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Hostel Valparaíso, Chile

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Explore Valpo & grow from the warmth of a home. Leave your mark!

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Practice Spanish
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Learn about sustainability
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Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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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.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
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.
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 Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
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

We're looking for responsible, proactive & sociable volunteers. We need help in turns of Cleaning, small projects & Breakfast, which are adapted to the profile of every volunteer. You can develop in just 1 or go through the 3 during your stay, always respecting the hours and your days off. Once you arrive you will have an induction of the tasks to be performed for each type of turn :). We give breakfast, so you can start the day with good energy!

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Over 22 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
2 weeks

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10 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Practicing Spanish

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Immersing in the local culture



Amazing hostel, well located (at a beautiful hill, giving you an amazing view of Valparaiso and viña del mar), the staff is extremely friendly, welcoming and will definitely make you feel at home !! recommend 1000 times, one of the greatest experiences so far.

9 months ago



The hostel is incredibly fantastic! I've known many hostels in Latin America, but the Casona Minka, has the best structure of all! The cleaning is great, and they treat the volunteers very well !! The view from the Hostel is simply the best in Valparaiso! You can see the whole city, and the nearby city! The Managers have a great vibe, and they are very patient and the work is simple! I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer at Casona minka! I made my first experience of international volunteering here in Casona Minka and I super recommend it! Muchas gracias por todo!!! =D

over 1 year ago



A experiência no Hostel Casona Minka foi incrível! Me apliquei para a oportunidade de artista, para pintar murais nas paredes do Hostel. Também auxiliei nas tarefas de manutenção e limpeza do espaço. Durante os turnos sempre tinha muita coisa para fazer, mas isto foi recompensado pela simpatia e gentileza dos anfitriões, pelo conforto e beleza do hostel. Lá eu realmente me senti em casa e fui embora com muita vontade de voltar. Gracias por la Oportunidad de llevar colores de Brasil a Chile.

9 months ago



Aunque tuve la estadía mínima, realmente disfruté la experiencia. Las tareas son muy suaves, las horas son flexibles, Dito y Jime son personas maravillosas y sin duda uno de los mejores anfitriones que he conocido. El hostel en sí tiene una estructura increíble, lo mejor de Valparaíso, y esto es evidente por las calificaciones de los huéspedes en las plataformas de reserva.
Aunque no ofrecen desayuno completo como en otros lugares, tenemos lo esencial disponible, lo que ayuda mucho a los viajeros con poco dinero. Muy recomendable para todos. Gracias Minka, realmente eres una familia.

10 months ago



Casona Minka ... para mí es el significado de familia, ¡fui muy bien recibida por todos! Por los administradores Pepe, Dito, Jime, Maca y por supuesto todos los otros voluntarios que estaban a mi llegada.
Incluso con dificultades para entender el español y ellos mi "portunhol" jajaja, logramos trabajar juntos y hacer que este equipo Casona Minka aún más fuerte.
Solo tengo que agradecer la confianza, la oportunidad y el apoyo que recibí de todos!

Muchas muchas gracias 😊 ❤️🎉

about 1 year ago

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