Hostel San Juan, Puerto Rico

10 reviews10

Boutique Hostel in the heart of Old San Juan, PR

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
5 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 clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
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.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
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
3 weeks

The Experience

A boutique hostel in the heart of Old San Juan that welcomes travelers from all over the world. You help us at the reception and with the general maintenance of the hostel, we cover your stay in a private dorm, laundry, employee discount at our restaurant, and help you to plan your time in beautiful Puerto Rico (beaches, tours, trips, mountain hikes - just ask!). Also, free Wi-Fi!

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 23 and 40 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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10 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Practicing Spanish
  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Get in touch with nature
  • 2 Developing social awareness

United States


I absolutely loved my experience at the hostel. The location of the hostel is perfect and I felt very safe walking around Old San Juan every day. The housekeeping shift and the reception shift are both easy and a fair amount of work. Carlos is very friendly, helpful, and quick to respond any time I had a question! It was my first World Packers experience and I'd recommend staying at the hostel to anyone!!

3 days ago

United States


I had a great experience at the hostel! The location in old San Juan is perfect and in walking distance to a couple beaches, restaurants, and my favorite spot, the cat sanctuary! The work in the hostel is super easy and fair. I worked 4 mornings a week and had 3 days off. Everyone I met at the hostel was super nice and welcoming, especially Carlos. Since I was the only volunteer at the hostel, Carlos went out of his way to make me feel included and always invited me when he was going out to different spots around the island.

3 months ago

United States


I absolutely fell in love with PR I'm already planning my trip back in January! But I met some of the best people at this hostel, it isn't necessarily the most social but if you yourself put yourself out there and talk to people you'll make friends so easily. Calle San Sebastian is like a 10 minute walk away so I made a bunch of local friends there too. Originally I was supposed to stay in a private room above the laundry room but I personally didn't feel the best having to go up and down the ladder carrying all of my stuff but Angelica was super understanding and accommodating. 10/10!!

4 months ago

United States


I had a great time volunteering at the hostel! Everyone was extremely kind, helpful, and welcoming. The work is very fair and I enjoyed it: mostly cleaning/housekeeping work with some reception. It's well worth it for the trade of getting to live in one of the best places in San Juan! I felt very safe as a solo female. I felt comfortable walking alone as well which was important to me. Ubers are very cheap in San Juan! It's also easy to scooter to the beach and I recommend doing that if you don't want to walk. There's SO much to do in Puerto Rico and you will love it.

9 months ago

United States


My experience here goes well beyond words! Angelica and her team are very welcoming and were very helpful along the way. I got to stay in my own private dorm, help guests from time to time but most of the job is housekeeping work which were common tasks plus the experience of exploring a beautiful island and making meaningful connections. One of my favorite things about the hostel is the location which is directly in the heart of Old San Juan; Angelica and her team have made made me feel welcomed since day one. I'm truly grateful that Angelica got to be my first Host on WP. Thank you!

about 1 year ago

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