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Pura Vida Hostel Manuel Antonio

Carretera Manuel Antonio, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Joshua O Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a blast. AC didn't work and there was no hot water, but that didn't stop us from having a great time. We had a car, so the distance to the national park was "no dig beal." Stuff was a little mildewy, but this is a tropical rainforest so everything is alive everywhere. The architecture of the hotel... More

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Guildford
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is under new management, a young couple who are busy doing the place up - they were redecorating some of the rooms while we were there. We got a private room for around $30 (can't remember exactly but it was one of the cheapest in the area). The room was spacious enough with double bed, single bed and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We booked a triple room online, and stayed in a room with 5 beds, en suite shower. Room and shower were big, and clean, but there were no nets on the windows which meant keeping the windows shut to avoid mosquitoes, which made it very hot at night! in addition, the security was poor. several windows could be opened from... More

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Skagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

We spend one night here, as Manuel Antonio was beautiful, but top crowded and noisy for us. Robert told us that they took over the hostel a few weeks back and was working hard to turn it around. And they are! We were welcomed like family, advised on our travel by Marianna and guided around Quepos so we felt right... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed here as our first stop in Costa Rica and hated the hostel. Manual Antonio is a beautiful area and you should stay somewhere else. The hostel had no wifi, a couple sat right out of our room all night to play guitar and smoke weed so we got no sleep, breakfast was bread and coffee. I left an... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I stayed at Pura Vida back in July, I meant to stay for one night and ended up staying four. I enjoyed the hostel very much, Marco is a warm and wonderful person. We had nightly great discussions over wine with many other backpackers from around the world, very fun!! The very last night everyone was to be together Marco... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I stayed at Pura Vida for 2 nights in July and it was horrible. The smell of mold in the room made me nauseous for most of my stay. I felt very unwelcomed when the owner came running in during breakfast because he thought it was 7:55 and that technically breakfast started at 8. It was actually past 8. I... More

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Sunderland, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Overall, I'd rate the hostel (minus the sleeping quarters) a 4 or 5, but the 6-cot room was musty and hot and had the added frustration of a single window that did not open! The single fan did little to circulate the air and nothing to dissipate the smell of mold (although the room itself was cleaned every day, and... More

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Newberg, Oregon
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31 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place is on the main road from Quepos going to Manuel Antonio. I was met with a smile and loads of charm. I booked a double with bath attached and it was on the top floor. The view was terrific. The decor is funky and eclectic and the stairs are a bit challenging. There was some traffic noise from... More

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This was a good hostel. The staff was very helpful, they had internet, close to the bus, walkable to Quepos (take the bus to Manuel Antonio). We had 3 people in a 4 person room and it was very comfortable. They also have real mattresses, not the pieces of foam that you find most places in Costa Rica. The only... More

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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Hostel Manuel Antonio Costa Rica/Quepos
Address: Carretera Manuel Antonio, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #9 of 19 Specialty lodging in Quepos
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