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Los Apartamentos del Backpacker

Zona de la Escuela, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
Los Apartamentos del Backpacker
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

My wife and I stayed here in the Terraza Apartment for three nights at $55 per night and it sounded really nice when we booked it. The room was unclean, the sheets were too small for the bed and it was not equipped for cooking - little cutlery and we had to use a plastic lid as a second plate... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

My boyfriend and I had a bad experience trying to book a hostel in Manuel Antonio through a travel company. We wrote to Los Apartmentos del Backpacker and right away they were incredibly accomadating and helpful. We stayed in the Floreal Apartment for three nights. We loved being able to cook our own food in our own kitchen and then... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

The room wasn't clean and the linen had a little dirty on it. The bathroom stinks and we've found two big cockroaches (or cucaracha if you like) about 2 cm each. I understand it's cheap, but that unclean!? About security, it was pretty secured, but we've been on the same floor with the reception.

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

I dont understand the last two negative posts. Someone perhaps expecting the amenities of a $100 night for the price of $10? I originally planned on staying three nights in the dorm rooms but liked it so much I stayed for a month in a private apartment above the pool (which was kept clean while I was there). In both... More 

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

We checked in at 2pm and checked out at 3pm. Key issues: lack of security, unsafe showers, and dirty pool. Doors to 2nd and 3rd floor rooms lock on an outside gate, but if you got the 1st floor rooms like I did, the gate does not lock. When we asked for a 2nd floor room, we were told no... More 

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Basilio2682, Manager at Los Apartamentos del Backpacker, responded to this review

All the gate has the look. The room without look is a shared dormitory with a safe closer with lookers, that room is situated into the main house with a regular door looked and two gates before to arrive here! The cancellation policy of the hotel and of hostebooker (where the room has been booked), is the 1st night of... More 

Brisbane
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

The mattress looked like it had been bought second-hand from another hotel. There were cockroaches coming out from behind the bed. The windows were just screens and the doors had no screens. There was also construction going on next door. All this was fine if we had expected very average rooms. But we explained that we weren't comfortable staying there... More 

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MPLS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

This place was def adequate. Private room was pretty big, kitchen was clean (not a lot of utensils, cookware etc) close to super market and short bus ride to Manuel Antonio (50 cents). It is a hostel but not a part one. Breakfast is merely fruit (cut your own), coffee and toast but for the price what can you expect?... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

The hostel is very well situated, just next to the supermarket, and to the bus stop. The hostel has a good kitchen size , and well clean. Our dorm was ok, just few people can be there, max.6 people, which is nice. It's not a place to make party, but it's easy to meet people and it'squiet by night. There... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

We found Los Apartmentos to be adequate. In a location where the accommodations are grossly overpriced, LAdB was reasonable. We stayed in the dorm room which is right on a noisy street. It was so loud that you almost couldn't carry on a conversation in the room if a truck or motorcycle went by. But earplugs made the nights tolerable.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

really cool place! clean fun and really easy to hang out with the other travellers! the staff is really friendly and helpful whatever u need! close to the supermarked and 10 mins by bus from the main beach! i would recommend it and stay there again! HAVE FUN THEN!

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