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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 opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceDIY and building projectsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
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.
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.
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!
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 ...
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Our hostel has fast and reliable internet access with speeds up-to 100 mbs.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
7 hour shifts, 3 days a week
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This was one of the best experiences I could of had in Costa Rica. Made lifelong memories out there- even tho my stay was cut short due to unforeseen events.
Super close to the beach, great place to learn to surf , and great nightlife if you're into that. This honestly is one of the best vibes of a hostel I could… read more
Got his hands dirty, created new things in the hostel, constantly using his design skills to put ideas into practice. 10/10 would recommend. On top of him being a great volunteer he's a good all round guy and makes a ridiculously tasty… read more
The work is three, 7 hour shifts/week. Volunteers are free to organize the… read more
I have nothing but good things to say about this Hostel, its owners and the staff.
The hostel is located in a great area, walking distance to great surf and just about everything.Make sure not to miss a sunrise and sunset its an event here.I… read more
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Recomendamos este host!