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Hostel Chetumal, Mexico

8 reviews8

Help for owners at the hostel.

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 international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Help us in our hostel, we have a lot to improve and make new things for the hostel, we are getting new ideas, bringing as much volunteers as possible to take the hostel to the next level. We are 9.6 in Hostelworld 8.6 in booking.com So let's reach 10 with your help. Thank you.

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  • Fluent English or Intermediate French
  • Between 21 and 45 years old
  • Be from outside Mexico
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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8 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

7 Meeting international travelers

6 Meeting locals

6 Immersing in the local culture

4 Practicing English

3 Developing social awareness

3 Practicing Spanish



Rodrigo and Viviana are both great people! I had a really fun time volunteering here.
The tasks at reception are easy to do and when you need help, they will always come with aid.
The beds were comfortable and room you stay in is very nice.

18 days ago



The town of Chetumal is small but a great base to be as there are so many things to do and see near the town.
Such as ruins, 7 colour lakes, local swimming and kayaking spots, Belize and so on!

Plenty of space within the hostel, lockers and AC in the rooms and the beds were also fairly comfortable.
Working hours were very flexible and when understaffed Rodrigo would do a chunk of the shifts himself, a kind person who led by example, this attributed to us staying an extra month! We loved the laidback family feel of the hostel!

9 months ago



We already miss The Downtown Hostel after a fantastic 2 months volunteering! Rodrigo is very accommodating and looks after volunteers really well. Also the best host for many rooftop barbeques! Viviana is super friendly and always willing to help. Just overall great people :) Reception was a great opportunity for us to learn Spanish, even though a lot of guests will speak English anyway. The work was never strenuous, there's a very relaxed vibe in the hostel. Chetumal is small but there are beautiful places to see and it was great to live like a local for a while. 100% recommend to anyone!

9 months ago



Fue mi primera experiencia y la pasé increíble :) . Rodrigo y Viviana son unos anfitriones muy amables y sociables, siempre atentos con los voluntarios. El horario es muy flexible y las labores a realizar son simples. Conocí lugares cercanos a esta bella ciudad me encantó. Sin duda una excelente estadía y muy recomendado. Tuve la oportunidad de practicar más el ingles y conocer a personas de diferentes países muy amables.

Me llevo gratas experiencias para no olvidar. Esta experiencia me motiva a continuar con esta aventura de seguir viajando.

10 months ago



Sin duda la mejor experiencia que tuve. Fue mi primera vez como voluntaria y me sentí como en casa. Rodrigo el host es una persona muy amable e incentiva sociabilizar con el equipo. Viviana su novia es muy sociable y divertida. El trabajo es simple y los horarios muy flexibles. La pase genial, los otros voluntarios y huéspedes fueron muy amables y pude practicar el ingles :)

Me encantó también que el lugar queda muy cerca a la bahía, mercados, es accesible llegar y muy tranquilo. También conocí bellos lugares como Bacalar y Laguna Milagros.
Gracias Rodrigo por recibirnos :)

10 months ago

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Hosted by Rodrigo

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 50% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days

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