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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

76 reviews76

Leave your mark and explore the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
19 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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.
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The Experience

We need someone to help us put a little more color in the Hostel, whether with pictures or paintings and take beautiful photos to use in our social networks. Also, we need someone to help us maintain the garden and clean the house. The Worldpackers will be able to leave a small mark on our Hostel by helping us to decorate and improve our environment for other travelers.

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Beginner English
  • Over 18 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
2 weeks

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76 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

19 Get in touch with nature

17 Meeting locals

12 Immersing in the local culture

10 Meeting international travelers

7 Developing environmental awareness

7 Developing social awareness



That was a great experience! I really like it!
Sara, Cyda, Marcelo, Hugo are nice people! They helped me all the time that I needed it!
Sara always gave me a flexible schedule, with different days off!
Marcelo showed me the waterfall close to the hostel and we climbed the mountain!
And I loved to play chess with Hugo in the evening time (Ps* He always won!).

The place is a typical residential area, with neighbors, a marketplace on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a little square with everything you need.

Downtown is not far, you can get the bus at the square and then the subway. Or Uber.

about 1 year ago



What a nice and beautiful place to live and work. They are a family who lives besides the hostel, so everything you need they are there to help you. It was a not perfect moment to work there because of the virus crises that made the hole hostel be empty and with no guests it was not a complete experience, but besides that it was a safe and a flexible place to work with no hard work five hours a day just passed so fast.

over 2 years ago



Thanks so much for a good time together. I recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to visit Rio. You can discuss your working hours in advance to visit various attractions! ... Shops nearby, metro 3 km ~ 25 minutes on foot. Security in the region of 100% (police at each intersection), everywhere there are CCTV cameras. Once again, I thank the GRAJA HOSTEL team for a pleasant pastime. Hug together the whole team;)

over 2 years ago



I had the most greatest time at this Hostel! The staff were so lovely and all were great hosts. They gave me very clear instructions and were always available for me. My job was to help with maintainance,reception and cleaning. I also obtain some flexible schedule which was awesome,especially during the carnival. Would come back here anytime.
Best wishes!

over 2 years ago

South Africa


My stay at Graja Hostel has been absolutely amazing. My host family, Cyda, Marcello, Rachel and Sara made me feel part of their family and I appreciate it so much.😍 Thank you for welcoming me into your home and making this experience one I will always remember. 🤗 The hostel is beautiful and I totally felt at home. 🏡. The bar on the weekends was a super treat especially the karaoke evenings. The tasks were simple and I enjoyed it. Sara, you are amazing!!! My fellow volunteers were fabulous and fun and I loved spending time with them. Highly recommended!!! OBRIGADO!!!

almost 3 years ago

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