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Pura Vida Beach Hostel Reviews

Falezei Street no 4, Vama Veche, Romania

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27 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Nice Hostel in perfect beach location, facilities and so on were good. But stuff often seemed overstrained and was hardly able to talk English. That might have had something to do with the fact that I stayed at Pura Vida directly after end of the season and thus this might not be representative, but this was often a problem. Anyway the rest was very fine, a good and cheap place in a beautiful location.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very cool hostel with its own bar and conveniently located right on the beach. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The only negative was a foul smell in the toilet, perhaps some issue with the drains? Cleanliness of the toilets could also be better maintained. All in all I had a great stay.


Great location right at the beach, good internet.. Very basic


Incredible location-right on the beach and near all the best bars. Facilities ok and staff really nice. Left my ebook vehind and they offered to post it to my home address no worries! Definitely the place to be in vama


Great hostel with an amazing location (literally on the beach). The management staff was always around, really friendly and making sure everything was OK. The cleaning lady was cleaning 24/7, which was nice to see. It's slightly loud at night due to the beach music club next door so bring some ear plugs, but it wasn't too bad as you are usually dancing on the beach with the music. The hostel could use some new lockers for storage but there was a code to get in the front door which helped.


A very chill hostel, just like the city.


Staff are friendly and up for a good time. They were English/Aussie so that made us feel more at ease. There is a queer smell that we can only describe as rotting corpse/rotting egg that we think came from a drainage problem. Location is perfect literally right on the beach front. Wifi was good plus available in the bar. We got double booked and thus got kicked out from the room we had booked/payed for months in advance. We did get a 12% discount for this however. Would stay again definitely

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