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Hostel Ballena Bay, Costa Rica

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

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
22 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
19 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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!

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  • 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

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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44 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

22 Meeting international travelers

19 Get in touch with nature

17 Meeting locals

10 Immersing in the local culture

8 Practicing Spanish

8 Practicing English

Czech Republic


This was finally a very nice volunteering after my two previous experiences on other places. I felt like a part of the Karandi family since a day one and it was such a pleasant stay in general. I also had a very nice place to sleep, working is actually very relaxing and the whole place have just an awesome vibe. I definitely recommend this place to all of you. You’ll have fun, amazing people around and you can also enjoy Uvita to the fullest. Thank you so much Eduardo and to all of you for having me and making me feel like a member of your family 😊

9 days ago

United States


Eduardo and the staff at Karandi were so warm and welcoming. It felt like home while I was a volunteer there and I am very grateful for my experience. I had an amazing time getting to know the locals and other volunteers at Karandi, where everyone is treated like family. ¡Gracias por todo!

about 2 months ago

United States


Eduardo and the team at Karandi are very welcoming and fun to work with. The hours are exactly as stated and you have plenty of time to yourself to explore nature. If you are looking to practice your Spanish skills, this is a great place to do it! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, Eduardo. Pura vida!

3 months ago



My experience in Karandi was simply the best! The staff is awesome so the place, and Uvita is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I could improve my Spanish and my English and I met people all over the world. I recommend Karandi for all people who want to work as volunteer

4 months ago



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!

7 months ago

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This host usually writes back in 2 days

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