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Hostel Santiago, Chile

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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
14 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
14 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.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
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.
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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The Experience

Buscamos a alguien que nos ayude con algunos turnos cuidando la recepción, que abra o cierre la puerta, entregue información, haga seguimiento de la estadía de los huéspdes preguntando si precisan algo, guardar el equipaje y ayudar a limpiar, apoyar un poco la lavandería, preparar algún desayuno solicitado, entre otros. La habitación donde duermen es compartida con otros voluntarios (máximo 8 personas en una habitación grande y con ventilación).

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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
3 weeks

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39 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

14 Meeting international travelers

14 Meeting locals

14 Immersing in the local culture

9 Practicing Spanish

8 Practicing English

6 Developing social awareness



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!

about 2 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 Merced 88 team🙏

3 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!

over 1 year ago

Loreen replied

Muchas gracias por tu ayuda. Siempre bienvenido!

United Kingdom


I really enjoyed the experience of working in the Merced 88. It gave me the opportunity to meet people from all around the world & to engage in conversations with people who were also traveling Chile. The staff in the Hostal were all really nice and welcoming. I would defo
recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for a good Hostal to work in in Santiago. The Hostal is situated in very good location.

about 3 years ago



Foi minha primeira viagem fora do Brasil e meu primeiro voluntariado. Posso afirmar que foi uma das melhores experiências já vividas. Sem dúvida escolhi o hostel certo. Fui muito bem recebida por todos os funcionários, voluntários e a anfitriã e também administradora Loreen, sempre atenciosa e paciente comigo. Trabalhei na limpeza e ajudei na recepção. No começo me perdi nas tarefas, mas achei o cronograma justo e flexível. Fiz muitos amigos e vivenciei momentos que ficarão registrados na memória. Estranhei tudo no primeiro dia, mas no último dia chorei porque não queria voltar ao Brasil 😁

29 days ago

Loreen replied

Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Nos alegra saber que te ha gustado tu voluntariado con nosotros. Siempre bienvenida :) Ya te extrañamos!

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Hosted by Loreen

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