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Rua Saint Roman 20 Quase esquina com Rua Sá Ferreira, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060 Brazil
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#13 of 1 069 Speciality lodging in Rio de Janeiro
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Rooftop bar
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
On-demand films
Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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Rua Saint Roman 20 Quase esquina com Rua Sá Ferreira, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060 Brazil
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Santos Dumont Airport9 kmSee all flights
CantagaloRio De Janeiro Metro7 min
General OsórioRio De Janeiro Metro10 min
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Virginie M wrote a review Apr 2021
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It's an amaaaazing hostel... I love it very much, the bar, the common area, the two kitchens and everything the hostel offer to you, specially the people... I highly recommend it!!! Just go there and be happy like I was!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mateus Santolli wrote a review Mar 2021
Rio de Janeiro, RJ1 contribution
This is the best hostel in the Rio. It’s a gay friendly hostel and i had so much fun there. Every employee was so kind and totally respectful. It wasn’t my first time here, and i would love to come back someday.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Ian Alencar S wrote a review Mar 2021
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In the Hostel you can meet a lot of people and all of them are super welcoming. The Hostel offers also free Tours where they show you amazing places in Rio. And in the Bar at night the have most of the time special Prices. For exemple 2 for 1 caipi. What are you waiting for if you wanna see rio thats the place to be.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Matías Berndt wrote a review Feb 2021
Foz do Iguacu, PR9 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at Pura Vida for 3 nights, then booked an additional night bc I had such a good time at the hostel! I made many friends, incl part of the staff who were volunteering there. Everyone was so kind & friendly! Ever since I got there, Amanda was very nice and patient. Nayara made the tastiest breakfast. Ton took the whole of us to a tour. Raísa was the most efficient bartender. Luan, Felipe, Santiago, thank you! I loved it there, and everything was so near! You can get to the beach in 5 min on foot. There’s a grocery store round the corner, and even Ipanema is close enough so you can get there in no time. No need to call a cab either. The building is amazing too, as it used to be an embassy or something like that. Very comfy. To me, it’s a 10/10 and I hope to come back soon! Kudos!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Ronan L wrote a review Dec 2020
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I came to Rio looking to meet people and have fun, without having to spend too much money. This place is perfect. Even during the pandemic, it was full of people. It is at the bottom of a favela, giving it access to lots of cheap and lively bars, and the staff are always promoting various events in and around the hostel, so there's lots of fun to be had. Highly recommended for those on a budget looking for a good time.
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$13 - US$41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Copacabana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Escape 60 - Copacabana (0.5 km), Estátua Carlos Drummond de Andrade (0.4 km), and Bip Bip (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pura Vida Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Victoria Bakery, Restaurante Emile, and Alloro al Miramar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pura Vida Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pura Vida Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (7.7 km), Forte de Copacabana (0.7 km), and Parque Lage (3.0 km).