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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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

Booking fee: 50% upfront + 50% on check in

Groups Refund:
Cancelation 30 days before check in: 90%.refund
Cancelation 15 days before check in: 50% refund
Cancelation 7 days before check in: 30% refund
Cancelation with less than 7 days before check in: No refund.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Under 18 years old, only in private rooms and with parents.
Children under 5 do not pay.

Additional Info:

Check in time: 2pm
Check out time: 12pm

- Early check in:
You need to book the night before

- Late Check out (7pm):
Check availability and prices at reception

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


Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 mixed dorms that can hold 4, 6, and 12 guests (bunk beds/coed) as well as a dorm room for girls (10 regular beds).
All Dorms have electronic lock on door and individual lockers.
Private rooms are available for groups between 2 and 5 guests.
Our best room is our Deluxe Suite (Deluxe 5 Bed Private) which can fit a group of 5. The room comes with air-conditioning, fan, bathroom, small kitchen with microwave, Cable TV, and small fridge.

Our private chalets (Deluxe Double Bed Private) are a great option for 1, 2 or 3 guests. The room includes a queen-size bed (extra mattress for a 3rd person), balcony, bathroom and air-conditioning.
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 Gávea!
To get to Pura Vida Hostel, there are 3 options: Bus, Taxi / Uber or Metro.
No matter how you come, the best way to reach our home is by Copacabana, through Rua Sá Ferreira.
The Hostel's address is Rua Saint Roman, number 20. Our house is the 2nd on the right, coming from Rua Sá Ferreira.

- Breakfast (not included)
- Wi-Fi Internet (included)
- Bar (check scheduled)
- Hostel Events (discounted entrance)
- Living Room with Cable Tv, Video Game and Books
- Kitchen Facilities
- BBQ Area
- 24/7 Entry/Exit of Pura Vida Hostel
- Security 24 Hours
- Transfers to Airport/Central Bus Station (additional cost)
- Free walking Tours (Check schedule)
- Tours in Rio de Janeiro and neighbor Cities (additional cost)

Times for Check-In and Check-Out
- Check-In is after 13:00 hs
- Check-Out is till 12:00 hs
*If you need a Late Check Out, please contact Reception for prices and availability. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 May 2022
    Great time at the hostel. Made very special by a lovely team headed up by renata. She was very warm, kind and welcoming and helped us a lot. A very kind and giving person. A big thanks to Anna too, she was a great help. Can’t wait to come back one day. AJ and pasha
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 May 2022
    Absolutely wonderful stay! The community within Pura Vida is vibrant, welcoming and friendly. The hostel is situated in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the famous Copacabana beach. Special shout out to Thiago for always maintaining a positive and kind attitude - we shared many laughs and he provided me with many useful tips for navigating Rio. Thanks again Thiago!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 May 2022
    Pura Vida was not just a hostel, it was a home. when you travel for a long time you need a place to feel home and a family - and Pura Vida gave me that. Thank you so much! thanks to all the staff and hopefully we see us again soon!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2022
    I had such an amazing time here. The vibe, the people, the location.. all of it is great. I highly recommend:)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2022
    This hostel has a great atmosphere, great place to meet people and party
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2022
    Amazing vibe… great guests… lots of space to hang around… and of course the best staff in Rio de Janeiro: Michele and Thiago are the best in this whole city!!!
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2022
    All of the staff were extremely friendly. They had events organized everyday. Renata really did a great job of creating a fun atmosphere. Would definitely recommend staying here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Apr 2022
    Really loved it! Great staff and if you like mingling/ party this is the place to be!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Apr 2022
    The staff here are awesome, especially Thiago, Jesus, Ra. Its in a perfect location right by copacabana beach and has a nice downstairs kitchen/bar area. The rooms are a bit too hot and the beds not comfy with plastic sheets & sheets that don't fit. But overall good hostel.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    17 May 2022
    The rooms appeared dirty, the most unconfortable bed and pillow I have ever slept on, made out of plastic!! Atmosphere was ok. The parties were interesting, the staff was a mixture, some were nice and some were not so much. Location is close to the beach which was nice but in a bit of a slum. Not good value for the money. We ended up booking a hotel after 2 nights at this Hostel.
    Moldova, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi