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Mar Y Sol Hostel

200 meters north from Maxis, Manzanillo 30000, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best place in Manzanillo for budget travellers! The new ownership (disregard prior comments about a Bryan...) is super friendly and attentive. Really this place is also a great restaurant. I just had spicy red snapper with an excellent rice and veg side. The rooms are simple but as the remodel advances I expect things will improve. However, the... More

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victoria bc canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I didn't get I stay at this Hostel but my friend did. She loved the stay! This is a great location right across from a Incredible beach. The owner and his daughter are very kind and informative about the area. Also saw some delicious looking food come out of the kitchen! Right across from the hostel is a Massage on... More

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Suissa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

It was taken over by new mgmt and since that its the greatest ripoff around... Bad rooms, bad service (especial the arrogant gringa), and tons of lies (why there is: no water, no keys, no cleaning, etc..)

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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The owner Bryan is welcoming extremely helpful and very informed about the area. Coffee is prepared every morning and he offers bikes and snorkel equipement. There is a lights out and rest period which is enforced by Bryan. He gave me a free upgrade from the upstairs dorm room at $10 a night to a large single room on the... More

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Lima, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We spent several days in Manzanillo and had a wonderful time at Mar Y Sol. The hostel is right on the beach. The rooms are not fancy and the building is older but for the price it was fantastic. Where else can you stay beachfront for $30. Better yet the dorms were only $10. We made great friends with the... More

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Essex/London
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This wasn't the greatest place we've stayed by far, if I was 18 again then maybe (I'm only 24 now haha). The owners were nice enough but we didn't really feel super welcome and no one told us that they even served food and after seeing the kitchen I don't think we would have done anyway! The room was a... More

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Hi all, I am afraid that I had an unpleasant stay here. I fear that the positive reviews are fake ones and that the review from Weltenbummler, mentioning mold in the rooms is truthful. The hostel claims to be the only one in Manzallino (I beleive there could be another, I saw a sign by Maxis restaurant, please check this).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

the owners at the mar y sol are some of the kindest I met while in Costa Rica. with a delicious restaurant menu, free wifi, affordable rooms and everything that I needed I would recommend this hostel to anyone. the location and tour services they will arrange were excellent. I wish I never had to leave.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at Mar Y Sol because of a recommendation we got along our travels. We were told the place was great, right on the beach, inexpensive modest rooms, shared kitchen and everything you need to feel at home. They were RIGHT!!! we loved it here and wished we had more time on our trip to spend there. The owners... More

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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hostel for two nights in advance (private room for 30$). When we arrived there we got a spacious but completely moldy room. Staying in this room caused us after a short time some respiration problems due to the high amount of mold everywhere in the room. Additionaly, the room was soposed to be equipped with a private... More

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Additional Information about Mar Y Sol Hostel

Also Known As:
Mar Y Sol Hostel Costa Rica/Manzanillo
Address: 200 meters north from Maxis, Manzanillo 30000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Manzanillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 12 Specialty lodging in Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15 rooms + 5 more to be remodeled. Complete bar & grill w/ full license. Lots of mangoes, papayas, bananas, coconuts, too. Scuba diving, snorkeling, natural refuge, dolphin, gardens, surfing paradise. ... more   less 
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