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.
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.
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.
All hosts are checked by our team & ambassadors to ensure high-quality listings.
If you are unhappy with your host, we will pay for your accommodation.Learn more
It was a nice experience in HYH. They just opened a new hostel: HYH Coast this month and I was one of the first volunteers there. It is completely new and very clean, even it has a swimming pool! Just 5 min walking to Carcavelos train station, 10 min walking to the beach and 20 min train to Lisbon city center. It was nice but as it is a new hostel there were no too many guests and sometimes it was too quiet for me. However the tasks were fair and easy, and you have enough time to explore around. Also the owners and the manager are so nice, and they help you with anything you need.
Help Yourself Hostels is the most clean hostel ever, it looks like a house, it is cozy, white and few steps of the train station. i spend one month here It was one of the best experiences of my life I recommend it to all our Worldpackers who want to experience it as a local.
I had the perfect first experience with Worldpackers staying at Help Yourself Hostels. The owners are very nice and cheerful, and the manager is always accessible and ready to help you. I felt like home; the guests warmly welcomed me and the house is very comfy. The work is easy and give you the proper time to enjoy Carcavelos and other places in Portugal. Looking forward to go back!
As my first WP experience I have to say that it was amaizing. I met incredible people in the hostel made some friends and had a good time in Portugal. The working hours and the job itself wasn't difficult at all, I got plenty of time to enjoy Carcavelos's beach and so many other places.
I would definitely recommend it!!
Help Yourself is a cosy hostel located in a fantastic place very close to one of the most amazing coasts in Europe. The atmosphere is the most similar feeling of what a family is, and the responsible people of the hostel take care that you actually feel at home. Perfect choice when travelling to Lisbon!