From the airport or central bus station take a registered taxi cab to Copacabana Beach. A good landmark point for the driver is Posto 5 as welll as Rua Sá Ferreira in Copacabana. The hostel is on Rua Saint Roman, house number 20. The street, Rua Saint Roman, is located off Rua Sá Ferreira, which sits in between the main streets of Copacabana beach, Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana and Rua Raul Pompeia
In regard to getting here, we only offer transfers from Pura Vida to GIG (International Airport), SDU (National Airport), and Novo Rio (Central Bus Station). We do not offer transfers to Pura Vida Hostel.
Below we have listed other ways of getting here:
PREMIUM AUTOBUS 2018: You can hop on this bus (you can keep your luggage with you if you are not carrying too much or you can store in the bus luggage space. You will pay the bus driver R$13-$15 as you enter the bus (be sure you have some Brasilian Reals with you but don’t exchange all your money at the airport because it is very expensive). Tell the bus driver you want to go to Posto Cinco Copbacabana. When you are on the bus (probably about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic) just enjoy seeing Rio. You will know when you are in Copacabana as the bus route is along the beach and you will see the famous black and white boardwalk. From Posto Cinco, walk away from the ocean along Rua Sá Ferreira. You will see some Pura Vida signage just above the street signs just as soon as you walk across the main street in Copacanbana, Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana. Stay on Rua Sá Ferreira, after one block and a half you will come to the street Rua Saint Roman. Walk up the hill about 30 seconds and we are the huge house, number 20, on the right.
TAXI: When you get to the airport or central bus station, go to the nearest exit and just ask security or an airport employee where the taxi stands are. There are usually a bunch of taxi companies right next to each other in these little cubicles. Go to the taxi stands and they usually have the prices listed for Copacabana. The prices will be between R$75-R$100 (you will have to pay this in cash and you can tip the cab driver like R$5-R$10 if you would like). You will get a receipt and then you will go out and head for the taxi line. You can show the driver the address for Pura Vida Hostel and the landmark or point of reference is Posto Cinco Copacabana.
METRO: Make sure you are heading south, the direction of Zona Sul. Exit at the General Osario metro station and be sure to follow signage towards Rua Sá Ferreira. Be sure to get out on Rua Sá Ferreira and head towards Lifeguard Tower 5 (Posto Cinco) in Copacabana. Before you hit Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, take a left on Rua Saint Roman. Walk up the hill about 30 seconds and we are the huge house, number 20, on the right.
Address of the Hostel:
Pura Vida Hostel
Rua Saint Roman, 20
There is a buzzer on the sidewall (higher up) next to the door, just press the button and the receptionist will open the door for you. For check-in you will need a picture ID, payment of the remaining balance (we take cash or credit card), and a R$20 deposit (which is returned to you upon check-out).