Urban Garden Hostel

We are a fun, multicultural and busy hostel located in the heart of the beautiful city of Lisbon. Our goal is to provide a lifetime experience not only to our guests but also to our staff.

Over the past 10 years, we have gotten the privilege to work with amazing people from all over the world that became part of our family

So if you want to get away and have an unforgettable time then this is the perfect oportunity
for you!

Our amazing team is made up of people from all over the world, with great energy that want to meet new people and have a fantastic experience, while at the same time enjoying this beautiful city.

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My stayed at urban garden hostel was incredible, the staff was super nice with me i’d like to thanks Izzy for the opportunity and Kessia, Marcus and last but not least Ale, i would recommend for sure this hostel for who is looking for a great people, great atmosphere. The work was fair i was doing night shift which i worked from 00:00 to 8:00 am 2 day in row and 4 days off the work was pretty easy, so you have lots of time to spend meeting the lovely lisbon and for sure i made friends for the life. Thank you so much!!!

12 days ago



Thanks to the urban team for such an amazing opportunity here in Lisbon! I have loved every second of this volunteer experience and would 100% recommend and do it all over again. The hours are varying depending on what shift you do, i completed night shifts with minimal tasks of cleaning, monitoring door, check ins, check outs and ensuring all guests were happy. I also did a few day shifts where i got to learn basic housekeeping roles such as bed making, cleaning. The volunteer experience was set up well, with staff room, staple food supplies and extra activity benefits. I’ll be back 🇦🇺🇦🇺

13 days ago



I have to say that my stay at the hostel was immaculate. Izzy, the host, is super caring and has always an open ear for our concerns and tries to make your stay comfortable. Also the team is amazing, Marcus, Alej, Kessya I love u endlessly. I felt very comfortable and I had the best time there. Also the work was not hard to manage and most importantly it was fair. They treated us as a part of the family which was so nice. I can recommend this hostel for everyone that wants to make working experience but also create genuine connections with people from all over the world. Até breve família❤️

13 days ago



My time at Urban Garden was amazing!
The team is just incredible, they are fun to hang around, and we normally went out together.
The volunteer's room is super comfortable, there’s space for everyone and your things. Also, the hostel is cleaned several times a day which is a big plus.
The kitchen is spacious and volunteers have their own pantry and fridge, and there are several showers and toilets.
The work was fine, though sometimes felt disorganized, which could hassle the flow while doing your tasks. Luckily the the team there were always helpful and things got adressed.

21 days ago

United States


The work: you’ll work 17-24, then 12-16 then 9-17 then get 72 hours off and start the cycle again. Not hard work, mainly making beds but it goes quickly since you work with another volunteer. There’s also always a paid staff member on which is nice.
Location: away from the exact downtown but right by a major metro station so easy to get around.
Hostel: you share a room with 7 other volunteers but everyone is so amazing and kind and giving and respectful of one another. Izzy the manager brings food to the pantry if you request it.
I would recommend this position to everyone 1000%

28 days ago

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