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Hostel Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

9 reviews9

Handy man or Handy lady for help . Ayudante General

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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 lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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

Estamos buscando una persona que sea activa y que sea feliz. Sería bueno que sepa utilizar herramientas y que pueda ayudarnos a dejar mejor nuestro lugar. Que tenga iniciativa. We require a handy person, active and happy. A proactive person to make better our new hostel. We are not going after you, we hope to find someone with initiative. with ingenuity to make a day worthwhile.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 22 and 60 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing social awareness

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing Spanish



I had a great time because of the other volunteers at the hostel but probably would've left earlier otherwise. Communication with Inés was a bit difficult. It was never made clear what our tasks were during our shifts and since there were 4 volunteers and almost no guests during the entire time I was there, there wasn't much to do after cleaning. I tried to do my work responsibky but it was difficult to please Inés. Some of the info on the platform was inaccurate/ misleading (no breakfast or any other meal provided, some of the photos were not from the hostel but other properties they own).

10 days ago



It was a good experience, the atmosphere was very familiar🌼😊 my work during my stay was mainly cleaning but there are other and different jobs to be done to realise ines' dream: to make traveling in mexico possible for those who like to. around puerto vallarta are many beautiful places to discover and you can quickly get to beautiful beaches that are not overcrowded. despite the many large hotels, puerto vallarta also has something to offer for backpackers.

about 2 months ago



It was a great experience!!! Inés and Victor are pretty nice and kind people. They make you feel like a family member. I totally recommend going to the hostel Alegría and PV is a beautiful place to visit!!

2 months ago

Ines replied

Gracias Ramiro, tu aporte fue sin duda una gran ayuda y cuando esté listo todo te enviaré fotos.

Me dio mucho gusto conocerte y aprender de lo que sabes a través del viaje.

Vive y sigue disfrutando de la vida y mateando.

Aprenderé de eso!
Nuestras puertas están abiertas para ti!



Ines and Victor are very welcoming and kind, they make the atmosphere of the house feel very relaxed, safe, and inviting. The space has a strong foundation of family, respect, and collaboration which I appreciated very much. Both Victor and Ines have a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on to anyone who is willing to listen. I'm a pretty shy and introverted person so volunteering at Viva the hostel was a perfect way for me to ease into the world of travel and adventure. Also, the True MVP of the house is Salude. She's a great conversationalist and an even better cook!

4 months ago

Ines replied

Alejandro. Thank you very much for your support and and you feedback its so important to me, Victor and Salud. WE all have different activities and I know we can always make better with the comments from all the staff.

YOU are more than welcome when ever you want. be safe and enjoy the travel. Life is a trip. lets keep the pace.



La experiencia en viva alegría fue genial, Inés y su familia me hicieron sentir como en casa siempre mostraron excelente disposición para poder conversar y generar soluciones ante cualquier eventualidad, el proyecto que se está gestando en el hostel es maravilloso, el lugar está súper bien ubicado a pasos de todo en lo personal a mi me gusta caminar , las horas de colaboración son respetadas, el trato es ameno y la familia es un amor, gracias por todo Inés un abrazo grande y espero que todo siga marchando bien con su proyecto.

16 days ago

Ines replied

Gracias Cindy, también te tengo presente y te recordaré con cariño. Esta es tu casa y gracias por que todos crecemos y aprendemos en el camino. Ten buen camino!.

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