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Hostel Ballena Bay, Costa Rica

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Sea parte del equipo de Karandi Hostel y disfruta de este lugar!

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This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
14 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
13 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.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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

Luego de un año somos de los hostels con mejor ranking en Costa Rica. Situados en una de las zonas naturales con más diversidad en el mundo, buscamos personas que trabajen con nosotros en áreas muy diversas como, soporte a la persona a cargo en el turno, limpieza general, actividades, etc Muy importante, ser una persona limpia, ordenada, respetuosa y proactiva. Cualquier cosa, que pienses que nos puede ayudar al hostel, también estamos abiertos!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 25 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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33 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

14 Meeting international travelers

13 Get in touch with nature

9 Meeting locals

6 Immersing in the local culture

5 Practicing English

4 Developing environmental awareness



My experience in Karandi was simply the best! The staff is awesome so the place, and Uvita is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I could improve my Spanish and my English and I met people all over the world. I recommend Karandi for all people who want to work as volunteer

5 days ago



I just have words of thanks for each of the staff members at Karandi. There’s a familiar, warm and welcoming environment, where you can feel home. The hostel is very clean and the garden very well maintained. You are surrounded by nature and different kind of spectacular animals, which makes the place even more special. The tasks are very easy to complete and there’s always someone to support you, if you need it. You have plenty of free time to enjoy the beach, jungle or just to socialize with other guests. It was a great experience, that I would definitely recommend to everyone!

3 months ago



The staff at Karandi Hostel were extremely kind and welcoming! From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed. This was a very cool opportunity to reconnect with nature, and I am grateful to have met some really wonderful friends during my stay here. The work was as outlined and the hours were respected during shifts, and you have lots of opportunities to explore on your off hours/days. Thank you to all at Karandi!

5 months ago

United States


Wonderful experience. The whole team was warm and welcoming, and I felt like my work was meaningful to help create a home for guests. Beautiful space to sit out in the garden or hammock, very close to the beach, waterfalls and river.

7 months ago

Costa Rica


Wonderful experience at Karandi Hostel! I am grateful and glad to be able to become part of their family that's how they made me feel. They have built an incredible place for travelers to stay and feel comfortable. Definitely, the best hostel in Uvita ♡ Being able to work here was such an incredible opportunity to do my first volunteer work, and learn what this is all about. Helping travelers, manteing the cleanse, meet people, enjoyed the beach, waterfalls, rivers, were some of the activities I did and I encourage you to live them. Gracias Eduardo, Isa, Jess, Meli, Jackie and the rest ❤

7 months ago

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