Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

To effect the reservation is necessary to make the advance payment of 50% of the reservation. The other 50% must be repaid within 5 days prior to check-in. In some dates will be necessary to pay 100% of the reservation.

This amount will not be refundable in case of cancellation, no show or reduction in the number of people in the group.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

With a gorgeous pool and a huge and beautiful garden, in the border of the wonderful rain forest, a really nice bar in front of the pool, good beer, delicious food and a great team, this incredible house from the 18th century was adapted to became a hostel.
You'll certainly have an amazing stay here. Our guests always love this place and became good friends.

With easy access by car or on foot from the most important touristic points of Paraty, from the bus station, the historical center and beaches, Casa Viva is strategically chosen to offer you contact with the amazing brazillian nature in a unique place.

We offer:
- Great location
- One of the best cost / benefits and city rate
- A huge pool in front of the bar, where you can have wonderful moments
- A team with very high spirit, always ready to serve and help you in everything you need
- Parking included in rate
- Private rooms
- Mixed Dorm - 6 people
- A good number of toilets and showers
- Air conditioning in all rooms
- A unique and very privileged view of the mountains and the Atlantic forest
- And so much more!

We can also schedule the best tours in the city:
- Sailing, Private boat or schooner (paradisiacs islands, beautiful beaches on the Paraty Bay)
- Jeep tour (waterfalls and distilleris)
- Natural Pools
- Bikes for rent
- Horseback riding
- Kayaking and Stand-up Paddle
- Spa & Massage
- City tour
- Scuba diving courses (taught in our pool and later, in the sea)
- And many other itineraries and tours!

Our team is here to help you to make the best tours and welcome you in the best possible way so you can have unforgettable moments.

Come and enjoy a great time with us!

Check-in: 14h
Check-out: 11h

We have mixed dorm, for this reason we don’t acept under age in this rooms.
Cancellation policy: 7 days prior the reservation
You can be contacted by the property in order to provide the CVC code of your credit card to a pre-authorization of a debit of 50% of the total amount of your reservation to secure your booking. Failure to complete the payment in 72 hours will result in cancellation of your booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    Couldn’t have asked for more caring, friendly and fun staff. We felt at home from the second we arrived. They organised amazing day trips for us within minutes of asking. There is also a great area to hang out even when it’s raining and there’s nothing to do! Would recommend this hostel to anyone We felt at home from the second we arrived.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Very nice experience here. Felt very relaxed and a cool vibe. The staff were very helpful for organising tours and transfers. They were very welcoming and nice. The food was fab. Would highly recommend staying here.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Dec 2019
    Best hostel in South America so far on our 9 months trip
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    Great atmosphere and staff, awesome and huge pool. It is a 15min walk from city centre, in the 6 bed room there is only one bathroom. Paraty is a wonderful city for tourism!
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 Jan 2020
    Great hostel with very friendly staff and a decent location. Pool is excellent as well and the flood is beautiful
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Jan 2020
    Amazing place with super fun staff. The swimming pool is HUGE and bar a fun place to hang around (and meet new people!). Highly recommended!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Jan 2020
    The hostel was really nice, pool was amazing, and so close to everything. Only thing is the food at the hostel is quite expensive, and breakfast is not included. Even things like a blanket (because the aircon blew right onto my bed) cost extra.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Jan 2020
    The location was a 15 minute walk to the centre, the staff were super friendly with an amazing kitchen offering delicious seafood dinners. The breakfast isn't included but it's great value and the toasties were 👌. The best feature of the hostel is definitely the pool, perfect to cool off on a hot day. The staff also helped us plan a boat tour and gave advice on our trip to Sao Paulo. Highly recommend this place for a Paraty stay!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Dec 2019
    Four of us stayed in casa viva for 3 nights, the faculties are great with an amazing pool to use, the food at the hostel is also very impressive along with a good happy hour each evening, the hostel is a little bit of a walk out of town and a downside to the room is there are no lockers in the room to secure your belongings, Babs one of the hostel staff was great during our trip and we could not fault her
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2020
    There is no kitchen at all. You cannot even prepare your own breakfast or a snack. It's really frustrating. The hostel does sell food, but I think for a hostel a basic kitchen or even a fridge (at bare minimum) should be a requirement. The staff are generally friendly, although there was an incident where the bartender offered several patrons "free drinks", which they ended up being charged for. This could have been delt with better.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant