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Hostel Merlo, Argentina

20 reviews20

Building and handyman specialist

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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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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20 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

4 Meeting locals

4 Get in touch with nature

4 Developing environmental awareness

3 Developing social awareness

3 Practicing Spanish

2 Immersing in the local culture



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 :)

over 4 years ago



Muchas gracias a Collin, Rocío, Soel, Flor, Ale y a todo el equipo de Casa Grande!! Con mi pareja tuvimos una hermosa experiencia conociendo Merlo y voluntariando. Las actividades son sencillas, los horarios son respetados y le ponen toda la onda para que te sientas cómodx en la medida de las posibilidades. Compartimos con personas de muchos lugares, adoramos a González y a Buddy, los perros del hostel. Aprendimos cosas nuevas, nos relajamos y nos divertimos un montón gracias a todas las posibilidades que da el hostel y su equipo❤️❤️ abrazos y esperamos volver a Merlo

16 days ago



Mi primer voluntariado fue en Casa Grande, volvería sin dudas!! Fue hermoso formar parte de éste hostel, los chicos que trabajan ahí tiene la mejor, el ambiente de trabajo es súper lindo y tranquilo. Se respetó todo tal cual lo describe, horarios, días libres y demás. Hay muchos lugares para recorrer y conocer.

19 days ago



Casa Grande fue mi primera experiencia de WorldPackers y la verdad estuvo increíble. Arrancando por el espacio físico que es una maravilla, el hostel cuenta con de todo para hacer y disfrutar. Las tareas son tranquis y podes tomarte un descanso en el medio en la mayoría de los turnos. Collin es flexible si le pedis modificar algo con tiempo.
Sin embargo, lo más lindo es la gente. Tiene un staff con una calidad humana increíble, todxs dispuestos a dar lo mejor de sí para que la estadía sea lo más linda posible!
Gracias por todo 💜 Ojalá nos volvamos a encontrar , Casa Grande 💖💖

about 2 months ago

Collin replied

Jaz se mostró muy atenta a cada tarea que se requería, tanto en horario de voluntariado como fuera del mismo. Aportó desde lo que se requería para que el hostel funcione como queremos para brindarle al huésped una estadía maravillosa como también desde el lado humano para ponerle al grupo de voluntarixs calidez, buena onda y compañerísmo. Generó lazos tanto con el staff como con el resto de voluntarixs que pasaron por Casa Grande. Sin dudas la vamos a recibir si quisiera repetir su estadía en nuestro Hostel. Muchas Gracias Jaz! Esperamos que la vida nos vuelva a cruzar en Casa Grande o en otro lugar del mundo. Buena vida!!



Já fiz vários voluntariados, mas esse sem dúvidas foi um dos melhores. Fui recebida como parte da família, turnos bem divididos e flexíveis, café da manhã maravilhoso e acomodação só pra voluntários muito boa. O Collin é um anfitrião ótimo, todo final de semana fazia uma excursão com todo mundo que queria ir. Um baita guia!! Foi o lugar perfeito pra treinar espanhol, ahh, e o hostel tem vários doguinhos e gatos💖

about 2 months ago

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