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Hostel Ribeira Brava, Portugal

6 reviews6

Explore Madeira Island nature while creating a homey environment for our guests

Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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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 changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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The Experience

Our main goal was to create a homey place for people that come to visit Madeira and many people that come as customers, leave as friends: We give a lot of attention to our guests, make different events and go out together. Stay with us and enjoy the greatest moments and unforgettable experiences. You have the opportunity to share knowledge, lessons learnt and birthplace culture.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 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
1 week

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It was my first experience as a volunteer and it changed my mind because Mr. Joao shares with me his hostel and houses and he gives me to trust. He and his wife are very kind and nice peoples and I hope I can give back this kindness with my work.
The communication was easy. They took me different beautiful places so the work was varied and I had opportunities to explore different areas of the island.
I can offer this place to everybody because it is really good and nice.




This house Is placed in a very quite Town: ribeira brava.
The house Is big and good arranged, outside there's a barbecue where I roasted steak with Friends. The last but not the least, there's a backyard where you Can view an astonishing landscape.




Interesting place if you want to enjoy both, sea and mountains. The place is very quiet so you can chill. People here speaks many languages, so interesting if you want to improve one.




Havia um acordo para eu ir a outro empreendimento deles, na Camacha. Concordei. Mas o local e as pessoas não estão em condições de receber ninguém.




Não foi como o esperado, não voltaria, acho que respeito entre anfitrião e voluntário é essencial, não percebi isso por parte do anfitrião.
Se você não quer se programar e não ter o tempo para vc, esse é o lugar, até faxina na casa do anfitrião eu fiz, ele trabalha com banco de horas, mas vc sempre acaba trabalhando mais, nunca nada é feito em acordo mútuo sempre o anfitrião decide tudo , fui explorada, vc não tem um lugar fixo, são várias casas, o anfitrião não tem funcionário, o voluntário é quem faz tudo, e na hora que ele quer, enfim foi uma experiência ruim, e que eu não quero repetir.


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Hosted by João

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