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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Pura Vida wants you here! We are looking for passionate people that are willing to live a cool experience by collaborating with us but also to live the true portuguese lifestyle. Our hostel opened last year and we want to take advantage of what this experience can bring human and collaboration. Hope to hear from you.

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  • Fluent English

  • Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
5 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

6 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Surf Camp

Learning & Fun

United States

This place is amazing, and I could not have asked for a better first experience with Worldpackers. The town is so cute, and everyone is so friendly! Pura Vida is walking distance from everything you need and right down the road from the one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. Hugo is so friendly, welcoming and accommodating. He made this place feel like home as soon as I arrived! The work is pretty easy, and most days you will have the afternoons free to do whatever you want after you finish your tasks in the morning. Best place, best people -- I would recommend Pura Vida to anyone!

3 months ago


There simply aren't enough words to express how grateful I am to this whole experience. From the moment I first walked through the blue front door at Pura Vida, to my last day watching the stunning sunset at the cliff. I made friends for life, met people from all over the world, could surf for the first time... A life changing experience! I just can't recommend this place enough! Obrigada Hugo, for making it possible, for welcoming me so warmly and just for being who you are, you're AWESOME! Portugal and Praia da Areia Branca hold now a special place in my heart, and I hope to go back soon!

3 months ago


Ok so I don't really know how to describe this place because words can't even begin to describe Hugo and Pura Vida. I was only going to be here around 2 months but ended up staying 7. The area, the people, the location,,, like a children's dream. Aphrodite herself is jealous of the beauty this place offers.

5 months ago


I had the most amazing experience at Pura Vida!! It is such a beautiful place, the view from the cliff is incredible, the house is so nice and confortable that I've felt home these data! Hugo is so nice, and It hasn't felt like a job to me. I'd highly recommend It, If you enjoy Beach, surf and praxe, Pura Vida is the place to be! Hoping to get back soon!

about 1 year ago


I loved my experience at Pura Vida Beach Hostel. Hugo was very helpful and always made me feel at home. The town is very beautiful with stunning beaches, very relaxing and just an hour away from Lisbon . The tasks were easy and Hugo always respected my working hours. I truely enjoyed my time in Portugal and I would definitely recommend this place for beach and surf lovers. I hope to one day return and

about 1 year ago
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Pura Vida beach Hostel is in a beautiful location, directly on the Areia Branca Beach just 15km away from Peniche perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of town, yet still only a 200-meter walk from all the best restaurants and bars. From the second you walk in the door you’ll feel right at home, with a welcoming atmosphere and plenty of activities to choose from. Here you can have the ultimate surf experience in the nearest host...

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