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Hostel Matosinhos , Portugal

27 reviews27

Seeking a charismatic volunteer to help with breakfast, bed-changing and laundry

High demand host
This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
5 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

The volunteer will be in charge of breakfast, bed-changing and laundry. We might occasionally need a bit more help, but if we do, you will be rewarded for that!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate French
  • Between 18 and 35 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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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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27 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting international travelers

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Developing social awareness

4 Practicing English

3 Meeting locals

2 Practicing Spanish



The work task where chill and easy. The place felt like home, and was really safe. The social environment depends on how many voluntaries that are starting at the moment you are there. All the stuff wore super nice! The location of the hostel is a bit outside of the city. However, it is about 3 minutes away from the metro stop. We had a really nice time here!

9 months ago



The volunteers have to iron the bedsheets and do the beds of the hostel rooms. It’s not a difficult task at all! Usually you will not be on your own during the ironing so you can have conversations during this time and you are also allowed to listen to music or something like that. The other stuff is really really friendly and so is the owner of the hostel as well. You get in touch with a lot of travelers. The park is a 15 min walks, the ocean is a bit father away, but still ok to walk. Also the metro is really near by. All in all I really enjoyed my stay there and would do it again. ☺️

10 months ago



I could not complete my stay due to a family problem but I stayed 10 days. Easy and quiet work. We were in the laundry area in the garage. We had to iron sheets, towels and pillowcases from 9:00 to 1:30 and sometimes the last half hour we had to make beds. The hostel was quiet.
There was not much atmosphere due to the covid, so sometimes you got bored, it was very quiet but with a comfortable and tidy atmosphere.

11 months ago



My experience in Oportocean was OK. Most of the time they would respect our work hours and the hostel itself is comfortable and cool. However, it was not a fun place to be, the manager could be rude sometimes. I believe he doesn't know how to treat volunteers. In the worldpackers platform breakfast was included but it wasn´t when we got there and they never said a word about it. - I found it very unprofessional. On the other hand, the owner was polite but he was often out. After all, I have to assume that I met amazing people there, but I definitely wouldn't work there any longer.

over 1 year ago



My experience at Oportocean was pretty fun. The staff is awesome and I really felt at home. Everyone is treated in the same way (staff+guests) so we usually go out together at night or to the beach. I have to say that some tasks given weren't the ones said on the website what pissed me off a little bit but nothing that a good conversation can't change things. I learned a lot during the weeks I stayed there and I hope to be back in Portugal soon so I can see my Oportocean friends again.
Saudades, Porto! Beijinhos.

almost 5 years ago

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