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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

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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.

2 months ago


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

10 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

10 months ago


Realmente fue una primer y excelente experiencia. Es una verdadera familia y nos ayudabamos entre tod@s, incluso Ricardo, uno de los dueños trabajaba a la par nuestra. Los horarios de trabajo son buenos y los días libres flexibles, ya que los acordamos entre tod@s. Gaurav y Gustavo que llevan más tiempo trabajando te explican cuando no entendés algo y siempre están dispuestos a ayudar. Pero lo más importante es que el ambiente que se genera en Escarabajo ayuda a conocernos entre todos los que somos parte del staff pero también a otros huespedes, por lo que de ese lugar me llevo amigos!

over 1 year ago


Words cannot describe the love I have for Escarabajo. My first Worldpackers experience & very difficult to beat! You feel welcome & loved from the minute you walk in the door - the incredible group of international staff are genuine, friendly, fun, helpful and quickly become your best friends ;) Oscar (manager) & Ricardo (co-owner) are rad and treat you like family straight away. We always have a ton of fun while working, it doesn't even feel like work ;) the resident kitty Mancha is adorable and there is an amazing fireplace & courtyard. Very hard to leave this place! Cheers guys! Mucho amor!

about 2 years ago

About Escarabajo Hostel

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  • Response Rate: 20%

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