We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pura Vida Hostel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Pura Vida Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

520 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 148: English reviews
Start your review of Pura Vida Hostel
 Click to rate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and friendly staff. Cool parties at the weekends. The breakfast is nice, it has clean rooms and assistance for all kinds of tourist matters. I needed a little medical attention and they directed me to a good local public hospital.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Régis O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is very clean and the staff are really nice! The location is awesome! It's in Copacabana the best location to stay if you want to explore Rio at the maximum! Close to the beach, subway and bus stops. I definitely would recommend this hostel to my friends!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marco A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel but outside of the hostel was a bit sketchy at night if you are a solo visitor People were lovely and welcoming and the breakfast was nice, but a little bit limited. I went during the Brazilian Winter so I think the best time to visit this hostel would be at the height of the summer when it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bex M
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel with my boyfriend last week. We rented our own private room with en suite which was located at the back of the facility, in a cool multi coloured apartment block type setting. The staff were lovely and helpful, the bar was a great touch, the breakfasts were pretty good for a hostel (you got 3...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 440NicoleG
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pura Vida hostel is a great hostel in Rio. It's super close to the famous Copacabana beach and in a convenient location to everything. The staff are very friendly and they have lots of different events. There is a big outdoor deck and sometimes they do barbeques. You will love staying at this hostel!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank freespiritbel2014
Queens, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super fun and friendly hostel that offers great day trips, activities, bar crawls, and excursions. It's tucked away in an old compound on the side of a hill not far from Copacabana and tons of little cafes and eateries. There's even a Buddhist temple next door if you feel like getting your Zen on ;) The dorm beds are typical...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bennett C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cool location at the bottom of a favela, great friendly knowledgable staff, clean dorms and common area, open air bar. Only there one night but wish I stayed longer! Within walking distance to Copacabana and lots of restaurants. You are really submersed into the city at this hostel but also very safe and in good hands at the same time.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank brycornwell
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great location a little up a hill but close to Copacabana and Ipanema Beach and many shopping and dining options, and really great staff willing to help with everything and with good breakfast options for a hostel! Clean, comfy and cute!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laura S
Imbroisi, Proprietário at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Laura! Thank you for choosing us and for your comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you can come back soon. Cheers and Pura Vida!

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very good hostel and very good English speaking, helpful staff... the location is right next to Copacabana Beach. They can arrange tours and have a theme party every night so never board of anything to do. Also the room gets cleaned everyday at your wish(just leave a clean me tag on the door)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Daryle A
Reviewed 18 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Samantha G

180 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (130)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (32)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (59)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (50)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (29)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rio de Janeiro hotels
Copacabana
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
#2 of 281 in Rio de Janeiro
2,329 reviews
Ipanema
El Misti Ipanema
El Misti Ipanema
#3 of 762 in Rio de Janeiro
332 reviews
Copacabana
El Misti Rooms
El Misti Rooms
#7 of 762 in Rio de Janeiro
609 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Discovery Hostel
#1 of 762 in Rio de Janeiro
465 reviews
Ipanema
Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema
Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema
#14 of 762 in Rio de Janeiro
1,049 reviews
Copacabana
CabanaCopa Hostel
CabanaCopa Hostel
#82 of 762 in Rio de Janeiro
467 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $20 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pura Vida Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, HostelWorld, TripOnline SA, Orbitz and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Pura Vida Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pura Vida Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Pura Vida Hostel staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Pura Vida Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go for the private bungalow”
bklyn_camera, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In summer get a room with airconditioning”
JamesBExplorer, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“One block to Copacabana beach and five to reach Ipanema!”
  • Entrance
, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think all the same”
  • The Garden
Erdemond, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Chalet are amazing and rooms adequate”
  • Chalet
pimilan, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5