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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Web Developer

Help develop and maintain websites.

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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.

Free Tours

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


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

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The Experience

We need to improve our position in google when people try to find a hostel in Rio. The SEO Expert will work with us to optimize our web site and tools we use to improve our exposition on the web and make it easier to find Pura Vida Hostel using the search engines. Its important to know how to use the Google Add Words tool.

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  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 50 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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74 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Pura Vida é um otimo hostel e o anfritriãi Felipe tambem, mas tive que voltar pra São Paulo por conta de alguns problemas pessoas por isso não pude ficar.

7 days ago


Pura Vida Hostel, mi Hogar en Rio de Janeiro.
Desde el momento en que llegue al Hostel, no me imaginé que encontraría una familia. Tanto Felipe como Dalton, sus dueños, son excelentes personas que me hicieron sentir como parte del Staff y parte de la familia Pura Vida inmediatamente.
El personal, mis compañeros de trabajo, son geniales,siempre dispuestos a ayudarme, y así fue que aprendí a realizar taras como la de bartender, guia de tourismo y recepcionistas,actividades que jamas había realizado en mi vida.
Amé mi experiencia en Pura vida Hostel.
Gracias por todo.

16 days ago

United Kingdom

PURA VIDA IS AMAZING!!!! I had the most incredible month working there, and miss it so much! It was so great to live with so many wonderful people in such a great location in Rio in the best hostel! Dalton and Felipe are great people to work for and they gave me a great opportunity in letting me work there. I have learned a lot from this experience and would love to come back! Obrigado!!!

19 days ago


Eu vivei uma experiência ótima com um equipe lindo. Recomendaria para qualquer pessoa. Pura Vida é um hostel bem bonito, confortável e muito agradável.
Obrigado para tudo !

27 days ago

Costa Rica

Pura Vida Hostel was my first experience out of my country, an actually I could not have asked for more, The tasks are right distributed , organized and friendly, the location has its pros and cons, It is extremely close of the beach, like 3 minute away walking, the Owners are amazing and they don't make you feel overwhelmed.

I really recommend Pura Vida Hostel for any New Traveler who wants to stay a time in RIO DE JANEIRO.

Thanks So Much Dalton and Felipe.

28 days ago
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About Pura Vida Hostel

  • Hosted by Felipe

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: 1 day

About the host

Pura Vida Hostel is the only hostel in Rio de Janeiro with the charm of a medieval castle. We are located in the best spot of Rio, only one block from Copacabana beach, about 15 min walk to Arpoador and Ipanema beach, and a 2 min walk to the public transportation of your choosing (bus or metro). Here we do everything with Pura Vida flare and that includes our parties, always frequented by Cariocas looking for a fun time with live music, D...

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