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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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 will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are looking for some friendly people to be part of our staff, able to send good energy and welcome warmly our guests. Very relax job. Perfect place if you are a surfer or a nature lover, we are only a few steps from one of the best surf spots and on the way to the natural parks in the south part of the island. Small hostel managed by a local family.

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  • Intermediate Spanish and Intermediate English
  • Between 20 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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All in all I had a good experience at Floripa Surf Hostel. The hostel is pretty, the rooms are really comfortable and the location is just perfect, right in front of the beach. Work time could be a bit less, because I think 30 hours per week is quite a lot considering it’s “only” free accomodation you get. The atmosphere in general is a nice one but I think it could be helpful to make some kind of reunions with the whole team from time to time because I felt there was a lack of communication sometimes. All in all it’s recommended but can improve in some ways.



Juan and his family are the most cozy people you can find.. There you really feel like being part of the family.. The job is not hard and you can enjoy the beach right in front of the hostel! My experience there was great and i would recommend to anyone who is thinking about coming to Florianópolis.



It was a great experience,perfect for those who look for a chilling place,quiet and friendly.the owners are good and honest people,made me feel like at home



I had a great time at Floripa Surf Hostel, I had the opportunity to know many nice people and also really beautiful places! The hostel is super well located, you just have to cross a dune to get to the beach, and have everything you need! The owner, his family and also the job are super chill! Thanks for all guys!


United States

Floripa surf hostel has a very unique vibe that I haven't felt anywhere else. Juan and his family are beyond welcoming to guests and volunteers alike. The hostel itself is in a great locaton and offers great trips/information regarding surf, hikes and the genergal area. I reccommend this hostel for anyone who is looking for a fun, chill time surrounded by good people and beautiful landscapes.


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Hosted by Juan

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