Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help to promote parties and social activities.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.
Feel free to prepare your own meal here
Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.
Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.
Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.
Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.
Be part of something! Get free events.
Namaste! Join our yoga classes and transform your health.
Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.
Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.
All hosts are checked by our team & ambassadors to ensure high-quality listings.
If you are unhappy with your host, we will pay for your accommodation.Learn more
Looking for a once in a lifetime experience exploring the beautiful complexities of the Carioca life and culture? Here the ocean mixes with mountains and forests, backpackers connect with cultural enthusiasts, locals, and intellectuals from all over the world. Come join our reception/bartender staff for a formidable social experience in the incredible, creative and safe hillside favela community of Vidigal.Learn more
Intermediate Portuguese and Intermediate English
Over 18 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Meu Anfitrião Adam é super comunicativo, inteligente e dedicado. Não aproveitei muito por problemas pessoais. Rodrigo é uma pessoa maravilhosa, todos super empenhados em ajudar também. Recomendo para quem gostaria de ter uma experiência na Favela vista sobre outros olhos. Vão amar a Dana (mascote do hostel). Obrigada por tudo Adam e perdoe meus devaneios.
I discovered in Vidigal favela one of the most receptive and safe places in Rio de Janeiro. All the prejudice with the favela was eliminated, living in an incredible place.
The way the Favela Experience staff welcomed me was fantastic, and calling it "family" is no exaggeration after so many wonderful moments and experiences that I attended. Realizing that I was surrounded by so many people wanting to do good things, with real social impact and making every effort, made my whole experience incredible.
There is only one big risk in this whole experience: the risk of not wanting to leave.
The whole team at Favela Experience is just great and very easy going. I felt at home since day 1. I was supposed to stay for 1 month, but I will end up staying for 3 months (just because I already had confirmed another trip, otherwise I could stay more). Life at the favela is super easy and it actually feels safer than anywhere else in Rio. The staff's house is really comfortable and very well located. I definitely recommend this place and even if I still have 2 more months here, I already hope to come back soon.
When you stay and work with Favela Experience your not just joining the staff of your average hostel, your becoming a part of our 'community within the community'. Our business is built on the principle that tourism is not a one way experience, it is a powerful tool for multi-disciplinary ecosystem development and social impact. We currently operate one hostel in the peaceful and vibrant favela Vidigal with the benefit of close proximity to t...About the host