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Help with our surf hostel

World, Central America, Costa Rica, Jacó


Travel dates

27°C, 02:02

About the workproject

We need 10 volunteers

HI guys !
We are a couple of good friends that wanted to live near the ocean and surf everyday , we opened up a hostel and a restaurant, a then a surf school and more recently a bar, all in the same property. Our idea is to do what we love and at the same time help or teach others to do the same, most people that come here come to surf, enjoy the beach, go on tours and party.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY cause this will explain and answer most of your questions
Your volunteer job here will consist of waiting tables and other restaurant work like: cleaning, polishing silverware, making smoothies, cutting fruit, cleaning a couple windows, sweeping the floor, preparing coffee, etc, you get the idea ... basically making sure the restaurant is clean and ready to help our customers during the day.
You will also do check in and check out in a couple different computer programs that you'll have to learn how to use, also help guests with touristic information, renting bikes , surfboards, etc .
volunteers will work 6 days a week for 5 hours.
We want people who are forward thinking and people who are willing to act on initiative
you will get a 30% discount on the restaurant food
you will sleep in a staff dorm of your same gender (which i expect you will help keep clean and organized)
there is a kitchen available for you guys if you prefer to cook ( if you do you have to wash and store everything you used right after your done)
extra DAYS OFF can happen but only once you've learned the computer systems. How this works is : you cover someone else today and they cover your shifts later so in other words you'll do a double shift to get one day off, you can do 2 or 3 thats fine as long as its on weekdays.
you make 7% of restaurant sales plus tips
its a really awesome envirorment when people do what they are expected to do as agreed , you will make solid lifelong friendships and will meet really awesome people, you will have plenty time to have fun, surf, tan, party, etc
it is very important for me that you are a organized, clean and responsable person with common sense and that you speak really good english.
I know I sound a little harsh saying all this but I like to be very clear about what I expect because I have had a few bad experiences with people that had the wrong idea and obviously had to let them go, I know volunteers are spending money in flights, etc when they come and I really feel bad when I have to ask them to leave but business is business,
you are welcome to read reviews and contact previous workawayers, im sure they'll say you should do it cause they loved it, if you are this kind of person then you are very welcome to come if we have the space, we receive around 6 to 10 volunteer requests everyday
We only accept volunteers that can commit to a MINIMUM OF 3 MONTHS , we know you can only stay in the country for 3 months so a few days less than 3 months is also good. if you can commit to that I would like to continue this conversation on whatsapp, please add me (make sure you put the plus sign+in front of the numbers, then the country code (506) and after my cel 83050725. should look like this +(506) 8305 0725 if you don't follow those instructions it won't go thru!
also please send me a text with your name and when is it you want to come ! you can text me anytime, the sooner the better smile


About the host



Host since



English, Spanish

Last seen online

6 Months ago

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • tourist support
  • hostel support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 6 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room

Bunk bed on a ensuite dorm, we have one for female volunteers and one for man

  • self catering

Shared staff kitchen where you can cook your own meals or if you don't feel like cooking you have 30% discount at our restaurant !

  • offering money for all working hours 

You make 10% sales and tips when helping at our restaurant