Hostel Manta, Ecuador

68 reviews68

Tareas Variadas, personas con energías y buenas vibras.

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
24 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
20 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.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
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.
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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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

Solicitamos colaboración en tareas diarias de hostal tales como ayuda en desayunos, limpieza de habitaciones, cocina, áreas comunales, baños, etc, cambio de sábanas, lavandería, mantenimiento, organización, atención al cliente, etc. Por el momento ofrecemos 3 turnos: mañana, media-mañana y tarde-noche, mismo que serán rotativos y dependiendo de la demanda de clientes pueden ser para 1 sola persona por turno o máximo 2 personas por turno.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Beginner English
  • Over 21 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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68 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 24 Meeting international travelers
  • 20 Meeting locals
  • 18 Get in touch with nature
  • 16 Immersing in the local culture
  • 11 Practicing Spanish
  • 8 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 1 2. Zero hunger
  • 1 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

United Kingdom


THANK YOU SO MUCH! I had the most wonderful time volunteering here. The team became my second family and the hostel really felt like a home away from home. Oswaldo makes sure that the volunteers are having fun and enjoying themselves. I was supposed to stay for 2 weeks and I ended up staying for nearly a month. I was so sad to leave and I would have stayed even longer if I could have. I have made some amazing memories in Santa Marianita as well as some friends for life. I will be back!! Muchísimooo gracias Oswaldo y Jery for making me feel so welcome ❤️❤️❤️

2 months ago

oswaldo replied

Ellen is exceptionally kind, towards others. They always display a positive and welcoming attitude, making it easy for people to approach them and establish a connection. They are deeply committed to their work, demonstrating dedication and passion in everything they do.

Their commitment is admirable; they are always willing to go the extra mile to achieve their goals and fulfill their responsibilities. They fearlessly face challenges and persevere with determination until they find effective solutions. Their work ethic is exemplary, never leaving loose ends and consistently completing tasks promptly and efficiently.

In addition to being a highly competent professional, they are also very friendly and sociable. They are always willing to listen to others, offer help and support when needed, and create a harmonious and collaborative atmosphere in any setting. Their kindness and empathy make people feel valued and respected in their presence.

In summary, this person is a combination of kindness, commitment, friendliness, and responsibility. They are a true role model both in the workplace and in personal relationships, leaving a lasting impression on everyone who has the fortune of interacting with her



I had an incredible stay at the hostel, Oswaldo is an incredible guy. I really felt at home during my stay. It was an excellent opportunity to practice my Spanish. With the guests and other workers. It's a two minute walk to a very nice beach. I highly recommend staying at the hostel I would have stayed longer if I could. I hope to come back someday soon!!

3 months ago

oswaldo replied

yes come back when you can thanks for all your help



Ohh it was great! The owner Oswaldo and his Son Salvatore are just lovely and make you feel like home. I felt welcome the moment i put feet in the place. If you want to volunteer somewhere with a good vibe, friendly environment, cozy, near the beach and just relax on a hamac on your free time, this is the right place. I recommend it 100%. I even didnt want to leave haha i would have stayed much longer if i could have!

5 months ago

United States


I truly enjoyed my time at the hostel and even after a few days it became a home away from home. Oswaldo and the other volunteer staff were incredibly welcoming and the duties/benefits were just as described. This was a perfect opportunity to disconnect, enjoy a small beach town, practice Spanish, and immerse in the local culture! I'd do it all over again.

8 months ago



It was a pleasure to stay at the hostel for a week, it is a great place to enjoy a relaxing time in front of the ocean, in a small town next to Manta. Oswaldo was really welcoming, and I also had the chance to meet another volunteer there. Although my Spanish wasn't perfect at all, I could manage to do the work there, and that was just a few hours per day so everything was really fine! Thank you!!

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by oswaldo

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