Helping with marketing . Hostel in bastimentos, Panama!



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a small over water hostel on the island of Bastimentos, one of the biggest and chilled islands of the famous Bocas del Toro archipelago. We offer rooms with private or shared bathrooms, 2 shared kitchens, a shared living area (with hammocks), and a bar. You can jump in the water and swim right from our dock! We also offer tours to our guests all around the archipelago that you can take with a discount on your free days.

    Please look at our calendar to see when we need volunteers, and also please bear in mind that:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We prefer couples who are mature and self motivated.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Having a computer / tablet is a MUS
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We need people who are very comfortable with computers, ideally traveling with their own one. Experience working with booking systems, websites and online marketing is a huge help.
    *️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ We prefer stays of a month (or more for the right fit)

    ~Sorry if we do not reply to you! We get dozens of emails each day and can only reply to the ones who fit our schedule!~

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you've ever wanted to live on a small Caribbean island, this is the place. Learn the local language (Guari Guari) and get to know the characters that live here. The island is small so for sociable people there are lots of opportunities to meet people and enjoy local life.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    You will spend most of the time helping with reception, doing check in/ check out, managing all our online partner booking sites, answering all emails and reviews/feedback, lead social media updates across all platforms, maintaining and cleaning the common areas, assisting with room cleaning on occasion and making sure our guests are informed and having a great time!

    Volunteers will run the hostel in coordination with the owner and local staff. The hostel is a local of Bastimentos and is a school teacher. He is in and out of the hostal during the day so he needs people who can work independently without constant monitoring.

    We need enthusiastic volunteers who are self-motivated, mature and responsible!

    Duties Include:
    1. Hostel management.
    You will work with the staff to ensure they are on top of reception duties, accepting and keeping track of payments, helping guests and managing all of our online work.
    This includes updating our online partner booking sites (including promotions), answering all emails and reviews/feedback, full management of social media updates, etc.
    This is an area in which the hostel owner really relies on volunteers so you must be experienced using technology and if you have any specific skills in website maintenance, SEO, technology problem solving let us know what you can do!

    2. Cleaning
    The type of guests we get are generally very respectful of the communal space, but it is your responsibility to keep the hostel clean before anything else is done. Creating the right environment for our guests is key! A couple of days per week you MAY also be asked to help with cleaning rooms if / when our housekeeping staff needs. This work is generally pretty light and does not take too long.

    3. Guest relations
    We are looking for personable people who can talk to anyone and offer advice and information about the island as well as offer tours and generally anything our guests need.

    As well as the above mentioned tasks, anything else you see during the day that needs to be done to make the hostel run smoothly! We love volunteers with initiative, we are looking for people that can get things done and problem solve when left alone. This is not a party hostel but a relaxed hostel!

    Accomodation is provided and you will receive a small weekly wage for food.

    Of course we understand this is a workaway and you are also here to enjoy the beauty of Bocas Del Toro! So in your free time, swing in our hammocks, swim right in front of the hostel, kayak (for free!), explore the island or sunbathe on our nearby beautiful beaches...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and spanish

  • Accommodation


    We offer volunteers a private room for 2 people (a double bed for couples), with private bathroom and a fan. The room will either be located on the property or at the hostel owner's spare house next door.

    You will get a small weekly allowance which you can cook from! (enough for 3 basic meals on a working day) We have 2 kitchens here, so you can cook your own meals easily.

    You get the opportunity to tag-along on tours (availability dependent). You can use our kayaks and snorkels on your free time!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bastimentos is home to a National Marine Park, meaning all around the island you will find sights and wildlife you wouldn't believe. Sloths live in the trees, Red Frogs jump around the rainforest, and the water is crystal clear perfect for snorkeling.

  • 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 a day, 5 days a week

A Workawayer during free time... it's a hard life!
When the Workaway day is done! :)
A perfect day on our sundeck
Our common area and hammock garden over the ocean
Hang out in our hammocks in your free time :)
Sunset view from our deck
Our common area and hammock garden over the ocean
Jump off our dock straight into the Caribbean!
Nearby Starfish Beach (Playa Estrella)!

Host ref number: 491534782245