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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


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

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


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

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The Experience

El valle de Elqui es un destino místico donde se concentra el 70% de los observatorios astronómicos de Chile! Debido a la pureza de sus cielos, construimos un hostel con ayuda de muchos voluntarios y tu misión será ayudarnos a mantener este lugar. Lo bueno para ti es que al ser nuestro voluntario en el valle tus días libres también podrás hospedarte en nuestro hostel de La Serena y conocer la playa y el valle de nuestra región. Te esperamos!

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
1 month

Talk to those who have lived the experience

25 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


My experience was great. I was very well received by all Hostel staff, especially by Talita and Lucio. Outside of your working hours you are treated like any customer. The rest of the volunteers were also super high spirits. To be perfect they could pay more attention to the maintenance of the bicycles that are made available to the volunteers. On your vacation you can stay at the hostel in the Elqui Valley, which in itself is a great opportunity. Anyway, I strongly recommend it to the whole community.

26 days ago


Fue buenísima la experiencia que tuve en Cosmo Elqui, lo recomiendo a todos, la ciudad de La Serena es increíble. Conocí personas geniales en esa experiencia, los compañeros de voluntariado todos muy buena onda, así como los chicos del staff que siempre estuvieron disponibles para ayudar con todo lo que necesité. Espero tener la oportunidad de volver algún día.

about 1 month ago


No words to describe this experience.I was treated wonderfully and the tasks were as described in the website. I would definitely do it again.

2 months ago


Ótimo hostel! Principalmente o do valle del elqui, incrivel!

3 months ago


Não tenho palavras para expressar tamanha gratidão, me acolheram, respeitaram tudo o que havia combinado o lugar é lindo e as pessoas são incríveis.... Obrigada por tudo!

4 months ago
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About Hostel Cosmo Elqui

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  • Hosted by Josefina

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  • Response Time: 1 day

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Nuestro hostel es un lugar con ambiente juvenil y relajado para mochileros y aventureros. Contamos con amplios espacios comunes para que nuestros huéspedes compartan y se diviertan.

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