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Hostel Ilhabela, Brazil

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

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 8 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
80 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
65 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.
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.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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 pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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121 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

80 Get in touch with nature

65 Meeting locals

57 Developing environmental awareness

53 Meeting international travelers

53 Developing social awareness

53 Creating true social impact



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 💪🏼

3 months 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.

Hostel da Vila 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.

5 months ago



The coolest hostel you'll ever meet <3
About Ilhabela: Safe/beautiful/expensive
My experience at Vila's:
Good part: Discount on unique accommodations/bar, free breakfast, veg lunch for R$8, cool events/parties, lot of guests from around the world, equipped rooms
Bad part: Kitchen isn't fully equipped, midias position wasn't really structured because of the communication between everyone involved and sometimes I stayed more than the agreed at the reception
Anyway, I recommend this volunteering A LOT!!! Tks so much, Ri and Vila! #sovai ⚡️💜 @caruviaja

9 months ago



Segundo Beach Clean e no melhor hostel que eu poderia estar, amo esse lugar, a ilha, a vibe as conexões que sempre faço com pessoas incríveis e especiais que sempre levo pra vida. Recomendo muito essa experiência pra quem quer se divertir, se conectar com a natureza e com pessoas reais e ter uma linda oportunidade de entender novas perspectivas de vida😊😊

12 days ago



Segundo beach clean up com o hostel da vila, e perfeito como sempre! Amo demais esse lugar 💖✨

15 days ago

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Response Rate
This host usually answers to 82% of the messages
Response Time
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2 published videos
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