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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 a wide range of repairs or building.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
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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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Time has come and our lovely volunteers are leaving us :( We are very grateful to them and are looking forward to meet new and great volunteers to help run this cool hostel of ours. Great enviroment, great location, food and room, come help us with a little bit of everything. The only requirement is to be cool!

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Be from outside Chile

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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Is was my first time traveling and using Worldpackers. The travel itself was amazing! The people who works in the hostel was great, but the host confuses volunteers and employees. I loved the experience, but not because of him, unfortunately. I wouldn't recommend people to be a volunteer in this hostel. It made me feel stressed and disappointed.


Ari replied

Hi, I'm the host. I wish Andrea would have told me this personally and at the beggining of her stay, we saw each other every day. We host a lot of people and most leave very happy with their experience. I always have interviews and explain the jobs the volunteers will have, no surprises. In her case, the job was to organize parties/get-togethers and to serve breakfast. I have very clear the difference of a volunteer and a worker, but we are strict on volunteers being punctual and taking their duties seriously. In these aspects, there are no differences between workers or volunteers.
Still, this is a good opportunity to improve our recruiting and be very clear to future worldpackers about our expectations


Ari, the owner and all the guys in the staff, including the volunteers was really amazing... the hostel localization is perfect to you stay in Santiago. I stayed for few days, but I've learned thinly that I'll use for my whole life.


Ari replied

Pedro! thanks a lot for your work and visit here, we are missing you!


I had a very good experience meeting so many people. This hostel has preety good common areas and it's really easy to make friends and have great conversations.
Most of the staff (all the girls) were really awsome!... All the guys need to work on their behaviour towards girls... Unfortunatly this was a downside. But I believe the worldpackers have talked to them about it and that they had some kind of internal meeting to solve this.

Anything you need you can talk to the worldpackers and they will help you for sure (They once answered me around 7 am and helpd me!)

Enjoy Santiago!


Ari replied

We are a hostel that receives a lot of volunteers (around 3 per month), both men and women. We look for people who is socially active and that can engage in good vibes with the other staff and our loved guests. We tolerate no agression to guests nor staff by our paid staff, volunteers and/or guests. Hence, I strongly disagree to the generalization that Alice is publishing. As the hostel owner and being one of the "guys" mentioned in her comments, I never had any inconvenient with her nor I saw any problem with the rest of the staff (on the contrary, they usually hung out together, including taking organized tours), until she reported to me via email that she had left the hostel the previous day, a week before her agreed period, for a problem she had with one other volunteer. We definetly don't agree with the way she decided to handle this issue. Finally, the other female volunteers that worked with us for the same period never reported any problem with the rest of the staff


The staff at the hostel are really amazing. For me it was a great expirience and it made me grow in so many ways. I really loved my stay in here. Totally recommend it.


Ari replied

Thank you! We really enjoyed our time with you too!


it was amazing! great staff, great people, great hostel: an
awesome experience!


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