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Hostel Valparaíso, Chile

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Come and be part of the best family in Valparaiso!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
6 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

On being part of our team in Valparaiso, you are expected to be responsible, enthusiastic, energetic and proactive, with the ability to share with different kind of people and cultures, and make Escarabajo your home in Chile.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 42 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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28 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

7 Meeting international travelers

6 Immersing in the local culture

5 Meeting locals

4 Developing social awareness

4 Practicing English

4 Practicing Spanish

United States


Valparaiso, Chile is so beautiful. Escarabajo hostel is placed on a cerro (Hill), which means its a lot of walking up hill. You get to enjoy the walk up as there is street art on every side. I highly recommend Escarabajo Hostel, everyone is super understanding and caring. The work you do is very do able and relaxed. This was my first experience with would packers and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

5 months ago



The one at Escarabajo hostel was my first volunteering experience and honestly I couldn't imagine nothing better. The hosts are amazingly interesting people, the hostel itself is really clean, chilled and full of nice travellers. The work is really chilled and there are a lot of opportunities to talk about Chilean history and culture. I fully recommend this experience to everyone who wish to see Valparaiso from a more local point of view!

7 months ago

United States


Had a great time at this hostel! The shifts are straightforward and simple to complete. The best thing was having 3 days off so that you explore Valpo and even escape to Santiago if you wanted to. The hostel is in a great location and you get to know the neighbors quick which is nice because everyone is really friendly. Would love to come back!

over 3 years ago



I stayed here for two weeks during low season, so the work was not very demanding, and the other volunteers/staff I was with were so lovely, welcoming and very helpful when I had questions. As someone who was still learning Spanish, this was a good opportunity to practice the language as well. The location is very close to the main tourist attractions, so it was nice to walk around while getting to know the city. The hostel overall was a cozy place to call home for that time being.

over 3 years ago



It was simply great, people I met as volunteers or hostages were awsome, so rich experience.

over 3 years ago

Escarabajo replied

José was an excellent volunteer, he was always helping with all the activities, reception, cleaning and everything we need, we recommend him without any doubt for any hostel.

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