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Hostel Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 reviews4

Looking for fun, creative volunteers in our hostel in the centre

Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
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.
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.
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

We ask for help 5 hours a day, 5 days a week so you have plenty of free time to explore Puerto Vallarta. We do require you speak English and Spanish for this position. Checking guests in and out when they arrive/depart but mainly making sure all the guests are having a good time. We ask for minimum of one month but we have a 15 days trial period so we can see if you fit well with the team and also for you to see if you like the position.

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 20 and 35 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Practicing English

2 Meeting locals

1 Practicing Spanish

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature

United States


My time at Chanclas was truly a unique experience. I ended up in Reception, but the work was as expected for the position, and the shifts were easy. Overall, I felt that my comfort and concerns were heard, and the manager was amazing when it came to working the schedule to fit multiple requests each week. In full transparency, the volunteer dorm is a tight squeeze for 6 people, but the management team has made great effort in providing storage space and sufficient fans within the dorm. The breakfast, laundry, tours, and discounts are all as advertised, and were definitely added bonuses :)

3 months ago



In Chanclas I had the position as Tour Guide. It was the best volunteering job I've ever done. I had to go out with the guests arround Puerto Vallarta and discover beautiful places.
Milena who's in charge of the volunteers is really open to suggestions to improve everything at the beggining we had some missunderstanding but after talking everything was perfect. We had our own volunteers room, breakfast included, made me feel like a home. I really reccomend Chanclas it's the best hostel in PVR. Thanks Milena for hosting me there ❤️

9 months ago



Chanclas tiene una vibra muy cool! Hace que vivas Puerto Vallarta de otra forma, el ambiente en el hostal es lo mejor y las tareas no son difíciles y los horarios son flexibles! Gracias a Erick y todos los voluntarios por esta experiencia :)

2 months ago



Mi experiencia en Chanclas Hostel cumplió con todas mis expectativas! El equipo estuvo todo el tiempo a disposición y fueron súper flexibles ante necesidades!
Excelente lugar para ser mi primera experiencia!!
Volveré en un futuro!

about 1 year ago

Chanclas replied

Gonzalo fue una muy buena sorpresa: siempre dispuesto a ayudar a cualquier hora y siempre con una sonrisa. Cumplió con todos sus deberes con responsabilidad y ligereza. Chanclas Hostel está de puertas para recibirlo otra vez :)

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