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Hostel Merlo, Argentina

34 reviews34

All-around helpers wanted in outdoor environment

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with the locals
11 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
10 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Needs help immediately
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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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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

11 Meeting locals

10 Get in touch with nature

9 Meeting international travelers

9 Immersing in the local culture

8 Practicing Spanish

8 Developing social awareness

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.

2 months 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!

7 months 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 5 years ago



Mí experiencia en el hostel fue muy buena, el lugar tiene una energía hermosa. Siempre lleno de gente alegre y positiva. Cerca de lugares importantes de Merlo para hacer alguna caminata por la naturaleza y disfrutar de los arroyos y la cultura local. Como crítica constructiva, la organización y líneas generales de tareas podría mejorar. Estoy feliz de haber tenido esta experiencia 🌹

11 days ago



El hostel es un lugar genial! un Hostel muy completo, collin es un anfitrión muy comprensible,hasta me hice amigo del ya que te lleve a conocer lugares, comparte momento con lo mismo voluntariaros, hice de grandes amigos, volveré algún día eso seguro! y me dejó una gran experiencia de viaje!

16 days ago

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Hosted by Collin

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 60% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days

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