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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2019
    This hostel has very kind and helpful staff. Witty messages on the walls contribute to relaxed atmosphere. Its location is in the Old City.
    Croatia, Female, 41+
  • 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
  • 6.9


    30 Nov 2019
    Really think the bathroom situation needs to be sorted out. Doors that won't close, and a seemingly "dirty" shower don't bode well with most travellers. Other than that, a good place to stay, local to most spaces in the old town
    Australia, Male, 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+
  • 5.1


    22 Sep 2019
    This hostel has great potential but unfortunately it is very run down. The room that my brother and I stayed in had a glass wall/door for the entrance so there wasn’t really any privacy. In the room itself the outlets and the bed side lights didn’t work. For the whole floor there was only one tiny shower that felt like a coffin and only two toilets that were always disgusting and dirty and half the time didn’t even work. The only thing amazing about the hostel is the location.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.0


    18 Oct 2019
    Ive booked specifically 4 bed female dorm at Pura Vida and was sent to another hostel (LITTLE BUCHAREST) where they put me in a room with two guys. When I pointed out this at the reception, nobody did anything. The bathroom/toilet was the worst Ive ever seen in a hostel - dirty and terribly smelled of urine. You wont get much sleep since there is loud music playing outside till 5:30. Only good thing was good wifi.
    Czech Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    20 Oct 2019
    HOTEL WAS CLOSED DOWN. They moved me to another hostel with out my knowledge or consent. No notice was given of these changes was given before my arrival, leaving me both SHOCKED, DISTRESSED and on my own in a another country. NO consideration was given to the fact i booked a FEMALE ONLY DORM with ensuite. It was sometime before i had calmed down from the shock of my by that time i had checked in and too late to move somewhere else. Please contact me. For full specific details. 07772041416
    England, Female, 31-40
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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