The staff and volunteers are not diverse at all, I was the only one that didn’t speak Portuguese which for me, someone that went there looking for an experience, had me feeling left out sometimes.\nThe shifts where great and simple. \nThe hostle is pretty cosy, I love the TV room and the outside area you really feel at home there.
Do not make the same mistake as I did... STAY LONGER. Back to Lisbon hostel is in a perfect location, quiet area but close to anything you would want to do in terms of tourism or late night partying. The staff are friendly and they become like family very very fast. The hours you work are very fair
This was the best hostel volunteer experience I could have asked for. The owners and staff are all lovely people and the hostel is new and clean. From the second I got to Back to Lisbon I felt at home. The other volunteers were a blast and I got to meet people from all over the world and practice a few languages. The workload was quite reasonable. I would recommend this hostel to anyone.
The back to hostel is more like a cozy family place and not the party hostel. But don't take it negative there is lot of fun too. They have volunteers and employed personnel. So volunteers are work more or less like assistants to them and mainly in the kitchen. Hélio was the main coordinator for volunteers and he was awesome - Very supportive, Fun and easy to talk with. There was no complication regarding the working hours amongst volunteers. Location of the hostel is in a residential area but very well connected by bus to reach city center or by foot. Overall, it was a great first experience.
I had a lovely stay at the Back to Lisbon hostel, I would highly recommend this place! Staff, guests and other volunteers were kind and open. Very welcoming community, made me feel like home. The people I met will always have a special place in my heart and in my memory. :) The hostel is super clean, tasks are easy, you have lot of free time to explore around the city, chill or plan a trip on you free days. Thank you for this amazing experience!