Greengos Hotel

We are a unique, brightly colored hostel in the Semuc Champey valley, just 500 meters from the National Park. We offer a chill and social vibe with a super highly-rated restaurant, lively bar, and the best facilities in the area (fantastic swimming pool, jacuzzi, cinema, games, book exchange, ping pong table, great hot showers, and WIFI). We also have a private river running through the property.

We get guests from all over the world and of all ages, but the majority of our guests (our target market) is early-twenties to mid-thirties.

We ask for a minimum commitment of 4 weeks. This way we are able to spend the time training you, and our team can actually benefit from your work and ideas.. the impact of great volunteers can be long-lasting - If you have a lot to offer, you can become a local legend!

We have a chill environment, but also provide quality service to our guests.
We are looking for social, outgoing, positive volunteers. A good understanding of English is a must, basic Spanish great (with plenty of opportunities to practice while you're here!). Any extra languages and skills are a bonus.

Hope to see you soon!

The Greengo's Team

Our team is made up of local Q’eqchi’ Maya, Guatemaltecos, international expats, and a few four-legged creatures. We see ourselves as one big family living and working together in our slice of paradise and you could be a part of that for a little while. [5 days a week 6 hours a day We require a minimum of one month] Our guests stay with us to visit the beautiful Semuc Champey park and usually spend two or three nights with us. Having a great evening/day hanging out with people will often make them stay longer, so that's where you come in! Socialize, create the vibe, organize games, events and just make sure that every guest feels welcome and has a great time.


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My experience had a bit of everything, I can't say it was bad but it wasn't entirely good either. From entering I did not feel the good vibes, there is a tense atmosphere more when the owner is in the place, I also felt that there is racism if you are Guatemalan, if you are a foreigner you surely will not feel it. Greengos was good for me since I was able to fully practice my English, I connected with many people, especially the locals, the food is very tasty, you won't need anything. It was not the place for me, a month was more than enough, but I met very beautiful and noble people.

8 months ago

Greengos replied

Hola Maria. Thank you for your review. I would like to say that we went above and beyond to meet your expectations. to give you the shifts and days off that you wanted/needed and to make you feel at home. So i would love to know what else could we have done? Also all of our staff is Guatemalan so we can assure you there is no racism towards anyone. we like to include and make everyone feel welcome. I can say that we did enjoy having you in our team for a month. Good luck in all your next adventures. Diana



I was a bit sceptic about volunteering for Greengos because of the previous reviews, so I decided to first visit Greengos as a tourist, so I could decide there if I feel the place or not. Actually I immediately fell in love with the place and the people. The hostel is beautiful, the employees became my friends, I improved my Spanish a lot and I even learned some Mayan. The new management always thought along with me and put me in a position within the organization where I felt most comfortable and they always kept their agreements. Big thanks to my Greengo family for this amazing experience!

10 months ago



I do not recommend this experience because the host did not keep to the agreement on the meals offered, so I felt my health was compromised and I even lost 2kg in one week! When I informed them that I would leave early, the hosts wanted to charge me for all the food and that was not agreed. I also suggest that you do not collect documentation from any foreigners because I had to call the police to get my documents back and it was a very embarrassing situation. It was not a good experience."

about 1 year ago



Greengos is a beautiful place, but really far away from everything. If you decide to come here be aware is not much to do around. Travelers only stay max 2 nights so is not the best place to meet people from other places, but I was able to know the locals and learn a little bit of the culture. The employees work under a lot of pressure and stress, sometimes is not a really positive place to work.
The food is amazing! I have my 3 meals everyday. They should have rooms for volunteers. The power is from 6:30 am to 12 pm and from 4pm to 12am, wifi sucks, only works sometime which is terrible

over 1 year ago



so Lovely place!!!!!

i can learn spanish and mayan language

over 1 year ago

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