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Hostel Recife, Brazil

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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.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
41 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
36 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Web Developer
Help develop and maintain websites.
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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 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!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Aqui não tem segredo, a gente gosta da casa cheia! Precisamos de um ZILI-NINJA para nos ajudar nessa missão! [English]There's no secret here, we like the house full! We need a ZILI-NINJA to help us in this mission! Estamos no coração do Recife, daqui você tem fácil acesso ao principais pontos da cidade. Dá pra ir andando pro Recife antigo. Olinda fica meio hora de bike, as praias ficam 15min de uber. Show!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Over 20 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

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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87 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

41 Meeting locals

36 Immersing in the local culture

29 Developing social awareness

29 Meeting international travelers

19 Practicing Spanish

15 Creating true social impact



What about Zili? I think my experience at Zili boils down to GRATITUDE. Since the first contact with Luigi, I felt welcomed. On the first day I arrived, a beautiful surprise, I got my own name in that place. I had the first day off to adapt, and the next day I received very specific training on the tasks that would be my responsibility, which was very good, especially for your first volunteering. As for Zili's facilities, the place is beautiful, very pleasant, cozy, and homey. This zili experience has transformed me!

9 months ago

Paulo & Luigi replied

Gratidão, Poema!
Você será sempre bem-vinda por aqui...



As my first Worldpacker experience, Zili was an amazing place to start. Everyone was engaged to make the hostel organized, clean and comfortable for the guests, and they are also concerned about the environment, which I learned so much from everyone! It was a place of healing and restoration of what's truly of my essence. I liked it so much that I prolonged my stay with them, and the hours of volunteering were very flexible. You have clear tasks of what you need to do, but you also need to be proactive and notice the things that need to be done. Thank you so much for everything! ❤️

11 months ago

Paulo & Luigi replied

Hey, dear Leslie!

Tnaks for your review, we are very glad you had a good experience with us! Healing place... wow! That's fantastic! We are gonna miss you a lot. Ganga and Brisa sent their best wishes! Have a good life, my dear! :)



O voluntariado no Zili foi perfeito, apesar dos apesares!
Digo isso porque todo o time é super comprometido com as tarefas. O hostel é super confortável e a tarefas são exatamente o que é acordado! Mas meu voluntariado ficou marcado por uma tentativa de assalto que resultou na fratura da minha clavícula (Tomem cuidado na rua! Recife está perigoso, mas nada muito diferente do resto do país!).Recebi todo o apoio e suporte das pessoas do time. Gratidão total!! Me conectei com pessoas do mundo todo. Foi um aprendizado e tanto esse período! Desejo muito sucesso a todos!

6 days ago



O zili foi uma experiência linda e desafiante .
Vivi muitas coisas lindas no Hostel .
As tarefas são simples tanto de recepção como de limpeza
O Luigi é super gente boaaaa
A gente trocou vários papos
E quando tive que alterar a data de saída ele foi super flexível.
Recomendo a experiência ❤️

6 days ago



A minha experiência foi tão positiva que retornei logo em seguida para uma segunda experiência. Durante esse período aconteceu o infortúnio de algumas pessoas contraírem o vírus da covid e a equipe foi solícita ao proporcionar todo o cuidado e acolhimento para todos. Me senti segura mesmo diante dessa circunstância, pois o Zili é um verdadeiro lar. Espero poder retornar outras vezes. Amo demais!

14 days ago

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