It's a good first experience. Luis and Eunice are a lovely and welcoming couple. The hostel is a cozy house, although it lacks some of the hostel's characteristic features (such as common room, TV and other ways of entertainment); still, it's nice and quiet, not so far of the beach and also has a pretty good reminiscence of home.
Would recommend, specially as a first-time experience.
It was my first Worldpackers experience and it was ok. I made great friends with other volunteers and guests. The hostel is a bit far from the beach and the train station, and it doesn't have a hostel vibe, more like a B&B without breakfast. The manager was a bit difficult to reach but not impossible, and tried to help us when needed. No communication al all with the owners even though they stayed at the same place. I wouldn't recommend it but I'm still grateful of the opportunity.
Carc is a nice city very close to lisbon and it's also close to some amazing beaches ,didn't liked a lot the hostel , cause it was quietly lefted to him self , and it have an amazing garden , but is completly overlooked by the owners , for the rest it was a great exp were i met a lot of nice people and i spent very good days
It was my first worldpackers and I had such a great experience. The hostel is cleaned because of the lovely cleaner working there. I have met anothers volunteers who I was working with, we were like a family and we helped each others. The owners didn't help us propery, it was the bad point. I think the hostel needs moré comunication between volunteers and managers.
I recommend this hostel because of the good experience I have had and the great atmosphere we could enjoy thanks to the rest of volunteers and guests.
I had a nice experience in Help Yourself Hostel Country, I met great people there and the places around are very beautiful. As Carcavelos is on the Lisbon-Cascais train line, it's easy to travel around (though you have to walk 25 min to get to the train station).
The hostel is ok, it's a bit old and the only common places are a common kitchen and a small garden. It's also quite far from everything; you have to walk 30min to get to the beach! The biggest problem is, I would say, the management: the volunteers do everything and the manager, Ana, is never around...
It was my first workaway experience and I really had a good time there :)
I could meet a lot of people and all the volunteers were like a family.
About the hostel, it needs more organisation because sometimes the volunteers have to deal with problems that we shouldn't.
I recommend this place to have a great time surrounded by amazing people!