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Pura Vida Hostel

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Avenida Atlantica


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  • Well, it is not the cleanest hostel but it will do. The sheets were stained. The night…

    Dec 30, 2019

  • I liked the Staff response and cleanliness.I liked the Staff response and cleanliness.

    Apr 21, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 19 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge

Feel at home

  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • LCD TV

What’s around

  • In Copacabana
  • Avenida Atlantica - 4 min walk
  • Copacabana Beach - 4 min walk
  • Ipanema Beach - 16 min walk
  • Copacabana Fort - 12 min walk
  • Arpoador Beach - 16 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Triple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds Pão de Açúcar)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds Gavea)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds DI)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10 beds)
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds Arpex)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds Papagaio)
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around


  • In Copacabana
  • Avenida Atlantica - 4 min walk
  • Copacabana Beach - 4 min walk
  • Ipanema Beach - 16 min walk
  • Copacabana Fort - 12 min walk
  • Arpoador Beach - 16 min walk
  • Rua Barata Ribeiro - 7 min walk
  • Carlos Drummond de Andrade Statue - 9 min walk
  • Dorival Caymmi Statue - 10 min walk
  • Praca General Osorio - 15 min walk
  • Girl from Ipanema Park - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 53 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 21 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 11 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 11 min drive
  • Cantagalo Station - 9 min walk
  • Ipanema-General Osorio Station - 14 min walk
  • Siqueira Campos Station - 25 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Profile: Copacabana

Profile: Copacabana

Copacabana’s beach is 2.5 miles long and as smooth as can be, but what makes it so much more alluring than other beaches around the world? Try world-class theater, shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, and seaside champagne bars to name just five things. Add tropical weather and five-star hotels to this Rio South Zone region, and you’ve got yourself a tourist destination.

Don’t leave Brazil without trying restaurants such as Churrascaria Palace, which opened in 1951 and serves tender cuts of meat, a variety of seafood, fresh vegetables, and even a selection of olive oil and honey.


At a glance


  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • No onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Nightclub

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • LCD TV

Stay connected

  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro
  • Pura Vida Hostel
  • Pura Vida Rio de Janeiro
  • Pura Vida Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Pura Vida Hostel Rio Janeiro
  • Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro
  • Pura Vida Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Pura Vida Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rio de Janeiro

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between BRL 5 and BRL 15 for adults, and BRL 5 and BRL 15 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: BRL 20 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Pura Vida Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Pura Vida Hostel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sa (3-min walk), Ume Sushi (3-min walk), and Bip Bip (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, skydiving, and boogie boarding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a nightclub, a picnic area, and a garden.
  • 4.0.Fair

    One washroom with 2 showers and 2 really tight toilet wich are really really dirty , seems like they clean once a day, feminine employee doesnt know how to talk respectfully with guest and the kitchen was so dirty when i got there at night that i didnt even wanna touch anything.... so...

    Bob, 1 night trip, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good


    Bom atendimento. Todos sempre dispostos a ajudar. Só deixou a desejar por disponibilizar o quarto sem chave. Ja me hospedei outras vezes e não tive este problema.

    4 night trip with friends, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Barato e é isso aí

    Caso tenha interesse em pagar pouco pela estadia e curtir a cidade, esse é o lugar. O hostel tem clima jovem e atendimento excelente. Mas a estrutura e condições do lugar deixa a dssejar. Você recebe apenas a roupa de cama, de resto é cada um por si. Se tem medo de pegar COVID esse não é o lugar. É pouco ventilado e sem normas de hegiene ou uso de máscaras.

    1 night trip with friends, Jan 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Amei estar no Pura Vida, fui muito bem recebida, fiz amigos, todos dão suporte, ajudam, são simpáticos... Viajei sozinha pela primeira vez, o funcionário John que organiza os passeios, foi excelente, garante a interação entre os hóspedes, diverte todo mundo, sempre soube responder as perguntas sobre os destinos dos passeios e dicas que precisei. Vou voltar sem dúvidas. Pontos que podem ser melhorados: Banheiros ao lado da recepção, podem ser limpos mais vezes ao dia, e nos demais banheiros ter suporte de papel higiênico de acordo com rolo de papel usado, para que os mesmos não fiquem jogados e expostos.

    Maria Fernanda, 2 night trip, Nov 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    O único ponto positivo é a distância entre o hostel e a praia de copacabana, a localizaçõ é maravilhosa, porém o estabelecimento é na entrada de uma comunidade, o local em sí não é perigoso para quem está no hostel, mas motoristas de aplicativos não entram na rua, te deixam na esquina, e a maioria deles cancelam a corrida quando veêm o seu destino. A estação de metrô mais próxima fica há 11 minutos de caminhada. Não tem frigobar no quarto e apenas escadas, escadas que, inclusive, são enormes, o hostel fica em uma subida, sendo assim não tem acesso nenhum para cadeirantes. O hostel tem móveis quebrados, lencóis com aparência de sujos e velhos, o quarto privativo é beeeem básico, apenas para dormir mesmo, não tem TV, sinal do wifi é mediano. No geral, achei o preço alto, visto que os pontos negativos são maioria.

    NixonAraujo, 3 night romance trip, Sep 18, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Fica na comu Pavão-pavãozinho. Fotos enganosas.

    Fiquei por 3 diárias hospedados no hostel pura vida, em um quarto PRIVATIVO. Todos os dias tive algum contratempo. O colchão e os travesseiros são bem velhos e com estado de conservação ruim. Tive que pedir para trocar o lençol, pois o primeiro não cobria todo o colchão. O quarto tem cheiro de mofo. Na primeira noite a luz do quarto estava queimada. O banheiro não é como na foto, nem tampouco o quarto. As fotos enganam bem. Fiquei por um dia inteiro/noite e duas manhãs sem água. Por uma noite fiquei sem água quente, pois o chuveiro parou de funcionar. Os ubers não te deixam na porta do hostel, pois nao adentram a comunidade. Por mais que o endereço conste como Copacabana, a hospedagem se encontra no início de uma comunidade (pavão-pavãozinho).

    italo savio, 3 night trip, Jan 17, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Próximo de algumas praias como de copacabana e ipanema

    4 night trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    2 quadras do Posto 5

    Hostel próximo do comércio na Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 2 quadras do Posto 5 e 5/6 quadras do metrô Cantagalo. Atendimento de todos com muita atenção, mas esqueceram de avisar sobre a toalha e não possuiam adaptador de tomada, nem para emprestar e nem para vender como ouvi a explicação para um outro hóspede. Há serviço de café da manhã que se comprado antecipdamente tem 20% de desconto.

    2 night trip, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Não recomendo

    Embora esteja situado em Copacabana, a localização é péssima. Quase não passa carro na rua de tanta gente. O hostel tem uma pegada bastante jovial e quem está animado a encarar músicas altas até tarde. O atendimento é muito bom, mas o local não.

    1 night trip, Apr 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Es lindo pero a tener en cuenta que esta en la entrada de una favela

    7 night trip, Jan 9, 2019

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