Work Exchange in Costa Rica by the beach

Beach Hostel with private and dorm style rooms just meters away from the white sandy beaches

Volunteer Program / Work Exchange in Costa Rica by the beach

Our volunteer program helps you enjoy Santa Teresa from a unique perspective. We believe in efficiency as a team which translates into more free time for us all! πŸ˜‰


Work in exchange for free accommodation

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We aim to provide an informal, friendly and family setup to enable memorable experiences to all of our guests. We are looking for enthusiastic and self motivated volunteers with strong interpersonal skills to assist with not only our hostels daily duties, but most importantly to engage with the guests and provide an excellent customer service. A basic understanding of Spanish is a must and being able to organize on and off site activities is a big plus.

Besides a very friendly and hospitable experience, you get free accommodation and all benefits guests also have, including communal bicycles, purified drinking water and coffee and tea every morning.

We offer accommodation for volunteers, what we ask for in exchange is 30 hours a week with a day off, managed through rotating 5 hour shifts from 8am to 11pm.

Volunteers may sleep in our RV CamperVan onsite. The shared RV has three beds, with Air Conditioning.
If you think this is for you please drop us a line below. Don’t forget to mention any specific skills you might have to contribute to our goal, we might be able to tailor a job for you.

Pura Vida!

About Kokua Hostel

Kokua Hostel is a 7-bedroom boutique hostel with a good variety of sleeping options. We offer Private and Shared rooms. The chilled-out staff and the atmosphere of our common areas will make your stay sociable, memorable and unique.

Kokua is the #1 rated Specialty Lodging hostel in all of Puntarenas (according to TripAdvisor.)

We can help you arrange any number of outdoor activities, including boat tours, waterfall trips, surfing excursions, or other local adventures in the area. We can also help you schedule shuttles to your next destination. We offer free communal bicycles to share among guests. Free Coffee and Tea provided every morning, an open outdoor kitchen for everyone, WiFi, hammocks, board games, and a loving, fun atmosphere. Call us now to check availability or book your room +506 2640 0986.