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“Fantastic Hostel Not Far From the Beach”
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Pura Vida Hostel
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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 but if you can, opt for a bungalow. What a comfortable place to rest and recover from the excesses of late nights out with cariocas. I also highly recommend the tour they offer of the Rocinha favela. Extremely interesting!

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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Bennett C
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PuraVidaRio, guest services at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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 FRIEND".
We are waiting for you as soon as possible - Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 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.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
Thank brycornwell
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PuraVidaRio, guest services at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for choosing Pura Vida Hostel and for your evaluation!
Your satisfaction keeps us motivated and gives us energy to do even better next time!
When you return, make your reservation directly with us by email (info@puravidahostel.com.br) and mention the code "PURAVIDA FRIEND" to get a 10% discount on your reservation!
Once again, thank you and Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 8 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!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
Thank Laura S
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Imbroisi, Proprietário at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

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!

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Reviewed 25 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)

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Daryle A
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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 I was unable to do this as the bar area was boring (no music, events, drink deals ect) - hostel would be much more fun and lively with some activities/events etc to attract more people to the bar and outside area. This hostel is not a party hostel and it seemed that most of the guests staying there were actually people who worked there. The breakfast was average - included no cereal or milk. Although the hostel was a few minutes walk from Copacabana beach, it was at the bottom (or start) of the Favela Slums and I often felt unsafe walking to the hostel - especially at night.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Samantha G
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 842 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $21 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pura Vida Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2011 in a beautiful house (almost century - old) and 100m away from Copacabana beach and 15min from Arpoardor and Ipanema. Metro is a 5min walk and we also we offer transfers. TAVERNA - Our Bar: Medieval style offers attractions, concerts, parties, events and promotions. BAR DO DECK: Outdoor, music, TV and connected to the house. SERVICES: Tours. From Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and Beaches to radical tours like hang gliding; climbing; bike rides; surf and trails. Bike Rental; BBQ area; Internet; Lunch; FUN ! DIRECTIONS: corner of Rua Sa Ferreira between Rua Raul Pompeia e Nossa Sra de Copacabana. Metro: drop off at Gen. Osorio Station, exit "D". Walk to the beach. By car:Through Rua Barata Ribeiro, after the tunnel, take 1st left. On the corner of Saint Roman with Sa Ferreira has always 1 or 2 police cars in front of Hotel Ducasse. Our house is the 3rd 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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