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What you offer

Hours per week

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

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Help with a wide range of repairs.

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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 Pubs

Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.

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 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.


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

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The Experience

The Worldpacker for this position will be our maintenance guy in the house! The WP will be responsible do all kind of repairs and help us to make sure everything in the house is working fine! There maybe be also chance to paint walls and rooms. - Worldpackers with maintenance / electricity work experience are one or two steps ahead! - Someone who knows how to Paint is also ahead

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  • Between 20 and 55 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
10 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

86 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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

about 5 hours ago


Foi excelente ser guia no Pura Vida! Os tours são ótimos e todos podem participar. Obrigado pela experiência!

4 days ago


O MELHOR HOSTEL DO RIO DE JANEIRO <3 Minha experiência no Pura Vida foi maravilhosa, lá você não viaja para o Rio de janeiro, você vive o Rio de janeiro. Os horários de trabalho e o trabalho em si é tranquilo, a localização é maravilhosa, perto de tudo, praia, metro, festas, mercado, farmácia e por ai vai. O hostel promove eventos e vários free tours, serio não pensem duas vezes apliquem <3 Aos anfitriões agradeço de coração, até a próxima família Pura Vida !!

5 days ago


En Pura Vida hostel, me he ssentido como en casa desde el primer dia que llegué a este lugar, el ambiente y la energia que encuentras acá hace que tu estadia sea cada dia una experiencia muy confortable.
Los anfitriones son realmente cercanos y están dispuestos todo el tiempo a escucharte y a darte su ayuda si asi lo necesitas.
Un grato ambiente de familia es el que se vive acá.
Siempre agradecida de haber llegado a este gran hogar.

8 days ago


some("La mejor de todas!! Muchas gracias por todo!!")

13 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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