Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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.
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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 Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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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  • Beginner English or Beginner Portuguese
  • Between 20 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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22 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 16 Practicing English
  • 15 Meeting international travelers
  • 13 Practicing Spanish
  • 12 Meeting locals
  • 10 Immersing in the local culture
  • 7 Developing social awareness



Volunteering at the hostel was definitely the best experience I could ever wish for. Not only did the staff totally embrace me and make me feel like home, we have become great friends. I'll miss them all and remember this experience for the rest of my life. 💚

9 months ago



I had an amazing experience at the hostel. My colleagues are the best, they are fun, nice and helpful. I also loved the hostel, you can feel at home. The guests are very satisfied with their stay so it make our work easier. Since it's a small hostel we can have more interaction with the guests and make friendships. It's also super well located, 1 minute walking to the Gloria station from where you can go everywhere. It's also very close to Lapa or Flamenco beach. A big thank you to Myris, Ana, Lais, Fábio, Edina, Felix and Ben, you made my stay at the hostel unforgettable !

over 1 year ago



Hey there!!! My experience at the 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 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 3 years ago



I worked on the hostel 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 6 years ago



Voluntariar no the hostel tem sido uma experiência incrível, eu me sinto em casa aqui. O ambiente de trabalho é leve e as tarefas simples de serem executadas. A equipe é super amigável e flexível, eles fazem o possível para te proporcionar a melhor experiência. O café da manhã é bem completo. A vibe do hostel é maravilhosa, você interage com pessoas do mundo inteiro e se surpreende com momentos aleatórios. Vale a pena. Tem muita festa e alegria.

3 months ago

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