Hostel Roatán, Honduras

13 reviews13

Paint and Play on Our Caribbean Island :)

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6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
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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.
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The Experience

We need help with exterior painting/sealing of stairs and porches. It's about 3 hours of helping a day (hours are flexible, if you'd rather paint all day long, and then have a few days off), in exchange for a free dorm stay and wi-fi. The hostel has a great pool and patio, and we're a 3 min walk from the beach, with snorkeling about a 200 meter swim from shore.

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 25 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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13 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting international travelers

5 Meeting locals

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Get in touch with nature

3 Developing social awareness

2 Practicing Spanish

United States


Roatan Backpackers Hostel was an amazing experienceI I Volunteered for 7 weeks Mel is a Fantastic owner as well as a host she constantly interacts with her guests as well as her volunteers it was a true pleasure to meet her as well as volunteer for her I really hated leaving but unfortunately Backpackers move on to explore new adventures... Again Thank you Mel..

4 months ago

United States


My first Worldpackers and I recommend this stay for anyone, especially female solo travelers. The hostel is gated & in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Work hours were 3-4 hours/ 6 days a week w/ 1 off day, leaving plenty of time to explore the island. Work task included cleaning rooms & kitchen, bathrooms, gardening, sweeping the pool deck. Living quarters had the necessities, but the ants will go marching so get some raid from the local store. The work is simple but very dirty. Mel is extremely communicative & kind. Belkis was very helpful, especially with my Spanish.

7 months ago

United States


This was a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to see the island at the same time. I would definitely recommend.

7 months ago



We had a very nice time at Mel's place! The working hours were as agreed to and also the living space. We were there when the Hostel wasn't that busy. The supermarket isn't far away & the hostel kitchen is fully equipped, so you can cook what ever you want. After work we still had enough time to explore the island. To use the pool on a hot day is also really good ;)

11 months ago

United States


Mel was a fabulous host and a great person to work for. The environment and vibe of the hostel was great, and I had so many opportunities to explore the rest of Roatan while I was there. The housekeeping work is dirty and hot, but it's easy and only 20 hours a week.

about 1 year ago

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