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Pura Vida Beach Bar & Hostel

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Pura Vida Hostel is the only beach hostel in Romania, located in Vama Veche, the backpacker’s capital of Romania. Our location and rooms with sea views is what separates Pura Vida Hostel from the rest. Once you step foot outside of the door you are already on the beach. Right next to the hostel is our brand new chill-out bar where you can grab one of our famous Thailand buckets and enjoy a day the beach, relax in one of our hammocks and soak in the sun or hang out in our bar’s Asian style chill out lounge. The hostel will be host to a variety of events and activities ranging from yoga, drum classes to concerts in our bar. Come visit at Pura Vida and experience all that Vama Veche has to offer!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Great View


Full view
66Somewhat walkable
Grade: 66 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
16Room tips
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The price met the expectations and the staff was very nice.The only thing is that there wasn't hot water at 21:00 when we took a shower but the next day at 16:00 all was ok.We didn't came there to sleep although when we came back at 05:00 it was quiet.We didn't make noise,nobody
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Great place with nice energy!! Perfect location. We couldn’t catch our train from Brasov so we arrived one day later. Vladimir was really kind with us and switched our reservation. He also helped us to book our transfer to the AirPort in Bucarest. Gracias!! Pura vida
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We arrived over a weekend and all places in Vama were full so I would definitely recommend booking ahead of time. On our third day, we came to Pura Vida where we wanted to stay initially and were able to get a private room with an extra bed for three of us. Vlad helped us with
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You will love this place if you are looking for having one of the best times of your life. The location is fantastic, just two minutes from the beach and the good parties. But what makes this hostel so special is the good vibes it transmits. The manager, Vladimir, wants you
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First time in Vama Veche and the first time in a hostel. The atmosphere here is amazing. Everyone is super friendly and fun. I shared the hostel with people from 3 continents and I learned so much from them. I also felt extremely safe and welcomed. I was a little scared to
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Room with 8 beds in the morning
Perfect view
Photo provided by managementPura Vida Beach Bar & Hostel
Photo provided by managementPura Vida Beach Bar & Hostel
Photo provided by managementPura Vida Beach Bar & Hostel
private room
"I am not sure if they have a good room..."
"We stayed in the triple room, overlooking part of the sea, perfect choice."
"For the best views in your room, choose the middle room on the first floor or the side ones on the left, after the stairs."
"never pay upfront"
"Avoid the 10 bed dorm if you want a door to your room!"
RomaniaSoutheast RomaniaVama Veche
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