Hostel San Juan, Puerto Rico

5.0
6 reviews6

Volunteer at our hostel and enjoy Old San Juan / beach

Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
3 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer

24h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get

4

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.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
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Availability

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

A boutique cheerful hostel in the heart of Old San Juan that welcomes travelers from all over the world. You help us at the reception and with the general maintenance of the hostel, we cover your stay in a dorm, laundry, employee discount at our restaurant, and help you to plan your time in beautiful Puerto Rico (beaches, tours, trips, mountain hikes - just ask!). Also, free Wi-Fi!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 21 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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6 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Meeting locals
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Practicing Spanish
  • 2 Developing social awareness
  • 2 Meeting international travelers
  • 1 Learning about sustainability

United States

5

I had a great time volunteering at the hostel! Everyone was extremely kind, helpful, and welcoming. The work is very fair and I enjoyed it: mostly cleaning/housekeeping work with some reception. It's well worth it for the trade of getting to live in one of the best places in San Juan! I felt very safe as a solo female. I felt comfortable walking alone as well which was important to me. Ubers are very cheap in San Juan! It's also easy to scooter to the beach and I recommend doing that if you don't want to walk. There's SO much to do in Puerto Rico and you will love it.

4 months ago

United States

5

My experience here goes well beyond words! Angelica and her team are very welcoming and were very helpful along the way. I got to stay in my own private dorm, help guests from time to time but most of the job is housekeeping work which were common tasks plus the experience of exploring a beautiful island and making meaningful connections. One of my favorite things about the hostel is the location which is directly in the heart of Old San Juan; Angelica and her team have made made me feel welcomed since day one. I'm truly grateful that Angelica got to be my first Host on WP. Thank you!

8 months ago

United States

5

The hostel is a small and charming hostel. It was perfect for my first solo trip! - this exchange was sustainable, fair, and light hearted. It's in a great location and has accessible amenities, perfect for remote work. Thank you!

over 1 year ago

United States

4

The nice things about this experience are the location of the hostel, getting space to yourself, and having a mostly straightforward routine when it comes to work. Tasks included cleaning and changing beds. Often I received packages for the restaurant and communicated with maintenance staff (plumbers, AC tech, etc), so I do think volunteers benefit from knowing Spanish before working here. The hostel is not particularly social, and the important thing to know is you will be mostly on your own, as there is only one volunteer at a time and Angelica communicates with you through text.

11 months ago

United States

5

I give the hostel 5 STARS ***** Thank you

about 2 years ago

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Hosted by Angelica

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