We need help at our hostel in Monguí, Colombia.
My mom (Aura) and I (Camilo) opened this hostel in October, 2017 with the intention of bringing tourism to this very beautiful but unknown part of Colombia. The idea is growing well and each time we have more guests to serve. Our aim is to work sustainable, it means that we are adopting certain behaviors in order to make our existence the less harmful possible for the planet, in the best possible ethical way.
You will live in your own private room in our family home. My family is me, my mom, my dad (Antonio) and my brother (Oscar). My brother barely comes to the hostel and my dad is around all the time, however it’s me and my mom who are in charge of the Hostel. We also have 3 dogs and 1 cat, who always appreciate the extra company.
We are not vegetarians, but we like eating healthy and we often cook without meat.
Your tasks depend on how many people we have at the hostel. If we have guests, we need help with them at the hostel. It means doing the check-in / check-out, helping with the daily activities and so on. If we have no guests, your activities will be mostly outside on the garden/farm or helping with some projects that we have. Most of the time you’ll be on your own.
It is important to have some previous Spanish knowledge, but this is the perfect place to improve it. I can speak English, German and French but the other members of my family are not so good with other languages rather than Spanish. Also you will have to communicate with our Colombian guests.
We are looking for reliable people who wants to stay for long periods (at least 1 month). We can also offer internships.
We offer you accommodation and three meals per day. We can give you special prices for the wine, beer and snacks that we sell at the hostel. Coffee, tea and water are free of charge.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
You will learn how it is to have your own hostel as you will help us on some managerial tasks. You will also learn about how to live in the countryside.
We are becoming a sustainable business, which includes economy, environment and people. If you want to learn about sustainability, this is your place.
Small cities of Sogamoso and Duitama are at less than 40 minutes, Bogota is at just 3 hours of way, and also in the surroundings are a lot of small towns, with almost none foreigner tourist, so if you want to find a really cool place away of the tourism mass, you are looking at it.
Help with the tourists: making the check-in and check-out, introducing them the hostel, showing them different things to do in the area, talking with them... being a good host.
Help in the hostel: Being sure that everything is working well.
Special projects: Helping on the web page, help with social media. Helping to start the new farm. Taking care of the animals. Installing solar panels etc.
We have people who help us with the cleaning, but doing the dishes and some other basic tasks is required.
Sometimes we will have lots of guests and sometimes it will be none, so please be open minded about the schedule :).
English. Deutsch. Francaise.
Private room. Double bed. Hot water. Kitchen. Chimney. You'll stay in our family house.
Main road is at only 200 meters from the Hostel, transportation can be easily done by bus. When the job is done you can take one of our bikes to visit towns around, or just go hiking to the mountain or to the river. Also if you are a rock climber, there are some cool rocks to climb at 10 minutes of way.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week