Join our small family hostel situated in San Gil, Colombia



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  • Description


    We are set out on providing a unique and fulfilling experience for all of our guests.

    Where are we?

    Only 5 minutes from San Gil, set under a tall forrest canopy, with an easy flowing river running right through the hostel property. At each end of the river, we have two picturesque waterfalls, one more secluded than the other, but both with the all important natural swimming pool below.

    Who are we?

    A healthy living hostel, who run and arrange energising daily activities from our forrest waterfall base. We keep the experiences local and mix with the community whenever we can.

    So it's about connecting with nature under pro-active days, in the local way.

    We represent those different branches we offer, as well as the natural roots and wellness living.

    What do we do?

    Monday to Friday at 06:00, as fresh local coffee is served, we run daily fitness sessions. The sessions are for all levels and free for all clients, and normally last only 30 minutes but always finish off with a plunge in the waterfall, all before breakfast.

    After breakfast, each day you can buy onto a number of other energising activities, such as; local daily treks into rural Colombia using local transport, yoga and meditation programs (weekends only), cross-fit classes, trail running, dance classes, as well as high adrenaline adventure sports from around San Gil town.

    How do we work alongside the local community?

    Firstly, although the hostel has private areas within the property, we also have community areas which we share with a hotel. A hotel which has local and national cliental, allowing us social opportunities with fellow travellers, on a Colombian basis, should you choose.

    We also partner with a local volunteer foundation, cross-fit gym and dance school. For our local rural walks, the guides are locals too, we use local transport, and visit more locals along our way.
    Keeping it real and Colombian, as well as supporting the local economy, is important to us.

    Our Target Market?

    International travellers of all ages, including families, who are travelling around Colombia. Mid-range budget, looking for nature, healthy living and local experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We recieve lots of Colombian clientel in our coffee shop and at the hostel, so as a culture experience its genuine, we are an English speaking hotel but very much in Colombia, we run treks and tours always referencing to Colombian experiences, Colombian taditions and Colombian nature.

    Also the hostel is dynamic so any volunteer will expeirnce a wide varity of work and play.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Supporting a small family hostel, service, reception, social media, front desk, a mix of hostel work. Following a staff rota which includes free time and specific work duties.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    single bed in a dormitory

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are also opening a hostel on the coast near Santa Marta and volunteers could potnetially help us in both locations.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Small camper van are allow in the parking space area

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 457328454421