"Cheers", "Aloha", "Carpe Diem", "Pura Vida"
This is our Vibe and Style!

Built in the beginning of the last century by a Polish ambassador, the beautiful and enormous house of Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro had its architecture preserved and looks more like a Medieval Castle. Even today it presents details rarely seen in current buildings. Stained glass, chandeliers and finely worked wood finishes make Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro a special place, unique in the City! Pura Vida Hostel is next door to the communities of Pavão, Pavãozinho and Cantagalo. The “Pura vida” style is pure fun. Our “Party Hostel” is one of the best options for accommodation and to enjoy the nightlife in Rio de Janeiro, recommended by newspapers (O Globo and O Dia) and Magazines (Veja e Época)!

Our Highlights

1. Best Location in Rio
We are just 1 block away from Copacabana Beach, 15 min from Ipanema Beach and Arpoador, 5 min from the Metro. Our “vibe”, the charm of Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian hospitality, make Pura Vida Hostel a special place!
2. Space & Comfort
Unlike most hostels, our mansion is super spacious and looks like a castle. We have 18 rooms. Dorms with electronic locks and bunk beds with spacious individual drawers. In the Chalés area, surrounded by green and flowers, are our 11 private rooms. We also have several other living areas around the house.
3. Taverna & Deck Bar. Yeah! 2 Bars!
Our Deck Bar is outdoors, has daily promos, BBQ and TV. At Taverna we host parties attended by locals, brazilians from other states and people from all over the world! It's our place for Rock and Jazz concerts, Live Samba and Cultural events. It was even used as backdrop for the Brazilian Movie "Tim Maia"! Coming for the New Year? Don't miss our party, one of the best in Rio!
4. Staff: Different profiles always friendly and ready to help
The Pura Vida family comes from Rio de Janeiro, differnt parts of Brazil and also countries from the 5 continents of the world! Always ready to welcome our guests in the most efficient and pleasant way. Our staff will make your stay in Rio easier and make you feel at home!