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Hostel Roatán, Honduras

4.0
6 reviews6

Paint and Play on Our Caribbean Island


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What you offer

3h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
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What you get

1

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.
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The Experience

We need help with exterior painting/sealing of stairs and porches. It's about 3 hours of helping a day (hours are flexible, if you'd rather paint all day long, and then have a few days off), in exchange for a free dorm stay and wi-fi. The hostel has a great pool and patio, and we're a 3 min walk from the beach, with snorkeling about a 200 meter swim from shore.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Over 25 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Oct
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Stay at least
4 weeks

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6 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Practicing English

1 Meeting locals

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Immersing in the local culture

United States

1

Impossible to recommend this hostel...owner living in Canada, "mgr." only works 3 hours a day/6 days a week and often said: "I don't tell guests that I live on property because I don't want them to bother me". Entire property is run down and needs lots of work, paint and TLC - inside and outside. Beginning 6/1, there will not be a manager. I cannot and do not recommend this hostel.

5 months ago


Mel replied

We were shut for about 8 months with border closures and flight cancellations this last year. Due to the huge impact to the tourism industry, the hostel is still extremely slow, sometimes with multiple days of no guests, so staff is cut back to limited hours. We have 2 staff members, one who is leaving in June, and the other, who has worked with us the longest, who will be increasing her hours to cover this absence until the position is replaced. I (the owner) am currently up in Canada working to help financially support the hostel. Maintenance is being done on an ongoing basis- at the moment, our pool waterfall is being reconstructed, an a/c unit is being replaced, a hot water heater is being replaced, and 2 of the rooms have recently been repainted. In a time of financial difficulties, it is not possible to have everything done all at once, the running costs of the hostel and most essential maintenance work always takes priority.
John spent a little over a month at the hostel. He didn't give any indication that he was unhappy, just a few times had friction with staff members, but usually said he loved things. He messaged the morning of his day off, saying his was 'going on an adventure', and then was never seen again. All his belongings were left in his room, after 2 nights of no replies to messages and no sight of him, we were all very concerned. We contacted police and the US Embassy, who were able to ascertain through his passport that he had left the country. He finally sent one reply to my email of concern, just saying 'I'm fine, don't contact me again'. This review was the only additional information that I've gotten, which still doesn't really answer my questions of why he would leave without any message, with all his belongings still in his room.

New Zealand

4

Well, it's more like a home stay, as it's situated more in a little village. Quiet; with a good breeze often in the front smoking aloud porch. Which I spent quiet a bit of time in! The kitchen facilities are fine for cooking your own food. They have three dogs there that are endearing as you get to know them. It's in a central position, with only a short mini bus ride to West End beach, or Coxen Hole. The collectivo taxi's & mini buses are cheap & regular.

about 2 years ago

Honduras

5

I spend a month in Roatan Backpackers and it was awesome, Mel is a great host, i got to know so many people and had so much fun exploring the island.

about 3 years ago

Portugal

5

No words will describe the 2 months that i spend there so... I will say i'll comeback again :) Thanks for everything Mel!

over 3 years ago

Brazil

5

One of the best places in Central America, totally worth it, Mel, the owner, is an amazing person and the job it is quite simple but requires attention.
The locals are very helpful and nice too.

about 5 years ago

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