Our House

Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro is located in Copacabana, close to Lifeguard post #5.

Our beautiful mansion is at the beginning of the Saint Roman hill, house nº 20 (2nd house on the right, just 1 min uphill), almost on the corner of Rua Sá Ferreira and close to Av. Nossa Sra de Copacabana, where the city main bus lines pass.

Best Location

With many options of leisure, nightlife, culture, commerce, food and transportation, Copacabana and Ipanema are, certainly, the most popular and traditional neighborhoods in town.

The General Osório Metro Station (exit "D", towards Rua Sá Ferreira) is about 5 minutes (200m) from Pura Vida Hostel and will facilitate your way to important places in Rio such as Downtown and the Maracanã Stadium.

We are a few steps from 4 of the most important beaches in Rio de Janeiro.

1. Copacabana Beach
Super close to the traditional Copacabana Beach, just 1 block or 2 minutes walk (about 100m) separate us from the most famous Beach in the world!
2. Arpoador Beach
Famous for its stunning sunset, high quality waves (with lights for night surfing) and now with the statue of the poet Tom Jobim, the “Arpex” is a mandatory stop and is only a 10 or 15 minute walk from our hostel.Tip: Stop by Praia do Diabo - "Devils Beach"is a small strip of sand between Arpoador and Copacabana Fortress.
3. Ipanema Beach
Ipanema Beach is next to Arpoador Beach.Known as a stronghold of bossa nova and a source of inspiration for songs like “The Girl FromIpanema”, the beach is also a reference in beach fashion worldwide.Through its sands and around the famous Posts 9 and 10 you may find the most beautiful bodies in Rio.
4. Praia do Diabo / Devils Beach
Despite its name, it is a true paradise in Rio de Janeiro. A small strip of sand between Arpoador and Copacabana Fortress. Perfect place to admire nature and enjoy a peak with fast waves.

How to get here

To get to Pura Vida Hostel, there are 3 options: Bus, Taxi / Uber or Metro.
No matter how you come (Metro, bus, taxi or Uber), the best way to reach our house is by Copacabana, through Rua Sá Ferreira.

We only have transfer from Hostel Pura Vida to GIG (Galeão International Airport), SDU (Santos Dumont Airport), or Novo Rio (Bus Station).
We can just take you, we don’t pick you up at the airport or bus station.

You will find below instructions how to get to Pura Vida Hostel.

  • International Airport (GIG – Galeão)

Uber (Around R$60): Find out at the airport or in the app where to get it. The best way to our house is through Copacabana, arriving at Rua Sá Ferreira.

Bus: Premium Autobus 2018 (around R$20). Ask at the airport where it stops. You will drop off at Posto 5, by Copacabana Beach and walk on the right side of Rua Sá Ferreira. After crossing Av. Copacabana, keep walking and when you see the slope on the right side, you will find our street, Saint Roman. Go up about 1 minute and on the right side you will see the sign and our entrance.

  • Santos Dumond Airport (SDU)

Uber (around R$25): Find out at the airport or in the app where to get it. The best way to our house is through Copacabana, arriving at Rua Sá Ferreira.

VLT + Metro (around R$10): Get the VLT towards Cinelândia station where you will drop off and transfer to the Metro. Take the Metro towards Zona Sul and get off at General Osório Station, exit “D”, Rua Sá Ferreira. Walk along Sá Ferreira, cross the tunnel street and on the left side is our street, Saint Roman. Go up about 1 minute and on the right side you will see the sign and our entrance.

  • Novo Rio Bus Station

Uber (around R$40): Ask at the Bus Station or in the app where to take it. The best way to our house is through Copacabana, arriving at Rua Sá Ferreira.

Bus Executive: Line 2017 – Rodoviária-Leblon (around R$20). Ask at the Bus Station where to get it. Get off at Posto 5, at Copacabana Beach and walk on the right of Rua Sá Ferreira. After crossing Av. Copacabana, keep walking and when you see the slope on the right side, you will find our street, Saint Roman. Go up about 1 minute and on the right side you will see the sign and our entrance.

Regular Bus (around R$5): Walk 150m to Terminal Municipal Henrique Ote and take 102 TRO 02/Jardim de Alah. Get off at Rua Raul Pompéia (1st stop after a tunnel), walk to Rua Sá Ferreira towards the beach and our street is just on the left. Go up about 1 minute and on the right side you will see the sign and our entrance.

VLT + Metro (around R$10): Take Line 1, towards Santos Dumont, get off at Cinelândia Station. Take the Metro towards Zona Sul and get off at General Osório Station, exit “D”, Rua Sá Ferreira. Walk along Sá Ferreira, cross the tunnel street and on the left is our street, Saint Roman. Go up about 1 minute and on the right side you will see the sign and our entrance.