We are Villa Viva, the new home and creative hub of Viva con Agua South Africa. We are part of the Viva con Agua Family (VcA) which is an organization committed to establishing and access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We follow the vision Water for ALL and ALL for Water! Villa Viva is an innovative social business, a platform and meeting place for networking, creative work and social business approaches. Majority of Villa Viva Backpack profits will go to our water projects. We are inspired and want to inspire others through the universal languages of Music, Art and Sport. We believe in the power of togetherness, collaboration and synergies in order to make a difference in providing the basic human right of water. We are located right in the heart and hustle of The Mother City, Cape Town.
Viva con Agua stands for connection & communication, creativity & joy, sustainability & WASH (water, sanitation Hygiene) projects. Being part of Viva con Agua volunteer family and living in our newly opened Villa Viva Backpackers accommodation will enable you to create and shape the start of Viva con Agua South Africa with your own authentic contribution and footprint. Spend your weekdays supporting the creation of Villa Viva Backpack, connect with our guests, organize events, paint walls, create marketing campaigns or help us run our social media. On top of that you can help us run our social programmes and projects like Football 4 Wash training with pupils, campaign for the human right of water or run our Wash Bus for the homeless. After the purposeful activity is done, you can spend weekends hiking Table Mountain, surfing the waves of the Atlantic ocean, or enjoying Cape Town's world-famous night life. The city is a melting pot for young people from all over the world, and you are bound to find yourself in the company of lifelong friends.
My first Worldpackers experience volunteering at The Backpack hostel was amazing. You will meet people from all around the world and get to know different cultures. You will also have contact with locals since Lee and part of the staff are from Cape Town. The facilities of the hostel and the permanent staff team are incredible. I strongly recommend this hostel!! Thank you so much to everyone!!
9 months ago
My experience was incredible! I found a loving home with everyone and I was challenged to learn new things which was so much fun!
I really appreciated the communication beforehand with Lee, it made me feel like I could communicate well with my hosts.
I was also lucky that my fellow interns are so wonderful people and we could rely on each other always.
The hostel is always trying to find new ways to improve and this sometimes means a little bump in the learning curve, I've always felt like I could voice any concerns and my input was valuable.
Thank you so much to everyone!
about 1 year ago
Working @ The Backpack was one of the best experiences so far!! I met lots of amazing people from all over the world!! Lee and the whole staff is amazing. The hostel is located in a very strategic spot, close to the Long St. and Kloof St. where you can find lots of bars, restaurants, gift shops, bakeries, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc.. It`s also close to Table Mountain and Lion`s Head. If you are traveling solo don`t be concerned cuz this is the best place to make friends right away!! Awesome opportunity for who wants to volunteer or just be a guest!! Cheers!!
about 1 year ago
Staying in The Backpack was one of the best experiences so far. I felt I was in the right place at the right moment and so hard to say goodbye all the family you create here.
The hostel has an amazing vibes and everybody feel the same. Perfect place to enjoy Cape Town, meet people and feel at home at the same time. I will come back fore sure.
Thanks to Lee and to the lovely team! A big hug from Catalunyaaa! 😘
over 1 year ago
The Backpack hostel is amazing. One of the best hostels that I ever been.
Lee, the staffs and all the volunteers are so nice and made me feel like home.
You are gonna meet a lots of people from all over the world and its fantastic.
All my love to this place!
over 1 year ago