Working in Mitico Hostel: Meet Travelers From All Over the World And Discover Valparaiso As A Local

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The Exchange

Mitico Hostel is an home away from home for youthful and enthusiastic explorers. We like to offer an engaging experience to our guests and show them why and how much we love our local city of Valparaiso! Here we treat everyone like family and always try to have a great time together. As a volunteer here, we hope you will be excited to help others enjoy their time in Valparaiso as much as we know you will with us!

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Social Media: Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

What you get

3 days off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Beginner Spanish and Intermediate English

Between 18 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Volunteers will sleep in their own common room with access to a staff bathroom and money for breakfast provided by the hostel. We have free laundry service and free access to many clubs, bars, and tours for our staff members. We also provide an endless list of fun things to do or places to see to help you feel more like a local here in Valparaiso.

In exchange we expect the volunteers to:
- Maintain the order, tidiness, and good atmosphere of our home
- Mingle and share time with guests, be attentive to their needs, and guide them on what to do or where to find what they want in the hostel and the city
- Be eager and happy to help with simple things in the ordering and functioning of the hostel
- Be open-minded, helpful, respectful, enthusiastic, and easy going :)

Activities & Shift

Every staff member usually works the following:

Reception: 6 hour shifts between 8:00 am to 2:00 am (3.5 times a week)
Cleaning: 4 hour shift from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (once a week)

You will not be expected to work more than 25 hours per week