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Hostel San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

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Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
6 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Needs help immediately
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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 Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Colaborar en el hostal con los propietarios y huéspedes siempre con un sentido muy humano y amigable, ayudar en las diferentes actividades desde recibir a los huéspedes, tareas de orden y limpieza, cuidando mucho la honestidad, seguridad y tranquilidad de todos. siempre con una excelente actitud de servicio. We need a very easy going person, able to help with different activities such a hosting, cleaning, pr. honest, smiling & safe person

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent Spanish
  • Under 40 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

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15 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Immersing in the local culture

6 Meeting international travelers

5 Meeting locals

4 Developing social awareness

4 Practicing English

3 Practicing Spanish



I had a great time at Hostal La Casa de Paco. It's a family hostel run by Areli and Sarain, who are amazing people and treat everyone like a part of their family. I'm very happy to have met them, as well as meeting the other volunteers. As I volunteered in the low season, the work was not heavy. Tasks are preparing breakfast, making beds, cleaning common areas and bathrooms, and staying at the reception. The breakfast given is very simple, so I had to buy other things to complement it. Despite that, everything was great! Recommend 100%! (:

about 1 month ago



It was my first experience in WP and it couldn't be better. The atmosphere in there is very peaceful and familiar. The tasks are easy to complete and the schedule is respected. Besides that, the town is very interesting and because the hostel's location is in the center it's possible to walk around the city every day no matter in witch shift you are. Are, Sarain and Kami make you feel home so as the other volunteers, the whole team was always available if I had any doubt. I also had the chance to practice spanish a lot. I definetely had a very good time there !

about 2 months ago



The hostel is really welcoming and you meet a lot of amazing people! The family who is running the hostel is really friendly and speak to you in Spanish !
Be just aware that the volunteering mainly consists in cleaning up the bedrooms and toilets!
I will definitly recommend this experience

7 months ago



Hacer voluntariado en La Casa de Paco fue una gran experiencia personal, me ayudó a desarrollar mi proceso de adaptación lo cual fue bastante sencillo, Sarain y Are fueron muy amables conmigo y siempre ayudándome con cualquier información que necesitaba sobre el lugar, las tareas son sencillas y el tiempo pasa muy rápido ☺️

8 days ago



Está fue mi primer experiencia de voluntariado y no pudo haber sido mejor 😍 Areli y Sarain fueron súper atentos y amables conmigo en todo momento. Realmente se sintió como estar en casa desde el primer minuto en que llegué. Estoy segura de que un día volveré a San Cristóbal.
me llevo grandes amigos de esta maravillosa experiencia ❤️ Gracias por todo!

25 days ago

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Hosted by Sarain

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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This host usually answers to 70% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days

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