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Hostel Santiago, Chile

26 reviews26

Ayúdanos a ayudarte

Higher chance of approval
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 international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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 with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Se trabajará según las necesidades del día, pero principalmente mantener limpio los baños, duchas, áreas comunes, apoyar en lavandería, chequear que se cumplan las reglas del hostal. Pueden haber dos horarios disponibles: La mañana (09:00 a 14:00 horas) o la noche (21:00 a 02:00 horas). El horario se puede coordinar durante la postulación.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 40 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
Stay up to
6 weeks

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26 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

9 Meeting locals

8 Meeting international travelers

8 Immersing in the local culture

5 Practicing Spanish

4 Developing social awareness

4 Practicing English



My first experience on Worldpackers couldn't be better! The hostel is clean, tidy and also well located. I had so much fun with guests and volunteers while my weeks in Merced88. The tasks that I was meant to do were easy and clear. Gotta say my days working with Yenifer were always funny and I will miss these days for sure.

Strongly recommend this hostel!

9 months ago

Loreen replied

Muchas gracias por tu ayuda. Siempre bienvenido!

United Kingdom


I really enjoyed the experience of working in the Merced 88. It gave me the opportunity to meet people from all around the world & to engage in conversations with people who were also traveling Chile. The staff in the Hostal were all really nice and welcoming. I would defo
recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for a good Hostal to work in in Santiago. The Hostal is situated in very good location.

about 2 years ago



Hostal Merced 88 fue maravilloso para conocer el equipo de trabajo y los huéspedes, permitiendo grandes momentos. Fue un excelente equilibrio entre trabajo con excelentes tareas y tiempo necesario para disfrutar de diferentes actividades, lo cual valoro demasiado por la flexibilidad en cada solicitud ante Loreen.

2 days ago



Fue una experiencia muy buena, desde el primer día Loreen fue muy amable al recibirme y enseñarme todas las tareas a cumplir, el hostel es perfecto y el equipo con el que trabaje también, me he sentido como en casa en todos estos meses. Tuve la oportunidad de ir a free tours gracias al hostel y sin duda fueron recuerdos inolvidables. Lo súper recomiendo para quien quiere vivir una nueva aventura fuera de su país y su zona de confort, conocer gente de varias partes del mundo, conocer sobre otras culturas y sobre todo conocer mucho sobre Chile, un país que siempre llevaré en mi corazón.

21 days ago



Me encantó la experiencia en el Hostal Merced, los anfitriones son un amor y transmiten muy buena energía, además el ambiente es agradable. Hay espacios comunes para compartir con los viajeros y huespedes, como terraza, salón de pool y TV, Cowork para trabajar, computadores con internet. Es muy céntrico por lo que está conectado con todo. Se respetan los horarios de trabajo y lo mejor que todo es conversable. Una experiencia enriquecedora para conocer y conversar con todo tipo de personas y aprender un poco de cada uno. Me voy muy satisfecho con la experiencia en el Merced 88.

2 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by Loreen

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