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Pura Vida Hostel
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great location walking distance to copacobana and ipanema and also an easy bus to corcovado and also sugar loaf and into the centre. Comfortable, safe, lively. Friendly staff. Decent bar and social aspect also.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Keeks1988
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PuraVidaRio, atendimento ao cliente at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 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 9 October 2017

Firstly, it must be stated, Pura Vida Hostel is located at the entrance of a favela. This is important information for travellers to Pura Vida, whether or not it is your first time in Brazil. At the same time, I felt very safe and secure inside the hostel. The hostel rooms were installed with the latest Samsung locks whilst the front gates were controlled by a buzzer and camera.

The building itself is an old Polish Embassy that boasts a historical taste in its reception, lounge and stairwell areas. The kitchen, lounge and dining area could be improved with more lighting, though, whilst the four-bed room we stayed in was installed with a loud fan.

The terrace containing a bar and good happy hour deals were fun and the staff were helpful and welcoming when called upon.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank dchlam
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PuraVidaRio, atendimento ao cliente at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Many thanks for choosing us and and for your evaluation!
Your review is important to help us improve and make you 100% satisfied on your next time with us.
By making your reservation directly with us by email (info@puravidahostel.com.br) and mentioning the code "PURAVIDA FRIEND" you will receive a 10% discount!

Once again, thank you and Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Situated in the heart of Rio, only two blocks from the beach and from the nearest metro station, Pura Vida offers a laidback and fun atmosphere for those looking for an authentic "carioca" experience.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, etc..are all conveniently located, some less than a block away from the hostel! All very walkable.
Pura Vida occasionally hosts events throughout the week such as vinyl nights, Couchsurfing meetups, churrasco (Brazilian BBQ), dance parties, live bands, and has happy hour at their terrace bar every day!
If you want to explore, they will gladly give you tips on how to get around and book any excursions for you too. They have bikes, surfboards, and longboards available for rent as well.
I spent a month at Pura Vida and it was one of the best times of my life! Thank you, Felipe and Dalton, for your hospitality - can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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PuraVidaRio, atendimento ao cliente at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 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 17 August 2017 via mobile

A top place to hang out in Rio... Very well located and you always get to feel like home, couple of blocks from the beach and awesome events ... great place with the true 'carioca' hospitality with a bit of every part of the world

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
Thank André Luiz D
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PuraVidaRio, Atendimento ao cliente at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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 1 August 2017

If you want to discover Rio de Janeiro this is the best choice you can make.
I have been for one month in this Hostel and I will stay another one without doubt.

Great experience, lovely people, an incredible atmosphere, I only have good thing to say about this Hostel.

I will definitely come back in a future.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank atomicotulio
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PuraVidaRio, Atendimento ao cliente at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Pura Vida Hostel Guest,
Thanks for your preference and for your feedback!
We are very happy to know that everything went well with your stay. :)
If you are thinking of returning to Rio and want to stay with us again, just send us an email informing you that you have already stayed here and we can offer you a 10% discount on your reservation!
AH! This promotion is also valid for your friends!
If you want to recommend Pura Vida Hostel to friends you can tell them to mention the code "PURAVIDAFRIEND" when booking by email. They can also get a 10% discount on their stay!
We hope to see you soon! See you later! All the best and Pura Vida!

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