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Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect hostel to enjoy the spirit of Rio, very close from Copacabana beach and everything at walking distance. Clean and very good ambiance. The bar of the hostel is also a very good place to meet people and party.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second Hostel in Rio, not as good as my first one but still good value for money. No aircon in the dorm rooms which was a bit annoying, but lots of room for luggage to be locked away and adequate fan in the room.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean place, nice breakfast. Since i can't speak any portuguese or spanish, the staff was very helpful in case of translations on phone calls. It is very closed to the famoust Copacabana beach and to public transportation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is close to the beach as well as to the favela pavao pavaozinho. You may get a bit scared at first but it safe to get here walking. It is right at the Posto 5 of Copacabana, which is known as the most secure. The atmosphere is very "hostely", people from everywhere. I would advise you to come...

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Porthtowan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel as a building is great, and the location is ideal for the beach but the entrance to the hostel is next to the entrance to a favela, so arriving late at night was a bit scary. There are always police at the end of the road so it is probably safe and we did get used to it....

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Serra, ES
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

If you haven't stayed in a hostel in Rio, you must visit Pura Vida Hostel. It is located on block from Copacabana beach. The hostel is very clean and confortable. The vibe at the hostel is amazing. Both times I've visited the hostel, I met great people from all around the globe.

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Imbroisi, Proprietário at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Ricardo! Its a pleasure for us to make your trip to Rio better. You are always super welcome here. Cheers and Pura Vida!

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great hostel in a former embassy. Super spacious and very nice staff! Beach is only 5 minutes away. You even get free drinks!. Only downturn is the lack of proper airconditioning in the rooms at night.

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Imbroisi, Proprietário at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Dominic! Thanks for choosing us and for the evaluation. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We have a total of 18 room, 11 of them with AC. The cheaper rooms only have fans and thats why they are warmer. Thank you and Pura Vida!

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome space at pura vida hostel, nice breakfast, the service has been great. Great place when on a low budget trip as well. Perfect location 2 blocks from the beach and next to shops and supermarket. I reccomend. Peace

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very friendly staff Good location: just few minutes away by walk from the beach and close to two metro stations. Moto taxis are waiting just down the street. Good vibes: There is a bar/night club down the hostel with nice events. The hostel and the rooms are very clean. Only inconvenient : the bathroom and shower for buys are downstairs...

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Imbroisi, Proprietário at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for choosing us and for the words! Its a pleasure for us to know that you enjoyed your stay. Cheers and Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this hostel; our private room with an ensuite was clean and secure. The staff here are super friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was one of the best that we had in Sth America. Great location too!!

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Hi Sarah! Thanks for choosing us and for the review. We hope you can come back soon! Cheers and Pura Vida!

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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PURA VIDA HOSTEL: Opened in Feb. 2011, in a beautiful house (almost century - old Polish embassy in Rio)and oly 100 meters away from Copacabana beach and 15 minutes from Arpoardor and Ipanema. The metro is a 5 minute walk and we also we offer transfers. TAVERNA SAINT ROMAN - Our Bar: Broad and decor medieval style and offers attractions, concerts, parties, events, birthdays and promotions. BAR DO DECK An option to Taverna, outdoor, barbecue and pizza area, music, and TV and connected to the house. SERVICES: Rio Tours. From the traditional Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and Beaches to radical tours like hang gliding; climbing; bike rides; surf and trails. Bike Rental; Breakfast included; BBQ area; Internet; Lunch; FUN !!! DIRECTIONS: The street is on the corner of Rua Sa Ferreira between Rua Raul Pompeia e Nossa Sra de Copacabana. By Metro: drop off at Gen. Osorio Station, exit through Rua Sa Ferreira and walk towards the beach. By car:tThrough Rua Barata Ribeiro, after the tunnel, take the 1st left which is already Sa Ferreira Street. For reference on the corner of Saint Roman with Sa Ferreira has always one or two police cars in front of Hotel Ducasse. Our property is the 3rd house on the right. Parking: There are no vacancies in Saint Roman Street. Search vacancies in Sa Ferreira or Av. Atlantica. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua Saint Roman, 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: ₹ 889 - ₹ 14,238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pura Vida Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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