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Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro

Rua Saint Roman #20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

Property Information:

Built in the beginning of the last century by a Polish embassador, the house was uniquely constructed and still holds the special details and archietecture reminiscent of a European castle.

We have collective dorms that can hold 4, 6, and 12 people (bunk beds/coed) as well as a dorm room for girls (10 regular beds). Private rooms are available for groups between 4-6 people. Our chales are for a maximum of 2 people and include a queen-size bed and air-conditioning. All bathrooms are shared bathrooms with the exception of our chales, which include a private bathroom.

Pura Vida Hostel is situated within walking distance between two of the most famous beaches in the world. Less than a 1 minute walk lands you in front of Lifeguard Tower 5 (Posto 5) of Copacabana Beach and within 10 minutes, you will find yourself in Ipanema Beach with a fantastic view of the famous mountains of Dois Irmãos and Gavea!

To get to Copacabana, you can get a registered cab at any of the kiosks of the Airport or Central Bus Station. The landmark or point of reference for the taxi driver is Posto 5 and Rua Sa Ferreira. The address of the hostel is Rua Saint Roman street, number 20. The street is located off Rua Sa Ferreira, in between the main streets of Copacabana beach, Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana and Rua Raul Pompeia.

- Breakfast (included)
- Wi-Fi Internet (included)
- Bar (normally Thursdays-Saturdays except when Hostel Events are scheduled)
- Hostel Events (discounted entrance)
- Kitchen Facilities
- BBQ Area (depending on availabilty)
- 24/7 Entry/Exit of Pura Vida Hostel
- Security 24 Hours
- Transfers to Airport/Central Bus Station (additional cost)
- Tours of Rio de Janeiro (additional cost)

Times for Check-In and Check-Out
- Check-In is after 13:00 hs
- Check-Out is till 12:00 hs

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  • Latest Review

    Quite dirty, and they have a bar you have to pay to get into at night even if you are staying there. Other people staying there seemed pretty unfriendly and the room smelt awful the entire time. Area feels dangerous too. Would not recommend
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

SPECIAL PERIODS: You will be notified via email if your dates fall under a special period (New Years, Carnival, Olympics, Paralympics, holidays, etc.). Dates to note include New Years, December 30, 2015 - January 3, 2016, and Carnival, February 5, 2016 - February 13, 2015, amongst other dates. In order to guarantee your reservation during special periods, we require 50% of the total cost of your stay. Therefore in addition to the 12% deposit made on hostelworld.com, we will charge an additional 38% of the total cost of your stay to guarantee your reservation. The remaining 50% will be required upon check-in. For reservations made during New Years and Carnival, the following rule will be applied: reservations with a time frame less than the minimum nights required will be cancelled without notice. CANCELLATION POLICY for SPECIAL PERIODS: There are no refunds for reservations made during special periods. CHANGE IN DATES: A 48-hour notice is required for change in dates. If there is availability, changes will be made. During special periods, the guest(s) must pay the total amount due regardless of the type of date change. Please note that there could be changes in price and/or room type.

Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro Located at Rua Saint Roman #20, , Rio de Janeiro.
Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 22071-060 Rua Saint Roman #20
76% 242
-22.9807179 -43.1917619
Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro
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