We often need additional help in running the hostel and maintaining our high standards of cleanliness and customer service.
If you have some free time on your hands, and would like to stay with us for a while (minimum 2 weeks), please continue reading. If you are the type of person who, while staying in a hostel, will wash all of your own dishes and leave one dirty plate in the sink because "it wasn´t mine", then you should probably stop reading because this job is probably not for you.
We are looking for people who are willing to dedicate about 5-6 hours per day to help at the hostel.
Some of the duties might include: taking the dog for a walk, meeting and greeting guests, answering phones, washing the sheets, sweeping and mopping the floors as needed, cleaning bathrooms, taking out the garbage, staying awake in the evenings to keep an eye on things, cleaning out the fridges on a weekly basis, kitchen cleanliness upkeep, and maintaining general cleanliness and order of the house. (We do have a cleaning staff so this would be to assist them or to help out if they are absent from work.) One thing is for sure...your job won't be the same everyday! We are flexible, and ask that you be flexible as well.
You must speak English and have at least an advanced beginner-intermediate level of Spanish. Good personal hygiene and a clean, neat appearance is a must. We also give preference to travelers who have already done some traveling in Panama, since offering tourist information and your opinions as a traveler in the area is an important part of the job. No other special skills are needed except for the love and admiration of the color PURPLE. Since you will be living here...you will naturally become part of our extended family. You will be treated with honesty and respect and we ask the same of you!
To start, we offer free dorm bed and simple food (rice & beans). Please contact us first (email or facebook) since we normally don't guarantee you a job until we can meet you and so you can see first-hand what is involved. We also ask you to be prepared to stay as a paying guest for a couple of nights at the beginning (again so you can see how the hostel operates with no obligations). This is an ideal learning opportunity for someone who is thinking of opening their own hostel or bed and breakfast.
Thank you so much for your interest!