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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I went to pura Vida hostel , in December of 2016. It is located in the copacabana area, really close from the famous beach. It is really nice, a good vibe, a lots of foreigners. I was there with an austrian friend, and it was tremendous, I would come back

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Imbroisi, Proprietário at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hostel, formely house of ambassador of Polan, just 100 meters to avenida Copacabana and same to the beach, The place is perfect with many sofas, a ammock and large open bar, choice of different rooms from 3 to 12 peoples. Stay on a room for 4 and also the Chalet, amazing bungalow on Copacabana. From about 10 USD to...

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

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

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The hostel is located in Copacabana and is close to the beach. It was very easy to find. The rooms and the barhroom are clean. The living room is very comfortable. Nice sofa and a big TV. Very good to relax.

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

Hi Johannes! Thanks for choosing us and for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and your visit to Rio. We hope you can com back soon! Cheers and Pura Vida!

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hostel is safe, clean and even though situieated in an romantic old house very modern!incredibly spacious and functional!the staff is friendly and beds really comfortable, fast wifif, lot of cxomon space and great location! hoighly recomended!

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

Hi! Thank you for you comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thats our biggest goal and the reason why we work hard every day. We hope you can come back! Cheers and Pura Vida!

London
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Pura Vida is a great place to stay - close to the beaches with lots of options for programming for those who want to meet people and do activities/parties. I stayed twice as long as was original planned! Recommend.

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

Hi! Thanks for you comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you can come back to Rio and Pura Vida! Cheers!

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Being in Pura Vida was one of the best things of being in Rio, it has this environment that makes you feel you're not alone(if you're traveling solo). I stayed there more than a week and really missed it when I had to leave.

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

Hi Pabo, how are you? Thank you for choosing us and for your oments! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay! :) We hope you can come back! Cheers and Pura Vida!

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Staying in Copacabana

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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 

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: $23 - $776 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pura Vida Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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 of 5 bubbles Denira_V, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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