Hostel Merlo, Argentina

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All-around helpers wanted in outdoor environment

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Connect with nature
21 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
18 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Building & Repairing
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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How this experience will transform you

  • 21 Get in touch with nature
  • 18 Meeting locals
  • 15 Meeting international travelers
  • 14 Immersing in the local culture
  • 12 Practicing Spanish
  • 10 Developing social awareness

United Kingdom


Volunteering at the hostel for 1 month and 1 week was a time I will never forget. Despite my communication barrier due to my lack of Spanish, everybody made me feel so welcome the whole time and included me in everything. The host Colin is a great team leader and creates an amazing environment to work and live in. Although I do suggest of you are neurodivergant definitly have headphones as there is music playing ALL day so it can be overstimulating! If you have the opportunity, the hostel is an amazing place filled by amazing people and a great atmosphere ❤

12 months ago

United States


I had a great experience at the hostel. The hostel is beautiful with plenty of space and activities. I loved the pool and was there as much as I could be. I think Merlo is a beautiful town just keep in mind if you wanna go do an activity you have to take a bus or walk 40 minutes or more. But besides the walking there's a lot of little adventure you can go on. The work is fairly easy just depends on what time you work at. Everyone is very chill and flexible if your unhappy or wanting something different! Overall I had a good experience here and met some amazing people,thanks for a great time!

3 months ago

United States


Not much of an international setting (aside from the other volunteers) as it's fantastic for getting to know the local culture and people visiting from within Argentina. Because of this, I had a perfect opportunity to improve my Spanish and participate in local activities such as asado. Despite the language barrier (which was very present), everyone I met at the hostel, from other staff to people staying at the hostel, acted very respectful towards me and made it a fun and authentic experience.

about 1 year ago



It was my second volunteering at a hostel, and I couldn't be happier. The other volunteers and the guests became my family for the month and a half I spent in CasaGrande. Regarding the tasks, it was really easy, and the tasks changed every week so I got to experience different things to do in a hostel. Collin, the host, was very flexible about the schedule If you're thinking of volunteering at CasaGrande, don't hesitate because you'll have an amazing experience!

over 1 year ago



There are no words to express the hostel energy, one of the best experiencies in my life. it is very beautyfull the way the things happens in the hostel, 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 :)

over 6 years ago

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Hosted by Collin

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