Hostel Xicotepec, Mexico

8 reviews8

Help us with maintenance and improve your handyman skills in a magic town in Puebla!

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
5 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

Xicotepec is a Magical Town of the Huasteca Poblana (Puebla) with a strong syncretism that you can discover in a tour of its streets, an excursion in its mountains and adventure in its waterfalls. This position consist on giving maintenance to trails that lead to points of interest in our hostel in Xicotepec, Puebla.

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  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Be from outside Mexico
  • 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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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Developing environmental awareness
  • 2 Learning about sustainability
  • 2 Developing social awareness



Omar, Laura, Lupita and Thonny were really welcoming and were happy to show me around Xicotepec de Juárez. I also went hiking with their 20 dogs it was amazing, and to the waterfalls, explored the city and nature. They're very proud about their puebla and gave me alot of information about its history.. Volunteering there was not hard at all, I was not asked to do much, except for painting and photography which were the main things I applied for.

8 months ago

Omar replied

Having you here was a great experience, seen your interest in our culture made us feel so special.
We wish you a wonderful safe trip.
Stay in touch.

I hope you're doing great, we miss you and wish you a great trip. We hope we can see you again in the future.
With love 💖
Laura Omar and Lupita



We've decided to end our stay after we arrived at the location. The place didn't quite meet our expectations as we told Omar before leaving.

about 1 hour ago



La labor que hace Omar con los animales rescatados es destacable y las tareas del voluntariado permiten conocer de una manera increíble Xicotepec de Juárez. Además es una persona amable y atenta. Sin embargo, las condiciones del alojamiento no nos parecieron adecuadas y deberían mejorar mucho en cuanto a limpieza.

6 months ago



Omar y Laura nos recibieron con mucha amabilidad, nos hicieron sentir en casa, todo muy cómodo y limpio 😊 un ambiente genial gracias a la Convivencia con sus lindas mascotas, esperamos volver pronto ✌️

11 months ago



Fue una experiencia inesperada, nos conectamos mucho con la cultura local, las historias del pueblo. Aprendimos mucho sobre espiritualidad mexicana, descubrimos lugares increíbles dentro de la naturaleza e incluso participamos en un Temazcal. 100% recomendado

11 months ago

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