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Hostel Santa Marta, Colombia

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Attending at one of the most beautiful hostels in Santa Marta!

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Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are looking for volunteers to help at the reception of our hostel, the terrace and eventually taking care of the pool. We are a hostel with style and friendly people. The job is fairly simple, just registering guests and taking the payments. you would only have to help 4 days a week.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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31 Reviews


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The stuff in the RUA Hostel is amazing! Everyone helps you when you've got some questions! And with the reception work I could improve my spanish a lot! Which is amazing!!! Would recommend to everyone doing a volunteering here in RUA!!!




I loved my time at Rua Hostel. Great staff and location!




I had a very good experience for two weeks at Rua, and can definitly recommend the hostel. The standard of the facilities is very high, the tasks are easy and good people around. It was low season while I was there, which made the work more relaxed. The manager, Luisa, can seem strict in single occasions, but is in reality very kind and easy to work under.




It's really like the slogan says: "Feel like home" (or better). The hostel is amazing, there are two pools, air conditioning in the rooms and a delicious breakfast. But the best part while I was there was the staff: Luisa, Santiago, Marina and (of course) Rua, the cat that lives there, and also, who was my partner in the night shifts. If one day I return to Santa Marta, it is mainly gonna be for the bonds that I got in this place.




It was such a nice experience. We stayed in Rua for only two weeks, but we got to know really good people and we could also enjoy Santa Marta and the cities around since we had the weekends off. The hostel is really clean and organized and we basically take care of the reception. I really recommend it!


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About the host

Hosted by Juan Pablo

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
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This host usually writes back in 2 days

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