We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Friendly mini hostel...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save
You added Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio to your Saves list
Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio
Carretera Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #8 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Quepos
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Friendly mini hostel...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Maybe I'm getting too comfortable with certain amenities... A/C and separate beds. We had a bunk bed configuration and between the heat and bed shifting when either of us moved I didn't get much sleep. However it was a good price, included breakfast and everyone was really nice.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

110 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    65
    19
    6
    8
    12
See reviews for
6
20
28
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Uvita, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I stayed here for just over a week and I have to say it really is a great place to stay if you are looking for easy access to either Quepos or Manuel Antonio. The owner Miriam really knows how to run a place like this and the staff are always helpful and eager to assist in any way that they can, especially Wieleke, who really strives to create a friendly and helpful environment, and will go the extra mile to assist. They offer a breakfast for a couple of extra dollars with lovely fresh fruit, fresh bread and coffee. The vibe is great there and it seems to attract like-minded guests who like to socialise and mix but without creating that 'party hostel' scene which can be too much. All in all, a great place!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I actually stayed 2 times in this hostel. The first time I stayed almost a week and the second time even longer just because I liked the first time so much. The staff (Miriam and Caleb) were super friendly and helpful and made me feel very welcome.
The rooms and the rest of the hostel were always clean. Also I loved using their kitchen.
It was fully equipped, enough space and very clean. The common area is a perfect place to chill out or meet other people in the hostel, which is great if you are traveling by yourself.
The hostel is close to Quepos so you can just walk from the hostel instead of taking buses or taxis all the time. I never felt unsafe! Also it was very easy to go to the beach and national park, since the bus stop is right in front of the hostel. If I ever go back to Costa Rica, i will definitely stay at this hostel again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The location is perfect for visiting Manuel Antonio and Quepos. Walking distance to everything you need. A fun welcoming environment that you will be happy to be a part of. The staff is great and prices are very affordable. Check it out and you will see this little gem I the middle of paradise.

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Pura Vida was a great stay all around--clean, social, and located right by Quepos, which lets you walk to the local restaurants & clubs (shoutout to Republik) whenever you want. Wieleka & Caleb, who work at the hostel, are good folk. $12 for my 6-bed room, and breakfast was the best I've had in a while. Glad I stayed here.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Quepos, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I just arrived at night in the middle of a storm.
The staff just recieved with a smile, they took my backpack and take it to my room, also they offer me a towel. few minutes later they just invited to go out with all the guest and the staff to a dance club.
The rooms are completely clean.
Something that I like very much was the kitchen, they have every thing that you need and every thing has a place, always clean.
They also offer special nights with beautiful lightning storm ;)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

From the moment we stepped in we felt "at home"! We have been backpacking for several months now and we were welcomed by the staff with a big smile and open arms! Our room was very clean and it was cleaned every day. The kitchen is super equipped with everything including a mixer to make our smoothies and spices and oils. Needless to say the kitchen and the social area were always clean and spotless. Not having a car is a big minus for us so we were happy to find out that the bus stop is right in front of the hostel and within minutes we were in the park or on the beach. Monkeys and sloths were frequent visit here BUT the best part are the people that run this hostel! Always happy, helpful, caring and very knowledgeable about Quepos, Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica, we got an insider tip for a "secret waterfall" which we thoroughly enjoyed it! AS I said simply the best...!!! and highly recommended!!!

Room Tip: Any private room or dorm is perfect - always clean!
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio

Address: Carretera Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pura Vida MINI Hostel - Manuel Antonio, is a sister property to Pura Vida MINI Hostel in Tamarindo rated the best hostel in Tamarindo. We offer excellent breakfast including: Cereal, Milk, Juice, Bread, Butter, Jam, Peanut butter, Chocolate Syrup, Coffee, Tea, and Fruits. We have fully stacked and always CLEAN communal kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, 2 large fridges, plenty of work space, some spices are included, and 2 stoves to cook on... We have many different styles of private rooms, with private bath or shared bath with HOT water showers, some rooms have safes and lockers. The dorm rooms we have 2 types to fit your budget - you can choose a dorm room WITH Breakfast or WITHOUT Breakfast depending your finances. Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness o our hostel, the common areas and the rooms. We have excellent location in the pure jungle right outside of Quepos. We have Titi Monkey's that are regular visitors with us and you will be falling asleep with night sounds of the rain forest. Right around the hostel you can spot many incredible animals: Toucans, close to extinction Titi Monkeys, White Face Monkeys, Sloth, Mega Size Iguanas and our personal pet: Luna (black cat). We are walking distance to Quepos where everything is MUCH CHEAPER - because you are getting local prices, with tons of restaurants, shops, grocery shops, bars, night life, fresh farmers market (Friday and Saturday), marina and local public beach. We have a bus stop right in front of the hostel - that for less than 0.50$ will take you to Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Center where everything has "tourist prices" in few minutes. Bus leaves every 20 minutes. We have excellent, happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has incredible and waste knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, recommend off the beaten track attractions (like the Secret Waterfall -where you can jump into it, or Playa Biezans) Come to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, party and experience the real Pura Vida Atmosphere, clean hostel and fantastic staff. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Priceline, Booking.com, HostelBookers and Odigeo so you can book your Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio Costa Rica/Quepos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pura Vida MINI Hostel Manuel Antonio, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.