Help us serve the best breakfast ever!


Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

US$50 per trip

9 travelers applied this week

13 reviews
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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.

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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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13 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun



I spent at Pura Vida my best days in Rio. The stuff is very nice, and other volunteers were amazing! I will always remember all our party, jokes, laugh and good vibes. Thank you, Pura Vida!)))

3 days ago


Here, in pura vida, was my first experience as a WP. It was amazing and totally recommended! I loved it, all the guys from the staff are great and they made me feel at home. My work at the reception was easy and funny, i could make lots of friends there and visit all the places that i wanted in Rio. I would like to spend more time there, it´s wonderful. I´ll definitely come back.
Thank you so much guys!!
See you soon

11 days ago

United States

I loved the hostel it was easy to make good friends and feel like home with my coworkers you have the beach within a 3 minute walk, free entry to the best parties in Rio and the best location with a metro station just two blocks from the hostel. Working in breakfast was fun just a little bit of a hassle to wake up early but great since time flew by till noon and had all day to enjoy the city. The staff was great I apreciate the help everyone at the hostel gave to me cant say enough to apreciate my time here I would definetely work here again.

18 days ago


Pura Vida is te best hostel in Rio de Janeiro! The best vibe I found on the city! I wanted to stay more because I had one of the best WP experiences in PV!
Felipe (the owner) and the team they really take care about the WP's. They're always able to talk and they are always in a good mood. The staff is the best, I made such a good friends there and the guests had such a good energy, we go out everyday!
You can work in your knowledge area so I could write articles and take pictures, also I did reception. I really enjoy!
I will definitively come back again!
Many thanks guys!
Pura Vida!

18 days ago


Pura Vida Hostel was my first experience as a worldpacker and it was just beyond great. From the start they made me a part of their family. I've got plenty of good memories from this place and I am more than thankful with Felipe, Dalton, the guys from reception and the whole staff.
The tasks were easy and i had lot of time to get to know the place and the favela culture.(mindblowing btw) I totally recommend it.
Thanks to you, once more, and Pura vida!

about 2 months ago
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About Pura Vida Hostel

  • Hosted by Felipe

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