Expert Expert
  • Age: 27
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, and German

Volunteer Experiences

Experience in Portugal

Hostel Almada, Portugal Jun/2019

Cleaning, Housekeeping, Reception, and Bartending

Review written by the host

Elke stayed with us in June and July this year and we were really happy to have her here. Season was just starting, and Elke was being a huge help in getting the hostel ready for summer! She is a very responsible Worldpacker, a team player, proactive, and likes to bring in her own ideas. Totally recommended!

  • Responsibility
  • Sociability
  • Proactivity
  • Commitment

Review written by Elke

Mahara Beach Camp is the perfect place to come if you want to meet people from all around, enjoy nearby places and the beautiful beaches after work is done. The working hours are totally fine and since there are plenty of volunteers, work is not too hard and you always have a helping hand. The location is not perfect but when the guys are there they always take you anywhere you want to go. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, everyone’s willing to help, recommended! :-)

Experience in Brazil

Hostel Florianópolis, Brazil Mar/2019

Housekeeping, Cleaning, and Reception

Review written by the host

Elke did a great job!

  • Responsibility

Review written by Elke

All in all I had a good experience at Floripa Surf Hostel. The hostel is pretty, the rooms are really comfortable and the location is just perfect, right in front of the beach. Work time could be a bit less, because I think 30 hours per week is quite a lot considering it’s “only” free accomodation you get. The atmosphere in general is a nice one but I think it could be helpful to make some kind of reunions with the whole team from time to time because I felt there was a lack of communication sometimes. All in all it’s recommended but can improve in some ways.

Academy Certificates

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Writing articles for the Worldpackers Blog

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I am a writer currently based in Hamburg, Germany. I love traveling, all sorts of outdoor activities, nature and South America.

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  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese


I'm an expert!
  • Administration
  • Cleaning
  • Content Writer
  • Housekeeping
  • Night Shift
  • Reception
  • Teaching Languages
Some experience
  • Bartending
  • Cooking
  • Farming
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Tour Guide
  • Web Developer
I want to learn it
  • Social Work
  • Video Making



Languages have fascinated me since I was a child. I always wanted to be able to travel and get in touch with people from other countries. This passion influenced me in my choice of studies, as well. So I decided to study Multilingual Communication in Cologne, Germany.

Travel Experience

When I started my first solo trip to Australia and Asia in 2013, I never thought that traveling would become such an important part of my life. I really didn't.

For me, travelling is not about seeing as many places as possible, it's about the friends you make, the stories you will never forget and the different perspectives you get on life. When I travel, I am constantly learning! About people, nature, myself, and I just can't get enough of this feeling.

If there was one place in the world I liked the most, it would be South America. I fell in love with its magic in 2017 and have been coming back again and again ever since.