Connect with locals and help in a family hostel in Popayán, Colombia



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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    Good morning, I'm Felipe and I live in Popayán, Colombia.
    I recently opened my hostel that conceptualizes the traditions of a typical Panamanian family offering hostel accommodation services in a house of 400 square meters located in the center of Popayán and equipped to accommodate its visitors according to international hospitality standards.

    The place where the hostel is located today represents the historical change that Colombia experienced in the mid-twentieth century, when the passage from a rural Colombia to an urban Colombia accelerated. Built in 1950, the House of La Sexta, is the starting point of a real experience in the Colombian South West, the place where our visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the traditions that represent the life of a family in this region. These traditions cover an urban area, located in the city of Popayán, and a rural area, framed in the geographical area located between the central and western mountain ranges of southern Colombia.

    In a global world, my hostel opens the doors for those interested to know the peculiarities that make life in this area of ​​the world somewhat sublime. This objective is achieved through different activities designed in the form of a tour that allow us to enjoy human interaction with nature, history and culture through access to many places in general and three specific places: my hostel, the Finca Mejorana and Finca Lourdes.

    Buenos días, soy Felipe y vivo en Popayán, Colombia.
    Recién abri mi hostal que conceptualiza las tradiciones de una familia típica payanesa ofreciendo servicios de alojamiento tipo hostal en una casa de 400 mts cuadrados ubicada en el centro de Popayán y acondicionada para albergar a sus visitantes acorde a estándares internacionales de hospitality.

    El lugar donde hoy se ubica el hostal, representa el cambio histórico que vivió Colombia a mediados del siglo XX, cuando se aceleró el paso de una Colombia rural a una Colombia urbana. Construida en 1950, la Casa de La Sexta, es el punto de inicio de una experiencia real en el Sur Occidente colombiano, el lugar desde donde nuestros visitantes tendrán oportunidad de conocer las tradiciones que representan la vida de una familia en esta región. Estas tradiciones abarcan un ámbito urbano, localizado en la ciudad Popayán, y un ámbito rural, enmarcado en la zona geográfica ubicada entre las cordillera central y occidental del sur de Colombia.

    En un mundo global, mi hostal abre las puertas para que aquellos interesados conozcan las particularidades que hacen de la vida en esta zona del mundo algo sublime. Este objetivo se logra a través de diferentes actividades diseñadas en forma de tour y que permiten disfrutar de la interacción humana con la naturaleza, la historia y la cultura a través del acceso a muchos lugares en general y tres lugares en especifico: mi hostal, la Finca Mejorana y la Finca Lourdes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a hostel which service is based on local family traditions, implying deep contact with locals and all what it refers to gastronomy, enjoyment of the culture and the outdoors, with access to two more proprieties located in the proximity of the city and another in the Andes mountains with many activities as hiking, bird watching, mountain biking.
    From the hostel house, located in downtown Popayan, it will be easy to explore the city in a walkable distance.

  • Help


    We are needing a hand with house chores as watering plants, cleaning rooms, tending guests from all around the word, making sure they are enjoying the basics they might expect of a hostel. We have a big house with a lot of work to do mainly referred with general maintenance of doors, bathrooms and furniture.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Voluntaries will be staying at the hostel, we have designated a room specially for them to sleep, in a private room with two single beds or a double bed if they come in a couple. We will provide daily breakfast for our voluntaries.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Voluntaries will be close to the city’s downtown with walkable access to museums, restaurants, theaters and to the cultural center of Popayan. Also located two blocks away to the local market with access to organic and affordable groceries.
    Staying at hostel Antonio, helpers will have free access to two more proprieties. Finca Mejorana, located 20 minutes north of the city and Finca Lourdes, located in the Andes mountains , 1 hour away to the city. Both with public transportation access.
    Hostel Antonio is located on the city’s main avenue with access to main public transportation routes.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 875941973289