Enjoy Cancun while working at our reception (and meeting lots of people!)

Hostel Cancún, Mexico
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What you offer

Hours per week

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

Tour Guide

Organize and lead tours around the area.


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with booking systems and payments.

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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.

Discounts on Restaurants

Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Pubs

Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.

Free Laundry

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

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.


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

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The Experience

So we are a hostel. And hostel is a place we go to meet people. To have experiences. To share life. To learn from others. To teach what we know about the place we are. And reception is the heart of the hostel. Check-ins, check-outs, busy mornings, lazy afternoons, that's how it goes. But it's mostly about people. You gotta be a bit organized, and you gotta love people. If you meet the requirements, everything else comes easy ;)

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  • Fluent English or Beginner Spanish

  • Between 18 and 40 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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25 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Muy linda experiencia, disfruté mucho apoyar en actividades de entretenimiento donde los huéspedes se sentían muy agradecidos y puedes tener mucho contacto en diferentes idiomas si es lo que buscas o simplemente diversión. Siempre buena onda. El staff es buenísimo, el desayuno y cena de Oscar y Eduardo, los chicos de la barra y recepción! Gracias Arturo por el intercambio, super justo y a gusto, pude conocer gran parte de las actividades que promocionaba . Recomendado!!

about 2 months ago

United States

Mezcal was amazing! My job was so simple, just talking to people and making sure they were having a good time during their stay. My job was to promote parties and activities and most of the time people would come up to me and ask what there was to do anyways. Would definitely recommend and plan on visiting again soon!

6 months ago


Uno de los mejores hostales que ya conocí! Hay un montón de actividades y me divertía mientras las promocionaba y ejecutaba. Está bien ubicado y nos dan una habitación cómoda. Es cierto que no dan laundry free y descuento en tragos (incluso no podemos tomar en el hostel), pero ahorré mucho cenando ahí (se come rico!) y con el água free. También fui a muchas fiestas sin pagar (pero tienes que convencer muchos húespedes a reservar las noches con el hostel para que te regalen!). No es un puesto para tímidos porque hay que interactuar con la gente todo el tiempo, en inglés y en español.

7 months ago


This was my first time volunteering at a hostel and I am very glad I chose Mezcal. I had a great first time experience! Every single staff member was very friendly, we were all like a family. The tasks are very easy, you just need to be social and get everyone involved in the activities. If your good at your job you get to enjoy free activities with the hostel. The location is excellent, the bus stop is nearby and there are many restaurants within walking distance. I highly recommend Mezcal to anyone interested, and I would definitely go back.

8 months ago


INCLREÍBLE! No puedo expresar mi agradecimiento con todo el equipo... todos y cada uno aportaron a mi experiencia. Definitivamente repetiría esto mil veces. Los horarios fueron buenísimos, son super flexibles, el ambiente es lo máximo, todos tienen una sonrisa y están dispuestos a ayudarte y enseñarte. La comida es super! Todos los huéspedes del hostal, se iban con mucha satisfacción diciendo que era el mejor hostal en donde se habían hospedado. Sin duda, yo estoy de acuerdo con ellos. Yo me fui buscando una experiencia y regresé con el corazón lleno de recuerdos memorables. Gracias Infinitas!

11 months ago
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About Mezcal Hostel

  • Hosted by Arturo

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 70%
  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

We have a great social atmosphere and comfortable working area. Our hostel is among the best in Cancun. The hostel is always very clean and the group of individuals that currently work at the hostel are well organised and managed. We are looking for individuals who work well in a team and want to make sure that guests have an amazing experience while staying with us.

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