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  • Average9%
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“great location”(28 reviews)
“copacabana beach”(28 reviews)
“arrange tours”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Rooftop Bar
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Since the moment i arrived i love this place!! Perfect location in Copacabana but very close to Ipanema beach. Since the beginning everybody received me very well and if you like party Pura Vida hostel is definetley the best place to be!!

Thank Matías R
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

In a good location. Copacabana and Ipanema is a quick walk away. Very good prices but you get what you pay for. Mediocre bed. Awful linen. Luke warm shower. Sad old towels. Noise levels were just too much for me. I understand it's a hostel...More

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Good and cheap place to stay, is close to the beach and the center of Copacabana. Is a good option for those who like to just crash and spend the night. The o my bad thing is there’s to many stairs to go up to...More

Thank Sebastian R
Response from PuraVidaRio, reception at Pura Vida HostelResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks for your opinion and for choosing us! Your satisfaction is our fuel and it makes us work harder to have more fun with guests here. Please note that returning guests get a 10% discount! Just book by email (info@puravidahostel.com.br) and mention the code "PURAVIDA...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018

I was stupid enough to think they had been rid of the bed bugs they had a month and a half earlier in another room. Even asked them and they claimed to be clean. Not the case. Furthermore, when it rains outdoors, it rains indoors...More

Thank LadyGreenmilne
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This hostel is a great experience, you can walk to the beach easily, and you’re also near a safe favela which shows you some true Rio culture! The beds are a good size too and there’s plenty of space in the common room and bar.More

Thank Sarah F
Response from PuraVidaRio, RECEPCION at Pura Vida HostelResponded 1 March 2018

Dear Pura Vida Hostel Guest, Thanks for your preference and for your feedback! We are very happy to know that everything went well with your stay. :) If you are thinking of returning to Rio and want to stay with us again, just send us...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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USD 17 - USD 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Family Rooms
Price range
USD 17 - USD 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
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Traveller (203)
Room & Suite (37)
Dining (8)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (12)
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
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Response from PuraVidaRio | Property representative |
Hi! in Brazil is the three pin! Best regards!
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"Bedbugs happily travel to beds/rooms nearby. Avoid all."
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"Good vibes"
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"Get a room above ground floor level, further away from main building the better, can be loud."
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"Ask for a room with balcony!!!"
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