Come stay in paradise, helping at a hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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  • Last activity: 8 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Looking for fun, sociable types who love meeting people, have lived, worked and stayed in hostels and love the beach lifestyle! Primary role is reception based help however we also have a need for painting, gardening and other adhoc tasks. Looking for hospitality and tourism backgrounds.

    The hostel has new owners now from Houston, Texas and started managing the hostel in April of 2021. We love the volunteers here and want to continue the fun atmosphere that has been a trademark of our Backpackers Hostel.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to practice your English/Spanish with our local staff, the opportunity to learn to surf, the opportunity to participate in charity events such as beach clean ups etc etc, about the ocean and its importance to our planet, about the local wildlife and how we affect their environment, cooking skills, how to maintain a house, gardening skills and much much more. We are also interested in what you can share with us! We pride ourselves in learning from each other so this is full circle exchange.

  • Help


    Come stay in paradise and help on the reception desk at a great hostel. You will meet people from all over the world and be living just minutes away from a great surfing beach! Help includes reception staff/host and general management, occasional gardening and maintenance. We want high-energy people people (bilingual preferred) with a great attitude to share and learn who are enthusiastic to engage with guests and offer great customer service through a reception role and enjoy showing them the jewells of Costa Rica's coast line. We’re looking for solo travelers who are independent and are passionate about meeting new people from all over the world. You will be assist in reservations, check-in process, arranging transportation and giving information on tours, delivering helpful advice on what to do and where to go in Tamarindo / Guanacaste during our guests' stay; and you're expected to have fun!

    We’re also looking for creative content creators who will have freedom and influence via video content, photography and branding through promotions.

    Characteristics & Skills we are looking for in our volunteers.

    - Sales and customer service experience a huge plus
    - Surfers and travel lovers
    - Self-motivated and well-organized
    - Easy going and always willing to help others
    - Resourceful and handy with household repairs
    - Curious, creative & artistic (photo, video, marketing, painting, music, anything!)
    - Willing to learn and teach

    6-week stay minimum. English and Spanish speakers a must. Bilingual preferred.

    Strong English fluency required as we cater mostly to English-speaking tourists. A bilingual staff is our goal. For English speakers, we are looking for volunteers that want to improve their Spanish.

    About Us:

    Located in a former Hacienda in Tamarindo, we are a traveler's hostel promoting a fun, relaxed vibe with a social atmosphere. We get many backpackers, but also a wide variety of ages, nationalities, solo, group and family travelers. We operate a surf school out of the hostel for beginner-to-intermediate surfers with daily group and private lessons. We also offer custom surf trips along Guanacaste’s coastline.

    We are located less than a five-minute walk from the beach and town center, with two mixed dorms, one staff dorm and five private guest rooms (all air-conditioned). We are known for having a relaxed, chill vibe at hostel but mostly for our amazing and outgoing staff.

    We routinely host hostel BBQs for volunteers and guests to get to know each other. We are looking for sociable, fun-loving volunteers with a curiosity in those they meet on the road and learning from one another’s experiences.

    Please do not be offended if you do not get a response! We do our best!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in our 6 person air conditioned room. The room is only for volunteers, so you don't have to share with guests. The hostel also has a pool and kitchen for guests and staff to use plus a great courtyard for hanging out.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tamarindo is a total paradise. There is great surfing, great food and great nightlife. This is a fun and safe beach town you are sure to fall in love with. We like to have volunteers because the hostel team is like a big family. When the team live at the hostel, they get close with each other and with the guests and everyone has more fun.

  • 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

    Our hostel has fast and reliable internet access with speeds up-to 100 mbs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    7 hour shifts, 3 days a week

Host ref number: 768499785514

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