Hostel São Paulo, Brazil

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Morning person to help us prepare breakfast!

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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 prepare, finish and serve meals.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Cook your own meal
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
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 Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

If you are a morning person, always start your day on the right foot and enjoy interacting with guests, this position is perfect for you. We need someone to help us serve breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Meet friends from all over the world and learn or practice new languages. This position will give you plenty of time to enjoy Vila Madalena and São Paulo.

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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22 Reviews

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Viva Hostel was my first experience in the worldpackers community and to be perfectly honest, nothing would've been better!
The location is amazing, in a very secure and chill neighbourhood and in close proximity to pretty much everything one need, the work hours are also great: well scheduled, non-taxing and amazingly distributed so you can rest well in between shifts. The hostel on itself is well thought and clean (Shout to Rai and Cris, lovely ladies) and the staff... Oh the staff. You don't just work here, you make friends.
To Hélcio, Marco, Jovane and Dennis: Thank you. It was great. ❤️



Amazing place to work full of nice people and good experiences to have, I wish I could stay more, organized space, good food, chill and good hosts , but the best is the location near groceries stores, bars and the metro station.


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My time as viva hostel changed my life forever. I was able to practice speaking Portuguese with the team and also meet people from all over the world. Helcio and the staff are seriously like family and accepted me as soon as I arrived. I spoke Portuguese with the other employees the whole time which really was amazing. I got to put on events like Pub crawl night, Caipirinhas for the hostel & just showing the city to people staying at the hostel. At the same time I was able to meet locals which was my goal to begin with. I strongly recommend working here as I can't imagine a better opportunity.



Viva Hostel is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Helcio and Marco are very funny and confident., the only negative point is Helcio's football team haha. The tasks are easy and everyone like to help each other. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to get to know São Paulo better and the Vila Madalena neighborhood. You're not regretting !!



Great hostel in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood!
The staff is always friendly, always wanting to help and always recommending new activities and places to go!

This is a great place to work to have fun or just to chill a bit!


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Hosted by Helcio

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