Hostel Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

22 reviews22

Live a real jungle experience and learn about permaculture

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This host has received 7 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
14 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Fast Internet Access
High-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.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

come and help us out with at the farm, get a real jungle experience and increase your knowledge in permaculture farming, the mainly help we need is at the farm and participat with a tree house build just for 6 - 8 hours a day for 2 days a week, chill and relex for the rest of the week in exchange for your help camp and sleep( Need you own camping gear) for free at our beachfront hostel in our

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  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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22 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 14 Meeting international travelers
  • 12 Get in touch with nature
  • 6 Practicing English
  • 4 Practicing Spanish
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Meeting locals



This was a great place to volunteer. If you want to meet new people and socialize I definitely recommend this place.

3 months ago



Great experience! As new volunteers, we were a little bit scared from the reception job, but Tom explained everything and helped whenever it was needed. We saw so many animals at the hostel, sloths, monkeys, even iguana! As a couple, we preferred to stay in a tent it was really nice to enjoy jungle experience. Toms wife was so sweet, really warm person. She suggested places to visit. The best part of this experience is meeting so many different people who stay in the hostel. We get some really good friend. :)

3 months ago



The hostel is in a great location to access gorgeous beaches and the property itself is home to monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. If involved in the hostel work, it is easy work. If involved with the Finca, expect more physical labor. The work at the Finca was fun to learn new skills, however, information about the opportunity isn't accurate. In reality, you will need to travel 1 hour in total to arrive at the Finca. This involves a bus ride which you must pay at your own expense (1060 colones 1 way). For volunteers hoping to keep costs down this is a critical bit of information needed.

8 months ago

United States


I arrived I was warned by the other volunteers that the bed I would be sleeping on has a sink hole in the middle.Tom didnt do anything about it.I was told it had been that way for months and multiple volunteers had informed him of the situation.I met other volunteers who told me that everything on the listing was a lie. Tom is very condescending and will probably say something bad about me but HE is the problem. Me and another volunteer left because the water is contaminated and he wouldnt provide clean water.Every volunteer and guest hates the hostel.WP bought me a place to stay when i left

8 months ago

Tom replied

The mattress as been changed as soon as I been informed about it didn't know about it before you, you told me you would like to camp so didn't rushed to change it when you were there. All the rest of the volunteers really love the experience you can see by the review it can't be a lie! The water filters got changed 2 days after I was informed about it, you just didn't want to buy water for a couple of days, told me your room is dirty when it's your responsibility to clean it. We are really down to earth hostel some people like it and some not, that want make the world so beautiful. Usually guests don't like it when they get a bad services from volunteers with a bad vide. A lot of lies in your review and its really a shame to misleading other travelers whole can really enjoy and learn from this experience but like I already told you you're Still a child, and that's what kids do telling lies and get Frustrated for nothing.
Pura vida.



My experience was ok.

9 months ago

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