Sintra, the heart of romanticism for Portugal has been honored for its beauty by UNESCO and has the privilege of being a World heritage site.
There is a very good reason for this, Sintra boasts 4 magical palaces, a historical convent and a Moorish castle with amazing views from the top of the mountain.
On one side you have the coast with numerous beaches that you can either relax and soak up the sun shine, try your hand at surfing or for the more adventurous take the coastal walk from Cabo da Roca, the most Western point in Europe, to Praia das Macas and catch the tram back into Sintra. On the other side is Lisbon, the bustling capital of the country which is only a 40 minute train ride away!
Our hostel is situated in the heart of Sintra, on one of the oldest streets in the villa and we would like to offer you the opportunity to come and experience Sintra for yourself.
If you have an questions or just want to have a chat with us please contact us.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will definitely see and feel all Portugal has to offer in this experience plus, learning the skill of hospitality (reception, bartending, hosting). We will recommend and show you the local gems, take you on group trips, exchange experiences, eat authentic Portuguese food and share the language.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
For only 24 hours / week of either reception, bar, cleaning, walking tours or hosting shifts, and keeping the house clean and tidy, we provide accommodation, breakfast (and occasionally other meals), a new family, local insights and fun memories in this magical town. We also appreciate anyone with art skills in music, to create atmosphere, drawing/ painting to create murals in guest rooms or common areas, maintenance/ gardening, or even Yoga, for free lessons.
We expect you to be responsible, passionate, and have fun above all! We want our helpers to be the face of the hostel and ambassadors of the brand by connecting our guests, making them feel at home and doing activities with them to generate good reviews. There are also weekend parties where you could help organize an event with your unique skills ;)
We believe workaway is a great platform to connect people since many of our helpers make friends for life while staying with us and create strong bonds with the town. In your time with us, you would be supporting a locally owned company, creating good moments and leaving a positive impression to our visitors.
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Shared room with other helpers or in guest dorms (depending on season) and shared bathroom.
In your free times, you can visit Sintra and the surrounding area, do some sports, yoga, hiking or take some days off to explore other Portuguese Villages,
Quinta da Regaleira
Pena National Park and Palace
Cabo da Roca (Cape)
MuSa (Sintra's Modern Art)
San Pedro Village
Lisbon is 40 min distance by train and is quite often
Cascais is 30 min distance by bus.
Ericeira is aprox. 40 min by bus
The best beaches are 20 min by bus
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
24 hours/ week
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