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Hostel La Serena, Chile

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Help us building our new hostel in Elqui! COSMO ELQUI RURAL

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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 with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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 will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of 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
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

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

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I had such a great time in the Elqui Valley. My best Worldpackers Experience so far. The work is relaxed and the hours well organized. No matter if you are on or shift or not your are always treated like a guest. It's taken good care of the volunteers I felt like part of a family. I highly recommend this place foe volunteering.
Muchas gracias por todo 🤗


Josefina replied

Claudia, gracias por compartir tu hermosa energía y buena voluntad con nosotras, eres alguien realmente hermosa, trabajadora y pro-activa, esperamos que tú viaje siga tan increíble como hasta ahora. Muchos cariños Alex y Milena ( susy y antu tambien) ♥

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What an experience! The Hostel has a cool vibe to it and the volunteers really are the heart of the hostel. I meet some amazing people during my stay. Staff is nice, have to give a huge shout out to Agustina, she is simply AMAZING! Task and shifts are pretty simple and easy to complete. Sometimes things get crazy but that's hostel life. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that laundry wasn't included, we had to pay for it which I found a bit unfair. Breakfast was simple. Wifi works great, would definitely recommend for anyone!




The experience was definitely nice and positive. The hostel is comfy and the staff was helpful and nice in every matter. A nice feat is that You can also visit for free their other hostel that is in the Elqui Valley. There are 5 tasks to do in the hostel and they are divided between the volunteers I just wish I could have tried all 5 of them, not just 2-3.




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.




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.


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Hosted by Josefina

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