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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

90 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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 ♥️

9 days ago


O Pura Vida é sinônimo de " sua casa ". Pensa em um ugar em que você se sinta em casa, com pessoas alegres e com astral, esse é o ambiente do Pura Vida. Felipe é um anfitrião excelente, trata todos como se fossem uma grande família. Ele é flexível e divide as tarefas, de forma que nao saia pesado para ninguém. Esse hostel só agrega experiências boas em nossas vidas, desde o meu primeiro dia eu consegui perceber que dali eu ia levar uma bagagem de experiências para casa. Obrigada Felipe, Pura Vida e todos os Worldpackes e hóspedes que ali passaram. Até breve!

19 days ago


Estoy muy contento de haber elegido y que me hayan aceptado en Pura Vida. El equipo de trabajo pasan a ser los amigos con los que vivis. Las horas de trabajo y las tareas son muy divertidas ya que el ambiente es muy bueno. Sobre el hostel es un placer ser parte de esa casa historica del barrio de Copacabana, con una historia y una arquitectura muy linda. Y es muy enriquecedora la experiencia por lo aprendido, los tours, la ciudad, los amigos, y la musica del bar. A una ciudad la hacen linda sus personas, y por eso Rio de Janeiro es mas linda todavia, por las personas de Pura Vida ! Gracias !

22 days ago


Agradezco a la vida de haber pasado mi viaje en este hostal!. El lugar es muy organizado lo que hace que todo funcione bien, la experiencia de estar en una favela y poder conocer la otra cara de esa realidad es realmente enriquecedora. Puravida tiene una energía que jamás sentí en otros hostales, todo el mundo comparte, es un lugar que genera comunidad y eso es muy importante! Muchas muchas gracias!

24 days ago


Pura Vida es mi hogar en Rio do Janeiro. Que más decir!

26 days ago
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About Pura Vida Hostel

  • Hosted by Felipe

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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: Less than a 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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