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Backpackers Manuel Antonio

Across from the Manuel Antonio soccer field, Manuel Antonio National Park 0000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and were not impressed. The dorms were very stuffy and the one we stayed in had an additional door way to a separate dorm which was quite annoying at times. Bathroom and showers were well kept. Wifi hardly worked, if ever. The worst part was definitely all the locals coming to play foose ball... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited Manuel Antonio recently, and I cannot speak better of the park; it is amazing! However, we were to stay two nights in Backpackers but only stayed one, and it was not the most pleasant experience. The rooms and the bathroom was clean, but the location (part of town) is not the most friendly or secure... More 

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Tibas, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent two nights. I can say the service were very kind. The bar opens a little late: 4:00pm. Swimming pool is tiny. Buy you have enough room to spend with your friends hanging out. The hotels counts with sharing rooms, private rooms and private rooms with A/C. The only three bad things about the place is all the bathrooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Quite liked this hostel! Comfortable bunk beds, incredible view of the ocean to enjoy your breakfast on, a bar and pool. And you're really close to either bus stop, heading to the main beach or to Quepos. Kind people and clean spaces. It was a great first hostel experience!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Me and my girlfriend stayed in this hostel during Semana Santa (Easter). Because this is the busiest period of the year we were happy that they had 2 dorm beds left without a reservation. So we said yes to the room without even seeing it: big mistake. We stayed in a 18(!) person dorm. When we arrived in the room... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Probably similar to most else of what you'll find at this price in Manuel Antonio, so don't expect much luxury. Kinda lacks privacy and its a bit noisy, but the pool is nice and its close to some good places to eat, and a grocery store right across the street - we'd pop over in the morning for fresh fruit.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My experience here was fairly good overall, except that when I was showering the shower head all of a sudden started spewing sparks and flames. Afraid of being electrocuted, I grabbed my towel and jumped out, and someone nearby ran to get an employee. He came and said that that happens frequently and it's normal, and that that was actually... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Friendly staff, however the rooms were too hot. Nice pool, bathrooms were always wet. Bring a pair of sandals to get into the showers. Label your food, overall was good. But they can improve the facilities. Close to Manuel Antonio National Park entrance and close to the beach too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place. Sure, It could use some minor improvements. But remember its a hostel. I rated it high for its friendly staff. Carlos the manager is always around to help. The front desk staff was very helpful. Especially kind was Lindsay. She spoke excellent English and always had a smile!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The hostel is situated near the top of the hill above Manual Antonio - about a 5-10 bus ride from the beach and the national park. The hostel is split into three areas - dorms and kitchen in one building, mostly private rooms in another at the same level on the hill, and a pool and bar area down the... More 

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