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What you offer

25h
Hours per week

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

Reception

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

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests

Cooking

Prepare meals for guests.

Cleaning

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

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What you get

3
Days off per week

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

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm

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

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Free Laundry

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

Free Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Support
Support

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

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Insurance
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The Experience

We have an amazing hostel in Faro and want you to be part of our team. We need enthusiastic and social people to help us. This is an amazing opportunity to spend some time in the sunny Algarve region and to meet people from different cultures. So, hard-working, enthusiastic and creative people: you can stop looking for another host, pack your stuff and come to Faro!

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Requirements

  • Fluent English

  • Between 18 and 30 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

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Stay at least
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

9 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

Italy

More than a work was like spending time in family.
I really loved my experience there, I create wonderful bonds and if I will have the chance I will definitely come back there.
Hours and tasks are as expected, no surprises at all, if not in a positive meaning, the enviroment is dinamic and friendly.
I loved all my coworkers, marvelous people, I hope to see them again, I also had a great time with Diego, the host.
I personally encourage you to talk with him a lot, he is an open minded person which like to talk so much!
if you are looking for a mindblowing experience this is THE PLACE.

about 2 months ago

Argentina

Justo cuando yo llegue el dueño se iba de viaje asique no compartí nada con el durante mi estadía. Se respetan las 25 horas semanales de trabajo y te incluye desayuno y cena lo cual es genial! Lo que no me gusto es que solo se podía hablar en ingles, nada de español ni portugués. El night shift va desde las 00 hs a las 8 hs y durante esas horas las tareas son varias. Tienen una guia detallada con todas las reglas. Genial para los amantes de horarios y reglas!

2 months ago

Brazil

Le Penguin is a very good hostel. We were threated well and the work was just like expected. Theres not much to see in Faro, but they gave us a lot o free time (3 days/week) and it's easy to visit all the amazing beaches in Algarve from there.

The tasks are not complicated, but you need to work hard at your shifts. The vibe of the hostel is very good and you can know a lot of different people with amazing stories. I really made some good friends there!

Thank you Barbora, Meryem, the guests and the other volunteers for this great experience! And Diego for the opportunity

2 months ago

Brazil

This was my first experience as a volunteer and I couldn't be happier about it! The girls from the staff became so close I feel like I know them forever! You have to be prepared to drink, a lot, and socialize, a lot. Sometimes it can be exhausting, but you meet so many amazing people that it's worth it. The job is fair and you have a lot of free time to get to know the amazing beaches of Algarve. Diego makes the best dinners you could expect, you will never be disappointed! I had a great time and I'll miss it a lot for sure!
Thank you, Diego!

4 months ago

Croatia

If you like the 'hostel vibe', you'll have a really good time in Le Penguin, free breakfast and dinner every day, working not more than 25 hours a week so you have enough free time to explore Faro. It's a social hostel, so you can hang out with guests every night - just be prepared to play drinking games and share your 'never have I ever' stories every evening haha :D But if you want to escape from the hostel crowd sometimes - volunteers are sleeping in a twin room, so you can also have your privacy. The owner Diego is really nice and makes an effort to be a part of the staff group. Obrigada!

6 months ago
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About Le Penguin Hostel

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  • Hosted by Diego

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About the host

We have an amazing hostel in Faro and want you to be part of our team. We need enthusiastic and social people to help us. This is an amazing opportunity to spend some time in the sunny Algarve region and to meet people from different cultures while helping us to run a friendly and fun hostel. So, hard-working, enthusiastic and creative people: you can stop looking for another host, pack your stuff and come to Faro!

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