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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
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What you get

3

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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Support
Support
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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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Requirements

  • 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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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
9 weeks

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15 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Brazil

4

The overall experience was awesome and the employees were very lovely and patient with me. I learned a lot, met lots of nice people and made good friends there. I would definitely recommend this hostel for someone who doesn't mind working eight hours for six nights straight!
Thanks Ukelele! :^)

Jan/11/2019

Brazil

4

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!

Jul/04/2018

Brazil

5

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!

Jan/12/2017

Brazil

5

Foi uma excelente experiência. Me surpreendi com um país tão pequeno, mas cheio de cultura. O Jope (proprietário do hostel) fazia de tudo para que todos estivessem satisfeitos com os horários dos turnos. A Miranda (gerente) é um doce de pessoa e ensinava com muita paciência. A cereja do bolo foi a gatinha Milton, que mora no hostel e deixava o ambiente com mais vibe de casa ainda.

Apr/16/2020

Chile

5

Como primera experiencia en un voluntariado fue increíble, el hostel es muy lindo y la gente que ahí conocí fue aún mejor. Las tareas que hay que hacer son las acordadas previamente con el dueño y los horarios son flexibles si uno lo necesita. El hostel tiene una muy buena ubicación, se encuentra a pasos del centro y a pasos de la rambla.
Gracias por todo, hasta siempre!

Feb/13/2020

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Hosted by José Pedro

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