Come Enjoy Living in our Beach Front Hostel in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica


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  • Description


    We are a hostel in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica located directly on the beach with an awesome view of the famous Salsa Brava surf break.

    We have 6 private rooms and 2 mixed dorm rooms, but are renovating currently to have more dorms on the main floor and private rooms in the house beside the hostel (also beach front!).

    Our hostel gives you a bird's-eye view of one of the most interesting and unique places in the whole world. We offer a cultural and social experience for our guests since we are located above one of the 1st bars in Puerto Viejo. It is pretty loud and lively on the weekends which is a great fit for some people - but for others that are looking for peace and quiet it may not be the best fit so please take this into consideration before applying.

    We are looking for fun, considerate, talented and open-minded individuals to help us take care of our guests and improve the hostel's vibe, ambiance and offerings.

    Accommodations provided are shared and we have two communal kitchens that we share with our fellow travellers.

    We welcome all kinds of specialties and skills so please be sure to add that into your application subject along with the month you will be here.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The hostel is located above a lively bar where you can comfortably watch the interactions between the locals and the tourists from all over the world or just walk downstairs and join them. The main goal of the position is to be able to learn and appreciate the cultural mix that makes Puerto Viejo.

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers to help with reception and other projects for 5 hours per day.

    We offer reception shifts for the volunteers to help our local staff but you must have an intermediate (conversational) level of both Spanish and English. On slow days we will need you to promote within the town for our place. We also have various positions that sometimes become available including music marketing, social media integration, videography, carpentry and babysitting/childcare.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We are offering a dorm bed in exchange for work. Shared showers with hot water, free coffee, wifi & a kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in Puerto Viejo 4-5 hours away from San Jose. We are on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. You can take the bus or shuttle to get here.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Shifts are (7:30-12:30)(12:30-5:30)(5:30-10:30) for reception. 5 days a week. Other projects are 3-4 hours depending on project level. (max 25hrs)

Swing life away with our oceanside tree swing!
The view from above
We are situated above the best bar in town, right on the beach!
Our sunsets are infallible
birthday dinners with our incredible volunteers are the best kind of dinners.
the best balcony and view in Puerto Viejo!
Want to be able to walk straight from your bedroom to the beach? Our hostel has it's own slice of the Caribbean right at our back door on the Beach.

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Host ref number: 618242733475