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

Hostel Carcavelos, Portugal
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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 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.

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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

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.

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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!

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  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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24 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Como sempre, uma experiência incrível!!! Obrigado a todos da equipe!

3 months ago


It's a good first experience. Luis and Eunice are a lovely and welcoming couple. The hostel is a cozy house, although it lacks some of the hostel's characteristic features (such as common room, TV and other ways of entertainment); still, it's nice and quiet, not so far of the beach and also has a pretty good reminiscence of home.
Would recommend, specially as a first-time experience.

4 months ago


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.

5 months ago


My experience was great, the work is fair, the people are very good and it makes you feel like a family !! I will be back!!!

5 months 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 :)

6 months ago
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About Help Yourself Hostels - Carcavelos

  • Hosted by Luis

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 30%
  • Response Time: A few hours

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.

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