Have a Great favela experience while helping in our Eco-Hostel close to Copacabana Beach, Brazil



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    In our hostel you could have a great Favela experience by joining our project and being a part of another family of the community.

    The Hostel is located in the Favela known as Chapéu Mangueira and Babilonia, one of the first pacified favelas of the city. Years ago the Favela was controlled by street gangs, until its control was taken over by the police pacification unit project in 2009 which restored peace in the community and notably enhanced the tourism in the area.

    Chapeu Mangueira and Babilonia are an example for social projects like this that came with success all around the world.

    The view from the balcony and the terrace is just breathtaking, the ocean, Copacabana beach and the surrounding forest can be seen from here and exotic birds and little monkeys come to visit very often.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    People here can easily practice languages and learn how awesome brazil and its people are. The cultural exchange in Rio, especially in the favelas, is very interesting and enrichness, and the benefit of having the beach just 6 minutes away by walk is great.

    So get yourself inmerse into this favela experience and be surprised by the beautiful Brazil.

  • Help


    The main purpose of the volunteering is the maintenance of the house, keeping it clean and organized, and taking care of the guests (Laundry, their basic needs for being comfortable, taking them to party, etc), as they can be daily basis or monthly basis.

    And aswell another activities can be necessary as related with marketing of the hostel and getting new clients.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,and Spanish or portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Bed in a Shared dorm.
    Shared meals with the staff and organized BBQ's for staff and guests

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The volunteers work on the main purpose for 4-5 days a week, which gives them a lot of free time to enjoy the Marvelous City, and also nearby there are amazing view points that really make a great experience for everybody

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week

Host ref number: 485969184758