Hostel Santiago, Mexico

(47 reviews)47

Ayúdenos a colorear nuestro hostal! :)

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Immerse yourself in the local culture
16 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
15 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
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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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Stay at least
1 week

The Experience

Nuestro hostal está cerca de Sierra Madre en México, con paisajes increíbles y cerca de la naturaleza. Básicamente buscamos a alguien que disfrute estar en paz en el hotel y que durante su periodo de trabajo nos ayude con detalles de pintura dentro y fuera de los cuartos. Es un trabajo de detalle pero a la vez terapeutico porque al finalizar puedes ver el avance.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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47 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 16 Immersing in the local culture
  • 15 Get in touch with nature
  • 13 Meeting locals
  • 11 Practicing Spanish
  • 11 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Practicing English

United States


I really enjoyed my time with Armanda. He is a very chill guy who is understanding and willing to work with you. Hours were as described and all the tasks related to the post. Note: you should be comfortable with basic power tools. The town is absolutely beautiful with many opportunities for hikes during the day and just enjoying the plaza lights at night. Public transportation is not the best though and even Uber can be unreliable.

4 months ago



It was a nice experience at the hostel, even though the host had to be somewhere else during the time i was there, the communication via whatsapp worked well and the other volunteers and employees were were friendly and welcoming. The Kitchen could be equipped a little bit better and a bit more organised, but you have everything to cook. All in all a good experience! And the location is really good, you have a lot of restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area. Hiking in the mountains is great and i recommend to go to Matacanes for a canyoning tour!

about 1 month ago



The host Armando is very welcoming and was happy to help with tips about where to go and how to get there. We extended our stay for a week due to unforeseen changes in our travel plans and he was really easygoing about it. The work is quite minimal and only during the weekends. The city is very cute and the area is great for hiking. I would reccomend having access to a car as it can be a little challenging figuring out the public transport.

9 months ago

United Kingdom


Armando is a lovely host. He helped us with any questions we had about the area. The work is very chill. The hostel is super cute. The town and surrounding area are beautiful and as the work is chill, you have plenty of time and energy to explore.

10 months ago

United Kingdom


I stayed at the hostel for one month and I would definitely recommend volunteering here if you are in the area. The town itself is very pretty and it's a good place to connect with the locals and improve your Spanish. The work hours were more than fair and the tasks were not difficult. I had many days off which left me with plenty of time to explore the area. Muchas gracias Armando!

over 1 year ago

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Hosted by Armando

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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 40% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 17 days

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