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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Connect with international travelers
10 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
10 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 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.
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 Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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!
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
12 weeks

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15 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

10 Meeting international travelers

10 Practicing English

9 Practicing Spanish

8 Meeting locals

7 Immersing in the local culture

6 Developing social awareness



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 !

4 months 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 2 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

about 5 years ago



O hostel é incrível! As tarefas são super tranquilas e o anfitrião é super flexível e compreensível :) No tempo livre dá pra aproveitar muito o Rio! O hostel fica do lado do metrô, então é super fácil chegar em qualquer ponto da cidade, fora que fica do ladinho da Lapa. O lugar tem uma energia incrível: é muito bom para fazer amizades, conhecer gente de diferentes países, praticar idiomas, curtir o bar do hostel e também as festas que acontecem todos os dias. Conheci pessoas incríveis e vivi momentos ótimos. Resumindo, é uma experiência maravilhosa. Recomendo muito!

12 days ago



Foi meu primeiro voluntariado e agora tive a oportunidade de voltar. Considero como minha casinha no RJ, aqui é muito confortável, organizado e limpo. O hostel e essa região são incríveis, são seguros, próximo de transporte, de natureza, de praia, de comércio, de feirinhas, de cultura, de festas, tudo perfeito! Não importa a temporada que vier, sempre dá pra curtir muito a cidade, fazer amigos e praticar inglês. Amo amo amooo

2 months ago

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