Hostel San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

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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
60 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
44 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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.
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 Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
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
2 weeks

The Experience

Would you like to help us with housecleaning and welcome guests while you practice your Spanish with our friendly staff in the Hostel? It's a good opportunity to share time with local people staff and another volunteers.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Under 38 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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139 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 60 Meeting international travelers
  • 44 Practicing English
  • 36 Meeting locals
  • 30 Practicing Spanish
  • 29 Immersing in the local culture
  • 15 Developing social awareness



The hostel Hostal, it's a nice place if youre looking for social activities and foreign interactions. Also is centered and easy to move around the town and the nature too. There's flexibility in the different shifts available, and the volunteers house is amazing. I loved my stay in there and praise to all the local staff that I work with 🤗.

3 months ago



My experience in the hostel was really amazing. I met wonderful people and my tasks were simple. Even though there is a big difference between each shift. Some are more easy than others. But I could easily switch them and Dani was always helpful. The only point is the volunteer house which is a bit dirty because no one comes to clean it. But its nice to have this extra space because the hostel is really a social place. So all in all I would recomend going if you want to connect with international travellers and get to know San Cris :)

5 months ago



I had a great time in the hostel, the staff was great and so were the other volunteers. The tasks we had were simple, and one could easily finish the shift and still enjoy de afternoon or the night. It's a great place to practice your english, since most of the guests are foreigners. the hostel has a very common effect of making people not want to leave once they get there hahaha

9 months ago

United Kingdom


What can I say, having travelled to over 40 countries, staying at 100s of hostels, this may be one of the best I've ever stayed at! Working here was phenomenal, the team are amazing and so caring. Hours are fair and breaky and dinner is always of such a high quality, volunteers also have the nice touch of staying in a house a few blocks away which gives you that extra space sometimes needed for some R&R. If you are sociable / fun person who likes to meet new people then this is the place you want to volunteer, just make sure you have your days off on a Wed or Sat free cocktails though 😂

9 months ago



I had a nice experience volunteering at puerto the hostel. The work was really diverse which i liked. It's a really social hostel, i got to meet so many nice people!! And the breakfast and dinner is really good everyday.

5 months ago

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Hosted by Daniel

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