Sustainability Level 1
Free WiFi

Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro

Free Cancellation Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

1276 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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, 8 and 12 guests (bunk beds/coed) as well as a dorm room for girls (8 regular beds).
All Dorms have electronic lock on door and individual lockers.
Some of our Dorms have bathroom inside and air conditionining. They are our Best Dorms!
Private rooms are available for groups between 2 and 5 guests.
We also offer a Family Private Room (Family 5 Bed Private) which can fit up to 5 guests.
The room has air-conditioning, fan, bathroom, small kitchen with microwave, Cable TV, and small fridge.

Our private chalets (Double Bed Privates) 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. Some also have SmarTV.

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.

- Bar (Opens everyday - check scheduled)
- Hostel Events
- FREE Dance Classes (at least 3 times per week)
- Free Tours (at least 3 times per week. Check schedule)
- Tours in Rio de Janeiro and neighbor Cities (additional cost)
- Breakfast (not included)
- Wi-Fi Internet (included)
- Co-working area
- Living Room with SmarTv and Books
- Kitchen Facilities
- BBQ Area
- 24/7 Entry / Exit of Pura Vida Hostel
- Security 24 Hours

Times for Check-In and Check-Out
- Check-In is after 14:00 hs
- Check-Out is till 12:00 hs
*If you need a Late Check Out or an Early Check In, please contact Reception for prices and availability.

Reviews & Ratings

1276 Total Reviews
  • Security
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

Check Availability

Check In
Check Out

Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
Learn more


Latest Reviews

Jun 03, 2024
Awesome staff, great hostel. Everything you might need is in walking distance. The private rooms are great for solo or couples traveling.
show more
Male, 31-40
Jun 02, 2024
Es el mejor hostel para hospedarse tiene mucho por hacer como clases de baile gratis, tours gratis, un bar muy animado, el hostel muy bien ubicado ya que esta cerca de la playa, de los supermercados y de restaurantes, me encanta y estoy segura que regresare.
show more
Female, 25-30
May 31, 2024
Best staff I ever met in a hostel and great vibe. Very good for solo travellers. Big thanks to Renate, Leo, Victor, Matheus and Atlas!
show more
Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

More hostels in Rio de Janeiro