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Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Enterteinment + Tours: Bar Games, Guide Tours & Take to Parties.

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Connect with international travelers
52 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
50 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.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
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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 Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
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.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes 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.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
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.
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The Experience

The WP for this position must be very sociable, have high level of energy, VERY good communication skills (fluent english & portuguese) and be fit to do Hikes and long walks. You will be responsible to plan, inform, invite and lead groups to do our Free Tours, to go to Parties and promote Bar Games (Beer Pong, Karaoke, etc). Also important to get guests contacts, take pictures and make videos of the whole thing! Lets make people happy!

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  • Fluent Portuguese
  • Between 20 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
2 months

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224 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

52 Meeting international travelers

50 Practicing English

47 Meeting locals

46 Immersing in the local culture

39 Practicing Spanish

22 Developing social awareness

United States


You don’t often find a real home away from home when you’re traveling. Luckily, I found one at Pura Vida. Truly one of the best hostel experiences I’ve ever had and it’s felt like family. The vibes, the environment, the facilities, it was a truly wonderful place to not only enjoy Brazilian culture and its people, but to also engage with other visitors at the hostel. Felipe is a wonderful host and wants the most out of the people he has as WPs and the people who just come to visit. Pura Vida isn’t just a hostel, it really is a second home.

2 months ago



I had my first volunteer experience at Pura Vida and my only complain is that it ended too soon! I had to leave for personal reasons, but the short time spent in Pura Vida is now one of my fondest memories:) The place has an amazing energy and will have a lasting positive impression on anyone open to new adventures, meeting new people and experiencing Rio in a vibrant, unusual way! Felipe, who's "in charge" of the WP team is a super friendly, comprehensive and transparent host - not to say he's perfect, but he's able to recognize his mistakes and be humble
100% recommend

3 months ago



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!!!

5 months 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 :)

6 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!

11 months ago

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