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Hostel León, Spain

4.5
7 reviews7

Meet cool people everyday in a small paradise along the Saint James Way northwest Spain


Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance
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The Experience

We run a youth hostel in the Camino de Santiago (Saint James Way) in the northwest of Spain. We receive pilgrims from all over the world. It's located in a small green valley. They volunteer will help us in cleaning, preparing breakfast and dinner, check in and out. We are tolerant and easygoing. Therefore we like people so we have an active and social life.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 25 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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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
4 weeks

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7 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

3 Get in touch with nature

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Practicing Spanish

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting locals

2 Learning about sustainability

United Kingdom

5

Before I went to Miriam's place I said I wanted to grow and develop. That's exactly what happened. It was tough for me at first to do the tasks as they were meant to be done. Once I was able to make some mental adjustments my experience really took off and just got better and better. I extended my stay because I felt so good there. Miriam and Danilo did so much to make us feel welcome. Aside from their house we also got to know people from the surrounding area. I made friends for life and some truly unforgettable moments. And I did grow in so many ways. It convinced me of the WP experience.

14 days ago


Miriam replied

I'm so glad that you had a nice experience. We like people like you, that they try to do the best they can. Sometimes we need someone who tells us what we don't want to hear.
I'm sure we are going to see us again. All the best my friend.

Brazil

5

Las Herrerias is an amazing place! I am grateful to have spent a month there learning so much with great people every day. And if you want to learn Spanish, it’s the best place to go. After a month volunteering, I was surprised that could already communicate well in Spanish, as everyone there encourages you to speak in the local language. :) Surrounded by green, you can even ride the horses when you want to feel the amazing nature while greeting the pilgrims and feeling the magic energy of the Camino. Thank you Miriam, Danilo and Victor for such an awesome opportunity I will never forget. ❤

over 2 years ago


Miriam replied

Angélica was a very happy and lay back volunteer. She always wanted to help and she was always ready for a chat. We went out with her a few times and she was always fun to have her in the group .Easy to have her around. Thanks for coming and sharing with us your time.
All the best and love.

Brazil

5

Unbelievable, incredible and growing up. My time here in Las Herrerias in Miriam’s Albergue help me to grown like person and be more mature. Here you gonna learn about everything and discovered that honesty and conversations it’s the answer for everything. I really recommend the place. Miriam, Danilo, Victor and the people of the village are so amazing!!! I couldn’t choose better my first volunteering!!! Love u all and I’m gonna miss you all!

about 3 years ago


Miriam replied

Renan was an amazing volunteer! At first I doubted to accept him because he was young and he had any rewiews but he wanted to come so bad that I accepted him. He is a very hard worker and motived boy, always happy and smiling a lot. I highly recommend him.
He stayed around 3 months with us and we will not forget him. All the best for you.
You have a family here.

Argentina

5

Mi experiencia fue magnífica. Jamas pensé que este voluntariado podría resultar de manera tan positiva para mi. El lugar es maravilloso y no solo por los locales, sino por también la cantidad de sitios naturales que se pueden visitar. Miriam es una persona muy amable y cálida, que también motiva muchisimo que cada volutario tenga una experiencia completa, con la gente del lugar, recorriendo otros lugares y relacionandote también con ella y su pareja. Es muy fácil sentirte como en casa en Las Herrerías. Recomiendo por completo este lugar a quienes amen la naturaleza y sociabilizar con gente!!

about 1 month ago

Peru

5

Mi experiencia fue super bonita para ser mi primer voluntariado, se respetan mucho las horas de trabajo solicitadas, se fomenta el trabajo en equipo, las personas como Miriam y Danilo son bastante amigables y se comportan como familia, los voluntarios que estuvieron conmigo desde el inicio eran muy lindas personas, me encanta la naturaleza y los lugares tranquilos, así que esta experiencia para mí fue única. Si te gusta la naturaleza, caminar bastante, admirar los paisajes que ofrecen esta parte de España, te sentirás muy a gusto en Las Herrerías :)

about 2 months ago

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Hosted by Miriam

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