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Hostel Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador

7 reviews7

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

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
3 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.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
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

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
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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7 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

4 Meeting international travelers

3 Practicing English

2 Meeting locals

2 Practicing Spanish

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness



Papachos Hostel is a nice place. Beautiful and cozy location.
However, i worked long hours, longer than expected. The hostel was not really organised and the volunteers are responsible for things that they aren’t qualified for.

about 2 months ago



The Host Roberto is super welcoming and friendly. The hostel itself is a nice place and you feel like home. The tasks are easy and can be done by nearly anybody I would say. But you have to take them seriously and put in commitment.

6 months ago



Volunteering at Papacho’s hostel was great! The hostel is clean and organized. The tasks were greeting guests, reception and cleaning. Roberto, thank you again for welcoming me, is a nice host, he checks in on how your doing and is understanding. The hostel has many activities to keep you busy and it’s also in town so everything is a short walk away.
I had a very nice experience at the hostel, the staff and guests were all very fun and easy going. Would recommend!!

6 months ago

United States


Papacho's is an incredible hostel. Guests often come for a night and then stay for 4 or more. Baños is beautiful and there are so many activities to do.
I absolutely loved volunteering here. Roberto is wonderful to work for and I truly felt like part of the family. I look forward to returning some day!

8 months ago



Se trata de un hostel en el pequeño pueblo de baños, donde las pocas horitas de trabajo te permiten aprovechar los encantos naturales de Baños, tales como trekkings y deportes de agua.
Respecto al hostel, se convierte rapidamente en un hogar donde tienes todas las comodidades necesarias y Roberto, el encargado, te ayuda con todo lo que necesites. Lo recomiendo mucho!

6 months ago

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