Welcoming volunteers at a traveler hostel in Santa Cruz La Laguna on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

  • Guatemala
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  • Last activity: 22 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Hello travelers!

    We are a family-run hotel/hostel with a restaurant, bar and scuba diving school on majestic Lake Atitlán in the highlands of Guatemala. Accessible only by boat, we are located right on the waterfront in the small indigenous village of Santa Cruz la Laguna looking out over the three volcanoes that surround the lake. We have a fun atmosphere in the hotel with family-style dinners every night. A great opportunity to meet other travelers, mix with a wonderful local community and enjoy a fun place and stunning surroundings.

    We care a lot about the communal energy this spot has, we are looking for people willing to be the heart and soul of this place. We like volunteers who take active action in organizing activities for both the fellow workers and the hotel guests to gather together: board games, pool competitions, arts and crafts afternoons, open mic nights, marshmallow roasting nights... and much much more!
    We really appreciate people willing to become part of a family, happy to be here and spending their time keeping the place lively and sparkling, involved 100% in the vibe of our beautiful hotel.

    We are very easy going and fun people but we need to highlight that we are not a party hostel, so if you are looking for wild nights we are definitely not the right place for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a volunteer, you will be in a very multi-cultural place: we get customers from allover the world!
    We also have 20 local workers and many local friends from the village of Santa Cruz, so you will have the opportunity to be involved in the local life, learn about local history and even learn Kaqchikel (the local language) if you want to!

  • Help


    From our volunteers we ask a 6 week minimum commitment after a one week trial, and we also need volunteers to be over the age of 21. Help consists in greeting guests at the reception, dealing with the check-ins and check-outs. The atmosphere is very casual but the place does get very busy from time to time. We offer you a bed (either shared dorm or private room, according to availability) and 3 meals a day, vegetarian options always available; half price drinks, free kayak/paddle rental, 10% off diving. And a beautiful view on the majestic Lago Atitlan every day!

    We need our volunteers to speak at least intermediete SPANISH AND fluent ENGLISH!!! We look for people who are confident in answering queries in person and over the phone in both languages and our customers are from allover.

    Please write the DATES that you are available to volunteer in the subject line of your message as it makes it easier for us to go through applicants and it also shows us that you have read our profile! :)

    We get a lot of messages from volunteers and we do our best to answer to all of them.
    If we do not get back to you it could be that our team is complete at the moment of your application, we apologize for that.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a staff house for volunteers with a four beds dorm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please no hard drugs or psychotic people! Although we like to have fun, we are not a party hostel every night!, although
    We wish to be considered a family and not a random 5-hour shift workplace.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Whether you are looking to trade your cubicle for a lake side restaurant or your office for one of our beautiful hotel rooms, we offer perfect accommodation for the digital nomads willing to work remote while in Guatemala. We have good Wi-Fi connection, alongside with food, drinks and local activities to keep you busy while working and for when you need to relax and disconnect.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Please speak to us directly. Max 25

Host ref number: 524918243615

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