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Hostel Faro, Portugal

36 reviews36

Help us and our guests to have a great time in the Algarve!

High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
11 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
11 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We have an amazing and most social Hostel in Faro and want You to be part of our team. We need enthusiastic and social people to help us. This is an amazing opportunity to spend some time in the sunny Algarve region and to meet people from different cultures while helping us to run a friendly and fun hostel. So, hard-working, enthusiastic and creative people: you can stop looking for another host, pack your stuff and come to Faro!

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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36 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

11 Meeting international travelers

11 Practicing English

4 Meeting locals

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Immersing in the local culture

1 Practicing Spanish



I absolutely loved my time at Le Penguin Hostel! The staff and the team of volunteers are great, I felt welcome right away! The working hours are totally fine and the work is fair. Would definitely recommend to volunteer at Le Penguin if you are looking to meet awesome people from all over the world, be part of an amazing team and enjoy the beautiful south of Portugal!:)

26 days ago

Le Penguin replied

It was a pleasure to have you as part of our "Le Penguin Family".
Thank you for all your effort and dedication.
You will always be welcome back to this our/your home!
big kiss



My stay at Le Penguin Hostel was good! You get to know many new people and have an exciting time with people from around the world. Unfortunately, the city of Faro was not what I was looking for. I was in Portugal for surfing, which was impossible in Faro (conditions + way to the sea). Therefore, I left Faro earlier than planned. However, I have to say that the work was very fair and you had breakfast and dinner every day. The host, Adam, is super cool and always accommodating. You can talk to him openly, and he always accommodates you. If you want to go to Faro, I can recommend this place.

3 months ago



I had a good experience at Le Pinguin Hostel. Private room, working hours agreed as a team and facilitating the personal activities of each one. The work shifts are pleasant, the morning shifts are the strongest, and the evening and night shifts are quite rested.
A very entertaining atmosphere is generated with tourists, which allows meeting new people and practicing languages.
To get to the beaches closest to Faro it's necessary to take a bus or ferry for about 40 minutes. The city has good connectivity to the entire Algarve.
Greetings to the Staff!

3 months ago



Everything was really great.Vibe was easy-going,duties were carefully explained.You can meet there a lot of people from around the world and get to know their stories.That is very inspiring.For me it wasn't volunteering it was like living in really good family.I already miss guys from the stuff and this atmosphere which they created.So if you want to expierence this emotions which i mentioned,you should apply there!!

4 months ago

Czech Republic


Lovely experience, we met so many travelers from whole world. Adam always helped us when we need something. Only covid spoiled us a little. But I honestly recommend it :)

4 months ago

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