Looking for help at a traveler hostel in Santa Cruz La Laguna on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    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 3 volcanoes that surround the lake. We have a fun atmosphere in the hotel with family-style dinners every night and good parties on the weekends (occasionally weekdays too!). A great opportunity to meet other travelers and enjoy a fun place and stunning surroundings.

    We have various weekly evening activities like our Open Mic Night on Wednesdays, Quiz/Trivia Night on Fridays and our Dress-Up Party on Saturdays. So bring your musical talent, interesting trivia and flamboyant personalities!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities


  • Help


    We ask for a 6 week minimum commitment after a one week trial, from volunteers and for them to be over the age of 21. Help entails greeting guests, check-ins, generally being the friendly face at reception. The atmosphere is very casual but does get busy from time to time. We offer free room and 3 meals a day, half price drinks, free kayak/ paddle rental, and 10% off diving in exchange for your help.

    A basic level of Spanish is REQUIRED!! We need volunteers who are confident in answering queries in person and over the phone in English and Spanish. You don't have to be fluent, just able to get the information across.

    Please put 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 are also looking for short-term temporary help with art projects around the hostel, ranging from building and painting signs to professional photography work and web design. If you are interested please send your CV and examples of your work! As well, we will be looking for a busy season yoga instructor, so if you're interested in those positions, please mention it in your message!

    We get a lot of email requests in for volunteer positions and try to answer each one but if we do not respond it is because we do not need volunteers at that time but thanks for your interest.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a staff house for volunteers with three rooms sleeping one, two, and three. Where we put you depends on what's available at the moment!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please no hard drugs or psychotic people!

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Whether you're 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 nomad looking to work remote while in Guatemala. We have high speed WiFi connections in multiple locations on the property as well as food, drinks, and local activities to keep you busy and full while working and when you want to relax and disconnect.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Please speak to us directly. max 25

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Host ref number: 524918243615