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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I had an amazing time at Somos, all the staff is super lovely and friendily, it's not a very big hostel so it has more of an cozy and family enviroment, but also a lot of places near by to go to, either for partying or just to have a really good cup of coffe with discount. I really recommend it, and I think it's one of the best places to be at in Antigua :)

20 days ago



Somos is a lovely place, my first time volunteering and I can say I have the most wonderful experience. Everyone makes you feel at home, all the staff is friendly and kind all the time. Andrea is a great host, she's always helping us with anything we might need.
I'm greatful for having the opportunity to share this experience with everyone there.

20 days ago



Somos was a great place to volunteer and honestly set my standards so high for future volunteering:) Work load was reasonable and it honestly never felt like work. It was also a good introduction to being behind the bar, working reception and organizing activities:) can not recommend Somos enough!!<3

about 2 months ago



My stay at Somos was amazing !! Everything about this place was incredible : the staff, the facilities, the activities.. I really liked the fact that we shift between the reception, the bar and the activities. If you have the opportunity to volunteer here do it, this place became my home away from home :)

3 months ago

United Kingdom


Incredible time at Somos. Vibe is impeccable, Andrea and Brad are heroes and having stayed through 3 rotations of volunteers the team always had a nice dynamic. Training is comprehensive & everything is well run. Always felt supported & versality of tasks was great. Hostel a pretty space, guests & staff mix seemlessly, very friendly. As volunteers don't work mornings its easy to take Spanish lessons alongside work. Work never overly demanding, just a case of doing things methodically & with care. Would happily volunteer at Somos again and highly reccommend!

4 months ago

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