Mercadinho do Povo

We are are a brand new business located on the South Bay of the Lisbon River (Cacilhas), called Mercadinho do Povo. Our business is a large community space consisting of Escape Rooms, 3 Bars (Shisha Bar, Inside Bar and outside Taska Bar), Feira, cafe, and Events/Cultural/Arts Space. We are a space created by the people, for the people, and welcome people of all ages, nationalities and walks of life to use the space. We love to host people from all around the world, to show them new experiences, hook them up with other travellers and to share new experiences together.

My name is Alex, I graduated with a Business Management degree in Australia and had been working in finance before I decided to pack my bags and travel the world. I came to Happy Reception in October, 2016 as a volunteer, fell in love with the place and the projects and never left. I love PEOPLE, love to learn from different nationalities and always want to see people happy around me.


Reviews

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Staff & Host

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

Brazil

The volunteers did my experience a wonderful to me. I learned many things, and Lisbon is a incredible place, very romantic with many things to do. The food is really cheap and you can survive with a 6,00€ per day, that’s very nice. The host it’s some a disorganized, but if you are prepare this’s doesn’t a matter.

26 days ago

Brazil

Foi algo surrpeendente! Uma experiência marcante com aprendizagem para o resto da vida.No tocante ao Hostel, as atividades foram super fáceis com as folgas garantidas sem nenhum problema. Conheci e convevi com pessoas já acostumadas a fazerem viagens internacionais, o que me motivou bastante a fazer outras viagens pelo mundo. Quanto a Alex, ela é uma pessoa super agradável e muito gente boa para com todos, não é diferente o Tiago. Espero poder voltar em outra ocasião e aqui gostaria de registrar os meus mais puros e sinceros agradecimentos a todos pelo apoio, desde antes de vir até agora.

3 months ago

Brazil

Muito boa.

3 months ago

Brazil

It was my first worldpackers experience, despite it was not my first volunteer experience, and I can say it was great. \nAlex and Tiago they are friendly, fun and pratical. \nThe tasks and hours was easy and simple, even not having interaction with people, once it was cleaning, but it gave me time to enjoy and do a lot of other things on my extra time. \nMy roommates, THEY ARE THE BESTS. I think we became friends. Respect and good vibes made very easy to share the room with them. I\'ll miss that. I do recommend.

3 months ago

Brazil

Boa noite,

Desorganizados, gerente sem tempo para nada,quartos dos voluntários super sujo, longe de Lisboa do outro lado do Rio em Almada ..fotos do site não são as mesmas da realidade.Dividir banheiro com 7 pessoas , não tem ninguém que faça a limpeza. . Não recomendo. .muita exploração. ..e nenhuma atenção.e explicação. .

7 months ago

Alex replied

Hi Cintia,
Actually part of your job was cleaning. In addition to everything I had many detailed and long whatsapp conversations with you about where you would be living, who you would be living with and what you would be doing. No worries.... everyone else who volunteers with us has a great time and nothing but positive experiences to share!! All the best.


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