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Additional Terms and Conditions

We need a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the reservation, within one week of when the reservation has been made.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew.

Additional Info:

A deposit of 20% of the total amount will be charged for groups larger than 5 people at check-in and returned in case of no damages.

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


Pura Vida Sky Bar & Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

This is not an ordinary hostel, this is a great hostel with an amazing sky bar, opened during the warm months, right in the middle of the Old Town of Bucharest, in the pedestrian area, managed by experienced staff. Here you are in the middle of city nightlife and you can also have your own parties on the rooftop bar. In the sky bar at the 5th floor, you can enjoy some great sunsets with friends and travelers from all over the world. We may continue, but you have to come over to see by yourself. More than that, we have a cute indoor lounge with music, books and good vibes. People here are always having fun and they will not let you get bored. The location is more than central, you can get so easily to any part of the city with the main subway trains, buses, and trams.

You will find us next to the Nation Bank of Romania in a recently renovated building situated on one of the most famous pedestrian streets of the old town, Smardan Street, close to the main attractions of the city.

Oh, and did we forget to tell you that we have free WiFi and free towels for our guests from Hostelworld?

There are many combinations that you can choose. We have rooms with 4, 6, and 10 beds and a shared bathroom. We also have a double private room. And you can cook your own meal exactly how you like it in the new shared kitchen. So, what are you waiting for? We are here for you!

Pura Vida Sky Bar & Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 5 days before arrival.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
Groups larger than 5 people, will be charged a 20% deposit at check-in and returned in case of no damages.
We ask for a 30 lei /5 Euro key deposit for lockers.

In case of damages and inappropriate behavior extra charges will be applied.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew.
Nonsmoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.8

  • Security 6.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 5.8

  • Cleanliness 4.6

  • Facilities 4.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2019
    Very good and nice place for holidays The location is in old town centre Good and nice people in reception
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2019
    Lockers were big enough to fit my pack. friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location for those looking to see the old city and enjoy the nightlife. Only gripe was that the sky bar was not stocked so I couldn’t get the drinks I wanted.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Apr 2019
    I had a lot of fun, but the cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Staff was nice but not always knowledgeable. The room was very warm and with the window open it was freezing and very loud. The bathroom was a bit dirty and bare bones, luckily there were only a few people staying on the floor. Not a lot going on, except at the rooftop bar, for a few hours.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    26 Aug 2019
    The rooms didnt have blackouts and all the lights from the street got into our rooms. The kitchen barely had appliances. I heard that the hostel Is closing next month, so thats why it was like that. Has a great location and huge potential, it Is a shame that it was in those conditions
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Location and security fine. One member of staff was so rude. No air conditioning, it was so hot in the room. Sky bar was okay but the pictures make it look better than it is. Overall I wouldn't recommend this hostel.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    01 Jun 2019
    Noisy hostel & gave me bed bugs!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    25 May 2019
    Worst day for me in 20 years of hostel stays. Group of half-dozen drunks staying together terrorized our entire floor two consecutive nights: screaming/banging on walls/loud profanities/throwing food in halls/vomiting in shared facilities/etc. Person at hostel working late shift (solo) spoke to them briefly on night #2 but was visibly intimidated and instead of kicking them out or calling police (as I suggested) he left with problem unresolved. They continued raising hell until almost 7 a.m.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    22 Mar 2019
    1. I was charged full price at check in although I had already paid a $7 downpayment when I booked online 2. there was no staff not even when checking out, I eventually left my key on the desk and left. 3. The beds were thin and super loud, 4. there was 1 bathroom for all the 10 people staying in my room, plus the Skybar people used our bathroom. 5. had to take a cold shower. 6. door didn't lock, so not safe. 7. the hostel entrance was down a creepy alley next door to a very shady nightclub.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    25 Jan 2019
    The internet doesnt work, the place has a bad smell sometimes and only the first staff who does my check in was friendly and helpful.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    18 Jan 2019
    Here’s what they don’t tell you: building under construction/renovation, dust all over the place, no bar, no terrace in this time of the year, one bathroom/toilet/shower for I guess 15 ppl, no one welcomes you at the reception (a sign says: go to another building to check in) and the entrance door is mostly open during the day/evening. After the first night when we could sleep x the crazy noises and the smell of smoke in the toilet, the guy was very kind to give us back the money x one night.
    Italy, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games