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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

11 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun



about 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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.

3 months ago


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


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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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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