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We are an awesome hostel and surf school located outside of Lisbon in the sunny Costa da Caparica. This new family-owned hostel is the realization of lifelong dreams and long-term experience hosting couch surfers, teaching surf lessons, giving tours, and offering great times to fellow travellers in the Lisbon area. You can enjoy a Portuguese paradise at our beautiful red house, located only a 3 minute walk from the beach. Downtown Costa is just a short bike-ride or a leisurely walk away. We are also close to amazing natural areas like Arrabida that are great for hiking or tours. Our shared spaces include a large, cozy lounge area with handmade furniture, games, instruments, and a warm, roaring fireplace. There is an outside bar area with grill and wood-burning oven, a big lawn and swimming pool, hammock, and warm outdoor shower. Our kitchen is modern and fully equipped to put together excellent meals! There are lots of things to help out with - reception & administration, taking photos for our Facebook & Instagram, cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen, making beds, gardening, socializing with the guests. You will work for 6 hours per day with two days off a week. So usually, it is really not hard work, we are nice people and want the volunteers be part of the family :) We also have two cute dogs! In exchange of your help you share a private room in the hostel with other 4 volunteers. Breakfast is included and you will also have free surf lessons!! We are looking for volunteers that can stay for at least two weeks but longer stays are very welcome!! We are looking forward to hear from you! :)

I am really friendly and comprehensive person. I like to share experiences and to have good conversations. I love art, make tattoos and graffiti, and of course to surf!! I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish fluently.


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about 1 month ago

Netherlands

Ricardo is an amazing host and the team was like a family to me. Almost every new guest was a new friend and it was so much fun. Ricardo took the team and guests on trips to Lisbon, we organised bonfires and every Wednesday there was a party with other hostels! The shifts were longer, but because of this, we had more days off to go on really cool trips! The hostel is a gorgeous place, close to the beach and I learned how to surf here (so now I can go surfing by myself, instead of taking classes). I extended my stay twice, and if I had more time, I would definitely spend it at my second home.

about 1 month ago

Spain

Muy buena experiencia, estuve 2 semanas allí y desde el primer día me sentí una más.
El personal del hostel compuesto por voluntarios fué super agradable, me llevo muchos amigos. Al igual que Ricardo, el anfitrión muy simpático y divertido.
Las tareas son 4 horas al día y se llevan bastante bien. Aunque a veces, hay falta de organización a la hora de distribuir las tareas y los días libres.
El resto del día puedes relajarte y disfrutar de la piscina. El hostel ofrece también bicicletas y tablas de surf a tu disposición y muchos planes que van surgiendo junto con el resto del equipo.

3 months ago

Brazil

Foi minha primeira experiência no worldpackers e foi mil vezes melhor do que eu esperava \o/
Me senti muito grata por ser aceita em um lugar tão maravilhoso logo de inicio.
Foi apenas um pouco mais que duas semanas mas com certeza valeu como um mês inteiro de viagem em meu coração ♥
Só fui embora pois preciso continuar minha volta ao mundo ♥

4 months ago

Mexico

My experience in general was great! the hostel is really cool and so is the hostel's team. The tasks were fun and easy to make. The only problem was that the staff had to sleep in a small room next to the kitchen, so you could hear the noises some times, but nothing that can not be fixed some way.

9 months ago

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