Hostel Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador

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Come and join us at our hostel while helping us with guests in Baños!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
22 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
14 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 clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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

We are a hostel located in the middle of Ecuador, which makes Baños a meeting point for travelers from around the world. The town has many activities and places to offer, like trekking, canyoning, zip-lining, hot springs and more, as well as a chill and safe vibe that makes everyone feel like home. The concept of the hostel is to create an atmosphere to make everyone feel like home away from home, creating spaces to meet new people. Come help us!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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37 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 22 Meeting international travelers
  • 14 Practicing English
  • 13 Meeting locals
  • 11 Get in touch with nature
  • 10 Practicing Spanish
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture



Our first volunteering in our trip was in papachos hostel and it was a great one! the task and the work in the reception was explain in a very good way and we could understand the work on the first day, the room of the volunteer was very comfortable and nice, the hostel have a very nice atmosphere and the owner of the hotel Roberto was very good to us. there is a lot of thing to do in baños and with the work hours we could do all we wanted.

3 months ago

United States


Roberto was kind & took time to talk with us. Xavi (mgmt) was absolutely amazing/kind and made our trip so much more special!!!! The location was gorgeous! The work: hours that you sign up for before arriving are Not accurate. It says 24 hours a week, but you work 30hrs a week (part of why we left early) if you aren't working night shifts, & are expected to be present for social events @ the hostel like movie night even if you are not on shift. The work isn't hard, but 5 hours a day and only $7.50 to stay as a guest, not worth the exchange. Left early bc I did not sign up for what was given!

5 months ago



I loved my stay at the hostel ! Baños is beautiful and full of things to do. Roberto and the team are flexible with hours so you can find time to enjoy the town and it's activities. We were a great group of volunteers and that made it a great experience!! Thank you !

8 months ago



My stay at Papachos was such a nice experience. mainly because of the other guests and volunteers but also because the place itself is great to relax and still adventurous. Roberto is a really nice guy and very understanding. he is always reachable when I had a question and was willing to help. nevertheless there were times where it was difficult because he had very high expectations for the volunteers that were difficult to reach especially in the first few days. all in all I would recommend Papachos as a place to feel ah home and da few tasks in exchange for a very nice time!:)

11 months ago

United Kingdom


My boyfriend and I had such an amazing time at the hostel! The hostel is really nice, the work and hours are very reasonable and Banos is a lovely area to explore. Roberto was helpful and organised in making sure our time there was a good one. We really recommend to anyone and everyone!

about 1 year ago

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