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What you offer

Hours per week

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


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Plant crops and care for animals.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


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


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

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.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

At our Eco Hostel we have just started a herd garden, as well as set up a water recycling system which will provide water to our future vegetable garden and fruit orchid. We would like someone with knowledge or experience in permaculure to help us out.

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Intermediate Portuguese

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

10 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Minha primeira experiência como Worldpacker não poderia ter sido em outro lugar além do Banana Leaf. Fui muito bem recebido por todos. Mark e Cintia são a alma do lugar e fazem com que tudo funcione bem, sempre disponíveis para ajudar e tirar dúvidas. Pude aprender muito durante e durante o meu tempo livre aproveitei as atrações turísticas próximas. O hostel é muito tranquilo, a equipe muito divertida. Com certeza quero voltar um dia e poder rever as pessoas que conheci.

over 1 year ago


Minha estadia no Hostel foi uma experiência boa, tranquila, fui muito bem recebida, bem tratada, pelos proprietários , funcionários e outros voluntários . Mas acredito que além deles, como voluntário temos um papel muito importante para ter um bom tratamento, pois o voluntário deve prestar um bom trabalho a qual se candidatou, ser simpático, gentil. Ouvi comentário que dentre os voluntários, eu fazia parte de um grupo de voluntários que trabalhava de fato. Acredito que se fizermos o trabalho conforme nos candidatamos, seremos reconhecidos, valorizados e conquistaremos carinho e atenção.

over 1 year ago


No momento em que cheguei já me senti parte de uma família, o hostel é uma gracinha e a vista é de tirar o fôlego! Não tenho palavras para descrever essa experiência incrível.

almost 2 years ago


The hostel is great but need some infrastructure repairs

almost 2 years ago


It was my first WorldPackers experience and I spent a great time with them. If you are looking for a great place surrounded by nature, with nice staffs and far from everything else, it is certainly the right place to stay.

I did all kinds of required work, since using my social media and advertising skills and also cleaning and all stuffs possible. It is usually a fair and nice place to work with flexible time, despite they required much more work than usual in the new year eve period and I didn't feel comfortable with this. So I recommend to you, except on this period of the year.

almost 2 years ago
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About Banana Leaf Eco Hostel

  • Hosted by Cintia

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 40%
  • Response Time: A few hours

About the host

We are in a unique location surrounded by nature and fantastic views. We offer people a quiet place close to many hiking trails and beaches. We are an 'Eco Hostel' and our focus is on operating a successful business whilst reducing environmental impact both locally and globally. We also aim to engage and be involved positively with the local community and select local business that share our values.

About the host

Want to live this experience?

Travel exchanging your skills for accommodation in hostels, NGOs, ecological projects and so much more.