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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Kitchen Hand

Help serving and organizing meals.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Parties

Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Bossa is a charming haven located in the heart of Rio! You can expect a calm and relaxed hostel, spceally during low season (but we're also very close to the lively street parties at Lapa). We will need your help cleaning and organizing dorms, private rooms, common area, bathrooms, kicthen, garden, serving breakfast, making beds, etc. The job is quite easy but it needs be nicely done! Come be a part of our team while you are in Rio!

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  • Between 19 and 45 years old

  • Be from outside Brazil

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

6 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Fue mi primera experiencia en worldpackers y mejor no pude haber sido, el hostel tiene una vista muy bonita de Río, el staff es super amigable, todos hacen su trabajo con mucha alegría, siempre cantando, divertidos y sonriendo, siempre preocupados por mi, por como me sentía y dándome consejos de como divertirme en la ciudad, además de los horarios perfectos para no perder ningún evento importante y siempre bien coordinados.
Muito Obrigada Tchao =D

8 months ago


Staying at the hostel was really amazing, I learned a lot from the staff professionally and personally, they are great people, we scheduled work days and free days from the beginning with the manager so there wouldn't be any confusion, it worked for all of us and was really enjoyable, I'd totally recommend the Bossa in Rio Hostel and for sure will stay there if I come back to that incredible city. I'm really thankful for everything.

9 months ago


Una primera experiencia inolvidable! Un gran equipo de hombres y mujeres que se esfuerzan día a día por prestar el mejor servicio a los huéspedes. Lo mejor de todo es que pode construir amistades con el Staff y con varios de los huéspedes que se alojaron allí. Recomiendo este hostel amplio, organizado, limpio, tranquilo, animado, alegre, con personas de todo el mundo y con una gata linda. La subida al hostel al comienzo puede parecer un tanto larga, cansativa e incluso peligrosa. Pero con el paso de los días y el acompañamiento de los miembros del staff, cada subida es una historia que contar

9 months ago


Me sentí como en casa al estar como voluntaria en Bossa, el cual fue tan acogedor, lindo y con funcionarios que siempre fueron muy atentos y amables.
Me voy satisfecha de este lugar pues logré vivir la esencia de RJ en este barrio lleno de vida que es Santa Teresa.
Mientras trabajaba las tareas asignadas me sentí bien pues es un ambiente agradable y cuando es necesario se trabajaba en equipo.
Gracias, porque al compartir con ustedes gané experiencia, amigos y muchos recuerdos.

about 1 year ago


I stayed at Bossa in Rio during one month. My room was very cozy and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. I learned some new skills there.
It was my first experience as a Worldpacker and I really liked it.

over 1 year ago
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