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What you offer

Hours per week

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


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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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 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 Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

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.

Surf lessons

Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.

Dance classes

Rock your body! Join our dance classes.


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

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The Experience

The most important thing for a Worldpacker at Pura Vida Hostel is to smile and enjoy Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, Pura Vida Hostel and our guests. Mr. /Ms. Clean will also help us keeping our house super nice and clean, with a Pura Vida vibe! Common areas and bedrooms need your touch to shine!

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  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

96 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Ownn😍Ainda nem fui daqui e já estou morrendo de saudades!!! Passei um mês lindo!!!! Vivi cada um dos dias intensamente!!! Muita festa, música, alegria e, sobretudo, amizades... Minha família Pura Vida!!! Amo vocês!!!
Tô indo, mas volto!!!!

22 days ago


Fue mi primera experiencia como voluntaria y con certeza en el mejor lugar!. Vivi en pura vida hostel 4 meses, y enseguida me hicieron sentir parte de una familia. El hostel es increíble, y Felipe y Dalton son personas maravillosas, muy alto astral que siempre me cuidaron y fueron flexibles en todo para que yo me sienta cada vez mejor. Me fui llena de energía positiva y llevo a todos en mi corazón para siempre. Gracias infinitas!!! Saudades e Pura vida!

23 days ago


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 ❤️

about 1 month 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!

about 1 month 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

about 2 months ago
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About Pura Vida Hostel

  • Hosted by Felipe

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  • Response Rate: 90%
  • 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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