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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.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
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

Se trabajará según las necesidades del día, pero principalmente hacer las camas, control del desayuno y reponer si falta, pasar la escoba en áreas comunes, entre otras.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 25 and 40 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
Stay up to
6 weeks

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15 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


United Kingdom


I really enjoyed the experience of working in the Merced 88. It gave me the opportunity to meet people from all around the world & to engage in conversations with people who were also traveling Chile. The staff in the Hostal were all really nice and welcoming. I would defo
recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for a good Hostal to work in in Santiago. The Hostal is situated in very good location.




El hostel es muy amplio y organizado, el ambiente es muy agradable, puedes conocer gente de todo el mundo y practicar varios idiomas, esta muy bien ubicado, cerca del centro de La Ciudadela y de barrios bohemios y culturales, el staff tiene muy buena energía, las tareas están claras y se respetan los acuerdos...les recomiendo la expericia en Merced 88,




Melhor lugar que decidi escolher para fazer meu primeiro voluntariado. Me sentí como se estivesse em casa, toda a equipe é muito simpática e possuem uma energia incrível que ajuda a melhorar o ambiente de trabalho. A localização do hostel é ótima, porém devido às manifestações o hostel fica num ponto central de todos os protestos, então é importante saber disso e todos no hostel são preparados pra auxiliar e dar informações de como agir. Eu particularmente aprendi muito e nunca tive nenhum problema. Consegui compartilhar aprendizado e foi tudo incrível. Super recomendo! Gracias por todo ❤️




Mi Hogar, mi familia, un pedacito de mi hay en este lugar...♥




Enquanto estive no Hostel Merced 88 me senti em casa. Toda equipe foi muito atenciosa e receptiva. O trabalho era muito tranquilo e quase todos os dias tinha ajuda para terminar minhas tarefas. Assim, sobrava muito tempo para passear e conhecer Santiago.


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