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What you offer

Hours per week

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


Serve and maintain the supplies and inventory of beverages.


Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Web Developer

Help develop and maintain websites.


Help with a wide range of repairs.

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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.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.


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The Experience

We are looking for a handyman, good English level mandatory, good sense of humor, outgoing and with good vibes! We offer free accomodation in a dorm with private bathroom and fans. Buscamos handyman con buen nivel de ingles, buen sentido de humor....ofrecemos acomodacion en dormitorio con baño privado y ventiladores.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English

  • Between 21 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


La gente del hostel realmente amable, fueron miy amigables. No pude conocer a Mona porque no estaba y me tuve que ir antes ya que taganga es demasido inseguro, tuve una muy mala experiencia.

over 1 year ago


Simplemente increíble, me siento como en familia y en realidad va a ser muy difícil dejar este lugar, pase mil momentos lindos junto con el staff y los huéspedes y aprendí cada día algo nuevo. No tengo palabras para expresar mi agradecimiento por haberme dado la oportunidad de tener esta experiencia tan linda.
Espero verlos pronto de nuevo.
Los quiero!!!

over 1 year ago


Mona is a wonderful host!! Working there will be the experience of a life time :)) you will never wanna leave!!

almost 2 years ago


I will go back soon. Living in la Tortuga was one of the best experience of my life. I definitely recommend it

about 2 years ago


So hard to gather all my experience in a review, so many good times! To make long story short: Voluteering at La Tortuga was one of the best situations I've ever put myself into.
The Host, Mona is the friendliest and funniest person you can run into here, and she's also very straightforward when it comes to work so for me was perfect to feel comfortable and speak up your mind with her; The staff really becomes part of your family, they actually care about you when you get to know them all, the place has such special vibe but you would have to be there to know what I'm talking about. Cheers!

over 2 years ago
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About La Tortuga Hostel

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  • Hosted by Mona

  • New
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  • Response Rate: 30%
  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

Beautiful chill out hostel in a small fishermen village on the Colombian Caribbean Coast.

About the host

Want to live this experience?

Travel exchanging your skills for accommodation in hostels, NGOs, ecological projects and so much more.