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Hostel Coimbra, Portugal

10 reviews10

Meet people from around the world and help us with daily tasks!

High demand host
This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

By working at one of our hostels, you are helping AMI’s (Foundation for International Medical Assistance) social equipment nationally and also contributing to local projects in Africa, Asia, Central, and South America. Join this great mission and help us with check-ins & check-outs, booking systems, payments, guest assistance, and general cleaning & tidying.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Over 18 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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Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
10 weeks

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10 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

2 Practicing English

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Practicing Spanish



The season at the gostel was extremely rewarding.
The work is dynamic and the working hours are flexible.
There is always support in solving problems and conducting the work.
They also value the welfare of volunteers.

Unfortunately, the next volunteers will not have the opportunity to hear Maria's laugh or eat Andreia's delicious food, but I still guarantee that they will be able to have good conversations with Raul about other cultures or the history of Coimbra.

The place is very well located, so you will have easy access to almost everything and enjoy the city

10 months ago



Change the World Hostel is an amazing place in the center of Coimbra. It's a cozy and beatiful place with a great staff team. I had the opportunity to know the city and meet great new friends all over the world. The tasks were shared equaly and the were always avaiable to help me. I just have to say than you guys for the good time I had in your hostel! Wish you the best =)

12 months ago



It was my first experience in volunteering and I only have words of thanks for Change The World Hostel Coimbra. It was an incredible experience. Maria and Raul are great people. They help you in everything you need. The hostel is fantastic and the city is so beautiful. You have a lot of free time to explore and enjoy it. The work to be done is very pleasant. I learned a lot about reception. I totally recommend this place. Thank you very much Maria and Raul for this opportunity. You made me feel like home. I'm going to miss you!

almost 2 years ago

Change The World Hostel replied

Dear Flor,
Thank you for your kind review. We're glad all the effort you gave us during the summer. It's was lovely to have you, both staff and all the guests. We hope to see you again!
Best regards



Tenho orgulho de dizer que aqui foi minha primeira experiência fora do Brasil. As pessoas são incríveis, o local é sensacional e todos são carismáticos e queridos

28 days ago



o melhor hostel em coimbra sem dúvidas, o Raul me recebeu como família. super atencioso e tratam muito bem os voluntários, extremamente grato pelo Raul, Andréa e o djorgias.

about 1 month ago

Change The World Hostel replied

Obrigado pela dedicação, empenho e boa disposição durante o tempo que estiveste no Hostel. Também estamos gratos pela tua passagem como membro da familia CTW.
Já não fui a tempo de fazer a Avaliação, mas serve este post para mostrar que foste um voluntário 5 estrelas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ e que o Change The World Coimbra - Almedina te recomenda em futuros voluntariados... Boa sorte!

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