My name is jair, I am from Colombia. I am creating my own hostel with lot of ideas (in terms of service) that I took after having traveled around Europe and The US. Nevertheless, the Hostel in terms of architecture and design is going to be all about Colombia and its traditions.
The project is located in Armenia. This is the region where the best coffee of the world grows. I want to create a very different experience for tourists. I´d like to show them a bit of Colombia´s beauties, and also, I want to involve the local people, because Colombia it´s not just full of beautiful nature, landscapes, and delicious food. It also has talented and inspiring people.
I am creating public activities so locals and foreign can share and get to know about their cultures, also we will promote activities to preserve the natural resources, Colombian aborigines cultures, supported local artist, and more. I would like the hostel to be another great reason for travelers and backpackers to fall in love with COLOMBIA. If you would like to be part of my dream, live in Armenia, and have a wonderful experience, developing this great idea, please join me!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Travellers will have the opportunity to meet a destination declared as a world heritage by the UNESCO. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the whole process of coffee from the farm to your cup, to see amazing landscapes of the region, to experience the real traditions of Colombia with natives, their music, costumes and food. They will have the opportunity to meet a lot of people through our cultural activities with the people of the region, to practice and learn about our language, to try our main dishes and desserts! Travelers can actually learn how to cook with Colombian style!
Travelers will learn about Colombia's countryside and its peaceful lifestyle
I am looking for a volunteer who can help me (in general) making this dream come true. I just opened the hostel so, any kind of help including gardening, painting, creating art, or general maintenance would be very appreciated.
I am also looking for someone who loves creativity and who can help me doing marketing for the hostel, creating posters and banners in social media so we can promote the hostel in a really fun and original way.
Help is also needed for front desk, house keeping, feeding our pets.....etc.
You will stay at one of the dorms of the hostel and you will have the right to use the kitchen and the rest of the services without paying. We hope you understand that we can only provide breakfast because we are just beginning with this project, therefore, there is not enough money to back your whole alimentation. Nevertheless, the kitchen will be available 24/7 for you and we can take you to the cheap markets in town so you can buy your local food and cook at home :)
Armenia is an amazing city located in the heart of the region of coffee in Colombia. There are plenty of little old towns and nature around our hostel, so we can take you there and show you around. We would love to teach you more about our culture, our food, our words, our language, our customs and of course our places! towns like Salento, Filandia, Quimbaya, Calarca, Buenavista, Montenegro, Cordoba, Genova, Circasia, Tebaida, Pijao; and natural beauties like The Cocora Valley, The National Park of "Nevados", The Cauca River, PANACA, The National Park of Coffee, The Botanic Garden are some of the places that we would love to take you around on yoru free time!
If you want to travel to further places in Colombia, we would totally advice you where to go! places that the tourists are not even close to reach, but you will!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4 hours a day, 6 days a week