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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 check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Kitchen Hand

Help serving and organizing meals.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Help with booking systems and payments.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Ukelele is the perfect place to have a nice time, enjoying a bath in its huge swimming pool (the only hostel that has a swimming pool in town!), having some cold beers at the bar, or just talking with travellers from all over the world. You can join our groupal 'asados' (barbecues) and eat a nice Uruguayan 'Parrilla', or you can go to the first world cup stadium and watch a match of Nacional, or Peñarol, the biggest teams of the country.

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish

  • Over 18 years old

  • Be from outside Uruguay

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
9 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Quero agradecer a toda equipe do hostel Ukelele, foi uma grande experiência de vida com gosto de quero mais, a cidade e sensacional recomendo a todos.\nO lugar propiciou grande aprendizado em minha vida pessoal e profissional tive varios insight para implementar, você que está na dúvida está mensagem e para você Montevidéu e sensacional.

3 months ago


Ukelele is a big a beautiful Hostel, settled in one of the main areas in Montevideo, well located.
It takes about fifteen minutes from the Bus Terminal, and the same fifteen minutes to Plaza Independencia, a historical square.
Our boss is very flexible, I had to change turns and etc many times, always with his agreement and staff support.
The tasks are easy. Uruguayos staff are super easygoing, helpful and patient.

Hope you will also enjoy Montevideo at Ukelele!

5 months ago


I loved this experience at Ukelele!
Jope is the best host! He answers very quickly, helps you in whatever you need, and is very patient. He received me very nicely and taught me everything I had to know to deal with the volunteering.
The staff is amazing too! Everybody so friendly and funny, and always willing to help.
And the hostel! So beautiful and charming! Spacious rooms and the coolest common areas. They have a piano! :) And the localization is perfect, near to the good spots of Montevideo.
I would definitely recommend Ukelele, and I miss it already!
Cheers from Brazil!

almost 2 years ago

About Ukelele Hostel

  • Hosted by José Pedro

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 30%
  • Response Time: 6 days

About the host

Ukelele is located downtown Montevideo, in a historical house. Our classic style building is worth the visit, with it's huge and spacious rooms. We are at walking distance from all the main touristic spots in our city. Ukelele's laid back atmosphere is perfect if you want to enjoy a good conversation with a fellow tourist by the swimming pool, play the piano in the music room, or cook an amazing dinner in our kitchen. We promote a quiet envi...

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