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!

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
(398 reviews)398

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Colombia

5

pura vida es un lugar increíble, acogedor con excelentes personas unos grandes amigos que llevare en mi corazón. me divertí mucho conocí, me enamore de rio hice grandes amigos. la gente es muy buena onda te trata super bien Felipe y Dalton son grandes personas muy serviciales y atentas estoy muy agradecida por haberlos conocido y espero muy pronto volver hasta una próxima oportunidad. recomiendo a todos esta gran experiencia de pura vida.

Muito obrigado por tudo, levarei todos vocês em meu coração.

9 days ago

Argentina

5

Por casi 5 meses, Pura Vida fue mi hogar en Río de Janeiro. Me llevo los mejores recuerdos y experiencias de todo mi tiempo allí. Las horas de trabajo son cumplidas a rajatabla, cuando estuve enferma tuve la posibilidad de descansar, se cumplió siempre con todo lo acordado. Lo que más rescato es la posibilidad de conocer constantemente nuevos amigos y ser parte de un equipo que se terminó convirtiendo en familia. El hostel, además de ser hermoso y con espacios comunes super amplios y cómodos, está constantemente vibrando un ambiente festivo y feliz que lo hacen inolvidable. Volveré siempre

9 days ago

France

5

Spend a month in Pura Vida as my first volunteering experience, I genuinely couldn’t have imagined better to meet new people form around the world as well a locals. The hostels organizes events every night which helps you talk with everyone.
I was working at the bar and the hours were very clear and well planned.
I have no word for the amazing staff, even if some are more shy, most of them are so warm and ready to help, i wanna say a special thank you to to Leo which has been a true friend more than a host.
If going back to Rio one day, I will for sure come and see this little family again!

12 days ago

Argentina

5

Preciso escrever en espanhol para conseguer falar dessa experiencia: la mejor decisión que tome en los 7 meses que estuve viajando por brasil, me sentí cómoda desde el primer instante, hice muchos amigos, aprendí demasiado, viví la experiencia de estar en rio al máximo y todo eso en solo un mes. Agradecida a todas las personas que conforman el staff y especial a mis anfitriones felipe y dalton que están siempre a todos los detalles para los wordparkers tengan la mejor experiencia en rio. Ser escogida para vivir la experiencia de pura vida es un privilégio! Estoy segura que volver!

13 days ago

France

5

it was my first volunteering and it was an incredible experience. I had some really nice encounters. We never get bored ! thank you very much, I will come back for sure !!! <3

15 days ago


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