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Mar Y Sol Hostel

200 meters north from Maxis, Manzanillo 30000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The hotel is fine, I guess, if you're not looking for cleanliness, friendly staff and, well, cleanliness. What I had a problem with was their animal treatment. They keep a goat tied up on a small rope at all times, you can hear it crying away, bored to tears and with barely any grass to eat. I never saw any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After spending two weeks traveling Costa Rica and staying primarily in hostels, Mar Y Sol was the single worst place we stayed. Bad enough it prompted me to write my first review on trip advisor. Pro: -Good location, close to beach. Close enough so that I could wash up in the ocean after using the restroom due to the owners... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Amazing hostel right on the beach , you can see amazing sunsets right from your room balcony. Nice bar and excelent food:) Very friendly staff. Place is well run. Highly recomended to budget travelers due to low pe=rices and high standard.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I don't like writing bad reviews, but I'm afraid our stay at Mar Y Sol was not the best. First to the positives though. Nice location (right on the beach), but Manzanillo is tiny and not much going on. About 15km from Puerto Viejo, which seems to have a lot more going on. The owners were very friendly and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

From the moment we were greeted upon arrival via taxi until our departure, my family and I were amiably embraced as though we were best friends with Samir, the owner and propriater. His exuberance for life and its manifest experiences created an interactive environment akin to a family get together. His wit and charm embrace you in a most welcoming... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed here one night at this hostel and had a fun night. The owners are great, fun and accommodating and we had a lovely delicious dinner. Centrally located, right opposite the beach so nothing is far. The rooms are being upgraded and painted so we stayed in a room which was freshly painted however had no bathroom door which... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

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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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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

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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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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