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Hostel Merlo, Argentina

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All-around helpers wanted in outdoor environment

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Looking for help in Cleaning and Maintenance, includes duties outside in the park and garden. Reception positions also open up as we get to know you. If you are upbeat, hard worker and get along with others you will enjoy our team. Here you will spend a lot of time outside with tasks at the hostel or as you visit all the cool places we have close by!

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  • Between 18 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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How this experience will transform you

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Practicing Spanish

1 Practicing English



There are no words to express the Casa Grande energy, one of the best experiencies in my life. it is very beautyfull the way the things happens in Casa Grande, the staff and the animals are really really happy! Merlo is also a beautyfull city, full of travellers and hippie culture! Gratitude, to have the opportunity to be part of this amazing team and to share some of my energy!! One day i will come back !! Muchas gracias hermosos, nos vemos seguro :)




Cheguei no hostel 10 dias antes da quarentena entrar em vigor. Por mais de uma semana consegui desempenhar normalmente as funções demandadas. Porém, com a disseminação do coronavírus, os hóspedes e voluntários foram embora. Depois disso, as tarefas se resumiram em manter limpas as áreas comuns. Aproveitei para curtir a natureza, os pets, a piscina e cozinhar. Agradeço ao Collin por ter aberto as portas do hostel e me abrigado na quarentena. Foi um privilégio passar quase 2 meses nesse lugar. Estou finalizando um documentário que fiz lá sobre a experiência, logo eu publico o vídeo no YouTube :)




Increíble comunidad, una buena energía diaria.
Se genera un ambiente de amistad con responsables, voluntarios y hasta huéspedes!
Marivillada, solo me quede 3 semanas porque debía seguir viaje.




Casagrande fue el primer hostel donde mi pareja y yo hicimos voluntariado y es por muchos motivos el mejor hostel que hemos conocido. Es súper completo con un parque grande y muy bien cuidado, el cuarto de voluntarios es excelente y nadie pasa frío. Las tareas están bien distribuidas para que nadie se vea sobrecargado. La ubicación es la mejor ya que se encuentra casi al pie de la sierra y la sensación es la de no querer irse nunca. Hay un verdadero sentido de equipo entre los voluntarios, David y Collin, un host que ama lo que hace y es también por eso que recomiendo este hostel siempre.




Casa Grande fue mi primer experiencia como worldpacker y no pudo ser mejor! Con mi pareja nos quedamos un mes y lo disfrutamos a pleno; aprendimos muchísimo e hicimos tremendos amigos! El hostel es precioso y super completo, las tareas no son difíciles ni se hacen pesadas, los horarios permiten salir a conocer todos los hermosos lugares que hay en Merlo y sus alrededores, pero lo mejor de todo es la onda de Collin y la que se genera entre todos! Es un lugar con muy buena energía donde uno se siente como en casa. Definitivamente vamos a volver! Gracias a Collin, Buddy, Gonzales, Simón y todos!


Collin replied

Me encanto tener la a sofi como voluntaria. Trabaja muy bien y es muy amable con la gente. Estuvo ayudando con la reception y limpieza. Muy responsable y siempre quiere que las cosas se agan bien. Aca ya es parte de la family Casa Grande!

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