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Beach Packer Hostel

Manuel Antonio Road | Playa Espadilla, next to Bar Liquid, Manuel Antonio National Park 07820, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personal attention and recommendations from the owner/manager, right on the beach, clean and convenient to all other amenities by inexpensive bus service. Would recommend highly to singles or friends traveling throughout Costa Rica.

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Bremen, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The hostel is quite shabby. Very old bathrooms and an old building. During a thunderstorm the walls were shaking. The owner and the staff is nice. Breakfast is fine (pancakes, banana, coffee). 2min walk to the beach and on the beach it is just a 10-15 min walk to the entrance of the national park (though bus station is right... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed for a night, the owner was a lovely guy who helped us get into our room when we locked ourselves out several times in one night. He even gave us free beer! Lovely clean rooms and a decent bathroom in our room, would certainly would recommended for the backer packer on a budget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I loved the people and location of this hostel. Free breakfast, right on the beach, and right next to the national park. They have a teacup puppy that will win your heart and amazingly hospitable staff that will make you feel right at home. It's hard to find, but worth the search.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very cute place, super authentic, perfect if you are travelling in this area in Costa rica. It is clean, they are friendly, good price/qualitly ratio, and we had a good time. Definetely recommended to our fellow back packers!

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I travelled to Costa Rica alone over Christmas break. I stayed at 3 different hostels around the country, and I have to say that this was my favourite! The location was amazing, just steps from the beach and the national park. This hostel was by far the most welcoming place I had stayed at. They organized a beach barbecue, cooked... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you want to have a luxury suite, this is not the place for you. But if meeting nice people and sharing your Costa Rica experience with travellers is your cup of tea, this is the place to go. This hostel is under a new management starting in December, Nielle and Yuri are welcoming you warmly in this charming hostel... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had a great time at BeachPacker. The hostel is a short walk to the National Park, and a quick cheap bus ride into Quepos. The location close to the beach (instead of up on the hill) was ideal. Our room had a double bed and 3 singles which was plenty of room for us - a family of 4. Free... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Location is gorgeous and right on the beach! It was the best hostel location that I could find. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the beautiful garden in front and red hibiscus plants lining the property. Saw tons of wildlife while sitting out on porch; hummingbirds, monkeys, sloths, lizards (that run on hind legs), iguanas, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The manager was not friendly at all. He was very unorganized, told us wrong or different prices. The room was clean and had fans, but the lights inside the room did not work. The bed was very uncomfy, I slept on a foam mattress. The bathrooms were very dirty. The location is alright (close the beach, but not close to... More 

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