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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 booking systems and payments.


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


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


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

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The Experience

We are a small team, so we comunicate a lot so the hostel can be awsome for everyone. All volunteers are part of this team and family. Together we'll do our best so our guests have a great stay. The applicant will manage a hostel for himself and must be available to all kind of activites: reception; preparing the beds, cleaning, and bricolage.

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  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

25 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Foi a minha primeira experiência no Worldpackers, Eu cheguei ao hostel e fui muito bem recebido por todos os voluntários. O gerente do hostel foi muito bom, apresentou a escala de trabalho flexível para os voluntários trocarem os dias de serviços, conforme suas necessidades. Estar no Help Yourself Hostels Carcavelos foi uma grande experiência de vida onde tive a oportunidade de criar novas amizades que levarei para a vida.

17 days ago


some("Uma experiência maravilhosa ")

28 days ago


A experiência foi maravilhosa, eu fui recebida super bem, os horários e o trabalho são realmente muito bons . A única coisa que eu não gostei foram as acomodações pois no app fala que seria um quarto da equipe e na verdade é um quarto com 20 pessoas dividido entre hospedes e staff, as fotos que tem são na verdade de suítes para os hospedes, fora isso não poderia pensar num lugar melhor para minha primeira experiência.

3 months ago


It was an amazing experience! I learned so much about working in a hostel, about myself, and also about things that will help me in may everyday life! I met amazing people, and the team was great. They explained me the things I had to do and they helped me if I needed it. Pedro, the manager, is really sweet and undesrtanding, he always there if I needed something or if I just wanted to chat. I'm glad my first experience with worldpackers was in this hostel and I hope to go back soon!

4 months ago


I stayed at the Parede hostel. Work was fair and you have plenty of time to explore Lisbon. The hostel is close to a few beaches and is in a really chilled area. The best part was working with the other volunteers (who were mainly from Brazil) - it was like a family! Glad to have met everyone that worked with me and thank you Ana for taking me on board!
Obrigado e até breve!

4 months ago
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About Carcavelos

  • Hosted by Help Yourself

  • New
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  • Response Rate: 70%
  • Response Time: 3 days

About the host

We're located between Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra - the big three centers of tourism in the area - and close to the train station and transportation to all these places. Even if we're close to all these we still are in a very quiet and secluded zone, close to the Carcavelos beach, as well as a number of other world-renowned surf spots, all year-round outdoor activities and a unique cultural offer in Europe.

About the host

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