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Hostel Santiago, Chile

42 reviews42

Hagamos fiesta!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
15 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
15 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.
Perform to entertain guests, children or local communities.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
Worldpackers Insurance
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The Experience

La idea es preparar y vender tragos, charlar con huéspedes, ayudarles en lo que necesiten y hacer buen ambiente en el bar. Organizar actividades para los huéspedes donde los voluntarios también pueden participar (juegos, karaoke, degustaciones, rondas para concoer otros, etc). Los tragos son fáciles y les vamos a enseñar como se preparan Los voluntarios deben mantener limpia el área de las actividades, bar y cocina junto con el resto del equipo.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 20 and 40 years old
  • 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
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

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  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

15 Meeting international travelers

15 Meeting locals

15 Immersing in the local culture

9 Practicing Spanish

9 Practicing English

6 Developing social awareness

United States


I just had the most incredible month volunteering at Merced88! This was my first WorldPackers program and I couldn't recommend it more. The other volunteers and hostel workers are so kind, I left feeling like I was part of a family. The building itself is beautiful and is very centrally located to so much you can do in the city. Loreen makes your job very manageable and having two days off a week makes it very easy to take getaway trips to other parts of Chile. 5/5 recommendation!

18 minutes ago



Working at Merced88 was one of the best experiences I ever had! Everyone working here (Staff and Volunteers) are very nice and will make you feel welcome. The hostel is very well located and the common spaces are awesome for those doing remote jobs as myself. Will 100% recommend, you will have a great time for sure!

7 days ago



It was a perfect first experience on Worldpackers! The work is clear and easy to do and the hostel is great, too. Espeacially because of the perfect location it is easy to get anywhere you want. Loreen really makes sure that everyone is comfortable and feels home. The whole Staff is amazing and you feel welcome the second you arrive. Thank you for the great time!

4 months ago

Loreen replied

Hola Jessi, nos alegra mucho saber que te ha gustado tu voluntariado con nosotros. Siempre bienvenida! :)



Best program on worldpackers!! This is was my first time volunteering and it is the best decision I took in my life. Looren, the manager of the property will make you feel like home here and take care of you. I will recommend this program to anyone who want to start his volunteering travel journey. You will see a lot of international travelers here and plus you get the chance to go to different parties for free if you wanna explore more. I stayed there for almost a month😍😍 and made some amazing friends. Thanks the hostel team🙏

5 months ago

Loreen replied

Muchas gracias Luis por tu comentario. Nos alegra saber que te ha gustado tu voluntariado con nosotros. Te deseamos suerte en tus próximos viajes. Saludos :)



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!

almost 2 years ago

Loreen replied

Muchas gracias por tu ayuda. Siempre bienvenido!

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Hosted by Loreen

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
Response Time
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