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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

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63 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


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Minha primeira experiência como Worldpacker não poderia ter sido melhor, o Pura Vida Hostel é apaixonante, o ambiente é muito agradável, espaçoso, todos são como uma família! Felipe e Dalton são muito atenciosos e os outros worldpackers e funcionários são pessoas excelentes também. Todo o trabalho é muito bem explicado assim que chegamos, e as atividades como workshops, palestras e passeios que o hostel oferece são bem legais. Foi uma aprendizado foda pra minha vida. Sentirei muitas saudades dos amigos que fiz e do clima gostoso que rola no Pura Vida. Espero muito poder voltar! Obrigada!

1 day ago


Pura Vida Hostel gave me the great opportunity to live in Rio and experience this city from a different perspective! The hostel is very big and has nice rooms. Enough space to do your own thing while being amongst great friends. The breakfast is very basic but the people I met here have inspired me a lot! You get a lot of advantages from working and living here (free surf and skateboards, free bycicles and situated only 5 minutes away from the beach are only some of many). I enjoyed it very much and recommend it to anyone who wants to take a break from traveling and fell in love with Rio

6 days ago


Foi a minha primeira experiência como Worldpacker e foi FODA. Em 03 semanas eu aprendi coisas que demorei uma vida para aprender. Conheci pessoas maravilhosas! Conheci lugares maravilhosos e com toda certeza gente que vou levar para a vida. Um ambiente descontraído, os donos do hostel são excelentes! Tive um problema familiar e precisei voltar mais cedo, porém, estou com uma vontade enorme de voltar.

Foi incrível, sem exagerado!

8 days ago


Mi primera experiencia como Worldpackers y no pudo ser mejor. Desde el primer día fueron muy atentos, y me hicieron sentir como en casa, estuvieron en todo momento, hay un equipo de personas increíbles. Gracias dalton / Felipe por la oportunidad. Me llevo amigos de esta Gran Familia !!

9 days ago


Pensé que salía de casa pero en Pura Vida llegué a mi hogar, cada momento que viví fue sin duda la mejor experiencia que he podido experimentar, Felipe, una persona que se preocupa por el bienestar de cada uno de los que estuvimos y están en el hostel, lo que te hace vivir feliz y en armonía. Pura Vida Hostel los llevaré en mi cabeza y en mis más gratos sentimiento hasta que tenga memoria!! GRACIAS MIL!!!

15 days ago
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About Pura Vida Hostel

  • Hosted by Felipe

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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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