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Hostel Lisboa, Portugal

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Arrifana - Portuguese surf paradise

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
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.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Do you want to experience living in the amazing sunny country of Portugal? Do you prefer the countryside and a stunning landscape? Would you like to meet new people from all over the world and go surfing as much as possible? All we require is 30 hours per week working in our lovely hostel in Arrifana! Preparing breakfasts, making beds, being a hand cook for dinners, helping out with our events and enjoying your life in a portuguese way!

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  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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28 Reviews


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It was a good experience. Most of the team is supportive and will make you feel at home.




I absolutely loved being a volunteer at Destination Hostels. The work was simple and fun, I felt welcome and trusted, and my colleagues (both fixed and voluntary) were amazing. I stayed in the hostel at Rossio station and it had a relaxed but fun vibe. I miss it already!




This was my first time doing the Worldpackers experience and at the beginning I was a little bit skeptical about all the comments down below about Destination Hostel but I can guarantee you, it is all true. All of the staff members are super nice and helpful. Whatever I would need I knew that could count on them. I felt I was at home far from my own home because of my colleagues. Fair amount of hour and a lot of benefits.
Life is a Destination ;) Don't waste time overthinking, just go for you next adventure :)




Was a really nice experience, I spend 5 weeks there.
The people who work in Sunset are ameazing, receptionists, cleaners, tours guys, all of them They made me feel like at home from the first day.
Is a perfect places to meet people and enjoy the city.
The breakfast is good and other good thing is that we have rooms just for the volunteers, really comfortables.
At the moment when I was there, we were like 7/8 volunteers, that was the best part of that experience.
Lisbon, Volunteers, Staff of sunset they will be always in my heart.
I hope to comeback one day.

Thanks for all.





I spent three months volunteering here, and I can undoubtedly say they were the most precious three months I’ve lived till now. I came to this hostel at a turning point in my life, and my experience here made me grow and mature like nothing else ever has. I have no words to say how beautiful the place is, no words to describe the unbelievably great vibe you breathe everyday, in the hostel and in the city, no words for the uniqueness of every person that I worked with, so I’m just gonna say it as it is: this place is the best!! Definitely recommend if you wanna learn the meaning of saudade!


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Hosted by Manuel Rato

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