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Hostel Roatán, Honduras

10 reviews10

Help us with housekeeping in our tropical paradise! =)

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Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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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 grow plants and cultivate gardens
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.
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

Volunteers help us out with cleaning the bathrooms and common areas, the private accommodations after guests have departed, and generally helping out around the hostel with laundry, gardening and greeting new guests, occasionally covering the office. It's about 20 hours of helping a week (shifts 3-5 hrs). Volunteers get a stay in a room shared with up to 2 other volunteers, and have use of the communal kitchen (no meals incl)

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  • Intermediate English and Beginner Spanish
  • Over 22 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

4 Meeting international travelers

3 Meeting locals

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing social awareness

1 Developing environmental awareness



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 ;)

24 days 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.

4 months ago

United States


Impossible to recommend this hostel...owner living in Canada, "mgr." only works 3 hours a day/6 days a week and often said: "I don't tell guests that I live on property because I don't want them to bother me". Entire property is run down and needs lots of work, paint and TLC - inside and outside. Beginning 6/1, there will not be a manager. I cannot and do not recommend this hostel.

about 1 year ago

Mel replied

We were shut for about 8 months with border closures and flight cancellations this last year. Due to the huge impact to the tourism industry, the hostel is still extremely slow, sometimes with multiple days of no guests, so staff is cut back to limited hours. We have 2 staff members, one who is leaving in June, and the other, who has worked with us the longest, who will be increasing her hours to cover this absence until the position is replaced. I (the owner) am currently up in Canada working to help financially support the hostel. Maintenance is being done on an ongoing basis- at the moment, our pool waterfall is being reconstructed, an a/c unit is being replaced, a hot water heater is being replaced, and 2 of the rooms have recently been repainted. In a time of financial difficulties, it is not possible to have everything done all at once, the running costs of the hostel and most essential maintenance work always takes priority.
John spent a little over a month at the hostel. He didn't give any indication that he was unhappy, just a few times had friction with staff members, but usually said he loved things. He messaged the morning of his day off, saying his was 'going on an adventure', and then was never seen again. All his belongings were left in his room, after 2 nights of no replies to messages and no sight of him, we were all very concerned. We contacted police and the US Embassy, who were able to ascertain through his passport that he had left the country. He finally sent one reply to my email of concern, just saying 'I'm fine, don't contact me again'. This review was the only additional information that I've gotten, which still doesn't really answer my questions of why he would leave without any message, with all his belongings still in his room.

New Zealand


Well, it's more like a home stay, as it's situated more in a little village. Quiet; with a good breeze often in the front smoking aloud porch. Which I spent quiet a bit of time in! The kitchen facilities are fine for cooking your own food. They have three dogs there that are endearing as you get to know them. It's in a central position, with only a short mini bus ride to West End beach, or Coxen Hole. The collectivo taxi's & mini buses are cheap & regular.

almost 3 years ago



I spend a month in Roatan Backpackers and it was awesome, Mel is a great host, i got to know so many people and had so much fun exploring the island.

almost 4 years ago

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