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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5.0
21 reviews21

Come and help us to rebuild the happiness factory.


High demand host
This host has received 8 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
9 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
8 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

24h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get

3

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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance
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The Experience

We want people who want to dive into Books like you dive into the cold sea in a hot day. Come here, be part of our team, make this place miss you when you leave. The work itself is easy, clean, control the door, etc. So skill and knowledge are helpful but not necessary to start, attitude, however is.

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Requirements

  • Beginner Portuguese and Fluent English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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21 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

9 Meeting international travelers

8 Meeting locals

8 Practicing English

7 Immersing in the local culture

4 Developing social awareness

4 Practicing Spanish

Germany

5

I had an amazing time at the books hostel! Felipe and the whole team made me feel super welcomed. The Night Shift was super easy. I wish I could have stayed longer but definitely planning on coming back. Totally recommend this place!

3 months ago

France

5

I spent 3 weeks in Books during the Rio carnival.

If you are looking for a place with a good atmosphere, a great team of volunteers and you want to party in Rio. This is the perfect place for that.

Special mention to Felipe and Ine (who takes care of the volunteers) who are both adorable.

4 months ago

Chile

5

I had an amazing experiencie. The stuff was really nice with me. They have already stuff to cook and clean so the tasks were mainly reception, topping up the fridge with drinks and waters, organizing the bed lining when arrived from the laundry, cleaning reception area, etc. If it is your first volunteering experience don't expect a formal introduction to the stuff or tasks. Here you go with the flow. Even though when i didn't like things i talked with Felipe and he helped me. I really appreciated it. He is an amazing person, loves climbing and hiking. Thanks to everyone!Best memories from Rio

5 months ago

Uruguay

5

Was my first experience at worldpackers and it was a great! The staff there is like family and they received me very well! The chores weren’t so hard and the working hours super flexible! Thanks guys!

over 1 year ago

United States

5

10/10 reccomend! This place is the perfect dysfunctional family. Absolutely unreal. Rio has beaches, mountains, nightlife and everything you could want. This hostel has an atmosphere like no other. Best place to make friends around the world. The owner is a bit of a legend on his good days I guess. Seriously best place to do work.

about 5 years ago

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About the host

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Hosted by Felipe

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 50% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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