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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 attend to guests.

Kitchen Hand

Help serving and organizing meals.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Parties

Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Dance classes

Rock your body! Join our dance classes.


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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

  • Above 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

22 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I had an amazing experience in Puerta Vieja Hostel, it's one of the best hostel that I've seen! The atmosphere and the people are amazing. Daniel and all the staff are really good persons and looks like a family. There's a lot of activities and people from all over the world. It's a really good place to work and enjoy. I spent three unforgottable weeks there and I recommend for everyone!

about 1 month ago


The staff is super friendly and the hostel vibe is amazing. Every night there is a different event at the bar what makes your staying there so much fun. I made a lot of new friends including the workers and volunteers.
They respected the schedules and accurately described what I will be getting when volunteering (food, days off etc). There is time for party and time for work so If you are a responsible person and you want to have fun and make new friends I would definitely recommend this place to you.

Thank you guys for everything and hope to comeback one day :)

about 2 months ago


El mejor voluntariado lejos. El lugar es hermoso, el equipo super buena onda, la comida riquísima, las tareas super claras, el ping pong y Netflix la gloria!

about 2 months ago


todo perfecto, los chicos cumplieron con todo. me llevo un gran recuerdo se san cristobal :)

2 months ago

Quintana Roo

🙌 Es un lugar increíble,limpio, bonito, acogedor, el staff muy pendiente y el equipo de voluntarios con los que conviví llenos de buena energía, el lugar en sí se presta para buenos momentos, en ese bar sucede algo que pareciera mágico para siempre lograr la fiesta, la comida es deliciosa y a todo el equipo que hace de este lugar una experiencia única de verdad gracias.
Me sentí cuidada, conocí gente hermosa y las horas de trabajo realmente valen por todo lo que ofrece.
Si estas pensando en san cristobal de las casas, este lugar lo tiene todo.
Puerta vieja 100% recomendable.

2 months ago
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About Puerta Vieja Hostel

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  • Hosted by Daniel

  • New
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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: A few hours

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Our Hostel is a brand-new Hostel in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Mexico. We opened our doors back on November 20th, 2012. San Cristobal de Las Casas has been awarded as the Most Magical Village in Mexico for 2011-2014, so the city can offe...

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