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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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2021
    Great location, great staff (Guido - what a barkeeper!), great value for money, great private rooms, too. In a nutshell: GREAT! Don't think, just stay here :)
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2021
    Every time I am in Rio I stay in this Hostel and it's always a great experience. I recommed!
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2021
    I have to say that after staying in hostels around the world in 26 different countries, this is THE best hostel environment i have been seen and experienced. I felt like i was at home after a couple of days, the staff becomes like family. Ton, Steph, Ricardo, and the other members are genuinely helpful and great persons. Location is unbeatable (don't let the favela discourage, it is pretty safe). I actually extended my stay twice. Best hostel EVER, hands down.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 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


    15 Feb 2021
    This is the best hostel to party hands down
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2021
    i started from one night and finished with two weeks. During the day there is a relaxed atmosphere, sofas everywhere, TV, large balcony, large and well-equipped kitchen .feeling like home. Every day there are different tours around the city and for free. the wifi didn't worked for few days It was annoyin to go to a restaurant every time but after a few days they took care of it. I want to say thank you to Amanda and reji who really helped me with everything i need and always with smile!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    09 Jan 2021
    Great location. Freiendly staff. During covid this hostel was fully booked apparently. When I arrived it seemed to have many people to hang out with but later realized everyone was staff. My sheets never fit my bed so i didn't use them. My clothes got ruined because the security locker under the bed wasnt cleaned and full of rotting liquid. Randoms hanging out in the tv area at night. Not enough bathrooms for the amount of people.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    26 Feb 2021
    Really fun hostel with amazing volunteer staff (who should be paid or have less hours) that I love, however a lot of the guests stole stuff from other guests in the rooms and also food from the kitchen. Other guests also were talking all night and morning keeping everyone awake. There was a receptionist who was very rude and the owner fraternizes with guests and volunteers. However it’s very close to the beach, has a super fun bar and events every day and lovely people.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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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