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Hostel San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

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Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Practice Spanish
2 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Needs help immediately
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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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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. If you prefer to help us by mornings so you can enjoy the evenings then this is a good activity to help us with.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Under 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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43 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Practicing Spanish

2 Meeting locals

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Immersing in the local culture

1 Practicing English



Puerta Vieja is the best hostel I've ever been so far! The job is easy and the staff feels like a family. Right in the center of San Cristobal. Lot of good vibes. I recommend it and I would repeat the experience without thinking twice!




Ain't no words enough to describe my love for this wonderful hostel! Initially, I came to volunteer here for 2 weeks, then extended for 2 more weeks, and finally decided to extend indefinitely.

The tasks are very simple, the personnel is always eager to help and explain what to do. The conditions for volunteers are really good, the vibe of the hostel is super positive and chill (the place has tons of activities to offer for its guests), which makes it even more stimulating to help. Totally recommend!


South Africa


My stay at Puerta Vieja was absolutely incredible. The weeks I spent there felt like a second home. Danny, Alex, Flaco, Jorge, the ladies and the reception staff were always kind, helpful and up for a good time. The other volunteers were awesome. I wish I could have stayed longer and was truly sad to leave. If possible I will try to volunteer here in the future.




Great experience at Puerta Vieja, the hostel is awesome and the work not that demanding... I would definitely had stayed longer if San Cristobal wasn't that cold :))


United Kingdom


Such a good hostel to Live and work at. Puerta Vieja has a great atmosphere, the work is never too demanding and you get to hang out with a great croud. It's a good spot to learn Spanish in a friendly and supportive environment. Stay for a bit or a stay for ages it's going to be a good time!


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