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Hostel Vista Serena

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150mts north of the manuel antonio public school, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015
Stocklette Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I booked at Hostel Vista Serena because of hearing so many good things from fellow travellers, and within about 5 seconds of arriving I knew I had chosen the right place. The outdoor terrace is a wonderful place to soak in the sunset, meet new people and relax in a hammock. The 16-bed dorm was very quiet and comfortable, and... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Before you read through this entire review - I want to lay out the situation so you can see if it's fitting to your style of travel. We were a group of 4 easy going mid 20/early 30 year olds, who were looking for a relaxing but social hostel situation and we got EXACTLY what we we had hoped for.... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First of all, I chose this hostel because everybody kept telling me that the view must be fantastic and they were not wrong. It is extraordinary beautiful and just fantastic to wake up to and have your free breakfast to. Moreover, it is just a great place to be. The staff is super friendly (I just don't understand some other... More 

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Fairfield, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My mother and I stayed at Vista Serena for a week during a very busy time of the year and we have no complaints, only good things to say about the hostel and the area. It is clean, comfortable and safe. We stayed in the four bed shared dorm, which had a nice fan and windows so we had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great location. I stayed in a private apartment which was exceptionally nice and clean. This is a really good hostel. The staff were very friendly, and helpful with booking excursions. They are not just out to get a commission.

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Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place gets two stars, one for the view, and one for the cold A/C. My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 days last week. We had a private room with A/C, a full kitchen and living room (which we didn't use at all) and a shared bathroom with another room. The bed felt like you were sleeping directly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great location and beautiful views. Dorm was fine, quiet. Not the cleanest but good enough. Free breakfast was great and coffee all day and night. Grocery store close by and other cheap food options. Good kitchen. Dorm had no windows, just mesh screens. It was fine but mosquitos could get in. Also lots of ants in the room, LOTS! It's... More 

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Orient, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The positive: Vista Serena is a chill place with a beautiful view of the Pacific. The back "deck" area is awesome and has tons of hang out options - hammocks, stools, tables, and even a couch. The vibe is enjoyable. I think that the owner and her son are awesome and didn't have any complaints with them, but I had... More 

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We're doing a big roadtrio in Costa Rica and stayed in Manuel Antonio for a week! This place is highly recommended and now we know after staying there for 3 nights! The view, the hammock and the people running the place is unbelievably amazing! The rooms are clean and also the bathroom! Massive communal kitchen too! The vibes, this is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed in the Lomo Linda downstairs area for three nights. It's a great location; very central and in town. you can walk to the beach (it is steep) and walk back from the beach (the hills will get you puffing). Or the bus goes right by here if you want to take that option. It is also right across... More 

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