We are a surf themed hostel in the town El Medano in the south of Tenerife, famous for its brilliant wind- and kite surfing opportunities. We are three friends; Rodrigo, Gloria and Giulia, running this hostel since 7 years. The hostel has only 33 beds, so the atmosphere is very cozy and social. We have common dinners almost every night and plenty of events arranged by either guests or volunteers. The hostel is in a perfect location, in the heart of the town and 30 meters from the seafront, with plenty of beaches in short walking distance.
Help in the house
You will learn how to run a hostel and have plenty of opportunities to interact with the guests, go on excursions, and practice your Spanish language (although most of the guests speak English). The area is famous for water sports like surfing, kite surfing, buggie-boarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving etc. We have common bikes in the hostel, guitars, ukuleles, bas, and lots of beach-gear that you can feel free to use. If you enjoy cooking you can cook dinner for the guests and earn a little Money this way, or organize a workshop, drinks night, whatever you can think of. We have some ongoing projects in the hostel if you are interested in painting, graffiti, DIY or construction/woodwork.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We generally have three volunteers at time. You are on shift every third day for approximately seven hours, so you don´t work more than 25 hours per week. The job is light and simple; receptionist duties, cleaning of the hostels common areas, the dorms, the bathrooms, putting out the breakfast.
You need to be friendly and willing to meet new people. We need a commitment of staying for at least one month or longer. It is necessary that you have a good level of English, and if you speak Spanish it is a big plus. We expect our volunteers to actively take part in the life of the hostel, socialize and feel free to share whatever skills or ideas you have, organize excursions or common activities etc. We want you to feel at home in the hostel, and also treat the common areas as such, meaning that you clean something if it is dirty, change the toilet paper when it runs out, and give a hand if the person on duty is in need.
Volunteers sleep in 8 or 6 bed mixed dorm with the guests. Breakfast is included, towels, laundry, hygiene products, coffee, tea, spices etc.
We want our volunteers to feel comfortable and at home in the hostel. We are not a party hostel and expect everyone to be quiet after 23.00. We have beach days all year round, even in the winter. Tenerife has plenty to offer in terms of hiking, natural reserves, beach camping, carnival. It is easy to reach Los Christianos or Santa Cruz by bus, the hostel is located quite close to the Reina Sofia South airport, and we are in the very city center of El Medano.
Due to the large amount of requests we get on workaway we can unfortunately not answer everyone. If we like your profile and are in need of volunteers we can arrange a video call to discuss the details of your stay.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 days per week, 6-7 hours per day
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