Pura Vida Hostel
Pura Vida Hostel is the only hostel in Rio de Janeiro with the charm of a medieval castle.
We are located in the best spot of Rio, only one block from Copacabana beach, about 15 min walk to Arpoador and Ipanema beach, and a 2 min walk to the public transportation of your choosing (bus or metro).
Here we do everything with Pura Vida flare and that includes our parties, always frequented by Cariocas looking for a fun time with live music, DJs, and good people.
Built in the beginning of the last century as the Polish embassy of Brazil, the house of Pura Vida Hostel preserved its initial architecture, which is rarely seen nowadays. The castle-like house was influenced by designs that hold a classic sense of European beauty and decor. With stained glass windows, chandeliers, and amazing woodwork, the house is a fascinating fusion of Art Nouveau style and medieval European construction. These are just some of the details that make Pura Vida Hostel the only one of its kind in the state of Rio de Janeiro!
The last highlight of our beautiful house is our ‘Taverna’, the medieval bar of Pura Vida Hostel. The ‘ragers’ we hold at the Taverna are always frequented by Cariocas (Brazilians born and raised in Rio de Janeiro), other out-of-state Brasilians, and tourists from all over the world. Our parties feature the best Carioca DJs Rio de Janeiro has to offer as well as live rock, jazz, samba, and cultural shows. The space of the Taverna has also been used in various films (including a film on famous Brazilian singer Tim Maia) music videos, private parties, and even weddings. ‘Pura Vida’ embodies fun and our ‘party house’ is already recognized as one of the best nightlife options in Rio de Janeiro as highlighted by numerous popular newspapers and magazines like ‘O Globo e O Dia’ and ‘Veja e Época’!
Pura Vida is a greeting of good energy. Just like the expressions: tudo bem, aloha, carpe diem, and tamu junto, the expression Pura Vida conveys a sense of well-being, happiness, and enjoyment! All of this is the style of Pura Vida Hostel.
Come live the Pura Vida experience as a Worldpacker here!