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Hostel Medellín, Colombia

13 reviews13

Recepcionista Nocturno y Limpieza

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with the locals
8 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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.
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

Realizar check-in y check-out de huespedes, ofrecer y vender los productos que se encuentran disponibles en el hostal para los huespedes y cobrar los dineros de los que adeudan 1 vez a la semana se realiza la tarea de limpieza general del hostel

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 20 and 50 years old
  • Be from outside Colombia
  • 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
3 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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13 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

8 Meeting locals

7 Meeting international travelers

7 Practicing Spanish

4 Immersing in the local culture

2 Practicing English

1 Creating true social impact

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The host Andres was great, he always made me feel welcome and was very understanding with my class schedules. He was very proactive about meetings, making sure you understand what is expected of you, and telling you what to do/how to do better if needed.

There was a bed bug problem during the middle of my stay and he shut down the hostel for two days and we all helped fumigate the rooms by taking apart the beds to get into the cracks and taking out all the mattresses.

At the end of my stay, I had exams with my school program and Andres stayed in one night to take a shift!

about 1 month ago



I enjoyed my stay at Key West, mostly because of the people (staff and volunteers). The work is easy, mostly during the night, just make sure you are flexible as the schedule might change last minute. Mostly it's late checkins/early checkouts, watching cameras and keeping people quiet (which was maybe the hardest part).
They also own a sushi restaurant, which you have to try!
The location of this hostel couldn't be more perfect, Laureles is a great area, with lots of bars and restaurants, but also very safe. The stadium and a big sports complex are in walking distance, and so is the metro.

2 months ago



With pleasure I recommend the experience at the Key West Hostel.
The job is to be at the reception for five hours each night and it wasn't hard.
The location of the hostel is perfect: the main street is full of life until 3/4 am, at the same time the area is safe, there are always new customers of different nationalities and it’s simple to make new friends.
Gracias por todo Andres, Paula, Manu y Kevin ♥️🍱

3 months ago

ANDRES replied

Elisa mu chas gracias por haber compartido con nosotros. desafortunadamente perdimos el acceso a nuestra cuenta de worldpackers y apenas pudimos entrar nuevamente pero te damos 10 estrellas en todo. nuevamente muy agradecidos y esperamos volverte a ver en algún momento. un abrazo grande.



it was good hostel to meet with local traveler and international traveller. That means you can practice both English and Spanish. They are really kind and helpful to what i want! You will get typical Colombian home-made lunch most of the day which i liked a lot. So, you will get everything what you want to expect to get by volunteering in this hostel! Also, the hostel was next to the party street for local ppl called la 70. so you can go to party if you want! To note that, You will do a night work from 2 am to 7 am if you are alone and 10pm to 3 pm or 3 pm to 8 am if you are two volunteers.

3 months ago



Working at Key West was in general a good experience. The location is perfect. The staff is really nice and welcoming. We did have some problems with communication, since it took them 2 weeks to actually sit down and talk to me about the work that had to be done. Also, since we are up all night in the reception, we need to sleep during the day, which can be pretty hard since the hostel is very loud all the time, so after 3 weeks, I was really exhausted.

4 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by ANDRES

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 40% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 9 days

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