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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Take great photos.

Video Making

Create digital videos.

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

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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 Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties

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

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.


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

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The Experience

Help at reception with check-in, check out, welcomes guests by greeting them, answering phone, be responsible, have focus, like to work with people, know how to work in a group, be sociable and work with joy because the reception is the face of the hostel :)

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  • Intermediate 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
6 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

18 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Maybe wasn't the best experience in terms of volunteering, be a Worldpaker means exchang skills for an accommodation, during high season we had some problems with that, but we fixed it;
As well I think they should be a little bit more flexible with volunteers hours, just giving some extra days off or a free extra hours when they don't needs us, to let us visiting and join better the city;
But afterwards the time spent there was incredibly amazing , I met extraordinary people, we had such a great time as a team.
THANKS everyone! owners, managers, staff & WP!

9 months ago

Diego replied

Hey, Gio! We apologize for any inconvenience caused but we know that, in the end, the managers changed, I got in, and all was better! :)
We miss you! Hope you're well and havinf fun =***


Foi a minha primeira experiência como worldpackers e com certeza vou viajar dessa maneira mais vezes! No hostel fiz amigos que vou levar para a minha vida inteira! O trabalho eu não posso dizer que foi muito bom pois eles tem problemas; como por exemplo a gerente, que não sabe como se relacionar muito bem, agindo muitas vezes de forma autoritária e tratando mal a equipe e a grande quantidade de voluntários para poucas vagas, fazendo com que eu ficasse grande parte do dia parada a espera de algo para fazer tornando meu dia perdido tanto para visitar os lugares como para aprender!

9 months ago

Diego replied

Obrigada por seu comentário, Luísa!
Pedimos desculpas por qualquer inconveniente, mas agora a gestão é nova e tudo tem estado mais organizado :)
Boa sorte na sua estrada!


Bamboo Rio Hostel is a very good hostel in Rio: it's clean, close to the beach, in a very nice neighborhood, it offers a lot of services!
I spent there one month and I really loved all the other wp (volunteers). We create a wanderful friendship and I'm sure we'll see again!
The only bad thing of these hostel was the organization of the owners and of the manager. They don't explain very well what you have to do, but they pretend more than it. Sometimes it seemed like we were really workers with a salary, not just volunteers. The working environment was a little bit heavy and difficult.

10 months ago

Diego replied

Hi, Chiara! Thank you for your review!
I am the new manager now and things are sure different! Thank you for your contribution and we hope you're well! :)


O Bamboo Rio Hostel é um ótimo ambiente de trabalho, com profissionais que me receberam com todo carinho e me explicaram cada tarefa com paciência, apesar da agitação da temporada de Rock n Rio. Além da boa localização, também oferecem um serviço qualificado, com refeições gostosas de café da manhã e almoço, e todos os demais serviços que um hostel deve oferecer a viajantes. Infelizmente trabalhei apenas na primeira semana do mês por motivos pessoais, mas voltaria a trabalhar lá tranquilamente. Obrigado em especial a Antonella, aos donos do Bamboo e todos funcionários queridos. <3

about 1 year ago


Minha primeira experiência como worldpacker não poderia ser em outro lugar que não fosse o Bamboo! Desde o primeiro dia me senti super em casa e toda equipe foi muito receptiva! O hostel é incrível e fica no coração de Copacabana! Pra quem gosta de conhecer pessoas diferentes o tempo inteiro é o lugar perfeito.
O hostel é super limpo e organizado, o café da manhã é ótimo e o ambiente descontraído! Sem contar todas as baladas que entramos na faixa!

Se quer curtir uma experiência única na cidade maravilhosa, Bamboo é o lugar perfeito.

about 1 year ago
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About Bamboo Rio Hostel

  • Hosted by Diego

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  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Response Time: 6 days

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The Bamboo Rio Hostel, with 10 years experience down the road, knows very well what our guests and Worldpackers need and will do our best to make your stay with us simply unforgettable! Our team makes all the difference! Very friendly, and always ready to help you with anything you need. Our location could not be better. In Copacabana, only 3 blocks away from the city's most famous beach and surrounded by bars, shops, restaurants and o...

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