Hostel Puerto Varas, Chile

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Enjoy Puerto Varas like a local

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
7 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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 clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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.
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.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

The Experience

As our guests have been saying during the years since our start 1999… “Homey and cozy, you feel an open and friendly atmosphere when you walk in through the door -” The house has a lot of character, old and steady built in the 1930 by a German architect . We want travelers committed to the tasks of the hostel, also seek to offer economic compensation based on experience and hours worked

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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17 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

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



It was an amazing experience at the Hostel and I would always do it again! The Team ist great and the house really cozy. Working Times are flexible and always different, so you can plan different things around Puerto Varas.

about 1 year ago



Fue muy buena experiencia, la repetiria sin duda, es harto trabajo, pero se respetan muy bien los horarios acordados, me sentí bien recibida por Malin y Mauricio en su hostal, y por Nelly que me recibió muy calidamente y me enseño muchas cosas! Si tienen alguna duda o pregunta específica, pueden enviar un msj a mi perfil, con gusto responderé:)

3 months ago



Este voluntariado fue realmente una experiencia increíble e inolvidable. Disfruté mucho mi estadía con un grupo de personas preocupado, amable y muy buena onda. El hostal tiene un ambiente muy cálido y está cerca del centro y del lago. Se cumplieron con los horarios de los turnos y había flexibilidad si se conversaba con los dueños y otros voluntarios. Muchas gracias a Malin, Mauro, Nelly y a todos los voluntarios y huéspedes que conocí en el hostel, me llevo muy buenos recuerdos. Totalmente recomendado!

5 months ago



Desde el primer momento me hicieron sentir como en casa todos. Mi experiencia compartiendo con Mauro, Malin y Nelly fue muy especial durante el tiempo de mi voluntariado, también se mostraron muy receptivos y siempre flexibles a nuestras necesidades. Mi tiempo en el hostel me permitió conectarme y crear grandes amistades con los otros voluntarios, huéspedes y el staff mientras pude recorrer los alrededores de Puerto Varas y la gran cantidad de actividades que hay. Ha sido una de mis mejores experiencias colaborando como voluntario y definitivamente lo recomendaría a otras personas.

6 months ago



La experiencia fue buena, aunque sea un trabajo un poco pesado. Pude hacer buenas amistades. Nelly es un amor en persona y hizo toda la experiencia agradable, siempre muy paciente y siempre ayudando y enseñando las voluntarias. Gracias a todos .

4 months ago

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