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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Our program is a great way to combine work and travel, with the opportunity to meet fellow travelers, discover the white city Arequipa and learn more! In exchange for 30 hours per week of work in a bartending, hostel promotion, and administrative work-you'll receive free accommodation as long as you're with us. Placements in the different areas of work are determined based on availability

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  • Fluent English or Fluent German
  • Between 20 and 30 years old
  • Be from outside Peru

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

3 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun




Bothy is a great place to stay if you want to relax and enjoy your stay at Arequipa

almost 3 years ago



Mismo confirmado en Worldpackers, no logré a hacer voluntariado en Bothy. Cuando llegué al hostel, el dueño (Raoul) no estaba. No me aceptaron y tuve que buscar otro lugar para quedar. Volví dos veces más en los días seguintes y nada. Dijeron que Raoul "estaba viajando". Tuve que buscar otro voluntariado por cuenta propria sin conocer nadie en la ciudad. Muy feo...

over 1 year ago



Me gusto mucho la experiencia de apoyar en el Hostal Bothy, su gente muy agradable y con gusto regresaría.

almost 3 years ago

About the host

Hosted by Raoul

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 50% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 6 days

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