know, and hang out with, our local staff. Our staff also love this interaction, and they are often inviting volunteers to their homes, to visit their families, head off to a football game, or their favourite salsa club, etc, etc... the list goes on. Learning Spanish from the locals, and getting to know local Ecuadorians and their culture are perhaps the most common reasons for volunteering with us.

  • Help

    Help

    No cooking, cleaning, changing sheets or washing the pots and pans! We are not looking for volunteers to replace our paid Ecuadorian staff, but rather to complement them. Our volunteers work together with our local staff to help out at reception, greeting guests and welcoming them to Quito, showing guests around the hostel and generally making sure that our guests are having a great time. We also welcome help with our extensive art/painting/murals, our plants/gardens and even helping our builder with maintenance and improvement projects.
    Volunteers spend a lot of time working with local staff and therefore have a great opportunity to improve their Spanish.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In a shared room with 4 or 5 fellow volunteers. Full cooked breakfast and quality 2 course dinner at night, free tea, milk and discounted Spanish classes, certain discounted tours with the travel agency plus a free all-inclusive night at our adventure lodge in the mountains overlooking Cotopaxi National Park.
    Minimum one month commitment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Overlooking the historic Old Town, we offer a great base to explore in and around Quito. Our local staff love getting to know volunteers - you can spend time meeting them and their families, maybe head out to a football game together, or even off to the clubs on a friday night.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week

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