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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 attend to guests.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


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.

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

Discounts on Parties

Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

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.

Free Pub Crawls

Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.

Surf lessons

Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after 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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  • Fluent English or Intermediate English

  • Over 22 years old

  • Be from outside Chile

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Este hostel es hermoso!hogar para los voluntarios !muy dulces todos los trabajadores y los dueños!personas con pasión,flexibles ,pacientes...SUPER CONTENTA!

about 1 month ago


Hice mi voluntariado parte en el Escarabajo y parte en el Kombi de Santiago, y puedo afirmar que fue una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida. Ricardo, Gérman y Bernard (del hostel de Pichlemu que también tuve el placer de conocer) son fantásticos anfitriones, y conocí personas entre el staff y huéspedes que también ciertamente voy a llevar a la vida! El trabajo es tranquilo, en el Escarabajo el sosiego de la temporada de invierno es ideal para conocer la magia de Valparaiso y aprender nuevas culturas con viajeros de todo el mundo. Gracias por todo Chile!

about 2 months ago


He pasado días muy especiales en escarabajo. El lugar es hermoso, Ricardo el dueño siempre ha estado a disposición y abierto al diálogo a pesar de no verlo frecuentemente; con Cami la recepcionista hemos compartido muchos momentos y buena onda. Me ha tocado compartir mayoritariamente con personas de linda energía y trabajando en equipo. Las horas de trabajo están muy bien y organizadas. Ha sido como un hogar por el mes que he compartido allí.

4 months ago


Excelente experiencia! Agradezco haber sido recibida con tanta hospitalidad. Un ambiente muy cálido y de entretenimiento constante.

12 months ago


i didn't expect to spend a such a good time like that!!! Valparaiso inspired me a lot and the Escarabajo is a lovely house where you feel at home quikly.... one day i ll be back!!! i know it ahahahah thanks

about 1 year ago
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About Escarabajo Hostel

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About the host

That is pretty simple. Here you are going to have a great time in a charming place full of good energy, located in a nice hill of Valparaiso, a city full of art, culture, people from all around the world and amazing landscapes. Valpo offers a great experience for everyone.

About the host

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