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Hostel Faro, Portugal

5.0
58 reviews58

Have fun & meet people from different cultures!

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Connect with international travelers
29 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
27 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer

24h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Cooking
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
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
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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 36 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Stay at least
3 weeks

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  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

58 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

29 Meeting international travelers

27 Practicing English

15 Meeting locals

9 Practicing Spanish

9 Immersing in the local culture

6 Developing social awareness

Netherlands

5

My stay at Le Penguin hostel was truly amazing! I volunteered for six weeks and from the moment I walked in I felt at home. There is a separate house for the volunteers so you have a safe space to put your stuff and make yourself at home. The vibe in the hostel is so unique, everyone feels at home here. The atmosphere in the team of volunteers was amazing as well, it truly felt like a family. The working hours were fair and it was very easy to create the schedule around my wishes to travel on the days off. All together I had the best time I could've wished for! I'll definitely be back someday!

about 2 months ago

Spain

5

My experience at Le Penguin has been amazing. The work schedules are fair, and during the rest of your time you can either visit places around (it is well communicated by train or bus), or also socialize with the other volunteers and guests. You get to know a lot of people from around the world, and can create strong bonds with some of them!! I certainly recommend it.

3 months ago

Brazil

5

My experience with Le Penguin was overall very fun and enjoyable. The volunteers were amazing to me and it's a perfect environment to practice English, you'll see people from all over the world here. The hostel is in a very good location too and is very accessible to go to other cities or islands/beaches.
Thanks to the managers and owners for all the reception and kindness they have given me throughout this time :)

3 months ago

Czech Republic

5

My first volunteering experience and it couldn't be better. Working hours are fair, quite flexible if you need and the manager is great. Work itself is not hard and it was mostly fun. The best part of Le Penguin is the patio where we spent most of our time, just hanging out with other volunteers and guests. Dinners are held together, making you feel like it's a family event and you can get to know a lot of people. I would stay longer if I could, so I can definitely recommend.

3 months ago

Croatia

5

My first volunteering experience and it was absolutely amazing! The tasks are easy and fun, the people I met here were very warm and welcoming and the schedule allows a lot of traveling around Portugal! This hostel attracts the best people so expect to meet very interesting travelers every day. The only problem is once you're here you won't want to leave!

3 months ago

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Hosted by Le Penguin

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