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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for 7 nights and regretted booking for this length. Although my room (private) was clean and spacious (even included air conditioning) and the facilities within the hostel were good, I thought the place was very boring and had a dull atmosphere. I enjoy socialising and having a drink with other people during my travels, however...

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The service was good and the location is great. Room was clean. Been at privet room. Hostel can arrange tours and transfer to Ilha Grande which was very helpful. Near a supermarket, farmcy and the beach.

Thank Ronen W
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed here for 1 week after recommendations from 2 friends. The rooms were quite nice, the price was good, the staff were friendly and helpful however the major drawback for me was the lack of atmosphere and socialising. To me the thing that makes a hostel good is sitting around (at the bar etc) and meeting fellow traveller's and...

Thank JamesBExplorer
Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

my stay in this hostel was PURA VIDA from check-in to check-out :) very friendly staff, all speaking perfect english and are welcoming and helpful at all times. the rooms are nice and clean with comfortable beds and the delicous breakfast offers different extra-options to choose from. the hostel has a lovely chill-out living room and a nice terasse/bar to...

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

Hi Linda! Thank you for choosing us and for your comments. Weare glad to know you enjoyed your stay here. Thats our goal to make your trip to Rio the best! We hope you can come back soon and enjoy more of the Pura Vida Vibe! Obrigado!

Reviewed 3 February 2017

I spent two months in hostels in Rio de Janeiro and Pura Vida was the best of all I visited! Not only because of the team, staff and guests, the big building is surrounded by nature and the rooms and dorms are spacious and fresh. You have three options of breakfast (eggs, fruits or ham/cheese) with coffee/milk/chocolate/tea/juice. The hostel has...

Thank Emerson M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed first in a double room, then in a dorm. Both beautifully maintained and with a lovely charm you can only find in Rio. Facilities clean and staff have been super helpful whenever we needed tips or directions. Highly recommended, you won't regret it.

Thank grib94
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Good hostel in a really good location. Most of the staff very helpful. Cooking facilities however were poor and quite dirty at times. The bunk beds in the dorms weren't great either, too high, very little safety support and rubbish ladders.

Thank daisy o
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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.

Thank Brieux V
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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.

Thank Jaslyn M
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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.

Thank Erdemond

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Staying in Copacabana

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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 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Hostel

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: ₹ 966 - ₹ 5,057 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pura Vida Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“One block to Copacabana beach and five to reach Ipanema!”
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