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What you offer

24h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Web Developer
Help develop and maintain websites.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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.
Support
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Verified Host
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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance
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The Experience

We are located in Mindo Clour Forest, only 1 hour and a half from Quito. We opened on 14th February 2015 the lodge and we are top on Tripadvisor and Booking.com We work in a very friendly and flexible ambient. At the moment we receive guests from all over the world and making a lot of friends.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or 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
2 weeks

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3 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Lodge

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

Had a wonderful time at Dana Lodge. I quickly became a part of the team and learned so much about not only web and video development but also about how to run a hotel. Since I had a nutrition background David accommodated my interests and let me be involved in some of the food aspects of the lodge. I really appreciated that. The team and everyone in town is super nice and welcoming. I can not wait to go back!

Mar/30/2019

United States

5

I had an amazing time at Dana Lodge! The staff members are so friendly and generous, the work of writing articles is fun, the home cooked food is delicious, the dogs are sweet, and the location is great. Also, Mindo is very beautiful and peaceful, so it was a nice place to relax and spend time with nature.

Nov/06/2016

Michigan

5

This trip has been amazing! David (the owner) and the other staff members are very friendly and accommodating! I stayed in staff housing attached to the dining area, and enjoyed meals with the staff (including dancing with the cooks in the kitchen). David was very appreciative of my work on the website and photography for the Lodge, and took me on some of the adventure tours in the area. The town of Mindo is safe to walk in, even at night, and there are many fun things to do in the area. I would recommend this place for travelers who are up for anything!

Jun/27/2016

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Hosted by David

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