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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.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests

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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

Help us to take care of our guests, since some of them leave early morning. Some help is also needed on other tasks: cleaning the kitchen, organise the laundry and keep the main door closed at all times. Guests some times need help at night: they check-out early morning, need towels, toilet paper, extra blankets, etc. The main task is to help them to be more comfortable. Note: Your help will also be needed any other day for 3 hours only.

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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
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

18 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun

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.

17 days ago


Fue mi primer voluntariado y la experiencia fue genial. Todo el equipo es increíble, es un lugar hermoso y siempre hay actividades muy divertidas en el hostal y en San Cristóbal, súper recomendado. Gracias por todo Puerta Vieja, me encantaría volver.

2 months ago


the best volunteer experience. staff and volunteers is like a big family and all time you enjoy. the hostel have a very good party and good vibes. i ll come back for sure 😁

2 months ago


I'd definitely return. Lovely people!

3 months ago


It was an awesome experience. The hostel is nice and the volunteers I was with made it so much fun. I definitely wanna go back. San Cristobal is so beautiful and a great place to travel around in Chiapas. Food at the hostel is delicious too.

3 months ago
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About Puerta Vieja Hostel

  • Hosted by Daniel

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 1 day

About the host

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 offer so many different ways to live: culture, arts, music, nature and a great chance to meet people from all around the world and to share experiences. Our Hostel is just 2 blocks from mainsquare and ...

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