Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

45 reviews45

Help needed in our social project in Santa Teresa

Top Host
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High demand host
This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
23 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
21 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Teaching Sports
Teaching or assisting the host, guests, or local communities in practicing sports or physical activities.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


R$ 90

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Materials for volunteer activities
  • Donation to project


To cover the cost of accommodation, breakfast, and private taxi transfer to and from all projects, we ask for a contribution of 90 reais per night – less than you’ll pay for a nice hostel in the city. Early Bird Price: 75 reais Standard Price: 90 reais Early Bird Price for Feb-March cohort - sold out. Standard Price - Feb-March cohort - spots still available.

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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.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
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.
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.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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
2 weeks

The Experience

A four-week program in social entrepreneurship run in collaboration with three partner NGOs across the city while staying at a charming 19th-century house in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro's bohemian, hilltop neighborhood. The next cohort commences on February 19th, 2024. It is possible to join for two of the four weeks. Future cohorts will run throughout 2024. Check out the trailer for the program here:

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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45 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 23 Immersing in the local culture
  • 21 Meeting locals
  • 21 Meeting international travelers
  • 20 Practicing English
  • 18 Get in touch with nature
  • 17 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 5 4. Quality education
  • 2 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 1 1. No poverty
  • 1 3. Good health and well-being
  • 1 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 1 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure



James and victor made me feel at home in casa de Larry, really became my little home away from home, the project of the hostel teches English to whoever wants to learn it in the heart of Vidigal and I know it will keep growing and doing good to the community with the amazing teachers they have, cannot recommend this volunteer work enough, good luck James and thank you for having me

16 days ago



The house is very nice, and we loved living in Vidigal and it felt very safe! We also met so many nice people and made good friends here. But when it comes to the project there is a lot of improvement to be made. The project has potential but there is lacking structure and passion from the management. More time could be spent on improving the school rather than making volunteers do personal development classes. No problem with paying but would like to see the kids get more food and see that the money is actually going towards the project. Would recommend the place but not the project!

23 days ago



I truly enjoyed staying at the hostel! It's a calm place with a friendly atmosphere, and I could see myself going back. I did the cleaning volunteering with another person, it was flexible and the starting time was not set in stone. There was a checklist for every day, and we could decide together if we wanted to start early in the morning or later.

8 months ago

United Kingdom


If you're thinking of applying here, do it! Really great place: Larry is super welcoming, the hostel is fascinating and the people are lovely - and they just opened a new açaí shop 5 minutes away The teaching was a great experience too. If you're worried about getting on with the kids, don't. They can be boisterous but just the same as any other group of 7-16 year-olds :) A really fulfilling experience, I'd love to come back! One small negative: I had to do some cleaning which was not on the listing. It wasn't much really but just should be agreed in advance Thanks for everything! :)

12 months ago

United Kingdom


This was my first world packers experience and it really smashed all expectations. The all the rooms of the house are indoor/outdoor and look down a rainforested cliff to the ocean. The other people at the house, Samuel, Larry and Meg are so friendly and warm. I don't think I've ever had such a high concentration of great conversation over morning coffee, but none of its forced, so if you're more introverted than that'll be totally respected too. The household tasks were straightforward, and I would love to come back and teach at the English school again.

12 months ago

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