Hostel Mérida, Mexico

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Bring your Creativity to our walls in Merida

Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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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 painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
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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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
5 weeks

The Experience

Hello volunteers help us to put some color un our walls, we are set in downtown Merida and we are renovating a hostel so we need lots of help. Please be our creative artist and enjoy your time in here!

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 20 and 50 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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10 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 3 Practicing Spanish
  • 2 Get in touch with nature
  • 1 Developing environmental awareness

United States


Unfortunately I broke my foot and was unable to make it to Merida for this experience. However, I wanted to review it anyway because I was so impressed with the owner and her communication. When the incident happened I communicated with her about it and we changed the days several times in hopes that I could make it. Finally the doctor said, "No, yhou have to stay off it." The whole time she was kind, understanding and flexible. I can only imagine working with her at the hostel would have been an awesome experience. If I'm ever in the area again I hope we can connect!

about 1 year ago



Amazing experience, the city is beautiful and the team is amazing. Paulina is a sweetie and you will feel like she's been your friend all your life. The location is great, the staff is super friendly and the tasks are easy to understand. Will come back for sure!

about 1 year ago



I had the impression that i didn't being part of a project. The host wasn't here and the receptionists almost didn't speak with me. You don't have your own privacy because the volonteer's bedroom is also the closet for the sheets. Except that, Mérida is a great city for chill out and i was very free with my timetable.

over 1 year ago

United States


Didn't get much interaction time with host. She came and wasn't around for a few days then went back to her home city. Worked with the manager of the hostel instead. Which made it slightly awkward because if anything was needed you had to go through many channels to get to host and it caused miscommunication. The room was not as pictured, instead I was in a laundry room where employees came in at all times through the day or night. Shift changes happened often without notice. You may be asked to be security due to some of the male guests violating the ladies which is not part of volunteer.

over 1 year ago

Trinidad and Tobago


Beautiful inside but it seems like a new place, no hot water, or ac in our living area(laundry room). lots of mosquitoes because of the pool so bring a net. communication and job was not as expected. lots of guys coming in that are sketchy. no locks on doors. not much guidance or constructive support mostly just non accountability and poor management. otherwise the enviroment of Merida is soo beautiful and peaceful. recommend enjoying the food, locals, neighborhood, etc. the kitchen is great and you get to mingle with the 3 pet turtles when you find them walking around ☺️

over 1 year ago

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Hosted by Paulina

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