Hostel Merlo, Argentina

46 reviews46

Be the Tourist's best friend!!!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
17 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
16 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.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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.
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.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

The Experience

We are looking for high energy, fun people that are fast learners and like to make people feel at home in the hostel. We want you to help tourists make the most of their stay whilst here. You will also get to learn how to use a hostel management system. Come and collaborate in a fun group, getting things done whilst having fun!

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  • Fluent Spanish or Beginner English
  • 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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46 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 17 Get in touch with nature
  • 16 Meeting locals
  • 12 Meeting international travelers
  • 11 Immersing in the local culture
  • 10 Practicing Spanish
  • 9 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 ❤

9 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.

12 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!

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 :)

about 6 years ago



Hermoso hostel. Súper conectado con la naturaleza. Merlo es un lugar hermoso y pude conocer muchos lugares. Las tareas son simples y las horas de trabajo se respetan. Los coordinadores muy buena onda al igual que Collin. Pasé muy lindos momentos. Me voy contenta del hostel. Gracias ❣️

20 days ago

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Hosted by Collin

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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Response Time
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