The Lazy Hostel

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The Lazy Hostel

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionThe Lazy Hostel is located on the Malecon, Esperanza’s oceanfront boardwalk, right across the street from the Caribbean Ocean and within easy walking distance of Sun Bay, Coconut Beach, Black Sand Beach, Media Luna, and Navio Beach. Swim out to Cayo Afuero, build an ocean side bonfire, hike the trails on Cayo de Tierra, or meet friends at one of the many bars and restaurants in Esperanza. Snorkel enthusiasts will love the large pier and sunken sailboat less than ¼ mile from the hostel. Lazy Jack’s, our attached bar and restaurant is open later than anything else on the island and at the center of island night life for locals, tourists, and expats. With four 8 bed dormitories, and fourteen private rooms, we can accommodate up to 72 guests from all over the world. We want their stay here to be a one of a kind amazing experience and work stay volunteers make that happen!
  • LocationPuerto Rico, Vieques, Puerto Real

  • Work
  • Type of work Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with tourists
  • Hours per day We offer a 25 hour a week work exchange program (24 hours of work spread between 3-4 days, plus 1 hourly staff meeting) Either 4 six hour shifts or 3 eight hour shifts depending on business and how many workers we have.
  • Work requirements: Some specifics may not be listed here, but this is a general idea of what the work consists of: checking people in at the front desk, inputting reservations into the computer, being helpful and courteous to any of our guests when they have questions, taking phone calls, cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the bathrooms, cleaning the rooms, doing laundry, watering the plants, detail cleaning the dumpster area, checking the entire premise for garbage or cobwebs, painting the inside and outside of the building, etc..

  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum of 4 weeks with Max of 12 weeks.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 6
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English and Spanish
  • Has pets? No animals allowed with work stay program.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Housing and food provided!
  • Additional info
  • Each week, you will have at least 3 days to explore Vieques! We ask for a minimum of a 4 weeks commitment, and a maximum of 12, with opportunities for exceptional WorkTraders to discuss extensions. We typically host between 6-10 WorkTraders at a time depending on how busy we are. I personally believe that we offer the most inclusive WorkTrader program in the Caribbean with 3 daily meals provided, free laundry, discounts on food & alcohol at our attached restaurant/bar AND lodging.
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