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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5 reviews5

Teach what you are good at in 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.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
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

Come to this fabulous favela by the sea and teach what you do best. If you have an idea that can help, let's develop it! We need teachers for English children and teenagers, computer programs, economic development, microcredits, or other areas. Manual works, arts, climbing, surfing and others. The idea is to explore each person's potential and capacity. If I could help in the educational, cultural and professional areas, you will be welcome!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

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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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Practicing English

3 Get in touch with nature

3 Meeting locals

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Developing social awareness



Amei a experiência na Casa do Mar, conheci pessoas marvilhosas de vários lugares do mundo e do Brasil, pude participar pela primeira vez de um projeto social em uma comunidade, trabalhei com crianças e ajudando em aulas de inglês. Foi um prazer conhecer a Meg e o Larry que são uns amores, amei trabalhar com eles !
Super indico a experiência ❤

16 days ago



O hostel é bacana, a vista é bonita, as pessoas são agradáveis e generosas.

26 days ago



Me gustó mucho la experiencia en casa do mar!!, conocí a gente con almas hermosas y nos recibieron como en casa!!
Las tareas eran gratas de hacer y había una gran flexibilidad en cuanto al tiempo!
En gratitud por esta experiencia !!
Gracias Larry y Meg por hacer un mes inolvidable en mi vida

3 months ago



fui muito bem acolhido, pessoal muito gente boa e tranquila, estadia foi excelente, foi uma experiencia muito prazerosa, apesar de estar na pandemia deu pra cuetir mais do que esperado. Espero um dia voltar la. recomendo 100%

4 months ago



Uma experiência incrível, o hostel fica dentro da comunidade do Vidigal, Larry o dono é muito compreensivo e as tarefas tranquilas, se você esta procurando contato com a natureza e praias, esse hostel vai te surpreender!

5 months ago

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Hosted by Larry

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