Beach, nature or city? You decide :-) as you take in charge of your own hostel!

"$" 50

Hostel Carcavelos, Portugal
21 reviews21

Needs help immediately

5 travelers applied this week

Save to Wishlist

What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Learn more

What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

Verified hosts
Verified Hosts

All hosts are checked by our team & ambassadors to ensure high-quality listings.

Worldpackers Insurance

If you are unhappy with your host, we will pay for your accommodation.

Learn more
Learn more

The experience

Come manage your own hostel! With this only one position place, you can try all kind of hostel management work, from reception to preparing beds, from cleaning to bricolage to gardening, and what else.. In your free time, you'll have to choose between the beach, the hills around, and the cosmo but cozy city of Lisbon. It won't be easy.. Come have an unforgettable experience and a great stay!

Learn more

The experience

  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Learn more


Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to confirmed travelers to this position

21 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


It was my first Worldpackers experience and it was ok. I made great friends with other volunteers and guests. The hostel is a bit far from the beach and the train station, and it doesn't have a hostel vibe, more like a B&B without breakfast. The manager was a bit difficult to reach but not impossible, and tried to help us when needed. No communication al all with the owners even though they stayed at the same place. I wouldn't recommend it but I'm still grateful of the opportunity.

14 days ago

New Zealand

Would definitely recommend at least beginners of Portuguese if you come! Carcavelos is a beautiful place with a great location! I made heaps of friends while I was here. There are actually two hostels and the host was kind enough to let me work at both :)

about 2 months ago


Infelizmente não consegui comparecer, tive um problema sério de saúde e não consegui fazer a viagem. Acabei esquecendo de avisar e causando um possível mal entendido nos anfitriões.

2 months ago


Carc is a nice city very close to lisbon and it's also close to some amazing beaches ,didn't liked a lot the hostel , cause it was quietly lefted to him self , and it have an amazing garden , but is completly overlooked by the owners , for the rest it was a great exp were i met a lot of nice people and i spent very good days

3 months ago


It was my first worldpackers and I had such a great experience. The hostel is cleaned because of the lovely cleaner working there. I have met anothers volunteers who I was working with, we were like a family and we helped each others. The owners didn't help us propery, it was the bad point. I think the hostel needs moré comunication between volunteers and managers.
I recommend this hostel because of the good experience I have had and the great atmosphere we could enjoy thanks to the rest of volunteers and guests.

3 months ago
View all reviews

Estimated budget in Lisbon for 4 weeks in this host



US$ 66 - US$ 99
Cheaper Most expensive


US$ 0
Cheaper Most expensive


US$ 640 - US$ 748

1 meal/day for free

Cheaper Most expensive


US$ 0

Yeah! It’s free!

Cheaper Most expensive

Budget for 4 weeks


US$ 706


US$ 847

About Help Yourself Hostels - Carcavelos

  • Hosted by Luis

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Response Time: 1 day

About the host

Small and cozy hostel, echletic work, close to the beach, all year round activities. You can easily reach the beach, but also the hills around, and the city too. It's up to you to choose what kind of travel and experiences you're looking for.

About the host
Feedback received. Thanks ♡