Hostel Otavalo, Ecuador

21 reviews21

Ayudanos con nuestro emprendimiento y Aprovecha Ecuador!

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Connect with nature
14 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
10 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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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 check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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
2 weeks

The Experience

En esta posición basicamente lo que necesitamos es ayuda con la limpieza de nuestras cabañas y todos sus insumos, tendran el espacio para poder charlar con los turistas y con toda nuestra familia. Esperamos que los viajeros mientras hacen sus actividades de voluntariado se sientan parte de la familia y del equipo. Somos una familia emprendedora en la que se sentiran muy a gusto con nosotros, nos gusta mucho compartir y ser parte de su viaje.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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21 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

  • 14 Get in touch with nature
  • 10 Immersing in the local culture
  • 10 Meeting locals
  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Practicing Spanish
  • 7 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 15. Life on land
  • 4 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

United States


I had an amazing time creating content for this host. They have a beautiful eco resort with a scenic view. I could not get over that view. Sunrise and sunsets were amazing. Food was good. The host and family were very sweet, including me In everything. They took me on a boat tour. Had a blast!

4 months ago

United States


I really enjoyed my experience here. Everyone was very friendly and treated me with so much kindness. The work was fair and it is an excellent location as you have access to many hiking locations and many different cities to explore. The room I stayed in was repainted as well which made it look nicer than previously.

6 months ago



The host is very communicative and even if our shedule changed because of our bus had been a big late they welcomed us and give us accommodation lat at night, too. However we left after the first night, because we realised the room that we got has mould and Berni has allergie. The wall is humid and that's why it can have mould. We really wanted to stay and help. The place has beautiful location in the nature with nice view. We felt sorry that we could stay. I think if the owner will remove the mould and give the room a clean coat of paint, the place will be great.

10 months ago

Sebastián replied

Lamento ver un comentario de una Estrella cuando nosotros les dimos estadía gratis y decidieron retirarse sin siquiera haber limpiado o tendido la cama prestada.

Nosotros fuimos súper comunicativos todo el tiempo, incluso aceptamos que llegarían dos días tarde debido a que su autobús se retrasó y estuvimos despiertos hasta la media noche esperando su llegada y pendientes de ellos, me duele ver que nos pongan una estrella en comunicación cuando en su comentario ellos mismos afirman que fuimos muy comunicativos.



Hola! mi experiencia fue agradable. Este lugar marco bien mi inicio en recorrer Ecuador haciendo voluntariados. El lugar es cómodo, seguro e ideal para compartir un tiempo en la naturaleza. Sobre todo tiene una vista increíble, volvería a este lugar sin dudar. La familia que me recibió es muy amable, respetuosa, sociable y alegre. Hicimos un buen trabajo en equipo. Estoy satisfecha con mi visita al hostel. Gracias por tan bonita acogida :)

25 days ago



Para mí fue un excelente oportunidad de voluntariado. Fue mi primera experiencia a través de esta aplicación, y fue todo un acierto. Tuve la suerte de poder presenciar el cumpleaños de Sebastián y poder conocer a gran parte de su familia. La familia es muy linda y simpática, la comida es rica y me gustó poder compartir tiempo con ellos. Tuve tiempo para poder visitar Otavalo y el the hostel. Las tareas fueron diferentes y no fueron complicadas ,se respetaron los horarios . La vista al the hostel es hermosa. Volvería sin duda. Muchas gracias y muchos éxitos en sus proyectos ✨

3 months ago

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