Guanaja backpackers' hostel
To experience another side of Honduras in one of the more hidden bay islands. Guanaja is a beautifully lush island surrounded by sandy beaches with lots of snorkelling and hikes for the adventurous traveller.
Life in Guanaja is much more basic than the other bay islands, so you need to be a person that is happy in nature, enjoy periods of solitude, at peace with the odd power cut and internet outage and not afraid of the odd bug here and there. In return you will be rewarded with a place of tranquility that's much less travelled than the other bay islands, where you can get to experience local culture without hoards of other tourists.
Tourism is much slower in Guanaja than the other bay islands, so it's important you are ok with being the only person at the hostel on occasions, enjoying the space to yourself.
It’s a very relaxed hostel and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers over the age of 22 that are willing to spend a minimum of 4 weeks getting involved in projects around the property such as construction, building, gardening, cleaning, cooking, permaculture, animal care, social media etc.
In return, we provide free dormitory-style accommodation. We offer ingredients for 2 simple meals (breakfast & lunch), 5 days a week ( we provide staples such as oats, eggs, pasta, rice, beans, flour, milk, veg etc) which the volunteers will get involved in making for themselves, us or other volunteers.
Volunteers are responsible for purchasing and making their own evening meals as well as all meals on days off. Local stores are a 15 minute walk from the hostel and you can find an abundance of goods there, as well as a selection of eateries offering baleadas, pasteles, fried chicken, chicken wings, fish fingers and fries etc.
We also offer free filtered water and coffee and for when you really need to quench your thirst plenty fresh coconuts!