We are a small Hostel in Guimaraes, with Central location, familiar ambience, confortable, for a friendly experience, our hostel is working in a 17th century rebuilt house. Also our city Guimaraes is a precious and well kept medieval city, World Heritage from UNESCO and European Capital of Culture in 2012, with funtastic cultural and social environment!!!!!
Volunteers will be treated as our guests, as family!!!!!! This is a familiar hostel, good for resting and relaxing, our guests use it as a base for exploring Guimaraes and its surroundings as Porto, Braga, Geres, Briteiros, Amarante, etc.
Help around the house
We run a familiar type of hostel so you will be surrounded by Portuguese experiences. Our guests come from all over the world so staying here you get to speak and make friends with so many people, there is a great interaction witch is always beneficial. You'll have a lot of free time and will be able to know not only Guimarães but a lot of cities around us. There are many cultural benefits, you'll experience different people, language, culture, traditions, food and our rich history and you will learn how to adapt to new people and new situations. Our cost of life is very affordable and with free accomodation and food, and given how cheap almost everything cultural is, you'll be able to have lots of diferent experiences. Portugal has so much to offer and so do we.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We receive guests from all over the world, interested in local culture and history!!!!
Your help may include being in the reception,
Interacting with guests,
Maintaining the hostel clean,
Maintaining confortable environment!!!!
Help is around 6 hours per day, 5 days a week.
Participants will receive two days off per week.
Minimum stay 2 weeks
Age 20 - 35 years
Good level of English
Second and third languages is a plus.
All necessary training and introductions are provided upon arrival.
We provide free accommodation and 100€uros a month, also there is always some food.
You will stay in a Shared room (normaly of 6 but maximum of 8 people), Bed linens, blankets and towels are provided. You will have access to the use of the hostel's facilities such as free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, common room with a TV and computer. The hostel is located just 3 minutes walking from the main square in town and 5 min walking from the historical squares ans the night life, it's also a 5 minute walk to the closest shopping center. Guest computer is available with free internet. WiFi is also available in all areas of the hostel.
Volunteers will have ample free time to explore all that Guimaraes and Portugal have to offer. We have several things to see here in Guimaraes like the Castle and Duke’s Palace, the Plataform of Arts, the Cultural Center Vila Flor, a Cable Car to the top of the mountain and natural park, and the Cultural Pavillion Multiusos.
Every Fridays we have open air market just 50 metters from Hostel, where you can get big bargains on clothes, shoes, house garments, furniture, etc. Second hand flee market every 1rst and 3rd Sunday of each month.
Our city is famous for traditional Dishes, Wines and Celebrations. Gualterianas festival is 120 years old and Nicolinas date to the 14th century, a giant parade organized by students in November.
Besides, Guimaraes is a perfect base to explore Iron Age villages around the city and also to visit Peneda Geres National Park, a real paradise in Earth (by bus or by renting a car for about 30 euros).
Porto is 30 min away by car as is Braga and several other towns that you can visit in your spare time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week
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