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Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio

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Carretera Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to stay at Pura Vida Mini hostel for two nights and ended up with four.It was just to nice to leave.This was mainly due to the lovely staff and especially Edna and her dog "brother".The two made us feel at home from the minute we walked into the door and it was hard to say goodbye in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Vraiment un magnifique endroit et Franky a ete dune amabilite deconcertante!!! Je suggere fortement cet endroit!!! A quelque minute de la superbe plage!! Lovely ambience, and perfect location! Quiet and calm, and close enough to affordable food AND all the touristy places. Highly recommended! Go go go!! Thanks for all Franky!!

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Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a pleasant stay at this hostel and the staff (especially Frankie) was marvellous. The Bus station is directly in front of the hostel which made it really easy to get anywhere. The town is also accessable by a 10 minutes walk down the hill. They even gave us a private room instead of the 8 bed dorm we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I spent 6 days at Pura Vida hostel in Manuel Antonio and it was fantastic ! the staff are very friendly and accomidating. They speak english very well and are egar to help in any way possible! the rooms and bathrooms are very clean! they have a cleaner in once a day that cleans the hostel top to bottom! The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we had booked in advance and stated arrival and departure dates. Clearly. In the confirmation email they confirmed the dates but states 4 instead of 3 nights. We were not in a position to correct them on this but thought since they confirmed the dates it would be fine. IT WAS NOT. we had read ratings and thought we can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I had a mixed feelings about that hotel when I arrived there because vista serrana was full. It is close to Quepos and it's commerce, rooms with view into the trees but right on the highway and you need to catch a bus to go to the beach. The place was 90% empty and the staff barely talked to us... More 

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puravidahostel, Owner at Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your interesting review. I checked your reservation and while you were staying the hostel was at 90% occupied, so I think you made a spelling mistake :) I am sorry you had the impression it was empty as most of the customers were out and doing fun things while you were still sleeping over your... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you're banking on getting any sleep at all, don't stay here. I don't get all of the great reviews. Price was decent, bus stop to MA is right outside, and room was nice and big for our 5 person group, but in my opinion, not at all worth it. The air is stagnant there - no breeze whatsoever in... More 

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puravidahostel, Manager at Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Hi there Stacy thank you for your review and for your stay. In all of our pages we do say that we are on the main road to Manuel Antonio. We do state that there is a bus stop in front of the hostel. You personally did a research on our reviews. Hence you made a choice right?! So if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The best thing about this hostel is the location. We went to Manuel Antonio for the weekend, stayed for two nights. The first night was terrible, as the hotel is right next to the road, and cars were going there and back all night. You can hear it all in the room! The next morning we complained to the administrator,... More 

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puravidahostel, Manager at Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Hi there thank you for your lovely and honest review of our place. We always mention that our location is on the main road to Manuel Antonio, it has its pluses and minuses. You are walking distance to Quepos where everything is much cheaper and yes you are bus ride away from the tourist attractions. So we do have ear... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stayed at the Pura Vida mini hostel in Tamarindo last year so decided to try the one out in Manuel Antonio this time around. Have to say that the experience we had here was excellent. The folks here are friendly and went out of their way to ensure that we had a great stay not only in the hostel, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Check -in was easy and sufficient with the cordial knowledgable hel of Adam Langheinrich, our transplant host from Jersey City. The rooms are very spacious, clean, and bright. Bathroom was clean as well; kitchen fully equiped with stove top, utensils. Equidistant from the local neighborhood of Quepos and the more touristic Manuel Antonio. Adam was amazing in his local knowledge... More 

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