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

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!

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the Hostel for the weekend, for the Rio Olympic games. It's a big house, with nice rooms and houses. We enjoyed it very much! The breakfast has many options and the place itself is very cozy and clean. It also has a bicycle store room and a very nice outside bar.

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

Hi Brian! Thanks for choosing us and for your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed Rio and your stay. We hope you'll come back! Pura Vida

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the hostel for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. It was a good experience, the hostel is well located, near to metro station and Copacabana beach. The room and the hostel are clean and cozy and the staff are very easygoing. If you are visiting Rio on a budget, it's a good choice!

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

Hi Renata! Thanks for choosing us and for you comments. We hope you can come back soon! Pura Vida!

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Really good hostel with a cool location. Had spent 2 weeks moving from hostel to hostel across Rio neighbourhoods until settling here for 2 weeks. Being right at the edge of copacabana and ipanema means you are close to both beaches. Good facilities and breakfast is really good for a hostel. Staff are very the best part. Really friendly and...

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Right at the edge of Copacabana, the hostel is an island of peace in Rio. Close to the beach and A Atlantica, it has a good location (maybe the location seems unsafe at first, but it's not). I have been in the hostel twice (beginning 2016), will go there again when in Rio. I have also recommended it to friends...

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

Hi Razvan! Thanks for the comments and for coming back to Pura Vida Hostel. Its our goal to make you happy while in Rio. If you can come for the 3rd time, email us and let us know to get you a 10% discout. Cheers and Pura Vida!

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly stuff,, Clean bathrooms,, Good atmosphere,,, A lot of activities you can do the hostel provides it,,, Walkibg distance to ipanema beach and Copacabana beach Bars nearby Great location in General..

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Hi Bader! Thanks for choosing us and for the comments. We are glad you enjoyed Rio and Pura Vida Hostel and we hope you can come back. Cheers!

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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: $23 - $823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pura Vida Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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