About COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you to stay informed about WHO's and local authorities' recommendations.

Hostel Santa Marta, Colombia

14 reviews14

Se parte de nuestra familia, ayúdanos en recepción y disfruta del paraíso en taganga

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
A traveler recommended this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
A traveler recommended this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Save to Wishlist

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 changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Learn more

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.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events 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.
Verified hosts
Verified Host
This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
Worldpackers Insurance
Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.
Learn more
Learn more

The Experience

Nuestro hostal vuelve a funcionamiento y estamos en busqueda de voluntarios dispuestos a colaborar en tareas de recepción principalmente como también actividades de remodelación, pintura y adecuación de espacios. Tus tareas serán el control de check in, check out, control de caja dar informacion turistica etc. Ofrecemos descuentos en actividades de buseo además de una ubicación privilegiada en las playas de taganga. Te esperamos !!!

Learn more


  • Beginner English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Learn more


Stay at least
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

14 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Creating true social impact

1 Practicing English



Being part of the La Tortuga team was undoubtedly an enriching experience. Its spaces are spectacular, the atmosphere is warm, and its team and pets made my stay unique and special (gonna miss the turtles and Panda, that beautiful dog <3). I appreciate having the opportunity to have shared space with the dear Ledys and Denis (the managers), wonderful ladies, very kind and responsible, that I will always carry in my drawer of good memories. Couldn't met Mona personally, but I can tell that she's an amazing person with a giant and kind heart.

3 months ago



I had an amazing experience at La Tortuga Hostel, all volunteers are like family and I felt very much at home, it was my first volunteer experience and could not have been better. I worked at the Bar where I could meet people from all over the world and practice my English and learn Spanish.
Taganga is very welcoming and has beautiful beaches near the hostel.

Mona is an amazing and inspiring woman, thank you for the opportunity!

over 1 year ago



La tortuga is a hostel super good vibes, close to the beach and many mini markets. The staff is very nice and once you get to know everybody you will have a great time! I was a bartender, that’s what I do in Brazil as well and it was very easy. You work with the view of the greatest sunset in Colombia. Animal lovers, 3 dogs and couple of cats(guess 3).

Negative points: they don’t have breakfast at the hostel and the volunteer’s room is suuuuuper messy. But you will survive.

over 2 years ago



Mona is a wonderful host!! Working there will be the experience of a life time :)) you will never wanna leave!!

over 4 years ago



I will go back soon. Living in la Tortuga was one of the best experience of my life. I definitely recommend it

over 4 years ago

View all reviews

About the host

  • • Recently Online

Hosted by Mona

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 100% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 4 days
2 published videos
This host has 2 published videos showing a little bit about their place

Want to know more about this host?

We only provide detailed host information and videos to Members

Become a member

How do Worldpackers trips work?

As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.

Step 1

Become a member of our community to get access to all of its benefits.

Step 2

Apply to as many positions as you want, and chat with any host.

Step 3

If a host thinks you’re a good fit, you’ll be pre-approved.

Step 4

Check for required documents, tickets, and local health recommendations.

Step 5

Confirme sua viagem para ter toda a segurança da Worldpackers.

Step 6

Viva sua experiência transformadora e impacte positivamente o mundo.

Step 7

Depois da experiência juntos, você e o anfitrião deixam avaliações.

Step 8

Inscreva-se nos WP Programs e ganhe uma graninha enquanto viaja.

Check out all our plans Saiba mais sobre como funciona