Enjoy the luxury of a Villa Hostel in a Surfer/Beach Paradise for a few hours of work

Hostel Puerto Escondido, Mexico
4 reviews4

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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.


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The Experience

The work itself is cleaning, making beds, mopping floors, gardening and be available for the occasional late check-in. Cleaning hours are from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm (4 hours). In turn I offer free accommodation, booze and laundry. I make sure that no day is the same. The Villa is beautiful, has a large fully equipped kitchen, lots of hammocks and spacious rooms. We are close to surfing and swimming beaches (15 min). I am only looking for 1 person.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
6 months

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4 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Embora haya sido muy bien recibida en mi llegada no ha sido buena experiencia pues he sido contratada para trabajar de noche y tuve que trabajar durante el dia.El servicio de jardineria no es como esta descrito.Es un trabajo pesado no adequado para mujeres.El tiempo no estava sendo respetado.En el primero dia trabajé muy pesado abajo del sol durante 5 horas y cargando mucho peso, el segundo 4 horas e media, el tercero las 4 horas y en el 4 dia ya no tenia condiciones físicas.Me decepcioné pues la propuesta era otra, pero la anfitriã es muy buena con los huespedes.No entramos en acuerdo.

8 months ago

Manuela replied

Paola you are lazy, slow and useless. Of course the job took forever, you were constantly on your tablet talking instead of working. I am 10 years older than you and feel ashamed of your behaviour. You have no business being a volunteer.


Me gustó mucho la experiencia, las habitaciones del hostal son muy lindas y frescas, con muchos espacios para descansar además de que se cuida mucho la higiene y buena presentación del lugar, Manuela es buena anfitriona.
Referente a las tareas a veces es muy perfeccionista pero es por el bien del lugar ademas de que las tareas son fáciles de realizar y ella es muy respetuosa del tiempo de trabajo acordado (4 hrs) .
Pude practicar mucho mi ingles y conocí a gente muy linda aquí debido a que la dueña genera un ambiente de confianza y convivencia entre las personas que aquí se hospedan.

about 1 year ago


It was great my first experience as exchange job in Mexico. Manuela was really kind, amazing and helpful. The house is big, but we share the job and it wasn't hard for each one. Thanks for our conversations and good laughter, Manuela! Cheers!

about 1 year ago


My job was cleaning and some things in the garden, I learn some things of that. The hostel is really nice, it is a house to relax. Manuela is really nice, and knows a lot of traveling, backpacking.

about 1 year ago

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