Working Holiday, Hostel Work
throughout the whole country
year round, start and end dates are flexible
Be it backpackers or exclusive travel groups, more and more tourists come to Chile to discover this unique country. The tourism industry has been booming for years, offering the best conditions for our Working Holiday programs in the hotel business all year round. Our program sites include hip backpacker hostels, fancy boutique hostels and small family hotels.
Our partners for Working Holiday in a hostel are spread throughout the country, from the desert in the north to the deepest Patagonia in the south. They are located in very attractive and well-developed areas with good touristic infrastructure, such as San Pedro de Atacama, La Serena/Valle del Elqui, the Pacific coast, Pucón and Puerto Varas, the island of Chiloé and Patagonia. There are also many positions available in appealing cities such as Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Arica, Iquique and Punta Arenas.
Detailed information regarding your program placement will be sent to you after the placement process has been completed. So, before your adventure starts, you will know exactly where you will work and live.
The nice thing about Working Holiday in a hostel is: You do not only live in a tourist hotspot with all its amazing attractions, but you also get to know both your local colleagues as well as Chilean and international guests. Hardly a day will pass without an interesting conversation full of suggestions for your own tours through Chile.
In addition, our participants in hostels learn the hospitality business from scratch. Everyone, whether employee, working holiday participant or family member, must help out wherever needed. Of course, still everyone has their special area of responsibility.
Depending on the program place, possible tasks:
- Working at the reception
- Check-in / check-out
- Assistance in administration and marketing
- Working in the restaurant/kitchen
- Room service
- Guest service
- Sale of day trips/leisure activities
Working Hours are between 30 - 40 hours/week (depending on the program place).
Single or shared room. The accommodation is provided by the hostel and is usually located directly at the work place. Once the placement process has finished, we will send you your personal placement offer with information about your accommodation, among other details.
Breakfast, half board or full board is included, depending on the program. Meals are provided either as meals served, food for self-cooking or money for grocery shopping.
Chile is one of the most diverse travel destinations in the world. You find most of the world's climate zones and landscapes in just this one country - there is something for everyone! Chile offers an amazing range of landscapes from desert to ice, from beach to pampas, from pristine rain forests to high mountains, that extends over 4,300 kilometers north-south (without Antarctica) between the Andes and the Pacific - including volcanoes, geysers and hot springs.
Many travelers, especially the younger ones, have to save money for a good while in order to make their dream of a journey through the magical landscapes of Chile come true. So, doing a Working Holiday at a Chilean tourism company is a really good idea: You save a fair bit of your travel budget, and live right on the spot.
Our Work & Travel partners are located in the most beautiful places in Chile. You live and work where others go on vacation and get all the important connections to know the best travel tips for your own adventures after your program has finished.
Depending on your interest, you can choose your location in Chile. Do you prefer warm or cooler weather, an exciting city or breathtaking nature, are you into action or rather relaxation? It’s your choice! In some places, you can even have a combination of all of it!
Spanish at communication level. For optimal preparation for your Working Holiday in Chile, we advise you to take a Spanish course before the program starts. This gives you the opportunity to slowly get used to the language, culture and mentality and to meet like-minded people in a relaxes atmosphere.
Pre-departure and in-country support
Before arrival, our experienced team will be at your disposal to assist you throughout the booking process and travel planning. With the booking confirmation you will receive our 24-hour emergency number, to reach us in case of emergency 24/7.
In Chile you will be supported by our in-country staff based in Santiago de Chile.
Costs & Services
Working Holiday in a Hostel in Chile includes:
- Accommodation (single or shared room)
- Board (breakfast only, half board or full board)
- Professional English-speaking advice
- Translation of your application documents
- Working Holiday Placement
- English-speaking in-country support
- Handbook Chile
- 24/7 emergency number
- Information about a suitable travel insurance
- Certificate of participation
Additionally, you can book:
Application fee: US$ 120
Program fee: US$ 530 (minimum stay 1 month)
Each additional month: US$ 25
Single room guarantee: Surcharge US$ 180 (only available for CL-WT100, hostel work in Chile. Choice of location is not possible. Only single placement, not suitable for friends / couples traveling together.)
Combination: Experience more, Save more!
You want to know more than just one place in Chile, but you do not have enough budget to travel around? With our Working Holiday combination packages, you can easily connect multiple program places and even save money! In this way, you can see more of the country, experience more, get to know more people and make your stay abroad even more exiting!
Application fee: US$ 120 (per placement)
2 x Working Holiday: US$ 720 (you save US$ 390!)
3 x Working Holiday: US$ 975 (you save US$ 690!)
4 x Working Holiday: US$ 1,160 (you save US$ 1,060!)
The duration of participation per program is at least 6 weeks, maximum 3 months.
Our tips (experience more + see more = save $$)
Is it difficult for you to decide between the many great projects? You want to see and experience as much as possible during your stay in Latin America? Then build your own itinerary - experience more & see more! Our program combination makes it possible!
All our stay abroad programs can be combined with each other: So, you can combine different volunteer projects in the same country or in different countries, or you mix Working Holiday with volunteer work or Farm Stay with Working Holiday ...and so on …
Your creativity knows no limits. The longer your stay abroad in Latin America, the greater the discount you get from South America Inside. Below you can see how much you can save:
Note: Language courses are excluded from this promotion. These discounts can not be combined with other promotions.
If you need assistance in putting together your personal experience abroad, then please contact us. Our experienced staff will help you to set up your tailor-made stay abroad.