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

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Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 collective dorms that can hold 4, 6, and 12 people (bunk beds/coed) as well as a dorm room for girls (10 regular beds).
All of them with electronic lock at the door and individual lockers.

Private rooms are available for groups between 2-6 people.
Of these private rooms for groups, 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, 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 and air-conditioning.

All bathrooms are shared bathrooms with the exception of our chalets and deluxe suite, which include a private bathroom.

Pura Vida Hostel is situated within walking distance between some 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 and Arpoador Beach with a fantastic view of the famous mountains of Dois Irmãos and Gávea!

We are 5 min away from Metro Station (General Osório - Exit D) and from the main bus lines. We have easy access from our house to all Rio points of interest.

To get to Copacabana, you can get a registered cab at any of the kiosks in the airport or central bus station. The landmark/point of reference 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 (additional cost)
- Wi-Fi Internet (included)
- Bar (opens daily except when we have events)
- Events and Parties (discounted entrance)
- Bikes, Surf and Skateboard Rentals
- 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 14:00
- Check-Out is till 12:00 (check reception for late check out) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Fantastic place, we really enjoyed our time and would gladly stay again
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 May 2019
    A very quirky place, very social, very clean with nice staff! I stayed in a private room and in a dorm, both were clean and nice! Very helpful staff, Mirela even took us on a favela tour which felt very safe and nice as she knew people there! Very nice stay, would stay again!
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Pura Vida is the dream! Great hostel with good vibes every evening and a good location close to the beach (but far enough away that you can get some cheaper and better food ahah). The staff are lovely, Jackson and Augustine particularly really helped us out. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Aug 2019
    We stayed at a private room and everything was ok!! The room was clean and as it is shown at the pictures. The commons areas of the hostel we perfect to hang out and chill and the kitchen had basic staff but it was clean and organized. The stuff were great! A very good group of people who were always trying to break the ice and make you comfortable. It felt like a i was guest at a house a of big group of friends, than a hostel. I totally recommend this place.
    Greece, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Jul 2019
    This was my first ever hostel. I would definitely recommend it and stay there again. The staff are extremely friendly and the other guests even more so. No need to worry that it’s at the bottom of a Favela. The free walking tours are amazing that the hostel put on and if Paulina takes you your in safe hands. I also had Miqueias take me on a private tour and that was incredible. Thank you everyone at Pura Vida I’ll see you when I return.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    09 Apr 2019
    If you stay here then just make sure that your room doesn't face the bar. I arrived to Rio a bit sick so I really needed the sleep and asked to be switched. The staff kindly obliged and after that I had a very good rest throughout my time in Rio. I also like that it's so close to the beach, grocery stores, and ATM machines.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    05 Jul 2019
    Good to know if you don't speak spanish or portugese is that mostly spanish speaking guests are staying here. Staff and guests are up for partying. Good common areas. Really annoying that the guy behind the bar plays extremely loud music, despite basically no one there, so impossible to have conversations at the common area.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    11 Jul 2019
    Right in the heart of the Copacabana, Pura Vida boasts a great location for a more authentic Rio. The Staff were friendly and helpful offering lots to do and see in the local area and the overall vibe of the hostel was young, playful and welcoming. The facilities were basic but you still get value for money. My only grievance was with the loud bar music that blasted until midnight every night leaving you wanting for sleep. If you’re there for partying, it may be your thing.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    09 Mar 2019
    Has the potential to be great but the bathrooms are not on the same floor as the bedrooms (for guys) and they also smelt really badly of ammonia when I was there. The super-friendly and welcoming staff made up for the grumpy older woman who was on reception when I arrived.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 5.7


    29 Jul 2019
    Bare bones on the edge of a safer favella near the beach. Showers/bathroom/kitchen pretty icky; beds are rickety and every room has a door which sounds a little beeping alarm every time it opens and every time it closes.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Nightclub