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Santa fe de antioqia
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 59060
Country: Colombia

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Last Updated: May 8, 2017

This is a new hostel founded on values of environmental sustainability in Santa Fe de Antioquia, a beautiful colonial town an hour outside Medellin, Colombia. Based in a handsome colonial building in the historic centre of Santa Fe de Antioquia, the hostel has its own private swimming pool, outdoor hammock zone and poolside bar, which all our guests and volunteers are welcome to use. Santa Fe is located on the banks of the Cauca River and is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains. It has a year-round warm and sunny climate perfect poolside weather!

At our hostel we would appreciate help with manning reception, general help about the hostel, and in communicating with our guests in English. Volunteers with English and at least conversational Spanish are needed (we don't speak much English but are working on it!), and anyone with experience of working in a hostel/hotel/hospitality is very warmly welcomed.

We ask volunteers to stay with us for a minimum of one month, but longer-term stays are also greatly encouraged - we much prefer for our volunteers to meaningfully integrate themselves and become true members of our team, something that is facilitated by a longer stay.
In return for your help we offer you a bed in one of our dormitories (which each have their own private shower), breakfast each morning (usually fresh fruit, muesli, yoghurt and coffee), free wifi, access to our swimming pool, access to our laundry facilities and a very warm invitation to exchange language skills with us if you wish to improve your Spanish!

Santa Fe de Antioquia is one of Colombia's best preserved historic colonial towns, there are opportunities for trekking, mountain biking or horse riding in the surrounding countryside. There is also an annual calendar of cultural events in Santa Fe including a famous weeklong independent film festival, as well as outdoor concerts and theatre. But Medellin is also only a little over an hour away by buses which leave every 15 minutes 7 days a week, so it's easy to pop into town for a day or two if you fancy being in the city for a change. Antioquia is one of Colombia's most beautiful regions, and Santa Fe is a great base for exploring this gorgeous corner of the country.

This volunteering opportunity is for those seeking peace and tranquility rather than for party animals. It is for those wishing to see a side of the real Colombia, to live with real Colombians, in a beautiful colonial town close to one of Colombia's finest cities - Medellin - but in a tranquil environment surrounded by green mountains and with a pool in the back garden! We are keen to offer our volunteers a truly memorable and enriching experience - we want you to feel part of our team!

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