Help us serve the best breakfast ever!

"$" 30

Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

US$30 per trip

2 travelers applied this week

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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.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

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 Pubs

Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Discounts on Tours

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

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Right on, dude! Free to use surfboards.

Dance classes

Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

24/7 Support

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

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Between 18 and 45 years old


Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

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19 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


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Es mi primera experiencia como Worldpacker y sin duda Pura Vida fue mi mejor elección, especialmente por el buen trato y apoyo de los anfitriones que se preocupan verdaderamente por el bienestar de todos los worldpackers. Pura Vida es casi un segundo hogar donde se trabaja, vive y disfruta como en familia.

3 days ago

United Kingdom

Pura Vida is cool hostel to work at as a worldpacker. The work is pretty straight forward, and the hours are reasonable. Sometimes there are events and parties here that the staff can attend for free.

The building itself is just one block from the beach. It is actually a mansion, and has a slight old fashioned feel to it. There is a great night club space for events at the bottom of the hostel... I felt privileged to be able to use this space for dance practice during my free time here.

The managers are very laid back, reasonable, and approachable.

Would return :)


16 days ago


Disfruté muchos mis días en Pura Vida, el staff es lo mejor que tiene ese lugar, mucho más si estás viajando sola. Rápidamente es fácil encontrar viajeros con los que salir, de día o de noche,. Conocí lugares en Río que no hubiese conocido sin ellos, pude salir del circuito clásico de fiestas turísticas y disfrutar la ciudad.
En el hostel hay mucha información sobre cosas para hacer , y en el bar, siempre en el bar se encuentran personas con las que conversar de todas partes del mundo.

about 1 month ago


Super cool as family did a little of every thing I like. Beaches every day because the hostel and the beach side

about 1 month ago


Realmente vivi uma incrível experiência no Pura Vida Hostel, a equipe sempre muito prestativa e atenciosa, fiquei encarregado do café da manhã, que é um trabalho muito tranquilo pois a tarde tinha disponibilidade para aproveitar o Rio de Janeiro. Espero voltar em breve para viver tudo novamente! :)

about 2 months ago
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About Pura Vida Hostel

  • Hosted by Felipe

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  • Response Time: Less than a day
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