Hostel El Paredon Buena Vista, Sipacate, Guatemala

9 reviews9

Come and help us out at our surf hostel and join the familia

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Connect with international travelers
9 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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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.
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.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Becoming a team member would mean helping us with daily tasks in hostel life and especially behind the bar, serve and prepare drinks from espresso to cocktails. Talk to guests, make new friends, be outgoing. We have 2 shifts a day, morning or afternoon so even on the days you work, you will have either morning or afternoon free. If you love to get to know new people, good vibes and have good spanish and english skills, get in touch with us.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Fluent English
  • Over 21 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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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 9 Meeting international travelers
  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Practicing English
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 5 Practicing Spanish
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture



I loved my stay and volunteering at the hostel. Definitely recommend it. The staff and the other volunteers were great😊 Definitely will come back! Thank you. :)

6 months ago

United States


I ended up leaving a few days early to continue my travels because I was injured, couldn't surf, and felt exhausted from the work and heat, but if you're looking for a quaint surf and party town & you're down to work hard, it's perfect! Each work shift was 7.5 hours which was quite long–you'll basically be working full time as lime juicer/busser/dishwasher lol. But you get free surfboard rentals which was awesome! The food was good, the hostel had fun events, & the facilities were okay–it's super hot and buggy though with no AC. Still, overall a fun experience with cool people!

7 months ago

United States


This wasn't a good fit for me, but an overall good experience. This position (event manager) is for someone that loves to party and doesn't want to travel on days off. Management and other staff were awesome. The beach is also pretty nice (great to play volleyball and sunset is stunning). Overall I don't think the amount of hours is in line with the accommodation/food trade off.

8 months ago



I've been volunteering at the hostel for 5 weeks now and staying 3 more (keep extending haha). the hostel is such a nice hostel (commun areas, food, showers) but what makes it so special is obviously the lovely staff. I work at the bar, shifts are 7.5 hours long but you always get either the whole morning or afternoon off to go surf, chill by the pool, explore the mangroves or just enjoy the beach. El Paredon is a very fun and beautiful place to live. I will miss it and everyone here all my papis y mamis chulooos<3

10 months ago

United States


The hostel is hands down the best hostel I've ever worked at. This is my 5th experience on Worldpackers and my favorite by far. The hostel is beautiful and the staff are so welcoming. It's truly a family there. A huge bonus is having the meals including in your experience! I've really improved my Spanish while working at the hostel! My 4 weeks turned into 6 and now I'll be working another 3 months officially. (How much I love it) Guatemala is an amazing country and El paredon really is a hidden gem. If you're thinking about joining the hostel family .. DO IT. You'll have an amazing experience!

11 months ago

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