Live and help at a family run hostel in Tena, Ecuador



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Our hostel in Tena, Ecuador, means "beautiful flower" in Quechua. The owner Marcia and her daughter Jehieli are happy to help you with everything they can to make your stay in Tena an unforgettable experience. The hostel is located in a quiet residential area, just a few minutes away from the Tena bus terminal. We have 12 bed rooms and can accommodate up to 20 people. The ambience is relaxed and welcoming and you will feel at home and as a part of the family.

    For further information about your stay, please drop us a message on Workaway.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be immersed into the life of an ecuadorian family, practicing speaking spanish with us, learning about customs in Ecuador, local food and the amazon region whilst still having contact with other travelers and being able to converse about individual experiences and making new friends.

  • Help


    We require help with improving our online presence (Facebook, Instagram, Hostelworld, Booking, etc.) help with making beds and cleaning rooms, receiving guests, painting the hostel, gardering, construction, teaching the daughter some English, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bed in 6-bed shared dorm, with shared bathroom or possibly a private room with a single bed and private bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tena is the gateway to the amazon rainforest, you can explore the town easily on foot, the Tena river is a 10 minute walk away and offers beautiful walks and little beaches to relax on. You can jump on a local bus and explore the nearby town of Misahualli with it's monkeys, visit the beautiful laguna azul, go for a bike ride to the cascadas Latas, take a bus to nearby Baños (3 hours away) or just simply relax in a hammock on our chill out terrace overlooking Tena and the mountains. Tena is also known as one of the best white water rafting destinations in South america, the rivers are simply stunning. Life in Tena is cheaper than in other parts of Ecuador and the public transport is reliable and very affordable.

  • 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

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day. For stays of 2 weeks there will be 3 days free. For stays 3 weeks and longer there will be 2 days free every week.

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Host ref number: 557473261536