Hostel Ilhabela, Brazil

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Ajude a deixar nosso paraíso ainda mais lindo! Handyman & Gardener

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Connect with nature
145 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
130 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

The Experience

Are you a good gardener and/or handyman? This is the position for you! Come help us with our projects! Growing, building or repairing... Where can you help us more? Gosta de plantas, cuidar e deixar limpo o ambiente e interagir com nossos hóspedes e ainda viver no meio da natureza ? Venha que esse paraíso é para você.

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  • Beginner Portuguese or Beginner English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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212 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 145 Get in touch with nature
  • 130 Meeting locals
  • 125 Meeting international travelers
  • 99 Practicing English
  • 95 Immersing in the local culture
  • 88 Developing social awareness



This volunteer experience was incredible! This is the biggest hostel I have stayed in. An incredible space in the middle of nature, and at the same time the center of the city where everyone can find their own cozy place. I met many amazing people and learned a lot of new things about work, perception of life, and languages. The island is very beautiful and feels good energy, but the people undeniably make this place magical. Special thanks to Gerson and the rest of the staff! the hostel is in my heart ❤️ I'll come back for sure!!

11 months ago



Definitely one of the best months of my life. they were a home away from home. I hope to come back soon

12 months ago



All the magic you see on socials really happens here. the hostel structure is incredible: you can do yoga classes, chill by the pool during the day and enjoy the night at the local bar. It's located in the heart of Ilhabela, with easy access to many beaches and waterfalls. Staying longer you may have different and amazing experiences like boat trips and a journey at Bonete. Last and most important point: people. There are many other volunteers there at the same time and this helps a lot elevating the whole experience, plus the hostel staff and all the guests you'll meet. Thanks!

over 1 year ago



The place I love the most in Ilhabela! Ricardo is a great host and he also went with us to the beach to take part on the Beach Clean Up project. the hostel is beautiful, there's a good bar to have some drinks, a big pool with a slider and the jungle surrounding is breathtaking. The staff is always in a good mood as well. I'll come back as always I can.

over 2 years ago



This place is super beautiful and located in a great place! There lots to do, great energy and vibe, guest and staff. If you're not speaking Portuguese sometimes can be difficult since most of the staff speaks only that, but it's also a great opportunity to learn And also, it's all about the energy you bring and take! The volunteer room are really small, and the shower pretty moldy but their working on another concept for the volunteers Also Ricardo is welcome to receive any comments or requests, so ask or say what's on your mind there someone who listens 💪🏼

about 2 years ago

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Hosted by Ricardo

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Response Rate
This host usually answers to 42% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 5 days
2 published videos
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