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Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro Reviews

Rua Saint Roman #20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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131 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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No private bathroom in the privative dorms, shower down during the stay (staff worked it out during the stay!) breakfast partially included (choice between 4 complements to the minimalist part)


This is a party hotel on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, loud music until late. Not enough shared bathrooms, have to go into other dorm rooms to the bathroom. In serious need of new mattresses. Not enough cooking equipment, cutlery, plates etc for guests to use. Great location and staff. Nice breakfast. Could do with some basic maintenance on doors, bathrooms, security lockers etc.


I had a wonderful time at Pura Vida. Staff is friendly, facilities are good and it's perfect for socialising, I met amazing people there. Breakfast is just ok, not the best I have seen since you need to choose between fruit or sandwich, can't have both unless you pay extra. Overall, iy is a lovely place to stay and I would definitely come back again.

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