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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with booking systems and payments.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


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 Parties

Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Free Pub Crawls

Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.


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

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The Experience

We are looking for an organized and sociable person, who's always in a good humor . Help us for only 4 days a week, and you will have plenty of free time to meet friends from all over the world and learn or practice new languages. We are located in Vila Madalena, considered one of the best neighbourhoods of São Paulo.

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  • Fluent Portuguese and Intermediate English

  • Over 18 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
8 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

19 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Amazing place to work full of nice people and good experiences to have, I wish I could stay more, organized space, good food, chill and good hosts , but the best is the location near groceries stores, bars and the metro station.

13 days ago


Trabalhar no Viva Hostel Design foi uma experiência incrível! O hostel tem uma estrutura muito boa, as camas pra mim são a melhor parte, dificilmente você encontrará hostels com a mesma estrutura por aí e Vila Madalena é o bairro! As pessoas que fazem o Viva são pessoas do bem, o clima é muito bom! Foi minha primeira experiência como Worldpacker e me trouxe um crescimento pessoal muito grande, por isso, só tenho a agradecer pela oportunidade. Compartilhei momentos com gente de todo canto e cada uma delas me ensinou alguma coisa! Não tenho dúvidas que levarei amigos pra vida inteira!

about 1 month ago


Eu adorei trabalhar no Viva Hostel! Sempre foi bem divertido com os outros voluntários e o Marco. Aqui só tinha gente boa e eu fiz bastante amizades. Até hj eu passo pro Hostel de vez em quando pra matar as saudades kk.

O trabalho sempre estava tranquilo. Eu gostei porque eu aprendi mexer em mais uma Systema de hotelaria. (Hostelsystem)

Obrigado pela essa oportunidade!

3 months ago


Eu gostei muito do meu tempo no hostel, Helcio e o Marco são pessoas super tranquilas de se conviver, o ambiente tranquilo no melhor bairro de São Paulo! Eu indico muito esse hostel, trabalhar com eles e os outros voluntários foi muito bom!

4 months ago

United States

My time as viva hostel changed my life forever. I was able to practice speaking Portuguese with the team and also meet people from all over the world. Helcio and the staff are seriously like family and accepted me as soon as I arrived. I spoke Portuguese with the other employees the whole time which really was amazing. I got to put on events like Pub crawl night, Caipirinhas for the hostel & just showing the city to people staying at the hostel. At the same time I was able to meet locals which was my goal to begin with. I strongly recommend working here as I can't imagine a better opportunity.

5 months ago
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About Viva Hostel Design

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  • Hosted by Helcio

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

- Located in the best neighbourhood of São Paulo, only 8 minutes on foot from Vila Madalena station and 15 minutes from the bohemian area; - Pod Bunkbeds giving more privacy in the room; - Air-conditioning (from 7pm to 12pm); - Multicultural environment; - Relaxing and social atmosphere; - Weekly events;

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