Hostel São Paulo, Brazil

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Reception in the best neighbourhood of Sao Paulo


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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.

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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

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21 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


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O Viva Hostel foi uma experiência incrível! Conheci muita gente bacana de várias partes do mundo, muitas histórias e lembranças boas que guardarei para sempre. O hostel está no melhor bairro de São Paulo e tem tudo o que precisamos próximo. O Helcio e o Marco são anfitriões super gentis e disponíveis. A Rai e a Cris são pessoas maravilhosas. E o staff que foi muito parceiro. Minha gratidão ao Viva Hostel pelo acolhimento!

2 months ago


Viva Hostel was my first experience in the worldpackers community and to be perfectly honest, nothing would've been better!
The location is amazing, in a very secure and chill neighbourhood and in close proximity to pretty much everything one need, the work hours are also great: well scheduled, non-taxing and amazingly distributed so you can rest well in between shifts. The hostel on itself is well thought and clean (Shout to Rai and Cris, lovely ladies) and the staff... Oh the staff. You don't just work here, you make friends.
To Hélcio, Marco, Jovane and Dennis: Thank you. It was great. ❤️

4 months ago


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.

5 months 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!

6 months 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!

8 months ago
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About Viva Hostel Design

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

- 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 en...

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