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Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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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 27 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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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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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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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!

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very very lovely staff,we spent really good time in hostel. They are very helpfull and rooms are very clean. Very good location. Only one street to Copacabanna beach. Breakfast is nice. You can stay in there,it's very comfortable.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Thanks for those 2 nights , the location is perfect in Copabacana, just 5mn walking from the beach and the staff is perfect ! The room and the whole hostel are very clean and the entrance just next to the favela is really atypic !

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Our trip to Rio for the Olympics was enriched with our humble Stay at this hotel. Simple hostel with very helpful and fun staff. Made our stay memorable! Thanks Neesan and co for the hospitality. Will definitely drop by the next time we are in Rio. Ismail, Afif, Adam and Simon

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Found this place after dates of flights and accommodation bookings didn't align during Olypics. Only needed one night but could have stayed longer. Two over 60's and three adult kids shared a dorm. The place has a great vibe and the staff were exceptionally helpful... nothing was too much, always offering to assist with info, recommendations and good humour. First...

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Hey Bill! Thanks for "finding" us and for your comments! We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay and we hope you can come back with some more time. Pura Vida! :)

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

For me it's the second time here and I will come again for sure! Great location, generous breakfast, very nice and clean rooms and the staff is really kind! You'll always have and excuse to chill, eat and drink on the Bar do Deck :) like BBQs and delicious burgers, and sometimes they host great parties downstairs at the Taberna!

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Obrigado Paz! Você é sempre bem vinda! 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 

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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: $19 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pura Vida Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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