About COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you to stay informed about WHO's and local authorities' recommendations.

Hostel Ballena Bay, Costa Rica

5.0
28 reviews28

Sea parte del equipo de Karandi Hostel y disfruta de este lugar!


Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
12 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Save to Wishlist

What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Learn more

What you get

2

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.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
Verified hosts
Verified Host
This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance
Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.
Learn more
Learn more

The Experience

Luego de un año somos de los hostels con mejor ranking en Costa Rica. Situados en una de las zonas naturales con más diversidad en el mundo, buscamos personas que trabajen con nosotros en áreas muy diversas como, soporte a la persona a cargo en el turno, limpieza general, actividades, etc Muy importante, ser una persona limpia, ordenada, respetuosa y proactiva. Cualquier cosa, que pienses que nos puede ayudar al hostel, también estamos abiertos!

Learn more

Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 25 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Learn more

Availability

Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

28 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

12 Meeting international travelers

11 Get in touch with nature

7 Meeting locals

5 Practicing English

5 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing environmental awareness

Spain

5

I just have words of thanks for each of the staff members at Karandi. There’s a familiar, warm and welcoming environment, where you can feel home. The hostel is very clean and the garden very well maintained. You are surrounded by nature and different kind of spectacular animals, which makes the place even more special. The tasks are very easy to complete and there’s always someone to support you, if you need it. You have plenty of free time to enjoy the beach, jungle or just to socialize with other guests. It was a great experience, that I would definitely recommend to everyone!

about 1 month ago

Canada

4

The staff at Karandi Hostel were extremely kind and welcoming! From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed. This was a very cool opportunity to reconnect with nature, and I am grateful to have met some really wonderful friends during my stay here. The work was as outlined and the hours were respected during shifts, and you have lots of opportunities to explore on your off hours/days. Thank you to all at Karandi!

4 months ago

United States

5

Wonderful experience. The whole team was warm and welcoming, and I felt like my work was meaningful to help create a home for guests. Beautiful space to sit out in the garden or hammock, very close to the beach, waterfalls and river.

5 months ago

Costa Rica

5

Wonderful experience at Karandi Hostel! I am grateful and glad to be able to become part of their family that's how they made me feel. They have built an incredible place for travelers to stay and feel comfortable. Definitely, the best hostel in Uvita ♡ Being able to work here was such an incredible opportunity to do my first volunteer work, and learn what this is all about. Helping travelers, manteing the cleanse, meet people, enjoyed the beach, waterfalls, rivers, were some of the activities I did and I encourage you to live them. Gracias Eduardo, Isa, Jess, Meli, Jackie and the rest ❤

5 months ago

Brazil

5

Amazing spot & Staff & everyone we’re kind and friendly I do really recommended it !
THABKS SO MYCH EDUARDO & ALL 😃

over 1 year ago

View all reviews

About the host

  • • Recently Online

Hosted by Eduardo

Host%402x Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 1 day

Want to know more about this host?

We only provide detailed host information and videos to Members

Become a member

How do Worldpackers trips work?

As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.

Step 1

Become a member of our community to get access to all of its benefits.

Step 2

Apply to as many positions as you want, and chat with any host.

Step 3

If a host thinks you’re a good fit, you’ll be pre-approved.

Step 4

Check for required documents, tickets, and local health recommendations.

Step 5

Confirm your trip with all the Worldpackers safety.

Step 6

Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact.

Step 7

After your experience together, you and your host leave reviews.

Step 8

Sign up for our WP Programs to earn some money while you travel.

Check out all our plans Learn more about how it works