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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

63 reviews63

Reception at Vidigal

High demand host
This host has received 10 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
12 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
12 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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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 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.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
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 a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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 need volunteers with good energy, willing to help our nice project. The volunteer will be responsible for helping with cleaning in the reception area, toallet, welcoming guests and making beds.

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  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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63 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

12 Meeting international travelers

12 Meeting locals

12 Immersing in the local culture

10 Developing social awareness

9 Practicing English

8 Get in touch with nature

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This was my first Worldpackers experience. I wasn’t really sure what to expect staying in a favela or volunteering. It turned out to be a positive experience for me. The place was stunning well organized well kept. I don’t think you’ll get a better view in Rio for the price. Great people great vibes great place.

about 2 years ago

Eduardo replied

Muito obrigado pela sua ajuda, foi um prazer recebê-lo em nosso Hostel!!



Muito bom o espaço, galera querida e o trabalho é tranquilo e flexível. Tem bastante normas para os voluntários e para os hóspedes, não vejo o Varandas como um hostel no sentido de compartilhamento de culturas e experiências, é mais uma pousada tradicional, mas é possível ter uma estadia tranquila.

about 1 month ago



En mis tres años viajando por distintos países haciendo distintos voluntariados, un total de 23 esta es la peor experiencia , no lo recomiendo en absoluto, así que no voy a profundizar en detalles pero para que quiera saber estoy a disposición !!Pueden ver mi historial y experiencias ante su duda! Desde ya exitos!

about 2 months ago



Foi o meu primeiro voluntáriado, e tive a sorte em ter uma ótima equipe de outros voluntários, todos muito pacientes , com um ótimo trabalho em equipe e sempre dispostos a ajudar uns aos outros.
Viver na comunidade foi uma experiência única e muito especial aonde fiz várias amizades, troquei muitas experiências, além de conhecer pessoas do mundo todo que passaram pelo hostel.
Nesse voluntariado consegui aprender bastante sobre hotelaria, convivência em grupo e o trabalho em equipe.
Ameiii o Vidigal!!!

3 months ago



É um lugar agradável, pude me conectar com meu objetivo de vida e por em prática coisas que estão pendente. Tem seus altos e baixos como todo lugar, mas acho que deve se ter um sensibilidade para extrair o melhor de cada um!

3 months ago

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