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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.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with booking systems and payments.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Hiking Tours

Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Here at Books Rehab Hostel you will have a great time being part of our crew! We have a community way of living, so everybody does erything and helps each other. What we need is an opened mind person that can do check ins and check outs, cleaning, shopping, gardening and socializing. Pretty much stuff that you do at your own place. The reward is to get to enjoy crystal clear water on amazing beaches and get in touch with nice people.

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  • Fluent English or Fluent English

  • Between 25 and 33 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
5 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Estar en Books fue de lo mejor. Los chicos son simplemente increíbles y en cuestión de segundos me sentí como en casa, tienen un corazón gigante. El lugar es precioso, pero sin duda la gente es lo que hacía que el Hostel tuviera ese "Bonustrack". Las tareas son simples y hacerlas con el resto del staff es muy divertido. Aprendí mucho de ellos. Por las noches es común cenar todos juntos o estar con los huéspedes y planear alguna salida al otro día. Voy a extrañar mucho preparar los desayunos, las charlas con Patrick y escuchar cantar por las mañanas a Alex! Dos genios ♥ ♥ ♥.

over 1 year ago


I had the time of my life. It was the best vacations EVER! Alex and Bruno are amazing people and the hostel energy is beyond words. I surely recommend Books Rehab to everybody.

over 2 years ago


i stayed three weeks in Books Rehab (if i hadn't made other plans before) Iwould definetely recommend it for those who are looking for a laidback experience, who are open-minded and sociable. Bruno and Alex are very cool guys. whats's very special is that they genuinely go beyond the commercial side of the hostel and treat each guest (and worldpacker) treated like a friend. other than that: breathtaking beaches, cool and laidback BBQ, a quaint Brazilia beach town, boat parties, what more could you ask for? Ps: i'd highly recommend that you speak somespanish or at least portugnol to go there :)

about 3 years ago


One of my favourite places in the world because of the energy of the place. Alex and Bruno are good Hosts, for sure I have their friendship for my whole life. I had the opportunity of diving and also I developed cooking skill.
Alex taught me a lot about common sense and how to live in community. He believes in freedom what is amazing because you can be very helpful and creative at the Hostel, you see what the person needs and you just do it. I only recommend align expectations before you start doing volunteer.
I enjoyed so much that I went to stay only 2 weeks but I spent 3 months!

about 3 years ago


Ficar no Books Rehab Hostel foi uma experiência sensacional! O staff é super bacana, te acolhe e fica impossível não tornar amigos. O espírito do lugar é super colaborativo, onde todos fazem, curtem e aproveitam juntos e tudo misturado.
A casa é excelente, limpa, café da manhã completo e todas as dependências.são perfeitas para se ter conforto.
Recomendo para todos que estão atrás de fazer novas amizades, boa energia e espirito coletivo.

over 3 years ago
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About Books Rehab Hostel

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About the host

Our hostel has the atmosphere of a former summer retreat, the house still preserves its initial feeling of a family's home. The hostel has free wi-fi, a common room with a cable Tv, and a well stocked kitchen, we have some books...an ever expanding collection. Outside the house there is a terrace with comfortable hammocks where you can spend your lazy afternoons with a good book. There is also a big courtyard where you can enjoy the warm sum...

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