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What you offer

20h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
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What you get

3

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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Surfboards
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
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The Experience

We are looking for a part-time time receptionist . A friendly person with high social skills who can run our front desk. Welcoming guest with a smile, managing bookings and answer emails and our social media.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English and Beginner Spanish
  • Between 21 and 35 years old
  • Be from outside Costa Rica
  • 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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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
12 weeks
Stay up to
6 months

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4 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Costa Rica

5

It was thrilling to become a part of the family at Jaco Inn. The family who owns the property are kind and helpful! Gabby and Bryan were welcoming and helpful. I was given simple guidelines and allowed to teach yoga in their beautiful open air studio. I loved the hostel and meeting all the people who volunteered and guest who arrived from all over the world. Jack Inn is a short walk to the beach and surrounded by trees and nature which is hard to find in Jaco. Thank You to Juan and everyone who was a part of my two-month visit. I will return often!

Apr/07/2019

France

5

Aie dios mio ! This place is just magic : The hostel becomes your "home sweet home", the crew, your costa funky family and the guests, your chilly surfer dudes from every parts of the world you re gonna share great moments with !
Front desk work is really smooth, as long as your respect your shift and show availibility to enjoy with the guests, you get the jaco inn style... Pura vida !
Juan, muchas gracias por todo, you re the best man. The lifestyle of this place makes it one of the coolest in Jaco.
Bisous bisous :)

Aug/28/2017

Argentina

4

Generalmente los turistas fueron muy amables conmigo, pude hacer mucho amigos y conocer gente muy diferente

Mar/12/2020

France

5

A toi, chere volontaire qui passe par ici, si tu recherches :
- un hebergement calme(avec des iguanes et des ecureuils comme voisins) pour te reposer apres des nuits probablement agitees dans les bars des environs
-des taches variees et bien organisees, en toute autonomie (toutes sont listees par heure sur une feuille)
- un management humain et professionnel
-equilibrer ta casquette comme volontaire et ta casquette de backpapeuse, 2 semaines OFF par mois au top
- une ville safe
Ahah, ne cherche plus et peut-etre comme moi, vas-tu vivre l'experience la plus cool de l'annee

Feb/20/2020

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Hosted by Juan

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This host usually answers to 60% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 56 days

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