We are a (Mexican and Costarican) couple in our 30´s and have 2 kids/adolescents, ages 11 and 13. We´ve had the hostel for aproximately 7 years and it has been an adventure. We are hardworking and put our heart and soul in what we do, we are the kind of individuals that when we do something we like to do it well. We love connecting with people which is why we chose to open this business, if you come work with us you can expect to be treated like family. We look for people with drive, enthusiasm, initiative, hardworking, outgoing, responsable, reliable and that understand how important this business is for us.
Our hostel is cosy and colorful (with a capacity for 25 people), which serves to give our guests a very personalised attention. We strive to keep the hostel ambience welcoming, friendly, fun, relaxed, clean, organised, and full of positive vibrations!
The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen, a patio and garden, lounge áreas, tv/dvd/and movie selection, wifi, games and ping pong table. We also offer our guests tours to various nature sights and other recreational activities.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This work exchange can give any volunteer who is eager to learn the experience of working with travelers and tourists from many different cultures, insight on the various aspects of hostel life and running a hostel, the opportunity to learn spanish or other languages, as well as many other practical and social skills.
We´re looking for volunteers who speak basic ENGLISH & SPANISH, are friendly, outgoing, responsable and who take the work seriously, possess practical life skills such as cooking, cleaning, etc, are efficient and have good work ethics. and who enjoy being around people and having a good time!
Other tasks would include recieving and accommodating guests, general maintenance and upkeep of hostel, taking care of reception, offering tours, cleaning, etc. We need volunteers who are able to commit to the hostel for at least 1 MONTH but we are definitely flexible if you would like to stay longer!
We can offer you the opportunity to live in a lovely hostel in the historic center of town, a bed in the volunteer room, a delicious and hearty breakfast, discounts on tours, and we guarantee you will have a great time!
San Cristobal de las Casas is a very culturally diverse, lively, artsy town. If you are into nature there is an abundance of places to visit in nearby areas, such as waterfalls, rivers, lakes, ruins, and eco-reserves.
There are plenty of spanish schools, yoga and cultural centers which offer classes or workshops on a regular basis. Markets, museums, theaters, bars and restaurants are all within the historic center of town and within walking distance of the hostel. Lots of live music by night! The neighboring indigenous villages are a main attraction as well, with their colorful markets and ancient culture and traditions.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Aproximately 3-4 days a week