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 partner Pedro 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.


Reviews

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Staff & Host

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

Ecuador

It was a great experience, Bianca and Tiago are a friendly and responsible fun couple. They care about the welfare of their volunteers as well as their guests. Always willing to help, this has been my best experience in Worldpackers, a great and quiet hostel surrounded by a beautiful nature party.
Espero volver a verlos, gracias por todo :D

about 1 hour ago

Argentina

This was my first time with Worldpackers and it was great! The hostel feels like home and it’s pretty small so you have a lot of time to enjoy Lagos. The hostel is in the center so everything is close. Bianca and Tiago are great and really nice people. Thank you!!!

4 months ago

Brazil

My experience at Racing Mackerel was much better than I could imagine. Bianca and Tiago are wonderful people, they helped me to get to know the city, with recommendations and everything I needed. After the time I spent in Lagos the feeling is to leave a piece of house behind. I think that's the best part. The hostel is very well equipped and comfortable, you can make lots of friends and have plenty of time to discover the city. In addition, Princess Leia, the cutest dog in town. No doubt about it, I'll be back as soon as possible :)

11 months ago

Russia

I enjoyed my stay so much, already want to go back:(
Bianca and Tiago were very nice!
The hostel is pretty small, so my job was quite easy, most of the time I could do my own things.
Bianca or Tiago always helped me if I needed anything.
Thank you guys! Hope to see you one day again :)

11 months ago

Mexico

AMAZING! Tiago and Bianca are just awesome, had the best time during my stay in Lagos with them. They were so nice and with a really cool vibe. Also the guys from Volta do Mar were so good to me! really going to miss every one. Ps sending all my love to Leia <3 Thank you!

12 months ago

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