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Hostel Vista Serena

150mts north of the manuel antonio public school, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed two nights here at the weekend with a group aged 18-25. Good: Friendly staff Chilled vibe Good facilities eg. Wifi, Hammocks, Computers, TV Great views Within five minutes walk of supermarket and bus to park/beach Bad: 18 man dorm when full and after rain, resembles a Japanese POW camp Expensive on site restaurant Overall I would recommend this... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

First of all, let me say that Quepos/ Manuel Antonio is a very touristic area, crowded with travellers. Despite the amount of tourists, the surroundings are stunning and definitely worth a visit! Also good to know: it can get incredibly hot in Manuel Antonio, with little change of cooldown in the evening or at night. The room we stayed in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The view is the highlight of the hostel !!! the rooms were okay but y have to share the bathroom with max. 10 others, so it can be a bit stressful in case. The rooms were clean. You have also the possibility to cook your own meal. On our visit the kitchen was a bit "unclean" but not bad, it... More 

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Melvindale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at this hostel. The room was very inexpensive, the view gorgeous, and the workers accommodating and helpful. The beach and national park are just a short bus ride away (or walk, though I wouldn't recommend it what with the hills and heat, particularly if you're out of shape like, er, yours truly!) Some good, cheap... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Wonderful time! Beautiful location. Staff was very helpful with any information needed. Very informative on tours, places to eat, shopping, etc... All staff is fluent in English & Spanish. Rooms are very nice. Private room has its own bathroom with shower. Private balcony, with hammock, table & chairs with AMAZING view. They also have appropriatly priced beverages & snacks. There... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed three nights in one of the 'private bungalows'. The room was basic with a shared bathroom and kitchen but perfectly adequate and very spacious. We spent most of our time on the private balcony area with hammock and perfect pacific view - it's hot in Manuel Antonio so you don't want to do much. The hostel advertises as... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for relax and fun time together this is the Place, Conrad and Sonia are stars great amazing people that take things easy which is great for vacation spirit clean loads of new poeple to meet and fun nights this is a hostel must thing to be aware of not a hotel but if you still looking... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Vista Serena was the perfect choice for our Manuel Antonio trip. Conrad and Leah were so helpful (and got us hooked up with tour deals too). You can't get a better view and a quiet escape. The sunsets you will experience here will make you swoon.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My friend and I booked Vista Serena on a whim, due to the positive reviews on tripadvisor, and we were not dissapointed. Overall it was a very fun experience, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Manuel Antonio. Leah was such an enormous help when booking our excursions; everything she suggested was fantastic, and it got to the... More 

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37 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

One of my favorite hostel in Costa Rica with fantastic sunset to watch from the terrace. The hostel is very clean with many amenities with great location, just half way between Qeupos and Manuel Antonio national park. But the best bonus of this hostel is super friendly, helpful and knowable staff. All of them were helpful to deal with my... More 

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