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What you offer

Hours per week

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.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.


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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


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.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Surf lessons

Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.


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

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The Experience

I need help around my surf hostel. We opened quite recently and there's a lot to be done around here. Help me in reception, checking in guests, with the breakfast, cleaning the house, taking care of the dogs, anyway... a bit of everything!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate German

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week

Talk to those who have lived the experience

13 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


The place is a total mess and really badly run. The owner only accepts young girls and has had several relationships with some of the volunteers. When he’s in a bad mood he started yelling and blaming us for everything that went wrong at the hostel. The whole situation got worse because they are dealing with BEDBUGS for several weeks now, in the end we didn’t even have a place to sleep that was not full of bugs. He didn’t care to change so when we spoke up to him he kicked out two of the other girls in the middle of the night leaving them with no place to sleep for the night.

27 days ago


Una experiencia muy mala, más que nada porque no hubo experiencia... A una semana de irme me dijeron por mensaje que se habían equivocado y que habían cogido a dos voluntarios en vez de uno para el mismo periodo, y que como eso no podía ser, que yo ya no podía ir. Me gasté más de 100€ en los ticket de avión y no quisieron devolverme nada. Al final acabé encontrando a Kampaoh en Tarifa y me lo pasé increíblemente bien! A nivel personal no puedo opinar sobre cómo serán los anfitriones, pero lo que sí que me han demostrado es que dejan mucho que desear con su falta de organización.

about 2 months ago



3 months ago


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.

3 months ago


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.

5 months ago
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About the host

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 ...

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