Somos Hostal

We're one of the few places in town that work with volunteers, so you'll get to meet other backpackers and explore Antigua doing different activities, all while being kind to your wallet. What's important to us is that you have a good time and take our guests along with you when doing so.

You'll be surrounded by a team of friendly locals, happy to share their culture with you and learn about yours, and you'll be roommates with fellow backpacking volunteers, having the best of both worlds. Volunteering with us also opens the door to other opportunities in Antigua, with the businesses we partner with.

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.


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Staff & Host


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


United Kingdom


Somos was a lovely place to work for a month. The team of staff was like a family and were all very supportive and caring. The permanent staff especially are all super lovely, and always willing to offer advice or information about Antigua and Guatemala in general. The general vibe of the hostel is really friendly & chill and the facilities are modern & updated. Andrea is very flexible and understanding and all the shifts are straight-forward. Would highly recommend!

28 days ago



Somos Hostal was a wonderful place to volunteer! The hostel itself is a very warm welcoming place with lots of great common areas to relax in. It’s also a great base if you want to go out for the night or generally explore! The work is very fair and Andrea is very accommodating. The activities that the volunteers lead are also super fun! Although no food is provided the kitchen facilities are great so it’s super convenient to make your own food for a cheap price. Overall had a great time volunteering at Somos!

about 2 months ago



Somos is one of the nicest hostels i’ve been at. It’s super clean and their kitchen with a rooftop view is a cherry on top. I had an amazing time volunteering at Somos, the hostel activities were a lot of fun and also helped me explore the town and learn a few things which I would’ve probably missed otherwise. There’s a perfect mix between the bar, activities and reception duties. They do their best in fulfilling the schedule request and help make your stay at Somos as comfortable and safe as possible. I love my Somos Family and would definitely go there again when i’m in Antigua

2 months ago



I had a great time at SOMOS. The other volunteers and the staff are amazing! It’s a smaller hostel, so you get to know everyone really quick and can connect super easily. The people there became like a little family to me.
The hostal is super clean and you feel really comfortable there. Because the volunteering doesn’t includes meals, I cooked most of the times at the kitchen there. Somos has a super good equipped kitchen for that.

2 months ago



I always wanted to work in a hostel, and Somos was the best first experience as a worldpackers. The hostel is very clean and have amazing common spaces. The month I spent there went so fast and I felt home really quickly, as the volunteers and the people working there full time are very welcoming and helpful. Andrea was a super host, always available to answer our questions. The job itself is not that complicated (bartending, reception and running activities). Great perks with discounts on tour/shuttle/other hostel.
I would definitely recommend Somos, if you don’t mind sharing your room 😉

3 months ago

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