Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs.
Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.
Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.
Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.
Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.
Be part of something! Get free events.
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You'll be helping 6 days a week making a total of 18 hours helping with the beds and some little small housekeeping duties if you still have some spare time. An EU passport is requiredLearn more
Over 18 years old
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I was going to spend 2 weeks at this hostel,but I spent just 8 days.One evening one of the managers said that another volunteer and I need to leave,the next morning the owner said that I can stay but my friend must leave.They explained it saying that our place was "a total mess",which wasnt true, also they said that we don't respect them.
I would describe the situation better,but there is not enough characters to explain.Nothing like this has ever happened to me.
The hostel is beautiful though,it has great views, and the working hours were nice!You should talk about days off in advance.
I had a good time at Ria Hostel Alvor. The host is a nice guy and there is always a family-like atmosphere in the hostel. The hostel itself is perfectly clean and located in a cute little village. I was prepared to work in the hostel as a handyman as well as helping with housekeeping and cleaning. Without being noticed or asked beforehand, my working field was restricted to the renovation of an apartment, which had to be due by a strict deadline. This caused the working hours to exceed the agreed amount regularly. All in all, it was a nice stay, but the work did not match my expectations.
Our hostel is located in a nice small but yet very much alive and colorful fishing town. It's sunny most of the year, the beach is at an approximate distance of 5 minutes, as well as the main restaurants, pubs, gym, atm's and others.About the host