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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Bar: Make the Best Caipirinhas and Drinks. Let's hang out at night!

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Perform to entertain guests, children or local communities.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events 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

We are looking for energetic Worldpackers to join the Bar Team of one of the BEST Hostels in Rio! The WP should be sociable and have good communication skills. WP with Bartender experience and able to communicate in English and Spanish or Portuguese have more chances. WP that can play the guitar and with a good vibe = PERFECT MATCH! Most of days will work with 1 staff and in the slower days, will work alone. Anyone?

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 40 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
2 months

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180 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

28 Practicing English

28 Meeting international travelers

25 Meeting locals

24 Practicing Spanish

22 Immersing in the local culture

14 Developing social awareness

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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!

4 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!

almost 2 years ago



I'm so thankful to all Pura Vida team, the managers Felipe and Dalton are very friendly, they make you feel part of the family. My experience as tour guide was amazing, I had the chance to explore the city very well and make many new friends, the free parties is also something I need to mention. I will never forget this great experience I had during my almost 4 months at Pura Vida.

almost 2 years ago



It was a amazing experience, the hostel is well localized, there are good persons in staff, I really felt in my house. in this place I improved my english. thanks a lot for all the people that helped in my experience! I’ll back one day.

about 2 years ago

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