Racing Mackerel Hostel

We're a small family run hostel in the city center of historical Lagos. We would need help with the general upkeep of the apartment. We'll also need help with some reception duties. It isn't a lot of work so you can have free time to enjoy the beaches that are within walking distance, go surfing in nearby Sagres, or enjoy our small cobblestoned streets. Nightlife in Lagos is also a big draw! In the summer, the city is full of backpackers and young travellers looking for the laidback Portuguese lifestyle and they all know how to party.

As I said before, we're a small family run place. The family business is split up between two companies. There's us (Tiago and Bianca) at the Hostel and Tiago's brother, Andre and his business partners Pedro and Ricardo in the adventure tourism side of things. We're a close knit bunch who love to spend time with each other, travelling together, cooking dinners, and just enjoying our lives here. You can expect much of the same treatment as we'll quickly take you in and you'll be one of us. Between us all, we're fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and always learning something new.

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Racing Mackerel and Lagos became my home for 1 month and it was definitely one of the best months of my life. The vibe in that place is wonderful, the hostel is small and quiet, has an excellent location, the most beautiful beaches and everything are close. The tasks at the reception are very simple to learn, and I also made very good friends inside the hostel. I left Lagos just because I already had other plans but I would love to return again. Bianca and Tiago are excellent hosts, thank you very much for everything :) Don't forget that you have a house and a friend in Mexico! :)




I recommend Racing Mackerel to everyone! Bianca and Tiago are great persons. Very easy going, friendly, great bosses and they welcomed me very well. The hostel is cozy, well located, organized, clean and with a good vibe. The work was very easy. Just clean the hostel and do some beds in the moorning. Which allows to have lots of free time to enjoy the beach and the city =D. We where in two volunteers, who became one of my best friend in Lagos. And I also made some good friendship with a few guests. Thanks for everything Bianca and Tiago! Missing Leia,the cutest dog S2




This was my second experience as worldpackers and it was really good! The hostel is great, clean and comfortable. The work schedule was wonderful, I was able to go every day to the beach and stroll around Lagos, a place too beautiful.
Bianca and Tiago are amazing, friendly, polite, funny and very nice people! And there's Léia, a puppy full of love to give! Thanks so much to Rachel who volunteered with me here, a great company, we will leave here with great stories to tell! lol
Big hug Bianca and Tiago, thank you very much for the experience, I loved it! thanks!
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Working at this hostel has been an awesome first worldpackers experience! The hostel is very clean, chill, and small enough that you get the opportunity to really connect with the guests staying here. Bianca and Tiago were awesome are both super friendly and caring, even bringing in soup when I got sick, and they do their best to make sure you get to enjoy your time in Lagos. I really appreciated them connecting me with the Volta de Mar guys for climbing, and had plenty of time for sightseeing and of course tanning at the beach :) Thanks for everything!!!!




I had a great time with Bianca and Tiago in Lagos I can't reccomened it enough such great host I felt at home straight away. Very chill tasks didn't interfere with experiencing the Lagos lifestyle get around these guys you won't regret it!! Thanks again you legends xox


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