Pura Vida Sky Bar & Hostel

Smardan no 7, Bucharest

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Pura Vida Sky Bar & Hostel


Overview of Hostel

This is not an ordinary hostel, this is a great hostel with an amazing sky bar, opened during the warm months, right in the middle of the Old Town of Bucharest, in the pedestrian area, managed by experienced staff. Here you are in the middle of city nightlife and you can also have your own parties o

From Nights People


From the Airport: Catch bus 783 from the airport Otopeni and get off at Unirii 2 stop (which is also the last stop on the route) or at Universitate (that is even closer). For this you have to purchase a return ticket which costs 7-8 lei, around 1.5 euros. This will take you to the city center and you can use to get back to the airport.

At Unirii 2 Stop get out off the bus, go right, cross the river, go left and then go right on ?elari Street. Take the second left, on Smârdan Street and continue until no. 7. The hostel is on the right side, above the Greek restaurant. Use the button at the entrance to call the hostel. See the path here.

You can also get off the bus at Universitate. That’s the stop before the end of the route. Get off the bus at Universitate, go left, cross the passage, use the “Muzeul de istorie” (History Museum) exit, go right, first left, then right again on Ion Ghica Street, go straight ahead, cross Doamnei Street, enter the Old Town on Smârdan Street and go along the National Bank and you will see our hostel on the left. The entrance is right before the Greek restaurant. See the path here.

If you prefer to take a taxi, best is to go to the information point where they have a service for calling a taxi, you can choose the company yourself from a list (the normal price is around 1.4 lei/km). Use the automatic machine to call a cab and keep the identification number for the car. This is a way to avoid being ripped off, but still make sure the driver runs the meter and don’t agree on a certain price upon departure. The trip should cost you between 30 and 50 lei for a ride from the airport to our hostel.

From the train station: Either take the trolley bus number 85 down to the University stop or the metro to the Unirii stop (metro tickets are either 5 lei for 2 trips or 15 lei for 10 trips; there are options for daily tickets for 6 lei). We’re in between the two stops mentioned. It is not such a good idea to catch a taxi from the train station, the ones parked in front of it are notorious for overcharging tourists.

* The price for one bus/trolley ticket is 1.3 lei; you can buy one in the stands which are located in most bus stations. You can purchase a travel card and the minimum amount is of 2.6 lei, which is the equivalent of 2 trips..

Located near

You will find us next the Nation Bank of Romania in a recent renovated building situated on one of the most famous pedestrian streets of the old town, Smardan Street, close to the main attractions of the city. We are within walking distance from the two most important metro stops, which connect you to all areas of the city. Just by going down the stairs you will stumble upon hundreds of bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs, shops, art galleries, theaters.

Conditions & Policy

Child Friendly

Cancellation policy: 5 days before arrival. No show policy: full amount will be charged. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Check in from 14:00. Check out before 11:00. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. Non smoking.