This is a Hostel located in Downtown Guadalajara, the second biggest city in México and one of the most culturally rich cities in all America.
The Hostel is new and holds a unique concept. To begin with, is located in the interior of a 107 years old Hotel, one of the most emblematic Hotels of the City. Also, we house an artist-in-residence program that has spawn several works of art and interventions in different spaces of the Hostel.
The city of Guadalajara is one the cultural epicenters of México. It houses the most important spanish language international book fair in the word and the biggest film festival of México. It also has a lot of concerts, both by big and small international artists, but is also a receptor of mexican artists from all the north and western side of México. Every weekend there are several partys and fun places to go partying and dancing.
The Hostel is located Downtown (two blocks away from the Cathedral), therefore is at walking distance from most relevant historical, cultural and touristic places of the city. The bohemian and party sectors are also at walking distance.
The Hotel and Hostel is also inhabited by artists, usually related to our artist-in-residence program or other cultural programs we sponsor.
The nature of this experience is meant to be fun and interesting.
The experience will also be challenging for it requires to accomplish one very clear objective related to the touristic industry: to generate a fun social enviroment within the Hostel.
We need to fill up our calendar with volunteers from ASAP to the remaining months of 2019, so feel free to write us whatever the date you are comming to the city.
The minimum length of the participation is two weeks.
We need a volunteer for 100% social activities (Pulque night, cantina tour, mezcal tasting, etc.).
The main objective of this person is to achieve a good social enviroment for the guests of the Hostel to get to know to each other and have a great experience. Therefore, the person we need has to have a very social and extroverted personality.
Currently, we have a volunteer who is setting and improving the tours and activities we offer, so we need a person who continues her work.
The voluntary will execute the following weekly activities:
-Mexican Thursday (Making guacamole and selling pulque, mezcal, sotol and some other traditional drinks at the Hostel common area).
-Friday's cantina tour (Touring three or four downtown cantinas and pulquerías).
-Saturday's cantina tour (Same as friday's, but to different cantinas).
-Hang-over sunday (Making agua-chile, which is some kind of ceviche, and clamatos, which is a tomato juice and beer based drink.
The voluntary will also take pictures of the different activities to use them in our social media, therefore the voluntary must own a cellphone with a decent camera or a camera.
Shared dorm. All dorms are in very good condition and are spacious. The beds are really good. All dorms have lockers and private bathrooms, but there are also public bathrooms with shower cabbins and toilets.
All services are available, including hot water and wi-fi. The volunteer will also recieve three meals every day.
The volunteer will also be able to enjoy the facilities of the Hostel during his sparetime and can use the TV, kitchen, laundry and computer.
During the night, it is possible to go attend the very diverse cafés, bars, concerts and partys that usually take place near the Hostel. During the morning, it is possible to attend some of the nearest markets, wich are also the biggest and more traditional of the city. The sector is ideal to take a long walks or visit some of the several touristic, cultural and historical places. It is not strange to find bazaars and other random interesting activites.
During the days off, it is possible to visit Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Chapala or Tequila, among other least known fun places near the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week