Help us open a hostel on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    Our hostel is a fun, laid back, social hostel in the center of San Pedro on beautiful Lake Atitlan. Previously rated the #1 hostel on Lake Atitlan but has been closed due to COVID. I recently purchased it with a group of my best friends - also backpackers who have stayed at/worked at hostels around the world. We're super passionate about our work here and are looking to reopen the hostel with a group of fun volunteers who want to help create a welcoming and adventurous environment.
    We currently have 9 paid local staff. This includes 6 cleaners, 1 cook, 1 night guard, and 1 maintenance worker.
    We typically have between 6-8 volunteers, so it always feels like we're a big family hanging out :)

    Special Positions:
    - (Currently Filled) We are actively looking for a volunteer who has experience with social media, marketing, event planning, and scheduling, if you are interested in this position and can stay for at least one month please mention it in your response
    - (2/2 Filled) We are also specifically looking for artists to paint murals and photographers to take pictures for our online profiles. These positions are separate from long term volunteers and we will provide free accommodation for these as well.

    Note: Due to a large amount of inquiries and no shows we're only accepting volunteers who can start within 2 weeks.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    San Pedro is a very small town and we work directly with local businesses like Spanish schools, local restaurants, craft stores, and other hostels in town.

  • Help


    Your role would essentially be to have a great time and contribute to the good vibes. We have a full time local staff of cleaners, cooks, and maintenance workers. So we'll never ask you to do any of that, outside of cleaning up after yourself :)

    We ask volunteers to help 25 hours a week - which may include: reception, event/party planning, building/construction projects (only if you're interested), showing guests around town, leading events/bar crawls, and anything else you think would be fun to do with guests.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You'll be given a bed in the volunteer dorm which is a sturdy bunk bed with your own locker. Our kitchen is available for you to use to cook your own meals at any time.
    Additionally, benefits from all of our partners hostels and businesses will be available to you including free accommodation, free event entry, discounted tours and travel to multiple locations throughout Guatemala.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We encourage our volunteers to travel to our partner hostels and check them out! We have partners in Antigua, El Paredon, Semuc Champay, and Flores. Or chill at the lake we work with hostels in different locations around the lake like Free Cerveza or Dream Boat.

  • 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

    I'm a digital nomad myself. I work as a software engineer at a US based company. We have solid wifi and I'm working on building co-working space.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 15 hours a week

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Host ref number: 588544744864