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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get

3

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.
Support
Support
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The Experience

Trabajar en la recepción 6 horas por dia, 2 dias de descanso. Solo colombianos. manejar check in, check out, control de caja, control de extranjeros, informacion turistica. BUEN NIVEL DE INGLÉS NECESARIO

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Requirements

  • Beginner English and Fluent Spanish
  • Over 20 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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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
3 weeks

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12 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Brazil

5

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!

Sep/19/2019

Brazil

5

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.

Mar/16/2019

Italy

5

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

Mar/02/2017

Colombia

5

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

Dec/05/2016

Colombia

5

So hard to gather all my experience in a review, so many good times! To make long story short: Voluteering at La Tortuga was one of the best situations I've ever put myself into.
The Host, Mona is the friendliest and funniest person you can run into here, and she's also very straightforward when it comes to work so for me was perfect to feel comfortable and speak up your mind with her; The staff really becomes part of your family, they actually care about you when you get to know them all, the place has such special vibe but you would have to be there to know what I'm talking about. Cheers!

Sep/04/2016

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About the host

Hosted by Mona

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This host usually writes back in 18 days
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