Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

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

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2020
    You will enjoy your stay. If you are looking to spend a weekend or more, almost one month for me, Pura Vida is the place for you. Everyone from the staff is friendly, young and always in for party or extra activities. Me I had Portuguese lessons with the receptionist Carolina, she may look too serious but after a while you will change your opinion seeing her always with a big smile, Brava Ragazza. I’ve learned so much from her about the language and Brazilian culture. Thumbs up she’s Amazing!
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2020
    Pura Vida Hostel is the best hostel ever to stay in Rio de Janeiro. It was a such great time spend my days over there. Good vibe, adventure and good energy also closer to the best places to visit in Rio de Janeiro.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2020
    Very large and clean hostel. It is located by the entrance of a fevela but it's not a problem. The only issue is some Uber driver will not want to go all the way to the door.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2019
    The atmosphere and culture here was amazing! Although most of the visitors here were from Brazil or Chile and there was a big language barrier we all made the most of it and created amazing friendships from it! The staff were some of the nicest people I’ve met- so welcoming and willing to help whenever required. Although it’s located at the start of a favela we didn’t run into any trouble but it’s always best to be on the cautious side.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Oct 2019
    Absolutely loved the place
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Jun 2020
    It’s a very unique place in Rio. Next to the best beaches and night life! They were all about the safety procedures because of corona virus.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    23 May 2020
    The house is just huge and there is a lot of space! Staff was very kind and worried about the pandemic situation.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 4.6


    22 Sep 2019
    Dirty, Dated, would not recommend. Only positives are the free walking tours with miquesias and marellas private favela tour
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    28 Oct 2019
    Worst hostel I have ever stayed in. The atmosphere is awful. The place is outdated. Extremely dirty and the beds are filthy. The receiptionist/owner is so ignorant. Does nothing to help, very rude and would be on his phone and make you wait 5 minutes until he finished scrolling on his Facebook before he answered your question. Awful place. The only hostel after a 6 month south American trip that I didn't like. The police also had to come when 2 of the workers started fighting with eachother.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • 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