Helpers wanted for a renovation project in a family run hostel in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Our mother/daughter owned business is a hostel, which is listed for one-night or more stays by guests. Eventually, a Restaurant and Bar is planned. This is a family-owned business, a mother-daughter adventure!
    The weather is beautiful, and the culture is interesting.

    We are currently renovating the lower level to open a restaurant/ bar with live music, as well as still making touch-ups and repairs to the hostel, which is OPEN. We want the Hostel to be a happy and enjoyable experience for all our guests, as it has been for us, and YOU!
    Recently we bought this old historic building and we have been renovating it, so we would be needing anyone with skills in reconstruction, working with concrete, woodwork, iron, painting and anything else related to renovating an old building.

    We need helpers to help with various necessities, co-hosting, publicity and marketing, security system set-up, computer technology, and sometimes we need an extremely responsible co-host to assist with greeting guests and other hostel necessities, we also would welcome someone able to help with pet care and training, and teaching us more Spanish.
    We are very open to anyone with any skills that will be helpful even if not listed, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU CAN PROVIDE.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Puerto Rico is a unique culture, a territory of the US but far different from the continental US culture.
    The only ice-skating rink in the Caribbean is located a short distance away. It is a beautiful island with many activities available.

    Tourists are impressed with the vicinity being close to several available activities. A great opportunity to learn surfing from the locals or go diving or snorkeling, hiking, beach combing, bicycling, fishing, etc..

    There is a skate park, and waterpark. The Aguadilla Mall and movie theatre is less than 5 minutes away.

    Surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling are some of the main attractions in this area.
    Also, there are restaurants, and bars and hangouts, all in walking distance.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    We need workawayers to help renovations, cleaning, odd jobs and sometimes we need an assistant host to help us with greeting guests, and speaking with them on the phone in Spanish, at the hostel especially if they are bilingual.

    We also need helpers in masonry, electric, plumbing, building, floors, painting, and all aspects of upstarting a restaurant and bar.
    Eventually, we will add 4 rooms, two bottom and two on top with an outside bar, and hopefully a spa, all on the roof.

    We have another space next door and we are considering opening a beauty salon.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish (not fluently)

  • Accommodation


    This is a running hostel with 9 rooms, 2 unfinished, a large room with a common kitchen, common bathroom and a common living area. Workawayers will stay in one of the rooms with several single beds and will share with other Workawayers, this is a unisex room.

    Meals that are prepared will be shared, dependant upon someone cooking. Food for one meal will be provided for the Workaways to prepare, for one shared meal, per day. Staples such as beans, rice, pasta, and potatoes will be available for preparation by Workawayers.

    Helpers are expected to immediately clean up after themselves after utilizing the kitchen, any common areas, and the bathrooms. Personal property must be kept in their room, and the room must be kept tidy and neat, with the beds made when not in use.
    If the potential helper has a problem with cleanliness, then please do not apply. There are no personal maids here.
    Funds are limited and dependent on number of paid laborers working.
    The environment has been very amicable, social and fun!
    Partner card games such as pinnochle, spades, euchre, etc. is an enjoyable pastime if you are a player!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The HOSTEL Aguadilla Puerto Rico

    Our hostel is in Aguadilla Pueblo, a short walking distance to the beach. We have 7 rooms available to be booked separately.
    The owners live on site on the ground floor, the hostel is on the second floor.
    Free WiFi is available.
    The airport, BQN is 15 minutes away.
    We are pet-friendly and we have a dog and four cats, and a ferret. They live on the ground floor.
    Our hostel is a two-story historic building one block from the Center.
    Our hostel Hostel is located on the second floor of a historic building built in the 1800s as a mansion.
    We plan on opening a restaurant and bar with live music on the ground floor, and possibly a dispensary.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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: 933638829524