Hostel Samaipata, Bolivia

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Help us with general cleaning and reception in our hostel in Bolivia!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
9 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
7 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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 dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
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.
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

We´re a Bolivian-Dutch family with two children (5 and 7 yrs), we opened our hostel in october 2016 in Samaipata. Located on 10 minutes by foot from the main square and market, with a magnificent view over the green mountains and the village Samaipata. Helping out with preparing the breakfast, general maintenance, interaction with our guests, learn new skills/improve your english/spanish language. Our place is a good spot for relaxing in general

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  • Intermediate English and Beginner Spanish
  • Over 20 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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16 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 9 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Practicing English
  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 4 Practicing Spanish
  • 4 Meeting locals



The Hostal the hostel is a place, which is built up whith heart and soul of Bert. The garden is rich in plants and the building is decorated with many pictures, is comfy and welcoming. The main tasks as a Volonteer are helping to prepare the breakfast in the morning, to check in new guests and help them, if they have questions. A regular schedule of shifts don't exist, so it is important to communicate with Bert. He is an open person, which communicates in a good way and always find a solution. His wife Maria-René practiced spanish with me, and their kids are very polite and friendly.

16 days ago



Had a great time:)

21 days ago



Had a great experience at the hostel. The place and it's view are magical, perfect for a bit of relaxation in between your travels whilst continuing to meet many other travelers on their way through. Samaipata itself is also great, a surprising amount of things to do given its small size.

6 months ago

Bert replied

Thanks Adam! We did appreciate your company & help around here! Have a good journey 😀😉



My experience wasn't the best here. There are not structured schedules, there are just two volunteers which make breakfast and are supposed to take turns to be around the whole day unless one of them has a tour or something important to do. Tasks are pretty easy but the fact of not be free and be always available for whatever guests need is not nice. I felt like my time was not respected. I had to ask for some time off, the host probably didn't mind if I didn't ask. The work I I did was by far way beyond the 25 hours, been around and available is also working.

5 months ago

Bert replied

Jimena was'nt really a succes. It seemed difficult for her to deal with a daily schedule and she's not really used to a little bit of authority. To be grateful is a quality which not everybody has.
With two volunteers around it was not easy for her to do her daily tasks. Nevertheless we do wish her all the best.



I had a good time at the hostel Hostal and I've met many international travelers there. The hostel is located up the hill with an amazing view from the mountains and the whole city of Samaipata. The hosts provided me a private room, a great breakfast and free food during my stay.

over 1 year ago

Bert replied

Sorry to for the late reply to Felipe, he deserves a high recommendation. Responsable, good taking care of the things. Speaks good proper english, we highly recommend Felipe!!

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