Hostel El Paredon, Guatemala

8 reviews8

Volunteer in black sand beaches and become a part of our family!

Top Host
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
6 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.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
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.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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!
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

A beach front hostel in the Pacific Ocean with black sand beaches and a swimming pool. A great place for people to meet locals as well as people from all over the world. We are looking for fun energetic people who can make the place enjoyable for the guests and bring people together, Service industry background is a plus. Occasionally we are looking for tradesmen for new projects too.

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  • Fluent English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 22 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • Be from outside Guatemala

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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8 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 3 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Developing environmental awareness



Coming to the hostel was one of the best decisions I've made in my life!!! One of the most incredible experiences ever, with an amazing place to live and even more amazing people. I've made friends for life here and made so many memories that I will cherish forever. The work was also usually fun as you're meeting many people while you work! I will never forget my time here and hopefully I'll be back in the near future :)

2 months ago



I loved staying at Drifwood, the people that work here are amazing, the work is fun and you get to meet a lot of new people. If you like to party this is definitely the place for you!

3 months ago

United Kingdom


I had a great time volunteering at the hostel Surfers! The other volunteers I worked with were amazing and we had so much fun together and with all of the guests. The location is beautiful and the work is fine!

4 months ago

United States


I truly enjoyed my time at the hostel! I wasn't sure what to expect but I think that the team was very inviting towards everyone and really encouraged the workers and guests to have a great time.

5 months ago

United States


I truly enjoyed my time at the hostel! This experience afforded me the opportunity to meet travelers from all around the world and connect with locals. I've made life-long friends here, and would recommend this experience to anyone lacking true human connection in life. Tasks were doable but sometimes tedious, staff was friendly/ welcoming, and the beach/town is gorgeous. Great option for anyone looking to meet many people and take a break from the normal stresses of life. Plus the food is amazing 😋

7 months ago

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Hosted by Rusty

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