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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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

The Thirsty Turtle is San Juan's newest backpackers hostel. All rooms are equipped with A/C, Hot Water Showers, and Individual Power Outlets for each guest. The volunteer room also has a walk in closet with shelving so you don't have to live out of your bag! We have the best staff in town, they are all young and energetic and love to have fun! From the minute you get to town we'll make sure you have everything you need! Come and play with us!

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 30 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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Great facilities and hostel (everything is new and super clean). I was the only volunteer for a month so I basically had a whole room to myself with private bathroom, hot water, A/C, fast wifi & free laundry. The ability to use the hostel kitchen is also a huge bonus for anyone looking to save money on food.

The work itself is super easy, although extremely boring if there aren’t many guests at the hostel.

All the local staff at the hostel are extremely friendly and I had a great opportunity to practice my Spanish with them daily.

Thanks Turtle Crew 👍🏾 Hasta Luego.

almost 2 years ago



It was my first international experience and it couldn't be any better. Staff was super friendly and kind. We weren't too busy, so the manager was really flexible with my shift hours. My spanish was not really nice when I arrived, but with the help and kindness of the other staff members I was able to learn a little bit of their language. The hostel is 10/12 minutes walking away from the city center, but they have a private shuttle if you don't like walking by the beach enjoying beautiful views from San Juan del Sur. Speaking of which, SJS is a really cool place to visit! Gracias amigos

over 2 years ago

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Hosted by Brent

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