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Hostel Cancún, Mexico

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Restaurant help at Cancun's coolest hostel- steps from the beach!

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This host has received 26 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
55 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
47 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
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.
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The Experience

We love to host volunteers and we are looking for travelers who are friendly and detail-oriented :) You would support our kitchen team during breakfast time some days and others you will be assigned to entertain guests and organize fun activities and games for them with other volunteers.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 35 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
4 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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75 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

55 Meeting international travelers

47 Practicing English

38 Meeting locals

30 Immersing in the local culture

20 Practicing Spanish

15 Get in touch with nature



It was my second volunteer and I will absolutely recommend it !! Mayan monkey is really a big family, the shift are quite easy and there are really involved and flexible. Every week you have a meeting with all the volunteer and the manager in order to fix things. If you look for an incredible experience in Cancun this is the place to be.
Huge thanks to Carlos and Jennifer and to the Mayan monkey staff.
I left Mayan with friends from all over the world and memories for life.
Thank you 😊

about 13 hours ago



I had a great time at Mayan Monkey, it’s definitely one of the best hostel in which I’ve ever been. Rooms are always clean and the meals offered to the volunteers are good.
My shift was as bar tender, I loved this shift and the guys who work at the bar permanently are amazing.
Cancun it’s not my favorite city in Mexico, it’s very commercial, but If you get the chance to volunteer in this hostel you will have a great time for sure!

about 2 months ago



I had a great time volunteering at the Mayan monkey. The full time staff is amazing, the hostel is so nice and getting the chance to be part of this community was wonderful. Would 100% recommend.

5 months ago

United States


My experience at Mayan Monkey was very fun. Everyone who worked there was very personable and kind. The location Cancun is prime if you like to party and have a good time. Expecically it being directly on the beach and next to the club centre.

I stayed a total of 3 weeks and unfortunately there were a few problems. After my first week they moved me to breakfast shift which was not the agreed upon job. As a night owl, it was very hard to function at 6:30 in the morning.

Thanks for the experinece Mayan Monkey it was great for my first work exchange!

5 months ago



I definitely learned a lot during my time in Mayan Monkey! I met great people that made my time simply wonderful.The location of the hotel is ideal and beaches and shops are usually at a 1minute walk. The team had amazing people who make you feel welcomed all time and will be there for any help or advice.I suggest more work on the food for volunteers. I felt my dietary restrictions were not fully respected a lot of times. For the last week, I was put on a job that was not agreed on the first day. I suggest more communication with volunteers about times and tasks rather than imposing it on them

6 months ago

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Hosted by Mayan Monkey Hostel

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