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Hostel Santiago, Mexico

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Keep our Hostel Garden Beautiful in Santiago, Mexico

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
6 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Practice Spanish
4 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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The Experience

Our hostel has a very unique garden that needs special care, bushes that need triming, leaves that need to be picked up, and watering everything. Also we wouldn't mind fresh ideas for a rooftop garden project we would like to have.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
6 weeks

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14 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Immersing in the local culture

4 Practicing Spanish

4 Get in touch with nature

4 Meeting locals

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Developing environmental awareness

United States


Posada de Colores was my first WP experience and it was the perfect first experience. Armando is a great host—he communicates well, is very attentive and provides a flexible work schedule. The hostel is in a great location; right in town, across from a cute park, and very near mountains & water. Would absolutely recommend this experience.

18 days ago

United States


This was my first Worldpackers experience and it was good. My tasks were simple. My Spanish is not very good but another volunteer helped me out with my Spanish. In return, I helped her with
her English. I communicated with Armando mainly through text. Just be aware of the month you choose to volunteer here. It was very cold at night and there was no heat.

about 2 months ago

United States


I had a great experience at Posada de Colores! Very beautiful area and hostel.

3 months ago



It was great! I had a great first worldpackers experience; I spent the most time working directly with Mayra (manager) who is very kind and helpful; you will enjoy your time among this diligent and friendly staff. Mariana and Armando are great! Hope you get the chance to meet them during your stay.
If you get the chance take the opportunity to visit beautiful Santiago N.L. and to live a great experience in this great place (Posada de Colores). I would definitely go back.

about 4 years ago

Puerto Rico


Santiago es un lugar muy bello pero es MUY frío en enero. Mis tareas eran atender a los inquilinos que llegaban con o sin reservación y guiarlos a su habitación incluso contestar sus preguntas y sus solicitudes. No era una tarea difícil, es agradable para poder socializar con locales. Los turnos eran de noche, por lo que puedes explorar la ciudad de día y cumplir con tu labor por la noche.

8 days ago

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Hosted by Armando

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