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Hostel Cancún, Mexico

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Bar attendant at Cancun's coolest hostel- steps from the beach!

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Connect with international travelers
20 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
19 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
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

Sanitize and prep area according to standard. -Make sure the bar team has everything ready for the shift. -Clean and organize the bar and liquor cellar. -Always help the bartender staff. -Clean tables, lift up any empty plates, bottles, and glasses. -Clean the materials, glasses, plates, silverware, and others. -Be kind and friendly yet professional towards guests and staff members. -Comply with preventive/ sanitization measures.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 18 and 35 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
3 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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31 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

20 Meeting international travelers

19 Practicing English

13 Meeting locals

8 Immersing in the local culture

8 Practicing Spanish

6 Get in touch with nature



God knows how thankful I am for the opportunity of being part of this fam. If you are lucky to volunteer here please take it professional during your 5 hour work exchange. Here you will have the most beautiful experiences and will come across with many beautiful people from al over the world. This is one of most potential hostels in Mexico to start your carrier as a volunteer or work exchange. I want to thank Mayan monkey staff for giving me the most delicious and nutritious breakfast I could have in Cancun.The lunch and dinner they serve for staff and volunteers is the best!!! 1000 Thanks!!

20 days ago



I applied it for a bartender, but the position I stayed was good too.
The hostel vibe is a lot of party, drinks, music, I had a lot of fun and I highly recommend it to those looking for this kind of fun!
The location is great, close to the beach, and the nightclubs and restaurants.
The schedule was respected and organized, which made it easier to enjoy of the dayoff.
Thanks Mayan Monkey 🐒❤️

3 months ago



Being at Mayan Monkey was surely a positive experience regardless of the misleading situations that came up.
Apply only if you're into party vibe, music and drinks. The hostel is known due to its vib. Cancun is a desired location and Mayan Monkey is just a few meters away from the blue Caribbean ocean.
The work isn't difficult, the most important is to get everything sorted out before starting. Get as much info as possible beforehand, make sure to get your tasks and supplies informed prior starting your activities, because for some of them creativity is required.

3 months ago



Definitely one of the best experiences of my life, I really enjoyed my time at Mayan Monkey, I met people from all over the world, I had fun, I practiced and improved my English. The tasks are simple and they leave you part of the day off so that you can enjoy yourself, the food is very good and the rooms are clean. The team makes you feel great and you can create long-lasting friendships with the people you meet! Amazing Experience

4 months ago



I had the best time ever at Mayan Monkey Cancun. I felt home there.
The hostel is located at the best place of Cancun, Zone hotel is where everything around happens.
The hostel has an access to the beach just across the street. The best beach for me was the Playa Caracol next to the Lighthouse at Ziva hotel. I enjoyed the free bikes to cycle to Playa Delfines.
All the volunteers have 3 possible sifts: (reception, breakfast or entertainment). I worked all the 3 weeks minimum experience serving breakfast. The chef make all the stuff and we just serve at the bar.
Any question @honoratoyago

6 months ago

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