Working Holiday, Hostel Work
Flexible start and end dates between September and April
Patagonia is a dream destination and one of many people's top travel wishes. Majestic landscapes, untouched nature, glaciers, mountain lakes, fjords, evergreen forests, raging rivers and impressive mountain backdrops. All of this awaits visitors to Patagonia. If you want to enjoy this breathtaking panorama a little longer than just passing through, this Working Holiday position is made for you.
Located in the pretty town of Coyhaique in the heart of the Aysen region in the extreme south of Chile, this working holiday program for adventurous nature fans is the place to be.
The Working Holiday program takes place in a hostel that opened in 2018. It is located in downtown Coyhaique, close to supermarkets, the main shopping street, the central city square and the bus station. The city's many restaurants, bars and cafes are also just a stone's throw away.
The hostel offers cozy accommodation for backpackers exploring the depths of Patagonia. It is characterized by the friendly customer service and the good atmosphere at all times. It is a place where backpackers from all over the world make contacts, exchange tips and experiences and make further travel plans.
The good thing about working holiday in a hostel is that you not only live and work at a tourist hotspot with all the associated attractions, but also have intensive contact with both local colleagues and international guests. Hardly a day will go by without an interesting chat, where you can pass on the tips you know and get suggestions for your own explorations through Chile.
Your exact working hours will be communicated to you on site and may vary depending on the number of tourists, time of year, etc. The working hours are between 30-35 hours per week with 1-2 days off. The hostel works in shifts from Monday to Sunday. Thus, your days off won't necessarily be on weekends.
Participants help out in the hostel business. The areas of responsibility include being around the guests as well as working in the hostel kitchen.
Among your tasks are:
- Guest service
- Helping in the hostel kitchen for breakfast service
- Room keeping and tidying / cleaning of the common areas
- Working at the reception
- Check-in / check-out
- Other daily tasks in the hostel
Shared bedroom directly in the hostel, shared bathroom.
Wifi internet is available free of charge in the hostel.
Breakfast is included at the hostel. For lunch and dinner, you will get an allowance so that you can buy grocery or eat out.
Coyhaique is a pretty small town with around 50,000 inhabitants in the heart of Patagonia. Coyhaique is located directly on the famous Carretera Austral and is the hub for nature lovers, outdoor fans and adventurers. The landscapes around Coyhaique are just gorgeous. The city is a tourist magnet, especially in spring and summer. From here, visitors can explore remote parts of Patagonia and see well-known attractions. The main attractions are the impressive landscapes, which are characterized by mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, fjords, glaciers, national parks and an interesting fauna.
The offer of activities also leaves nothing to be desired. The possibilities range from cultural offers, fun and outdoor sports such as trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boat tours, climbing and mountaineering to visits to historical monuments.
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 Coyhaique in Patagonia includes:
- Accommodation, shared room
- Breakfast + allowance for lunch and dinner
- Professional English-speaking advice
- Translation of your application documents
- Working Holiday Placement
- English-speaking in-country support
- Handbook Chile
- Interkultureller Leitfaden
- Intercultural guideline
- 24/7 emergency number
- Information about a suitable travel insurance
- Certificate of participation
Application fee: US$ 120
Program fee: US$ 450 (minimum stay 4 weeks)
Each additional month: US$ 15
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