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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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

We are a small Ecolodge in the heart of the Mayan Jungle in Guatemala. We promote sustainable ecotourism. Activities are: helping with reservations, answering emails, check in, check out, charging guests, bar-tending and making guests feel welcome.

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  • Fluent English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 20 and 45 years old
  • Be from outside Guatemala
  • 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
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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United States


I stayed in Antigua and volunteered at the new Hostel Tinka. I helped to develop the menu and cook new items that would be on the menu. It was a great time the staff was very friendly and Sebastian was very kind. They had some delays with the opening of the place, so I am sure next time it would be even better. I would encourage anyone to go because Sebastian is very nice and communicative and Antigua is a beautiful city I loved being there.

over 4 years ago

Costa Rica


It was an awsome experience, the place, the people, the work were amazing. I learnt a lot and enjoyed every minute in El Sombrero Ecolodge.

over 4 years ago



The place looks like paradise! Food is really good you'll get home-made bread and tortillas everyday. People in Guatemala are very sweet and friendly. Gabriella and her sons are very interesting people, she knows a lot about archeology/culture/boats/botanic/ lots of things, I had great conversations!! <3

over 4 years ago



Ha salido todo muy bien, hemos pasado un tiempo increíble y el lugar es bellísimo. No hemos tenido ningún problema con nada, realmente una experiencia muy bonita con personas muy agradables para conocer y conversar. Lo que más nos gustó fue el lugar, con su naturaleza, su biodiversidad, tranquilidad, realmente pasamos un hermoso momento en yaxha, muchas gracias por todo.

about 4 years ago



En el sombrero nos recibieron muy bien, el personal es muy amable y nos hizo sentir como en casa. El lugar tiene increíble flora y fauna, y las ruinas arqueológicas de yaxha y topoxte, a las que entramos como invitados de cortesía son imponentes. Las construcciones son muy vistosas. Recomendable llevar repelente para los mosquitos.

about 4 years ago

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