Help at a cozy hostel in artsy San José del Cabo, México



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    Hello, I’m Davier! After a long career in education, traveling abroad and living the past 4 years in Asia, I moved to Cabo with my partner to launch a dream of opening a hostel. Thanks to the help of incredible Workawayers, we recently opened and are already thriving!

    Two essential questions we hope to explore through the hostel are: “What is Baja culture,” and “how do we as travelers participate in the region in more sustainable and immersive ways?” Two things that make the hostel unique are that we also have a barber shop, and we intentionally involve locals and partner with community organizations so guests meet "choyeros" (people from Cabo).

    We welcome your help running the hostel, such as helping guests check in/out, clean, and general help throughout the house. Because we are new, we also need specialized help, such as social media and marketing, tour guides, and people who are handy (carpentry, plumbing, etc.). We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, adaptable, and responsible.

    Got additional skills that would be helpful? Let us know.


    Hola, soy Davier! Después de una larga carrera en educación, viajar el mundo y vivir 4 años en asia, he decidido mudarme con mi pareja a Los Cabos para emprender el sueño de abrir un hostal. Gracias a los esfuerzos de varios Workawayers increíbles, recientemente abrimos y ya estamos prosperando!

    Dos preguntas esenciales que pensamos explorer a través del hostal son: “qué es la cultura Baja” y “cómo podemos nosotros viajeros participar en la region de maneras más sostenible e integrada?" Dos cosas que hacen el hostal único son que somos una barbería, y que intencionalmente invitamos gente local y colaboramos con organizaciones comunitarias para que los huéspedes puedan conocer a "choyeros" (personas de Cabo).

    Necesitamos tu ayuda para manejar el hostal, como registrar huéspedes, limpiar y ayuda general. Dado a que somos un hostal nuevo, también ocupamos ayuda especializada como redes socials y mercadeo, guías turísticos, y personas que saben arreglar cosas (carpinteros, plomeros, etc.). Buscamos voluntarios amigables, adaptables y responsables.

    Tienes otras abilidades que sean útiles? Avísanos!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Baja California Sur and Los Cabos is a booming tourist and traveler destination, though much of the region’s focus has been luxury and resort-style accommodations. Yet San José del Cabo is a cornerstone of regional arts, history and culture. Here are some things you should consider about our location...

    Culture: San José del Cabo is oozing with galleries, coffee shops, murals, artisan stores, and bars. Despite Cabo’s high tourism, the city still has a local vibe. You’ll get many opportunities to connect with locals, support small businesses, eat street food, explore historical landmarks. There are many fun hilly roads worth winding through to explore the neighborhoods.

    Nature: Cabo is perhaps best known for its natural beauties. You’ll be able to surf, go whale watching, hang at the beach, hike the stunning Sonoran desert, and snorkel in one of the largest reefs in the Americas. The nearest beach is a 20-minute walk from the guesthouse. There are other nearby places worth exploring, such as Cabo San Lucas (infamous for its booming nightlife and party culture), Cabo Pulmo National Park, La Paz (arguably has the best beach in the region) and Todos Santos, which is one of México’s “pueblos mágicos.”

    Language exchange: We are fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I also speak beginner’s level Mandarin Chinese. My partner speaks beginner's level German. My Cuban mother who will also be around is bilingual, though mostly prefers to speak Spanish. Expect to eat some incredible Cuban meals from her when she cooks. You’ll have lots of opportunity to practice and learn any of these languages.

    Community: Much of what we can offer also comes from the richness within our volunteers and friends. We would love to create opportunities for yoga, meditation, dance, music, exercise, drag, writing workshops, intentional chats, baking, film nights, and more. The possibilities are endless with creativity and intention.

  • Aide


    We are a new hostel, so we need volunteers who are adaptable, take initiative, and are eager to help. We create as we go.

    Volunteers will help with typical hostel duties, including checking guests in and out, making beds, doing laundry, and helping guests with any questions or concerns. At times, we may ask you to run to a store or help with a specific task. Volunteers who have specialized skills might be asked to help with special projects.

    The most important role of volunteers is to help nurture a friendly, cozy, and kind environment for guests, other volunteers, and community visitors. Let's all enjoy our time together! :)

    We will consider everyone, but strongly prefer volunteers who are at least 25 years old, and those who can stay for at least four weeks. If you are primarily looking to party, we may not be the right workaway for you.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Portugais: Débutant
    Chinois (mandarin): Débutant

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  • Hébergement


    HOUSING: The guesthouse is situated in the heart of the historic and arts district of San José del Cabo. In exchange for your work, you will have your own bed in a shared room, which may have other workawayers and volunteers. You’ll also have full access to a large kitchen and all the common areas. There’s a large balcony that oversees a very lively street.

    FOOD: You will be provided with some essential breakfast ingredients (eggs, cereal, fruits, breads, milk).

    PAY: Depending on our need and an agreement made with the hostel manager, volunteers who wish to work beyond the expected 25 weekly hours will receive $50MXN per extra hour worked (pending approval).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    You are highly encouraged to visit the surrounding towns and parks during your time off. There is a bus that can take you to San Lucas, Todos Santos, La Paz and other towns. I am happy to give you a ride to the bus stop whenever possible. We are pretty chill and flexible, let us know if you have specific needs or requests and we will do our best to accommodate.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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