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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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Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.

Insurance
Worldpackers 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

12 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

Australia

Amazing experience.
Le penguin was my first home in Portugal and I couldn’t of found a better place to start. The staff became my family and I’ve made friends for life. As far as Hostels go Le Penguin is beautiful, clean, spacious and has an amazing atmosphere with both guests and staff. Lots of drinking and socialising! Work is split into day and night shifts with enough free time to explore faro and all the Algarve has to offer. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to find a home away from home. Could not thank the staff and Diego enough for my time here.

about 2 months ago

Brazil

I definitely had one of the most amazing experience in my life! It was my first experience as a worldpacker and it wouldn’t be better than what I had! The hostel has such a great energy and vibe! The installation is great and Diego always made me feel part of the family helping me and being friendly! The shifts were ok and we have plenty of time to enjoy the city and around! I extremely recommend this experience in Le Penguin hostel and I’ll definitely go back again at least for visiting! Thanks Le penguin family

2 months ago

Spain

The experience was great thanks to the other volunteers and full time staff. It was also worth getting to know the guests who were very nice. However, the owner of the hostel was rude ,arrogant and never grateful with the volunteers. He made you feel umconfortable and had a very immature attitude. Thank goodness my colleagues were great. I wouldn't recommend to volunteer in this hostel, at least while the owner remains the same person.
BETTER GO IN ANOTHER HOSTEL

3 months ago

Diego replied

Celia was part of the 4 spanish people who came here without telling me they were all friends from back home. We have tried many times to integrate them in our group to make them confortable., but they had no interest in being with anyone else who was not part of their group. She couldnt understand what kind of people we want here, and instead of that would just question the ways things are done at this hostel. It was not the right place for her, she probably knew about it once she read the message I send to the applicants, but she still came.

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.

6 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!

6 months ago
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About Le Penguin Hostel

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  • Hosted by Diego

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  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Response Time: A few hours

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!

About the host

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