El Cafecito Cafe and Hostel

Our volunteers get to stay in one of the most beautiful and best-rated hostels in Cuenca. We make sure you feel comfortable in what you are doing and that we are the right fit for you.

A Flashpackers hostel with restaurant/bar, in Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador. Our hostels have dorms and private rooms. In the restaurant/bar you can enjoy the comfortable atmosphere with travelers and locals alike. We aim at creating a more green environment by not having T.V´s, canned goods, or microwaves. We recently changed the location of our hostel in Cuenca to place with a rooftop restaurant/bar with a spectacular view of Cuenca and the Cajas mountains, so we need a lot of help in marketing, social media, socializing, party planning, and other activities. We are looking for people who can stay a month or more.


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Staff & Host

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun

United States

Working with Tony at El Cafecito was great! I worked to set up an online platform for his new cafe across the plaza, in addition to some basic reception tasks. He is a wonderful host with very clear hours and work deliniation, and was always available to answer questions as needed. There is a nice outdoor kitchen on the roof for staff to use, the bedroom was comfortable, and there were guests in and out so it never got too lonely. Overall, a truly wonderful experience that Id recommend to other volunteers.


Puerto Rico

Tasks are detailed per each shift. I did five hours of work for five days (2 days free). You will have a shared dorm and dinner (which, by the way, is vegetarian and so delicious). Tony is a very cool host who knows the city so well and will provide you with tips to enjoy your stay in Cuenca. Hostel environment is really quiet and I spent a very great time with the rest of the volunteers.


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Vegetarian / Vegan

City & Town