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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Night Shift (Reception & Cleaning): Keep our energy up!

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Practice English
41 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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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.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Keep our energy up and our Hostel clean at night! Stay awake at night, take care of our house and help our guests. During the shift also help with: Reception stock control (keep our fridge full), don't let people make noise and sleep in common areas, keep the reception, balcony, TV room and living room organized, keep kitchen cleaned, wash dishes if needed and answer evaluations. 24hs weekly shift - 3 Nights per week. Breakfast is included.

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 45 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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204 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

41 Practicing English

41 Meeting international travelers

37 Meeting locals

36 Immersing in the local culture

32 Practicing Spanish

19 Developing social awareness



It was my first experience as wordlpacker and i spent a really good time here, i completly recommend it. Everything was great, the location, the lifestyle, the atmosphere of the hostel with the staff members, the bosses, the clients...
Great first experience!!!

about 1 month ago

United States


I had a wonderful time at Pura. I especially like how volunteers and guests have mixed housing. The result is an incredibly inclusive, social environment. The location of the hostel is prime (2 min from nearest Market and Copacabana Beach). This experience allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture, practice Portugese, and connect with amazing people. I highly recommend this experience to those that have doubts. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions :)

3 months ago

United States


You get more than what you expected! Felipe and Dalton carefully pick the people that volunteers at this awesome Hostel. It has a unique vibe that’s contagious and you don’t want to leave at all! Hosts are very clear with house rules and communicate efficiently, plus they’re flexible with accommodating schedules if needed. There’s always something going on as far as tours or activities with the guests. These almost two months past by so quickly and I’m hopeful that’ll be back soon. Thanks to every single person that helped me and made me feel at home. I’ll take those memories with me!

8 months ago



You know when you are leaving a place but you are crying because you really don't wanna leave it!! is pura vida hostel . You got the friendliest and the nicest owners ever Felipe and Dalton are just so openminded and so flexible and easy to deal with . the working houres are 5 houres and you get 2 days off pretty chilled work you get to know and talk to more brazilian .The vibe that the packers create is just unbeleiveable you feel that you are in a family. Don't even mention the location is the best location in whole brazil 5min from copacabana 15min from ipanema.You're in my heart pura vida

over 1 year ago



I had such a great experience at Pura Vida Hostel. Dalton and Felipe are very eager to make the experience as great as possible for all Worldpackers. Couldn't be happier with my stay there and I recommend it to everyone looking for a fun adventure!

over 2 years ago

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