I really can't imagine a better first WorldPacker experience! From the very beginning, Sofie was extremely helpful in answering my questions regarding the hostel and traveling there. The island is absolutely incredible and the other volunteers were always wanting to explore it together. There are countless gorgeous beaches, forests, and biking trails all around! Alvaret itself is such a stylish and clean hostel, and the work isn't difficult at all. It's located right across the bus station, supermarket, stores, and other restaurants. I was supposed to stay 3 weeks, but ended up extending! :)
Can't ask for a better place for my first worldpacker experience! Sofie is one of the nicest people one will ever meet, Lily the dog is adorable. Work is super duper easy, even the busiest day was not close to bad. Generally keeping the hotel clean and tidy. You get to socialize a lot with Sofie and visitors from everywhere, as well as fellow worldpackers. Be aware of managing your free time well cuz even you have lots of em, the island is magnificent and you will never have enough. If you love sun and beaches with a laid-back and chill life, this is definitely your top choice! DO NOT HESITATE
Alvaret was amazing! Sofie's made from the best stuff on earth. She went out of her way to make sure we were having a good time and got to have all the experiences we wanted. The hours were never too much, the locals a friendly and genuine, the island is absolutely beautiful. I couldn't imagine a more perfect way to end my trip then right here at Alvaret making firends, drinking beer, and helping FiFi take care of her hotel! 10/10!
It is hard to find words to describe what my stay was here. But I think the right word is thanks and thank you very much Sofie for the opportunity you gave me. Opportunity to learn, to know even more this country that I love so much and to meet people and to experience moments that I will always remember with much love and affection. This island is magical! And for you who are thinking of experiencing this experience here do not think just come! Alvaret Hotel forever in our hearts!