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“Pura Vida in Pura Vida Hostel ! ! !” 5 of 5 stars
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Pura Vida Hostel Manuel Antonio
Carretera Manuel Antonio, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 19 Specialty lodging in Quepos
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“Pura Vida in Pura Vida Hostel ! ! !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I was in this hostel this month, for 2 nights.... And finally I stay 10 nights !!!
It's a typical hostel, for sure sometimes there no hot water but this is Costa Rica ! And sincerely, with the hot temperature in this country, hot water is not realy necessary....
The location it's just between the town of Quepos and the Manuel Antonio beach and Park. There are a bus stop next the hostel.
The 2 things that I prefered were, the atmosphere of this place due to a real enjoyed staff, always ready to help you to organize your travel, or for sweet evening or amazing party !
The other thing is that every day you are directly in contact with the nature, white monkey face, squirel monkey, iguana, toucan or frog,.... There is even a frog which is called 'Paula' !
I would like to thank you Virginia and its team for my stay with us :-)
Pura Vida ! ! !

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

This "hostal" over rates itself. The supposed communal kitchen is unlit, filthy, and there are no basic ingredients with which to cook. You share it with others, and there is no hot water for cleaning dishes. They say there is hot water in the showers, but we had no evidence of this. They closed the common area at 10:30, so all guests had to go to their tiny, over-priced rooms to listen to road noise.
I would avoid this place, there are other much better options in Quepos, but better yet, go up to Manuel Antonio for fresh air, quiet, and some reasonable options like the Costa Linda, which has tiny cramped rooms but a terrific, cheap breakfast and much better vibe overall.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pura Vida Hostel Manuel Antonio

Address: Carretera Manuel Antonio, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 Specialty lodging in Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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