Over the past ten years the Mango Tree Hostel has been luckily enough to host wonderful volunteers from all over the world. Our family now stretches from Australia to Argentina to the UK to Germany to France to Canada to the USA to Lithuania and Nepal. Our volunteers love staying in our modernised colonial house, just one block from Ipanema beach and being part of daily life in one of Rio´s longest established hostels.
We are an Australian/AngloBrazilian couple who came to Brazil 10 years ago with the dream of setting up a hostel for experienced backpackers. We appeal to people looking to make new friends and experience Brazil but we are not a party hostel. We have a high proportion of private rooms aimed at couples and older backpackers. Our Brazilian staff members love meeting new volunteers and helping them with their Portuguese and introducing them to real Brazilian culture. At the Mango Tree real cross cultural friendships are made and there are always tears when its time to leave.