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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5 reviews5

The ultimate night receptionist in the greatest place on earth! Rio de Janeiro!

High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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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.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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.
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

Are you the ultimate traveler who knows what makes a hostel experience great? We are looking for fun and out-going travelers who are social, responsible and independent workers for the position of Night Receptionist!

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner 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
3 months

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5 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Practicing English

1 Meeting locals

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing social awareness

1 Creating true social impact



Hey there!!! My experience at the Discovery Hostel was very nice. I could work and enjoy Rio, as I imagined it’d be. The hostel is very nice and clean and the staff members are very polite and cool. It was a very nice period volunteering there!!! Btw, lots of gringos stay at the Discovery Hostel, so I could learn more about life and also practice English, Spanish and German. I highly recommend to volunteer there. Thank you all

about 1 year ago



I worked on discovery suits, because they have a best job and they said that they have disponibility on their hostel, the rooms from voluntariado are good, i had my onw machine to clean my clothes, the work was god and they had breakfest and everybody from the staff and the owner treat me well, unhappy i just stayed with then until 5 of march, because i cant be in brazil for too much time because of the VISA. This situation was not my falt and they didnt liked but in the end they understood what happed. Im thankfull for the oportunitie to work there, thank u so much

almost 4 years ago



Foi muito bom poder troca experiência com o discovery, o time feito por pessoas incríveis, o lugar bem energizado com pessoas de auto astral, ótima localização. Perfeito para que quer desenrolar um segundo idioma ! Obrigado 🙏

3 months ago



Amei, foi minha primeira experiência e desde o começo fui muito bem recebida principalmente pelos outros voluntários. Vivi momentos incríveis e que com toda certeza levarei para a vida! A casa é super bem equipada para nos receber, não tive nenhum problema em me adaptar com o novo lar e com as tarefas e os pequenos desencontros foram todos resolvidos rapidamente. Me senti totalmente em casa, com toda certeza não poderia ter lugar melhor para eu iniciar no voluntariado. Só tenho a agradecer a toda a família da Discovery, parto com o coração partido, mas preciso seguir! Nos vemos em breve ❤️

6 months ago



Pase un gran tiempo en Discovery con varios de los miembros de staff y huespedes. El cuarto de voluntarios podria mejorar bastante pero en general fue un buen tiempo

about 4 years ago

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