Bar shifts with a bit of love and flair in our little corner or paradise! 🍻🍋🥥🥃🍸🍹🎉

The Exchange

This position is for anyone that loves working a counter at an incredibly up-beat, social bar. The Bar is open to public and located right next to a Party Hostel. Activities will be held every night and the bar is meant to cater to backpackers and culturally curious locals. Knowledge of and a passion for cocktails and craft beers would be ideal. This position works an extra hour over the rest, but it also benefits from tips on a nightly basis.


30 hours of help per week

Bartending: Serve and maintain the supplies and inventory of beverages.

What you get

1 day off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Parties: Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

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

Free Drinks: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

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

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Yoga classes: Namaste! Join our yoga classes and transform your health.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.


Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Between 18 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Volunteers must take six shifts a week (roughly 24hrs/week) in exchange for free accommodation, free breakfast & free dinner, seven days a week.

Shifts are assigned every day at 10:30am at the volunteer meeting, for the next 24hrs. In order to request & receive a shift, volunteers must be present at the meeting. Shifts are assigned in order of shift-priority until all volunteers have received a shift, or no volunteer is willing to take the shift on offer.

Upon arrival, we open a ‘tab’ for you via leaving your passport with management (as travelers do at the Hostel who don’t settle up upon check-in). A reception manager will put a volunteer slip into the passport & put it into a safe we have on-site. Under special circumstances, a $100 USD deposit & alternative photo ID may be left in lieu of a passport.

This a vol. position, but extra income can be made from commissions

Activities & Shift

Shift schedule is from 7pm to midnight
Buy fresh produce for cocktails from the local supermarket
Keep bar area clean
Wash and dry glassware
Prepare cocktails. At a minimum, you should know these:
Tequila Sunrise
Piña Colada
Cuba Libre

Knowing a bit of flair would be a huge plus
While this ad is for this particular shift, you may also take other volunteer shifts to switch things up a bit during the week.

As part of the team, you may be asked to help around with other evening tasks


We are NOT a drug-friendly Hostel. Getting shitfaced is A-Ok, but on the legal stuff only. Anyone found with drugs will be asked to leave.