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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22 reviews22

Maintenance and cleaning!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
10 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Practice English
10 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Needs help immediately
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
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

Cleaning, maintenance and general service activities.

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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
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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22 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

10 Practicing English

10 Immersing in the local culture

9 Get in touch with nature

9 Meeting locals

7 Meeting international travelers

6 Creating true social impact



I recommend the experience to all those adventurous hardworking volunteers out there. I truly believe in the project and with hard work and commitment volunteers can make a huge difference in the life of every member who is part of the project. Ideas are always welcome and appreciated. The house has the nicest view; however, I think it's necessary to have a room available for all volunteers who need a place to study and/or work. I also think volunteers could be offered a refreshment or breakfast since it can be a little expensive living there since each ride in mototaxi costs $4r.

about 1 month ago

Czech Republic


Casa do Mar is a very special place in Rio. You are on the edge of pacific rain forest over-viewing the cliffs and sea. I felt comfortable there - Larry is a very open minded chap and I had many interesting talks with him. I also met many interesting people in his house and in the nearby NGO - where English lessons took place. Meeting new people there helped me to improve my Portuguese and make new friends. I also enjoyed teaching kids in favela - which was a bit challenging - but very rewarding especially when you see kids having fun. Long story short - I enjoyed it and recommend it!!!

12 months ago



Foi uma experiência excelente, me conectei muito com a cultura local, o projeto Favela Inc é fantástico. Infelizmente tive que sair antes do previsto porque tive que voltar ao meu estado para resolver uns assuntos, mas as semanas que passei na Casa do Mar foi muito boa, super recomendo.

19 days ago



Me encanto la experencia de vivir en el hostel tiene una increible Vision y mucha naturaleza

2 months ago



Minha experiência na Casa Do Mar foi incrível ! Consegui me conectar com a cultura local e com a natureza . Há uma localização perfeita, que nos oferece acesso aos melhores bairros do Rio . Na Casa do Mar , conheci pessoas incríveis que me ajudaram com o meu espanhol e o meu inglês. Os anfitriões nos fazem gozar da melhor experiência possível, nos fazendo sentir-se em casa . Larry e Meg, são muito companheiros, respeitosos ,gentis e receptivos.

2 months ago

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Hosted by Larry

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