I stayed at Hostel Vista Serena for 4 days and loved every minute of it. I came to Costa Rica not knowing anyone and Leah at the front desk immediately booked tours for me and introduced me around to the other guests so I made friends quickly.
The hostel was incredibly clean and had the best food (and prices!) in Manuel Antonio. I enjoyed my evenings lounging around on the deck in the hammocks, eating the delicious food and watching the unbelievable sunset. Breakfast in the morning was toast, butter and jam and fantastic coffee and there was always ice cream and soda to munch on.
The staff was really knowledgeable about the area and made sure I got the most out of my short stay in Costa Rica. I would recommend this hostel to any of my friends as they have rooms for every comfort level - private to dorm style. I stayed in a room with four people and everyone was respectful and nice.
The staff does a great job of making sure everyone gets along, plays fun music at night and helped me navigate my trip so I got the most out of my stay. I was a little nervous to be traveling alone but Leah made me feel comfortable as soon as I got there. I can't wait to go back!!