Hostel Semuc Champey, Guatemala

7 reviews7

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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The Experience

As our receptionist, you are the first person that has contact with the guests once they arrive in the hostel and who handles the administration such as reservations, check ins, check outs, tours, shuttles and help our guests with their questions during their stay. Most of our staff does not speak English (yet), so we often help each other with translating between Spanish and English, which makes this a great opportunity to improve your Spanish.

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  • Intermediate English and Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 35 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
4 weeks

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7 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness

1 Practicing Spanish



I was a bit sceptic about volunteering for the hostel because of the previous reviews, so I decided to first visit the hostel as a tourist, so I could decide there if I feel the place or not. Actually I immediately fell in love with the place and the people. The hostel is beautiful, the employees became my friends, I improved my Spanish a lot and I even learned some Mayan. The new management always thought along with me and put me in a position within the organization where I felt most comfortable and they always kept their agreements. Big thanks to my Greengo family for this amazing experience!

27 days ago



I do not recommend this experience because the host did not keep to the agreement on the meals offered, so I felt my health was compromised and I even lost 2kg in one week! When I informed them that I would leave early, the hosts wanted to charge me for all the food and that was not agreed. I also suggest that you do not collect documentation from any foreigners because I had to call the police to get my documents back and it was a very embarrassing situation. It was not a good experience."

6 months ago



The hostel is a beautiful place, but really far away from everything. If you decide to come here be aware is not much to do around. Travelers only stay max 2 nights so is not the best place to meet people from other places, but I was able to know the locals and learn a little bit of the culture. The employees work under a lot of pressure and stress, sometimes is not a really positive place to work. The food is amazing! I have my 3 meals everyday. They should have rooms for volunteers. The power is from 6:30 am to 12 pm and from 4pm to 12am, wifi sucks, only works sometime which is terrible

11 months ago



So Lovely place!!!!! i can learn spanish and mayan language

12 months ago



I worked at the hostel for nearly 6 weeks as the entertainment coordinator / bar staff , although there were some rearranges to staff while I was there, I found the owners to be fair and appreciative of hard work. I was able to gain experience in the bar which I had not previously had as well as practice Spanish via the spanish speaking staff. I found my hours to fair and flexible, basically my manager would ask me what my plan was for the day, I would analyze the amount of guests and what they wanted to do in regards to possible activities.

over 3 years ago

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About the host

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Hosted by Greengos

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 70% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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