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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

26 reviews26

Get to know the hostel life as our new receptionist assistant!

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 7 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
19 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
17 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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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.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

As our receptionist you are the first one to great all the new guests and make sure they feel welcomed. You are going to give the information the guest might need and also help during the breakfast. The reception and bar are both on the ground floor, which means that you will be a part of a social and fun atmosphere were people get together and are having a good time - which you easily can join during and after your shift

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Between 18 and 40 years old
  • Be from outside Brazil
  • 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

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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

19 Meeting international travelers

17 Meeting locals

16 Immersing in the local culture

14 Practicing English

8 Get in touch with nature

5 Developing social awareness

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I really enjoyed my time at Copacabana for various reasons! -One, the team is tight knit and really works well together. From the manager, the workers, bartenders and volunteers, everyone has a good vibe and good energy. I found myself making friends with the staff and guests and we often went out to explore Rio together. -Two, the location is perfect. Only a 5 minute walk to the famous Copacabana beach, you will find yourself drinking caipirinhas in the sun in no time! Also - the Metro stop is only 2 minutes walking from the hostel. -Three - I joined a samba school while I was here!

about 1 month ago



I really enjoyed staying at the hostel! The breakfast and reception work is really simple and chill. The hostel is located in a great area in Rio with subway, stores, restaurants and the beach really close! I really recommend volunteering here for a welcoming and fun experience. Unfortunately I couldn't extend my stay, otherwise I would. I loved getting to know and spend time with the staff, other volunteers and the international guests that stayed there. Kisses and hugs go out to Melany, Marc, Amanda, Ale, Paloma, Ana, Gaspar, Vitor, Fabi and Isa :) <3

2 months ago



Overall I did enjoy my time at the hostel. The staff and the other volunteers were nice and you have a lot of time to explore the city as you work one day on and one day off. The tasks, however, were a bit unclear and not communicated very well. Although the host is very flexible if you want to change your dates. All in all, Rio is an amazing city and I really want to come back!

3 months ago



I had two amazing months volunteering at the hostel. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the hostel itself was well connected with the metro to the rest of the city, also with an amazing terrace and close to the beach. As a bartender I worked every other day 17-23, which meant you could still party afterwards and you always had the daytime off. I highly recommend volunteering here!

3 months ago



It was my first volunteering experience and I absolutely loved it! Everyone at the hostel was super kind and helpful, which made my whole trip chill and easy. Hostel provides many opportunities to get to know the local culture and get the best of Rio de Janeiro. I'd gladly do it all again, 100% recommended.

5 months ago

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Hosted by Cabanacopa

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