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Guest House San Rafael, Costa Rica

16 reviews16

Danos una mano y conoce las montañas y ciudad de Costa Rica!!

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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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

Los Recepcionistas del hotel dan la bienvenida y atienden a los huéspedes al llegar al hotel y a lo largo de su estancia en el establecimiento. Sus deberes incluyen registrar la entrada y salida de los huéspedes, entregar las llaves, realizar reservaciones, preparar recibos y cobrar las facturas correspondientes. Atender las redes sociales contestando las preguntas de clientes potenciales. Recibir pedidos de huéspedes y resolverles su necesidad.

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  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 23 and 40 years old
  • Be from outside Costa Rica
  • 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
Stay up to
3 months

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16 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

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Its Ok!




Casa Vistas became a family to me. Jose Carlos’s parents are the sweetest, most wonderful people I have ever met. They made delicious food and treated me like their own family. The other Worldpackers were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful in teaching me the way the business worked because it was my first time Worldpacking. Jose Carlos is a top notch host, understanding individuals and building an environment with Worldpackers that is free spirited and calming. Being accepted to Casa Vistas was a gift. I’ll never forget my time there and I highly recommend it to everyone Worldpacking to CR!


United States


Jose is so very sweet, and so is his mom and dad who are very loving and caring and take you in and treat you like family. (: The experience was great and Jose was very accommodating to some of the emotional struggles a fellow world packers and I were going through at the time. I highly recommend this place


United States


Vistas del Conde is a beautiful place to stay & Jose is wonderful. It is still a "work in progress" which is exciting. As of December there was renovation underway (additional rooms, landscaping). It was easy for me to get around (UBER as well as a local bus to town) & I had my own room (shared bath with long-term guests). I fell in love with Ana and Carlos, the parents of the hotel owner, Jose. They treated me like a daughter and I enjoyed our time together. My only regret is not being fluent in Spanish because less locals then I thought spoke English. Thank goodness for Google translate.




My time in the hotel was amazing! My host and his family took care of me all the time, they made me feel part of the family. I had opportunity of live their culture from the inside...
Jose Carlos was really flexible with my schedule so I had time to travel around. We also recomend me many places to visit and how to get there.
Monte de la Cruz is a wonderful place in the mountain. There are many places to hike, exercise and meditate. There is also a volcano, a lagoon and some cool green places to take pictures.
I highly recommend this place to experience the "ticos" culture.
Pura vida!


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Hosted by Jose Carlos

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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 40% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days

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