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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 changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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 waiting for you! Our guest is traveling for a while, has passed through several places and needs help arriving at our reception. You need to be friendly, responsible and at the same time discreet. Our team is committed to providing the necessary support to travelers. We open this opportunity to exchange with people from all over the world. We are located in the historical center of Paraty.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 20 and 45 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

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Excellent place do be a volunteer! I felt like beeing part of a family. Great working time. Also the free time was wonderful! I totally recommend Macabéa Hostel e Pousada to everyone. 5 stars!




O Macabea é um hostel lindo e acolhedor, Fabio é uma pessoa muito legal, Mallu e Carol também. O trabalho no hostel é tranquilo, a troca é justa e o ambiente maravilloso, voltaria feliz. Um abraço e muito obrigada por tudo!




Minha experiência no Macabéa não poderia ser melhor, fui muito bem recebido pelo Fabio sua esposa Carol e sua filha Malu formam uma família abençoada e super do bem. Realmente me sentir em casa, as tarefas são tranquilas de fazer e os horários combinados são respeitados. Obrigado a todos do Macabéa que Deus os abençoe desejo tudo de bom!!!




Minha temporada no Macabéa hostel foi excelente. O anfitrião e sua esposa são uns amores de pessoa, ótimos amigos. O trabalho é tranquilo, o básico da hotelaria. O hostel é muito bem frequentado , há gringos de todo o mundo por lá, então da pra praticar muitos os idiomas. A casa fica no centro histórico bem perto da praça da matriz onde rola o samba da benção, programa obrigatório nas segundas feiras.
Enfim a experiência foi ótima, recomendo a todos conhecer o Macabéa hostel e a charmosa Paraty.




Ótima experiência e muito aprendizado. A localização do hostel fica perfeita, dentro do centro histórico mas afastado do foco. O Fábio é super atencioso e sempre pronto a ajudar. Quer conhecer Paraty e fazer boas amizades? O macabea é o local ideal para curtir :)


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Hosted by Fábio

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Response Time
This host usually writes back in 32 days
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