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What you offer

Hours per week

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


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

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.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

We ask for four hours per day, six days a week. Maid service & house keeping. We have eight private rooms to take care. Working time could be in the morning or after midday. You get a bed in a staff dorm (max six beds in it). Breakfast, facilities for cooking and enjoying a great place in Punta del Diablo. Our posada has swimming pool, pool table, big yard, bbq, etc. We are six blocks away from the best beach in the area.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English

  • Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Minha experiência na Posada de la Viuda foi ótima! Guada e Sebabastian são muito atenciosos e nis ajudaram com tudo que necessitamos. A posada é muito bonita e organizada, com a cozinha mais equipada que já vi :)
Muchas gracias por todo!

9 months ago


En este paraiso tuve mi primera experiencia trabajando de voluntario y fue increible. Lo demuestra perfectamente el hecho de que en un principio iba para un par de semanas y terminé quedandome 7! Los dueños del hostal son personas super amables y divertidas y hacen todo lo posible para que te sientas como en casa. Personalmente trabajé mucho con Sebas, del que aprendí muchas cosas y con el que pasé buenos momentos. !El hostel es increible¡ Tiene todo lo que se puede pedir. Si volviera a Uruguay estoy seguro de que volveria!

over 1 year ago

Costa Rica

Definitely one of my best experiences in all my trip for south america!!! If you wanna be in a nice hostal, with amazing staff and owners and amazing place, you have to choise Hostal de la Viuda. I can not wait to return one day.

over 2 years ago


Seba and guada have a wonderful place, they will help you with everything they can, the city is very calm and beautiful it's a good place to relax and learn

over 2 years ago


Mi experiencia aqui fue genial. Conocí personas maravillosas, amigos de todas partes del mundo. Es un hostel lindo , el lugar perfecto para relajarse, hacer amigos, pasarla bien y aprender nuevas cosas. Sebas y Guada, gracias por haberme dado la oportunidad de ser parte de su equipo y gracias por contribuir positivamente en mi viaje. Hasta pronto!

almost 3 years ago

About Posada de la Viuda

Hostel de la viuda 01
  • Hosted by Sebastian

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  • Response Rate: 50%

About the host

Our place it's located in a great part of Punta del Diablo. Our place it's kind of a relax & calm friend's house beach, with many facilities and few minutes to the best beach of the area.

About the host

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