Hostel Ilhabela, Brazil

180 reviews180

Vemmmm pra Ilhabelaaaa nos ajudar na cozinha, organização e limpeza :)))

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Connect with nature
115 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
101 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

The Experience

Venha desfrutar desta experiência única em um paraíso de tirar o fôlego. Temos um bar cheio de alegria, agitação e muito trabalho, aproveite para ficar com a gente e conhecer os locais mais bonitos e exóticos que possa ter. Estamos apenas 200m do centro histórico, onde temos muito verde, animais e praias lindas bem próximo de nós.

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent Portuguese
  • Over 19 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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180 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 115 Get in touch with nature
  • 101 Meeting locals
  • 94 Meeting international travelers
  • 73 Developing social awareness
  • 72 Practicing English
  • 72 Immersing in the local culture



This volunteer experience was incredible! This is the biggest hostel I have stayed in. An incredible space in the middle of nature, and at the same time the center of the city where everyone can find their own cozy place. I met many amazing people and learned a lot of new things about work, perception of life, and languages. The island is very beautiful and feels good energy, but the people undeniably make this place magical. Special thanks to Gerson and the rest of the staff! the hostel is in my heart ❤️ I'll come back for sure!!

4 months ago



Definitely one of the best months of my life. they were a home away from home. I hope to come back soon

4 months ago



All the magic you see on socials really happens here. the hostel structure is incredible: you can do yoga classes, chill by the pool during the day and enjoy the night at the local bar. It's located in the heart of Ilhabela, with easy access to many beaches and waterfalls. Staying longer you may have different and amazing experiences like boat trips and a journey at Bonete. Last and most important point: people. There are many other volunteers there at the same time and this helps a lot elevating the whole experience, plus the hostel staff and all the guests you'll meet. Thanks!

10 months ago



The place I love the most in Ilhabela! Ricardo is a great host and he also went with us to the beach to take part on the Beach Clean Up project. the hostel is beautiful, there's a good bar to have some drinks, a big pool with a slider and the jungle surrounding is breathtaking. The staff is always in a good mood as well. I'll come back as always I can.

over 1 year ago



This place is super beautiful and located in a great place! There lots to do, great energy and vibe, guest and staff. If you're not speaking Portuguese sometimes can be difficult since most of the staff speaks only that, but it's also a great opportunity to learn And also, it's all about the energy you bring and take! The volunteer room are really small, and the shower pretty moldy but their working on another concept for the volunteers Also Ricardo is welcome to receive any comments or requests, so ask or say what's on your mind there someone who listens 💪🏼

over 1 year ago

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Hosted by Ricardo

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This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
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2 published videos
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