Enjoy the Lagos sun and surf and come help us out as a receptionist over the summer

Hostel Lagos, Portugal
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What you offer

Hours per week

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


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests


Help with booking systems and payments.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

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.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


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

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The Experience

For this position, we require a basic understanding of computer equipment as our reception duties are all computer based. You'll be starting the day in the afternoon and helping with the check out or check in process, daily spreadsheets, taking payments, and assisting our guests with any additional amenities they may need. Fluency in English required. Other languages are a plus as we have a very diverse clientele.

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  • Fluent English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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11 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


This was my first time with Worldpackers and it was great! The hostel feels like home and it’s pretty small so you have a lot of time to enjoy Lagos. The hostel is in the center so everything is close. Bianca and Tiago are great and really nice people. Thank you!!!

4 months ago


My experience at Racing Mackerel was much better than I could imagine. Bianca and Tiago are wonderful people, they helped me to get to know the city, with recommendations and everything I needed. After the time I spent in Lagos the feeling is to leave a piece of house behind. I think that's the best part. The hostel is very well equipped and comfortable, you can make lots of friends and have plenty of time to discover the city. In addition, Princess Leia, the cutest dog in town. No doubt about it, I'll be back as soon as possible :)

10 months ago


I enjoyed my stay so much, already want to go back:(
Bianca and Tiago were very nice!
The hostel is pretty small, so my job was quite easy, most of the time I could do my own things.
Bianca or Tiago always helped me if I needed anything.
Thank you guys! Hope to see you one day again :)

11 months ago


AMAZING! Tiago and Bianca are just awesome, had the best time during my stay in Lagos with them. They were so nice and with a really cool vibe. Also the guys from Volta do Mar were so good to me! really going to miss every one. Ps sending all my love to Leia <3 Thank you!

12 months ago


This trip was my first time traveling with Worldpackers and it was an amazing experience! Bianca and Tiago are great and they are there for you if you need anything. Also the hostel feels like home and it's very safe and clean. About the working part it was great as well, because the hostel is not that big, so you don't get too tired and still have a lot of time to enjoy the city. In this trip I met a lot of people and I had an amazing time! I already miss Bianca, Tiago, Jordan, the hostel and Lagos!

about 1 year ago
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About Racing Mackerel Hostel

  • Hosted by Bianca

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About the host

We're a small family run hostel in the city center of historical Lagos. We would need help with the general upkeep of the apartment. We'll also need help with some reception duties. It isn't a lot of work so you can have free time to enjoy the beaches that are within walking distance, go surfing in nearby Sagres, or enjoy our small cobblestoned streets. Nightlife in Lagos is also a big draw! In the summer, the city is full of backpackers and y...

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