Come and share experiences with us in our beautiful Hostel in an amazing Island! Ilhabela - São Paulo / BR

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  • Last activity: 6 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    My name is Mayra and I run a newly opened Hostel along with my mother in Ilhabela (nothern coast of São Paulo) and we are on the need of a help in exchange of a great oportunity to get to know this pretty island. I used to participate on a travel community and have experience hosting people. I've been an Au Pair for 3 years so I can understand well how it feels to be an Work Away. We are waiting for your message! Thanks, all the best! :D

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an international hostel, so people can benefit from meeting people from all over the world, learning new language and trying different local foods. We are open to new projects/ ideas to implement in the hostel or on the island.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Hello :)

    My name is Mayra, I love to travel and meet new people from all over the world! I have lived in Norway, France, Denmark and travelled to various places working as an Au Pair and on workaway projects as well. Because of these experiences me and my family have decided to open a hostel on this beautiful island, Ilhabela.

    The hostel is small with 2 shared dorms and one private room. It`s located close to the ferry, one of the most popular beaches (Pereque), a waterfall ( Agua Branca) as well as supermarkets and business centre. There is a bus stop around the corner, which takes you to all the accessible beaches on the island ( there are many :) )
    We have 3 cats and a dog which live with us and they move around freely.

    Ilhabela is an island located aprox. 4 hours from Sao Paulo. The island is pretty much a huge national park with one of a kind beaches, breathtaking waterfalls and beatiful scenery every where you look. Since most of the area is preserved, make sure you come prepared with repellent, because of the mosquitos.
    Apart from nature, you can find a vibrant nightlife in the historical centre, with many shops, restaurants, and clubs.
    To get to know the culture of the traditional Caiçara communities it`s best to visit the Castelhanos and Bonete beaches. They are some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, and are only accessible by boat, jeep or hiking trails.

    What we expect:

    Workawayer/s that are social, that like to interact with the guests. We like self motivated people who take initiative to care for the hostel. We like to share activities together, such as cooking, going to the beach or waterfalls, going out at night, or watching a movie with popcorn - so it would be great if you like to participate and share these moments.

    Workawayers will work 6 days a week in the mornings, setting up breakfast, then cleaning the rooms and kitchens. From roughly midday onwards you are free to explore the island. We are looking for people who are proactive in taking care of the hostel generally, since we are all living together and sharing the space. This means cleaning up after yourself, and treating the hostel like your own home, even outside of working hours :)

    Working hours:

    Working 6 days a week with one day off ( not during the weekend). If it`s a low season we are open to discussing 2 days off during the week.
    We start at 730 to prepare breakfast ( from 8-1030) afterwards we do all the basic tasks around the hostel, such as cleaning the rooms, kitchen and common areas inside and outside, laundry and garbage removal. We usually finish around noon/1pm.

    We provide breakfast when we have guests, workawayers are responsible for other expenses. (food, personal hygienic products, washing detergent..)

    Looking forward to meeting you and sharing this experience:)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared dorm with single beds (bunk beds), air conditioning and toilet with shower. Depending if the hostel is full we provide other bed in a separate room with toilet. (laundry area)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many nice places to visit, beaches, waterfalls, trips by Jeep (travel agencies) or bike, hiking and so on. Tell us which kind of thing you like and we will try to help you to find the perfec toption for you! We are sure that you will enjoy the Island :D

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 577196336632

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