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Classificação do anfitrião
Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana
We have two hostels in Riohacha with space for more than 40 people.
The managers are Katy from Riohacha, Colombia, and Johannes from Austria.
Katy speaks Spanish as her mother tongue, fluent English and some German.
Johannes speaks German as his mother tongue, fluent English and Spanish.
We have both worked, studied and lived in the UK, Austria, Colombia, Spain and Germany. We love traveling just as much as you do and we also really enjoy to experience how it is to actually LIVE abroad. This is exactly the opportunity we would like to give to you! :-)
Our hostels are the best place to start your journey to the northern most point of South America. People love the cozy atmosphere and the cool and interesting people we tend to attract.
Our mission is to offer a high quality stay by giving to our guests what matters at an affordable price.
This means the best service we can offer, comfortable mattresses, free delicious breakfast and facilities that not only meet but surpass our travelers expectations.
We have great aspirations and there is lots of work to be done!
This is why we need your help!
Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizadoProjetos de construção/faça você mesmoManutenção geralCriar/cozinhar refeições caseirasAjuda a cuidar da casaHotelaria/turismoPrática de idiomasProjetos artísticosAjuda com computadores/internet
Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado
You will benefit from having the opportunity of learning about the daily operations of a hostel in Colombia. You will work in reception and give travel recommendations and appropriate travel information to the guests. We may also use your help with mural paintings and other renovation works. We are also happy if you bring in your know how in other areas.
In your stay you will have plenty of opportunities to socialize with guests from all over the world and to learn or improve languages.
Most importantly we appreciate the Workawayer's creativity and are happy to see your ideas for new ways of improving the hostel and making the guest's time with us more valuable.
We are looking for evening receptionists, mural painters and other help in our hostel.
You should have basic to good knowledge of Spanish and English and be able to keep a conversation in both languages (more importantly Spanish).
IMPORTANT: We require you to be independent, have a lot of self initiative, be reliable, trustworthy, responsible, enthusiastic, charismatic and engaging. You love to hang out with our guests, you are a talkative outgoing person to laugh and chat with and are a great team worker.
Also you are very flexible. That means: If we ask you for help with something you will show enthusiasm and you will be happy to help.
Our team of full time locally employed workers (four receptionists, two cleaners and one cooks) helps us with the daily tasks and is the core of our hostel in assuring that our guests have a great stay.
Bed in one of our eight bed dorms with fan and breakfast (pancakes or eggs and toast or fruit bowl), free coffee, free water and free laundry service, free towel rental. IMPORTANT: Depending on our needs, we will be asking you to sleep in different rooms during your stay. If the hostel gets full you might sleep in a hammock.
DAYS OFF: For every five days you work, you will get two days off. IMPORTANT: Depending on the hostels needs you will be working up to 10 days in a row and then be off 4 days.
IMPORTANT FOR COUPLES AND FRIENDS: You will not be working together. This means one person will be working and sleeping in one hostel and the other person will be working and sleeping in the other one. They are just a 3-minutes walk from each other. On your days off you can sleep in the same place.
KEEP IN MIND: Riohacha is very hot. Fortunately our hostel is located just two minutes from the beach.
WORKING HOURS: You won't work more than 25h a week. However keep in mind that some days you will work more and others fewer hours.
Riohacha is a small city in the coast of Colombia, it is the capital of La Guajira the northern most state in Colombia. It's mostly sunny, hot and dry. There are plenty of things to do in and around Riohacha, such as going to the beach, strolling around in the promenade to see local arts, visiting the market, learning and practicing kite surf, going to one of the two shopping centers, or visiting one of the following places: the desert in the north with Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallinas, Playa Mayapo, Parque Nacional Camarones, the mine El Cerrejón, Palomino, the green south of la Guajira with its beautiful waterfalls and rivers, Santa Marta etc.
The hostel is located in the center of the city, so most spots are in walking distance. Make sure to take advantage of the proximity to the sea and go for a swim in the mornings, it's just 100m away!
Get around in Riohacha: Colectivo for 1500 Pesos or a Taxi for 5000. The walking distance to the bus terminal is 15min.
Let us know if you need information on how to get to Riohacha or help in booking flights or buses.
Mais alguns detalhes
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Pode hospedar nômades digitais
Este anfitrião indicou que adora hospedar nômades digitais.
Pode aceitar animais
Este anfitrião está aberto a aceitar viajantes com animais de estimação.
Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?
Mais de 2
Not more than 25h a week
After the 5 hours of work or night
Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.
Precisão do perfil:
After the 5 hours of work or night
primero , el hostel es increíble con su piscina con la barra en la terraza y todas sus comodidades.
la familia, pase un mes muy agradable, desde los dueños pasando por todas las chicas que trabajan e incluso sus mascotas me hicieron sentir muy cómodo.
con decir que el voluntariado fue muy relajado
- Multiple hostels, one that's more quiet, and one with a bar and pool etc, so you're bound to find something you like.
- The rooftop bar is beautiful, with great drinks and great food. I played music here most days, nice little sound system.
- The pool is juuust what you need in
We wish you all the best in your upcoming travels and hope to see you around again.
Katy & Johannes
Emeric fue un excelente voluntario, servicial, amable, divertido y, sobre
Carolina helped us in everything we asked her and more. We hope you will have more awesome experiences while traveling! :-)
All the best from our team
Muchas gracias Carolina
Johannes and Kathy are amazing and they are always there if you need anything.
Also the staff is amazing, everyone is super friendly, helpful and welcoming. I felt like a part of the family from the very beginning. Everyone made my stay unforgettable.
The work was easy and you’ll get enough days
He was with us more than a month and did reception, kitchen and bar. He makes some incredible mojitos!
We miss you a lot and you will always have the doors open at our hostel when you
We wish you all the best for your travels!
Katy and Johannes have a very good vibe and lead their hostels with care.
I learned a lot about how to organize a hostel, and I'm sure I would have learnt more if I staid longer.
Thanks again for this opportunity :)
The hostel is amazing. You can tell it has been well thought, designed by experienced travelers. Every single need is
Rehanon helped us in everything we asked her and more. She speaks fluent English and good Spanish. We definitely recommend her if you are starting a project or if you are a few years in.
Rehanon we hope you will
Riohacha como ciudad es tranquila pero tiene muchisimo en el alrededor para visitar (no puedes no ir a las dunas de
We wish you all the
The place is very comfortable and clean, with courtins and fans in every bed. Johana's pancakes are the bests!
The work is easy, I had all day to do whatever I wanted
Johannes and Katy are very 'buena onda', opened and relaxed
The hostel's spirit is very special and I really really can recommend workawaing
Ni hablar de que me enfermé y estuve mucho tiempo inactivo y solo pensaron en que mejorara.
Los desayunos son exquisitos y el hostel de lujo.
I was working 5h/day in a really cool atmosphere and had a plenty of time for myself. The city of Riohacha is quiet so it’s the perfect place to relax and improve your Spanish.
The hostel is super clean, comfortable, cosy and the breakfast is delicious!
I also got the opportunity to have
Johannes, Katy, Kate, Leiner y toda la gente que trabaja ahi es gente muy linda y amable.
Los voluntarios, la buena onda de los huéspedes, las mascotas, el hostel, todo hizo que sea un lugar hermoso y digno de volver.
Les agradezco toda la buena onda y que me hayan hecho sentir
I hope you enjoyed my
...for all the time being in your beautiful hostel (it is a cozy and quite small hostel located in the center of Riohacha, super comfortable beds, cleanliness on point and good breakfast - everything a traveller needs!)
...for all the friendly guests I checked in
It's a really clean, tidy and cosy place. They really do a good work with their hostel and that is motivating. The pancakes of Johanna really are a must ! All the team is very nice and welcoming. A special thanks to Yali and Shayo who make sure every day that everything is clean.
Johannes and Katy are awesome, and they really put an effort to make the volunteers feel at home.
The work is simple, they respect the working hours and having a place outside the hostel for the volunteers its perfect for when you want to relax.
We had some meals in a family
Douglas nos colaboro mucho en la parte administrativa, dando nuevas ideas para
She helped us at the reception, did check-ins and check-outs and played great music as a DJ.
Thanks for your help and nice vibe, and good luck on your
The work is mainly welcomig the guests and help them with all questions, especially regarding the trips to Cabo and Punta Gallinas.
We really enjoyed
I felt like I was in a house with my family and best friends.
I really recommend this Workaway.
During my stay I built a website for the hostel, integrated their booking system with the new website, designed some
We were really lucky that she returned a few weeks later to help us at our place. She brought in
I was initially a guest here but after staying for 2 nights I thought it would be a great place to volunteer and I wasn't wrong. The shifts are very well organised, fair,
When you have a question or need something they're always happy to help you out.
The work in the hostel is super relaxed and makes a lot of fun as it is a small hostel you get to know all the guests quickly.
Great swiss couple with LOTS of energy and motivation to help whenever help is needed. When we didnt have any other volunteers they offered to stay another two weeks and therefore saved our lives during a busy period. They made sure that we would get some free time for us so we would return back to the Hostel with renewed
The two of them were looking after the hostel for one week while we were on holidays and we were happy to know that our place was in great hands, with passionate and trustworthy people.
They paid lofs of attention to making our guests' stay an unforgettable
Seriously, Katy and Johannes were such great and warmhearting people. We couldn't get any better hosts for our first Workaway experience. We felt like living in a family for 2 weeks.
She gave us new ideas and was always happy to learn new things. She prepared the breakfast for the guest and supported us at the reception.
Was really great to have her in our team, Safe travel!
Saludos katy and Johi
Johannes and Katy are amazing and very hard working people. We felt like beeing part of the family, so did our guests! Our meaning counted and new ideas were welcome, that's great!
They gave us the time to travel to Punta Gallinas and Palomino, so we knew all the details of these journeys and
The owners, Katy and Johannes, are super fun people. Working with them is pretty chilled. They