Hostel Merlo, Argentina

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Building and handyman specialist

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
13 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
13 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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

Do you have experience or are keen to learn about construction? We need you! Help us build our new staff house and do maintenance work on our other facilities. Collaborate together with our Maintenance and Building Coordinator and let´s form a dynamic group to have fun creating a new space for our team.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 30 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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40 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

13 Get in touch with nature

13 Meeting locals

10 Meeting international travelers

9 Practicing Spanish

9 Immersing in the local culture

8 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 ❤

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.

6 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!

11 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



Prós: Uma propiedade gigante, com muito espaço a céu aberto para aproveitar, seja pra yoga, exercícios ou jogos. Anfitrião e staff super gente boa que adora fazer trekking e interagir. Cidade linda e calma ( na baixa temporada) na base das montanhas. Trabalho bem tranquilo e sempre tem muita rotatividade de voluntários. Contra: No inverno, a maior parte das noites passamos na area comum que é tanto a cozinha como a sala juntas por causa dos aquecedores, o problema seria que no lugar só tem bancos de madeira, o que torna desconfortável estar sentado por várias horas.

15 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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This host usually answers to 30% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 5 days

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