Hostel Experience

You've always wanted to work in a exciting colonial city live on the other side of the world? Then Antigua in Guatemala is the perfect place for your work & travel adventure. Backpackers and volunteers from all over the world meet here to swap travel stories and experience adventures. Many new friendships are guaranteed. Guatemala's landscape is unique and breathtakingly beautiful - which is why there are many great excursion options in the area. Our participants are out and about almost every weekend exploring the surrounding area, climbing volcanoes or visiting Lakes and Waterfalls. Would you like to Culture the Maya to get to know? Many descendants of the Maya live in Antigua and will give you a deep insight into their culture.

Antigua is our favorite city in Guatemala because it has everything a Work & Travel heart desires: lots of young people from all over the world, great bars, excellent restaurants and inexpensive food, lots of exciting activities in the surrounding area and extremely friendly and helpful people.

Quick Facts

Type of program
Hostel Experience
Program location
, Guatemala
Working hours
4-7 hours per day, 5-6 days per week
Program start
Every 1st Saturday of the month
Minimum age
18 years
No knowledge
friendly, open-minded, communicative
Mountains, Small town
Multi-bed room
Partially included
German-speaking contact person via WhatsApp
Mobile Internet with SIM card from WanderWorld Travel
Multi-bed room
Base price 1st program: 810,00 €
Extension month: 190,00 €

Project description

Our partner hostels are located in the center of Antigua. They vary in size and all have a different character. There are party hostels where travelers from all over the world meet every night and dance until the early hours of the morning. But there are also some boutique hostels, which tend to attract a quieter crowd. In most hostels, people sit together at the hostel bar in the evening and chat.

The hostels in Guatemala are designed with great attention to detail. The owners of the hostels are often European or South American immigrants who have furnished the hostels according to their taste. Much of the furniture was made by hand by local artists. The style of their home country is mixed with Guatemalan handicrafts.

Our partner hostels in the center of Antigua are just a few minutes' walk from the central square, many restaurants and nightlife options. The hostels in Antigua have a communal kitchen where you can cook with your colleagues or new friends, a lounge and a terrace. There is often a table soccer or pool table or hammocks available and occasionally there is also a bar in the hostel.

Many hostels offer additional activities for guests, from city tours and salsa classes to parties and bar hopping.


Welcome to the party hostel in Antigua! Do you like working at the bar, loud music and always being around people? Then the Party Hostel is just right for you. You'll work at the bar for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. The bar shifts are divided up among all the volunteers on site. Sometimes you can also help out at reception. The bar is open every evening and it's not just at weekends that things get lively. People like to drink and dance and there are cool games and themed evenings. If you're not working yourself, you can mingle with the young backpackers on the roof terrace and always create a good atmosphere. At the bar, you serve drinks, mix cocktails and take payments. You get to interact with guests and meet people from all over the world.

Are you more of a relaxed type of person? Then our cozy Oasis Hostel in Antigua is better suited to you. There is no bar there, but there are other exciting activities in the areas of breakfast service, reception or steam bath (Temazcal).

Let us know your preference.

Program location


Antigua is our favorite city in Guatemala and makes every traveler's heart beat faster. The positive atmosphere of this city is unique. Antigua is beautiful and impressive in many ways. Let yourself be enchanted by the colorful houses, cobblestone streets and many small stores, restaurants and cafés. The city is a magnet for young people from all over the world, and many who have traveled here have stayed. The surrounding volcanoes offer a spectacular sight and invite you to climb them. There are many coffee and organic farms around Antigua that you can visit. The owners of the countless restaurants, cafés, bars and hostels come from all over the world, which is why there is a large international community. You can hear 1,000 different languages in the bars and quickly make new friends from all over the world. Antigua is a meeting point for different cultures, and the descendants of the ancient Maya are particularly impressive, selling handicrafts, cooking delicious street food and sharing their culture.


You don't need any special qualifications or experience to work at the hostel. It is just important that you have a desire to learn and that you are open to a new culture, people from all over the world and a new way of life. You should be motivated, work well in a team and be willing to share your living space with other people for a period of time. In return, you can expect a unique community, a life in breathtaking nature and, above all, a lot of fun at work. It is also important that you are not too bad for the tasks in the hostel. Everyone pitches in and when things get particularly busy, it can take a little longer.


The national language in Guatemala is Spanish. You do not need any knowledge of Spanish to take part in the program. The only requirement is that you can speak English or Spanish in order to communicate with the other volunteers from all over the world and the hostel staff. A Spanish course is included at the beginning of the program. However, your language skills will also improve on site.

Accommodation and meals

You live in a shared room with other volunteers from all over the world. The room is located in the hostel where you also work, sometimes there is also an apartment for the volunteers located near the hostel.

You will usually share your room with your colleagues, but in smaller hostels you may also be sharing with guests.

The room size also varies depending on the hostel, there are usually between 4 and 10 beds in your room.

You will have access to a well-equipped kitchen where you can cook together with the other volunteers. Some hostels provide one or even two meals a day for the volunteers, but we cannot guarantee this.

Contact person

Alejandro is Guatemalan and grew up in Antigua. That's why he knows the city, the country and its culture like no other. He has a great passion for Germany, has visited the country several times and speaks the language fluently. Alejandro always has an open ear for your wishes and is happy to introduce you to his home country. He is happy to organize city tours and weekend excursions for our participants. You will never feel alone. Thanks to his history studies, he can tell you a lot about the history of Guatemala and the ancient buildings in Antigua. Alejandro will look after you during the introductory event in Antigua. A German-speaking contact person is available via WhatsApp in the same time zone to answer any questions you may have during your stay in Latin America.

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Services and prices

Multi-bed room
Base price 1st program: 810,00 €
Extension month: 190,00 €

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