Hostel Santa Marta, Colombia

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Attending at one of the most beautiful hostels in Santa Marta!

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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

We are looking for volunteers to help at the reception of our hostel, the terrace and eventually taking care of the pool. We are a hostel with style and friendly people. The job is fairly simple, just registering guests and taking the payments. you would only have to help 5 days a week.

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  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

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20 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I had a very good experience for two weeks at Rua, and can definitly recommend the hostel. The standard of the facilities is very high, the tasks are easy and good people around. It was low season while I was there, which made the work more relaxed. The manager, Luisa, can seem strict in single occasions, but is in reality very kind and easy to work under.



It's really like the slogan says: "Feel like home" (or better). The hostel is amazing, there are two pools, air conditioning in the rooms and a delicious breakfast. But the best part while I was there was the staff: Luisa, Santiago, Marina and (of course) Rua, the cat that lives there, and also, who was my partner in the night shifts. If one day I return to Santa Marta, it is mainly gonna be for the bonds that I got in this place.



It was such a nice experience. We stayed in Rua for only two weeks, but we got to know really good people and we could also enjoy Santa Marta and the cities around since we had the weekends off. The hostel is really clean and organized and we basically take care of the reception. I really recommend it!



My two weeks at Rua were incredible! The hostel is really a nice place. The tasks were simple, and the staff and Volunteers who were already there helped me a lot, making the learning process easier. It was really good to be at the reception and welcome and meet people from different countries. I definitely recommend the experience at Rua..Thanks Juan Pablo, Marina, Águeda for all.



Being a volunteer in Rua it's been quite an experience! Even though I was here just for two weeks I learned a lot about running a hostel. Juan Pablo, Jimena y Marina have been very kind, welcoming and flexible with me. Besides, the hostel is really beautiful and confortable. I hope Rua keep growning.

Gracias por permitirme ser parte del equipo. Hasta pronto.


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