Turoqua Hostel


Reviews

4.5
(7 reviews)7

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Argentina

5

Fue muy buena, mucho aprendizaje, el hostel es muy completo, Sonia y loli son personas respetuosas, buena gente, amables, y la ciudad de Pontevedra es fantastica

11 days ago


Sonia replied

Un placer Caro, nos vemos prontito de nuevo. Feliz viaje 😘

Denmark

4

I volunteered at Turoqua for 2 months with my friend Feyza. Overall it has been a good experience, and I am happy I decided to go. It was great for developing social -, work - and language skills, both english and spanish. The location of the hostel is right in the old town of Pontevedra, so it is surrounded by lively bars and restaurants, which gives you great opportunity to talk with the locals!
Work wise, there is a lot of responsibility when you are only one or two volunteers working there, alongside with Sonia of course, but I have learned a lot when it comes to hospitality!

30 days ago

Denmark

4

My stay at Turoqua was a great learning experience. You get to meet people from all over the world, and actually end up getting a lot of new friends. You do however have a lot of responsibility, and the expectations are quite high since the only people working there is the Worldpackers and the host. But overall it was a great stay in a very beautiful and interesting city😻

about 1 month ago

United States

5

Anyone who picks this hostel to volunteer will not be disappointed. The owners Sonia, and her mother Loli are absolutely delightful people. They go out of their way to make you feel like you are a part of their family. The work at the hostel is easy and routine. Clean the beds, bathrooms, & sweep/mop the floors. The guest reception is done from an iPad and is super easy to follow. The city of Pontevedra is so quaint welcoming. Get ready for some delicious empanadas and calamari! I stayed for almost a month but wish I could have stayed longer. I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity

10 months ago


Sonia replied

Thanks Gary , for every single thing you have helped us with. We would really miss you and hope see you again. 😊

Italy

3

My experience in Pontevedra has been quite different from what I was expecting. The place is a small hostel of 20 beds - one of which was mine. Staying there in August, the hostel was always full and the city very busy. I was the only volunteer and I run tasks of both cleaning and reception. At first the amount of working hours exceeded a lot the one agreed - I had to talk to Sonia to rearrange things, so that I eventually could finish my month there. In any case the workload overall felt to me more like a job, which might be good for skill development but honestly not for a volunteering.

10 months ago