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Hostel Ballena Bay, Costa Rica

68 reviews68

Sea parte del equipo de nuestro hostel y restaurante

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
39 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
34 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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 will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Situados en una de las zonas naturales con más diversidad en el mundo, buscamos personas que trabajen con nosotros en áreas muy diversas como, preparación de habitaciones, limpieza general, soporte en la cocina del restaurante, mantenimiento del jardín, etc. Muy importante, ser una persona limpia, ordenada, respetuosa y proactiva. Cualquier cosa, que pienses que nos puede ayudar al hostel, también estamos abiertos a escuchar .

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 25 and 50 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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Stay at least
2 weeks

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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

39 Meeting international travelers

34 Get in touch with nature

34 Meeting locals

21 Immersing in the local culture

18 Practicing English

14 Developing environmental awareness



Helping in the hostel was my first volunteering experience and I think I can't choose better. I loved that hostel was clean, small, very calm and surounded by beautifull garden. I met amazing people there who quickly became my friends. Staff in hostel was so nice and kind. Working hours respected and task was overall very easy to do. I will recomend this hostel to everybody. Love and miss this place!❤️

5 months ago



The hostel is just the perfect place for volunteering, the owner, the workers and every person involved are just AMAZING. The tasks are easy but they have a big impact! The place is EXTRA CLEAN! Is just 10 minutes to the beach. You'll definitely feel save, respected, useful and understood. Everything is organize! I love them all, and I really do not want to leave. Gracias Eduardo por el hermoso lugar que has creado ♥️ Isabel, Caro, Angie, Carlitos, Jacky, Joe todos preciosos, estoy muy agradecida de haberlos encontrado en esta plataforma.

5 months ago

United States


The hostel is awesome! I highly recommend for volunteers and guests. It is a welcoming community with a variety of tasks for volunteers. Eduardo makes a schedule for the week and if it doesn't fit your needs you can easily trade shifts with another volunteer or let the team know that you prefer one task over another. They take care of you! Everyone tends to wake up early because the sun rises early here, and exploring activities are best in the morning while the sun is up and before the almost daily afternoon rain.

7 months ago



Awesome experience! This was my first volunteering and my time in the hostel was perfect. I was warmly welcomed, got to work with super nice and lovely people and the work tasks are easy. I met so many people from everywhere and I had the opportunity of making real new friends there. The environment is so beautiful! There is a really beautiful garden where you can relax, enjoy natur and see many different kinds of animals (also Carlos a little Crocodile). I will definitely come back also to see the staff again.

8 months ago



I had a great experience volunteering here, from the very beginning I felt comfortable and a part of the hostel family. Tasks were very easy and hours were very agreeable. The local staff are so great and will help you improve your Spanish if you wish. The hostel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a few hundred metres from the beach. Everyday we saw so many varieties of animals that it felt like living in a national park sometimes. Guests were always commenting on how beautiful the hostel is and how clean it is, which made me proud to stay here. Can't wait to come back soon.

10 months ago

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Hosted by Eduardo

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days

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