Hostel Ilhabela, Brazil

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Help us in our recepction (night shift) and enjoy Ilhabela :)

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


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
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.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
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

Help us offer an awesome stay to our guests!!! Come stay with us and get to know Ilhabela from the locals perspective! We are waiting for you! We're located at the best place in Ilhabela, just 100 feet from the historic center. You will help us at the the night reception to keep safe and beauty. Como to have THE EXPERIENCE

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Portuguese
  • Between 21 and 45 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
12 weeks

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155 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

99 Get in touch with nature

82 Meeting locals

73 Meeting international travelers

62 Developing social awareness

61 Developing environmental awareness

60 Creating true social impact



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!

4 months 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 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.

about 1 year 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 BUY CITROILHA AND PRAY TO NOT RAIN kk Anyway, I recommend this volunteering A LOT!!! Tks so much, Ri and Vila! #sovai ⚡️💜 @caruviaja

over 1 year ago



Curti demais a experiência e pretendo voltar mais vezes, me apaixonei pelo lugar e por cada pessoa que tive o prazer de conhecer no hostel vida. Obrigada Ricardo por me receber e sempre estar aberto a ouvir os voluntários ♥️ Gratidão por tudo!!!

11 days ago

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