Working Holiday, Hostel Work
Santiago de Chile
Flexible start and end dates year-round
The Working Holiday program takes place in one of the oldest and most renowned backpacker hostels in Santiago de Chile. The hostel was founded back in 2002 and can accommodate up to 100 guests in twin rooms and dormitories. It is centrally located in the city center of Santiago de Chile in an imposing, well-preserved colonial building with a spacious inner courtyard where guest can relax in the lovely garden by the swimming pool. The hostel is located in Barrio Brasil, which is popular with young people, just a few blocks from the subway. The Barrio Brasil is characterized by a very active cultural and artistic scene.
Hostel guests can book activities and day trips directly on site and rent bicycles at fair prices. Thel staff consists of 10 people between the ages of 19 and 65. The backpacker guests come mostly from Europe, Brazil and the USA.
You will be involved in various tasks. Some of these include welcoming guests, planning and running events and activities in the hostel (e.g. board games, pub nights at the bar, movie nights, pool parties, etc.) as well as kitchen duty and cleaning and maintenance work.
You will most likely work in shifts, a maximum of 25 hours/week. Please note that your days off do not necessarily have to be on a weekend.
Your exact work plan will be set on site. It depends on the number of participants, the hostel occupancy and your experience.
The areas of responsibility include:
- Guest Services
- Working at the hostel reception
- Working at the bar
- Helping in the kitchen
- Marketing and social media
- Maintenance and cleaning work
- Other activities related to hostel operations
During your working holiday program you will live directly in the trendy hostel yourself. The staff have shared rooms with shared bathrooms. Breakfast is provided by the hostel and usually consists of tea or coffee with bread and butter, jam, eggs, etc. This listing does not constitute a confirmation of the hostel's menu.
You are responsible for the rest of your catering yourself and you are welcome to prepare your lunch and dinner in the hostel kitchen.
The internet (W-LAN) and the hostel's factilites (e.g. the pool) can be used outside of your working hours.
Santiago in Chile is one of the few metropolises in the world where you can actually ask yourself the question: “Go to the sea today and go skiing tomorrow, or the other way around?”. Because you can reach endlessly long sandy beaches on the Pacific just as quickly as excellent ski slopes in the Andes during winter time.
Santiago is almost exactly in the middle of the country and divides Chile into the fertile south and the dry north. The capital of Chile has every facet you could wish for. On the one hand you will find many beautiful places to relax, majestic colonial buildings and exciting markets, but on the other hand also the flair of a modern metropolis. With more than 6 million inhabitants, Santiago is also the economic and political hub of the country.
The hostel is located in trendy Barrio Brasil, which stretches around Plaza Brasil, a lush park. The Plaza Brasil is often the setting of cultural and artistic events, handicraft markets or music shows. Mural paintings add color to the area and elegant old mansions line the streets. Students and local residents mingle in cozy cafes serving local alfajores, or in laid-back pubs and wine bars. It's always busy, always something going on and you will certainly enjoy your time in this interesting neighborhood.
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 Santiago downtown includes:
- Accommodation, shared room
- 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$ 150
Program fee: US$ 350 (minimum stay 4 weeks)
Each additional month: US$ 15
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