Volunteer with us at Puerta Vieja Hostel in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Mexico

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Volunteer with us at Puerta Vieja Hostel in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Mexico

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionHelp our Team in the Hostel with General Activities in Mexico. Our Hostel is a brand-new Hostel in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Mexico.

    We opened our doors back on November, 2012. San Cristobal de Las Casas has been awarded as the Most Magical Village in Mexico for many years in a roll, so the city can offer so many different ways to live: culture, arts, music, nature and a great chance to meet people from all around the world and to share experiences.

    Our Hostel is just 2 blocks from main square and offer different services in and out the place: hosting, tours, temazcal. Our place is an old big neoclassic architecture house, with a beautiful big garden with temazcal (mayan sauna), hammocks and a brand-new terrace with a 360 grades view from the city.

    Around San Cristóbal you can find some very interesting and fully Cultural villages just 20 mins away (San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan), as some others with more nature experiences like Rivers, Waterfalls, Lakes and Archaeological Sites just 2-3 hours away (Lagos de Montebello, Cascada El Chiflón, Toniná, Cascadas de Agua Azul, Palenque, etc).

    This project just started with a main idea: to know travellers and to share experiences. That's why we are doing our best effort to have in our staff people who like to share and to enjoy every moment. We also believe that quality/comfort is one of the most (if not the most) important side of a trip, and that's why we are working on bring it to our guests.

    We have had really amazing experiences in our short time with the Hostel, and we definitely believe we are just working and going in the right direction. We also have had the chance to make a lot of new friends; we have had people who have stayed for more than 50 days, or people who have gone and have come back at different times of the year.
  • LocationMexico, Chiapas, San Cristóbal de las Casas

  • Work
  • Type of work Cooking / Shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with tourists
  • Hours per day Volunteers help 27 hours (or less) per week, and depending on the activity some days the help is by morning, evening or night, all the volunteers have different shifts to make it more even.
  • Work requirements: We accept volunteers who can commit to stay with us for, at least, 2 weeks; and since it's a Hostel, we need volunteers who are open to communicate, socialize and like to meet new people and share and have fun. Languages: English (medium level) and Spanish (basic level).
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: We ask the volunteers to commit to stay with us for, at least, 2 weeks.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 8
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Has pets? Yes. We have a small Beagle puppy just 4 months old, her name is "Bailey".
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: In exchange we offer a bed in a House next door from the Hostel, where some people from Staff live as well.

    We offer Accommodation and Breakfast everyday, Lunch 6 days per week, and we also offer the Kitchen and a Fridge so you can buy and cook your own food; Parties in our Bar/Garden with 2 Free Drinks nights per week, Activities and time enough so you can go around and explore the city and the nearby places.

    We offer, as well, discounts to our Volunteers for the trips we offer in the Hostel. We also think about our staff as a family, so you can be sure you will have a great experience and for sure will have all the help you need while your stay with us.
  • Additional info
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas has won a Mexican Award for many years in a roll: The Most Magical Village in Mexico. Around San Cristobal you can find some very interesting and fully Cultural villages just 20 mins away (San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan).

    Some others with more nature experiences like Rivers, Waterfalls, Lakes and Archaeological Sites just 2-3 hours away (Cañon del Sumidero, Lagos de Montebello, Cascada El Chiflon, Tonina, Cascadas de Agua Azul, Palenque, etc).

    You can move almost all the City by walk, and you can find some Museums, Historical Churches, Parks, Markets and of course many amazing Restaurants and shops. And since this is a very Cultural City, you can experience different activities all the time: Cultural Events, Live Music, Traditional Parties and some Gastronomical Events during the year.