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Hostel Carcavelos, Portugal

4.5
29 reviews29

Help us with the general maintainence of the Hostel

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Practice English
15 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Connect with international travelers
14 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

20h

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.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Surfboards
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Responsible for different tasks, such as: cleaning the house, prepare rooms, check-in new guest, check-out guest and help them to enjoy the beauty of Portugal.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Stay at least
3 weeks

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29 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

3.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

15 Practicing English

14 Meeting international travelers

8 Meeting locals

7 Get in touch with nature

7 Immersing in the local culture

4 Developing social awareness

Spain

5

Carcavelos Surf Hostel is such an amazing Place :)
Nice volunteers and Staff! :)

4 months ago

Portugal

5

Carcavelos is a really nice spot - near Lisbon but also quiet and cozy enviroment. The hostel is cool, it has amazing common areas and the location is great :)

5 months ago

Austria

2

This place is located so well, only a 20min train ride to Lisbon and a short walk to the beach, where you can surf. We got along super well with the other volunteers and guests. :) Unfortunately it is rundown and in desperate need of renovation. Cleaning bathrooms 8 times a day does not repair broken objects or get rid of mold. The owner does not take responsibility for that but instead blames it on the volunteers, which I think is really sad. This mentality really takes a toll on the whole experience. Also they tried to give us only 1 day off for a 11 day stay. Please consider honest feedback

7 months ago

Austria

2

This place has a lot of potential but unfortunately it's not being used. Instead of putting some time and effort into renovation the host points the finger at the volunteers. They only explained about half of the important things and were often not reachable when questions arose. The staff dorm is dark, cold and moldy. On top of that the owner often left his dog in the hostel without asking if anyone took care of him. Even over night or over the weekend. Positive things were being with the other volunteers and guests who were amazing. Unfortunately, the negative things outweigh the positives.

7 months ago

Brazil

5

I had the most wonderful time there! It was my first experience as a volunteer and it couldn’t have been better. I met a lot of people, made a lot of friends and created memories I’ll never forget ❤️ Joana is the sweetest person; she was flexible with the shifts and always made us a priority. If this is your first time, living in Carcavelos (and close to the beach) will help you out a lot! Really recommend it 😊

8 months ago

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