Eco Lodge San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala

19 reviews19

Join our locally run Eco Hotel at lake Atitlan, Guatemala!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
9 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
6 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 with booking systems and payments.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We are looking for dynamic, happy, open-minded, motivated, and flexible volunteers with experience in customer service, reception, and administration. Computer skills, service orientation, travel experience and at least intermediate levels of English and Spanish are mandatory. Other languages, social media and photography skills are a big plus. If you love to work in an ecological environment with a local team, this is the place for you 😊.

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate 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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19 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 9 Meeting locals
  • 6 Get in touch with nature
  • 6 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Learning about sustainability
  • 5 Developing social awareness

United States


This volunteer is great I loved the job I did and the people, I chose the 25hrs per week and it was enough, its hard work in all areas, I was in kitchen and it would get super busy for dinner, all the host would come almost at the same hour to eat and we would only have about and hour to cook/clean and we would end up working a few more minutes/hours. the dorms were cozy enough and all the nature at the hotel is so pretty. when I left it felt like a was leaving home to go home. I would recommend this volunteering to everyone, It is home.

about 1 year ago

United States


I enjoyed living around the lake. The hostel is up in the mountain and it's in a very beautiful location with much nature. I did agree to do 25 hours of social media for the job but when I got there, it was a lot more strenuous work then I imagined. It was 3 months worth of content for FB + IG including posts, reels, stories, hashtags, captions etc. in 3 weeks worth of working there. I just felt a bit overwhelmed and I wished I had chosen an easier job. I did learn a lot about social media during the stay, but I wouldn't do it again. Also 50% of the time the vegetarian meals had no protein

over 1 year ago

United States


The lodge is a great place to stay! The staff is super friendly and the town San Juan is charming and safe. The meals are amazing and the dorms are quite comfortable. If you get the chance, definitely stay here!

over 2 years ago



Working in the lodge was a good overall experience for me, a place where people can come and chill. There are various tasks where you can help, should it be gardening, building, teaching, cooking, or any other thing! The place has a good vibe and the people working there too, would recommend! (And if you know how to cook, it's definitely a good point)

over 4 years ago



El alojamiento fue mucho mejor de lo que esperaba. Todo el equipo de trabajo fue super amable y terminamos haciéndonos amigos. Al inicio, las tareas me parecieron algo desafiantes, pero una vez entiendiéndolas y agarrando ritmo se vuelve muy ameno el espacio de "trabajo".

about 1 year ago

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Response Time
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