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Hostel Cancún, Mexico

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Volunteer at Cancun's coolest hostel!

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 31 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
59 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
49 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
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 love volunteers! Our hostel is located in the heart of Cancun´s hotel zone 5 minutes walking distance from the beach. We have daily events and activities and our guests come from all around the world! Help us by setting up the bar, cleaning and organzing and preparing and serving drinks to our guests. If you are friendly, fun and responsible this is the place for you!

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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82 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

59 Meeting international travelers

49 Practicing English

41 Meeting locals

34 Immersing in the local culture

23 Practicing Spanish

17 Developing social awareness

United States


Working at the Mayan Monkey was a dream. The location is beautiful, rooms are very nice and clean. Everyone I worked with and interacted with was just amazing and truly welcomed me. I almost never wanted to leave! I’m so thankful for the experience that the Mayan gave to me. I’ll never forget the people I met or the memories I made.

5 days ago



Mayan was my first volunteering experience and also the best one!! Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish and if you want to meet people from all over the world. Met the loveliest people during this trip, including the hostel and the management, both fantastic!!

21 days ago



Mayan Monkey is probably one of the best hostels in Cancun. Great location and space, organized and clean.

The vacancy was to work for breakfast. This job can be a little bit tiring because you only have one free day a week, but it's worth it for the quality of the hostel and because you get two meals/day.

I had a problem when I arrived because they changed my job to a different one that I applied with Worldpackers, but I talked to the manager and she put me in the right job. But the staff is really great and every week we have a feedback meeting.

I highly recommend it!

29 days ago



It was my second volunteer and I will absolutely recommend it !! Mayan monkey is really a big family, the shift are quite easy and there are really involved and flexible. Every week you have a meeting with all the volunteer and the manager in order to fix things. If you look for an incredible experience in Cancun this is the place to be.
Huge thanks to Carlos and Jennifer and to the Mayan monkey staff.
I left Mayan with friends from all over the world and memories for life.
Thank you 😊

about 1 month ago



I had a great time at Mayan Monkey, it’s definitely one of the best hostel in which I’ve ever been. Rooms are always clean and the meals offered to the volunteers are good.
My shift was as bar tender, I loved this shift and the guys who work at the bar permanently are amazing.
Cancun it’s not my favorite city in Mexico, it’s very commercial, but If you get the chance to volunteer in this hostel you will have a great time for sure!

3 months ago

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Hosted by Mayan Monkey Hostel

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