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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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4 weeks

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94 Reviews

Host & Staff

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familia pura vida levarei pra sempre no meu coração. valeu felipe por tudo e por todos que tive o prazer de dividir um pouco. saudades mil do planeta 5 ❤️

4 days ago


pura vida foi uma das melhores experiencias da minha vida. Felipe, anfitrião, muito gente boa e parceiro! Fiz grandes amigos na casa que agora levo pra vida, levo comigo cada momento vivido naquela casa e fora dela com a galera. Se busca diversão, pura vida é o lugar certo!

11 days ago


viví una exelente experiencia en una hermosa ciudad y en un lugar como pura vida dónde se puede compartir conocer y disfrutar de muy buenas personas! sumamente recomendable

16 days ago


I had the best time in Rio de Janeiro working as worldpacker in Pura Vida Hostel, i made good friends, enjoyed the wonderful city and the nature around. The hostel is very near to the beach of Copacabana and i you get benefits as worldpackers like tours, free entrance to some bars and clubs, bikes and more, the tasks for worldpackers are very well organized, i highly recommend it.

18 days ago


Pura Vida is the best hostel in Rio! I had SO much fun there, I’ll never forget the experiences I had and the people I met. The team is awesome and it seems more like a family than anything else. The hours and tasks are fair and you have plenty of time to enjoy all Rio has to offer. It’s true about free surfboards, free bicycles, free tours and free parties (w/ free drinks 😜). The owners (Felipe and Dalton) make their best to create a cool and fun atmosphere- thanks guys for being awesome! The location is just perfect, you have everything around.. TNX PV, I’ll be back soon ♥️

about 1 month ago
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About Pura Vida Hostel

  • Hosted by Felipe

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 2 days

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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