Beautiful family-run jungle hostel + longterm volunteers for another project nearby, both in Uvita de Osa, Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    ¡Hola! Hi there! Hallo!
    We are looking for friendly, responsible and open-minded receptionists who can also help with keeping the kitchen tidy.
    A good level of Spanish is required since we have a lot of guests who only speak Spanish...
    And also a high level of Englisch is required since we have a lot of guests who only speak English...

    We are also looking for a volunteer who would like to take care of our daughter (7yrs old, born 2012) -
    with homework, reading, writing, also to play games, draw, chat... Can be in English, Spanish or German.
    Same conditions like the other position: Around 4 hrs per day, 5 days per week for free accomodation and basics provided plus a small salary per working day.

    Our hostel is a family-run hostel, located in the jungle, surrounded by lush nature, close to a beautiful waterfall but 4 km away from the beach (walking distance around one hour).
    It's NO party hostel ;-)
    We are a German familie running the hostel.
    We pay a small salary for food for the receptionist/kitchen position.
    Looking forward to meeting you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Of course you will get to know our pretty big team so you can learn a lot about Costa Rican culure, about this beautiful area of Costa Ballena & Osa and if you are interested about the way they cook, about plants and animals with our gardener Yhonny and you will meet a lot of people - from all over the world!

  • 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

    Help

    Position "reception & kitchen":
    We will need your help mainly at our reception and in the kitchen:
    Checking in guests, show them our hostel, tell them abouts tours and what to do in the area etc..
    You would also be helping with keeping the common areas tidy and with closing the reception and guest's kitchen at night.
    English + Spanish on a higher level required!

    Position "child care":
    We will need your help for kind of a child care position to be with our daughter (born 2012):
    You will help with homework, reading, writing, also play games, draw, chat...
    Language: Can be in English, Spanish or German.
    Same conditions like the other position: Around 4 hrs per day, 5 days per week for free accomodation and basics provided plus a small salary per working day.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Hostel:
    You'll get a bed in our twin volunteer's room or depending on availability in our other volunteer's room with a double bed. All bathrooms and the kitchen are shared, WiFi is provided, all hostel facilities can of course be used.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Don't be afraid of the jungle!
    We are not really far away from civilization, but there are bugs and other funny smaller or bigger creatures around...

    Uvita is a small village in the district Costa Ballena/Osa - we are located on the way to Uvita's mountains, within walking distance to the beach and to Uvita's waterfalls.
    To the beach you'll walk lbetween 45 min to one hour (15min by car), to the closest waterfall only 5 to 15 minutes walk.
    Next supermarket: 5-20 minutes walk.

    We are an eco friendly ho(s)tel.
    We are child friendly - we have a daughter, too.

    We are NO party hostel!
    Quiet time is 10pm and no guests are allowed due to security reasons.

    Some important hints and facts:
    As mentioned: We are no party hostel and Uvita' is not famous for nightlife neither.
    We also recommend being an outdoor person if you want to become our volunteer ;-)
    We have kids, they can be noisy and they will ask you to draw with them or to play cards.
    We are located in the jungle - clothes get dirty and stay damp all the time - please don't bring your best clothing with you...
    Please be aware of Costa Rican constructions:
    Everything is open, bugs can come in, you may see a scorpion, spiders, snakes... but nothing is really dangerous here.

    Please bring a flashlight (power goes off once in a while) and a small umbrella.
    Maybe bring a moskito net and very few warmer clothes which will only be needed rarely...

    About the area:
    We are located 5-15 minutes walking distance from Uvita's beautiful waterfall where you can swim, relax, slide in...
    Within 5-20 minutes walk you'll find everything you need such as ATM, bank, supermarkets, many restaurants, ice cream, souvenir shops and bus stops to all directions (we will provide further information).

    Our hostel & hotel are located in a jungle garden but Uvita is pretty big and growing.
    It's famous for it's whale tale shaped beach, pretty good surf and of course for whales and dolphins (that's why the beach is a national park called "Marino Ballena")!

    And last but not least: We will pay a small salary for food but don't expect too much, the avarage salary isn't high and officially only Costa Ricans are allowed to work for money...

    ¡Hasta luego!
    Julie, Stephan and Luzie

  • 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

    Depending on position: 4-5 hours a day, 5 days per week

your bed :-)
our guesthouse - that's where the volunteer room is and you see another smaller kitchen in the back
our comunal kitchen
our upper terrace deck
our main building seen from our garden






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