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What you offer

Hours per day

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

Teaching Languages

Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Social Work

Help the local community.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

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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.


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

Free Laundry

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

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.


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The Experience

Enjoy the best time of this expedition in Lençois Maranheses contributing to the preservation of this amazing place. The World Day Beach Cleanup is having a growing participation of volunteers, Collecting approximately 6,000 tons of garbage. Along with The Ocean Conservancy, the international NGO Clean Up the World helps promote this event, and to establish other world days to cleaning campaign not only of coastal environments.

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
5 days
Stay up to
10 days

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Ter a chance de falar sobre cuidados com o meio ambiente e ser, de alguma forma, copartícipe de um movimento que prega ação e conscientização não tem preço. Todo o sucesso para as ações coletivas pensadas pelo Alexandre.

about 1 year ago

Alexandre Gustavo replied

Grande Marcelo.
Muito obrigado pela sua dedicação. Seu esforço fez toda diferença.
Espero que você tenha muito sucesso com sua simpatia.


My experience in Barreirinhas and participating in Alexander's project was a very rewarding experience ! I have learnt many tips on how to perform an interview, I have met different people and learnt so much about the culture and local traditions. Although my stay did not coincide with the top season for tourism, the tours I had the opportunity to make in Lençois Nation Park and Preguiça River were an unique experience. I am very grateful to my host and his family who are welcoming and attentive and made me feel like in family. They also have a wide international culture. Highly recommend !

almost 2 years ago

Alexandre Gustavo replied

Nosso compromisso foi totalmente assumido por Ana. As comunidades interagiram com ela de forma emocionante principalmente pela dificuldade de comunicação entre eles. Ela fala o nosso idioma (português) muito bem.
Nossa pesquisa a cada dia fica mais interessante quando encontramos pessoas dispostas a enfrentar certas dificuldades.
As entrevistas muitas vezes interrompidas por motivos diversos e até mesmo por dificuldade de transporte., que nesta experiência é pura superação necessária para realmente vivenciar um experiência singular.
Quando o projeto ficar pronto te enviares o vídeo produzido por todos.
Espero que sua aventura no Brasil seja mais gratificante quanto foi para a gente aqui do Hostel Lençóis Maranhenses


If you are looking for an adventure and a imersion in a very intriguing experience this is the perfect place for you.
You will feel like home and really part of the experience like I did dealing with the project: Clean Up The World.
I had an amazing time organizing it and trying to convince people to join the cause. Even had an interview booked with a city politician, but as such he declined last minute.
And I also had time to enjoy the benefits and the rides on the surroundings.
It could have been a bit more organized though.

over 2 years ago

Alexandre Gustavo replied

Marco Antonio sabe a missão do voluntariado. Isso é muito importante para se conseguir um ótimo resultado. Tanto que a repercussão de suas visitas de sensibilização e mobilização foram muito bem atendidas.
Os alunos das escolas adoraram suas visitas.
Somos muito gratos pela sua amizade e determinação.


Well, I can't say my experience as a volunteer here was a complete one. For personal reasons, Alexandre - the owner - was not in the city and, therefore, the activities of the volunteer program were paralyzed. I believe this place has a lot to offer to any volunteer - from knowledge about how to preserve the environment to stand-up paddle lessons -, but I didn't have the opportunity to experience it fully. The hostel, by itself, consists of a very simple building/space, but it's enough for any backpacker. The crew was nice and receptive.

over 2 years ago

Alexandre Gustavo replied

Espero que tenha gostado de nossas atividades apesar de não ter sido possível totalmente. Tive problemas famílias de emergência porem mesmo assim foi gratificante sua presença no Hostel colaborando no que foi possível.
Espero que vc possa um dia retornar e participar de nosso projeto.


Unfortunaly, when I was there, the Host had some familiar heath problem and he needed to stay back for a while, maybe this had committed the tasks he had to give me.
But, above all, I loved the experience in Barreirinhas, Alexandre is an expert in questions about turism and he can be an excellent friend and adviser about that. He made sure the hospitality was in order.

over 2 years ago

Alexandre Gustavo replied

Yuri é um rapaz muito legal. Só tenho a agradecer a sua colaboração.
Espero que você tenha uma nova oportunidade de voltar para participar de nosso projeto.

About Hostel Lençóis Maranhenses

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  • Hosted by Alexandre Gustavo

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  • Response Rate: 20%
  • Response Time: 22 days

About the host

I am an environmentalist who contributes to my city. My goal has always been to maintain the culture of outdoor life in the Parque nacional lençois maranhenses, always spreading the good practices .Preservation shoudl and needs to have more support. If you interested to collaborate on this proposal, come and be part of our team.

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