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Hostel Cartagena, Colombia

6 reviews6

Are you a morning person? Come assist us with breakfast!

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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.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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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 Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
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!
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

You will help our cooker to organize the buffet breakfast table, explain to guests what they can order and how they should do their order, for those who don't speak Spanish, do it in English. Help serve and pass the dishes, pick them up when they finish eating and wash them. At the end of the shift, help again organizes everything in the kitchen and food cellar, leave everything clean and in order for the next day.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Over 20 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
4 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

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6 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

2 Practicing English

1 Learning about sustainability



¡República Hostel es increíble! Fue una experiencia inolvidable y mi primer voluntariado en hostels, no tengo dudas que volveré a Cartagena y a Republica. Todo es muy chévere en este sitio, las personas, el ambiente y el trabajo. Gracias a todos de la familia Republica ❤

6 months ago



Excelente experiencia, todo muy bien organizado y coordinado, las actividades y horarios se respetan totalmente, el staff siempre atento, Diana siempre estuvo al tanto de los voluntarios para que nada nos faltara, el hostal es muy lindo y su gente increíble. 100% recomendado.

7 months ago



Increíble. Totalmente recomendable. Gente increíble, lugar precioso y voluntariado fácil y divertido. La mejor opción para conocer a fondo Cartagena. Gracias al equipo de República en Cartagena, os llevo en el corazón 🖤

8 months ago



Un hermoso lugar super recomendable!
las tareas son sencillas y te permiten ajustar los horarios para que puedas disfrutar de esta bella ciudad. El equipo me pareció muy amable y super humano. El ambiente es muy divertido, siempre lleno de viajeros dispuestos a compartir de esta hermosa experincia que es viajar.
Realmente lo recomiendo!

8 months ago



Muy buena experiencia, la gente muy amable, el hostel es relindo y tiene una localización excelente en el corazón de Cartagena!

12 months ago

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Hosted by Republica

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