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“Better than expected” 4 of 5 stars
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Manta Raya Hotel
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Frente a Luz de Vida | 50 Mts Norte Del Super Fresco, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #29 of 31 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
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“Better than expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This hostel is slightly away from the action, on the main road but in a quiet stretch. It doesn't look like much but the rooms are clean and tidy, it's good value and it has a pool. It's also much quieter than I expected and you can't hear road noise or other guests.

It doesn't have a restaurant, but it does have a kitchen although not much of a common area to meet other guests. The people who run it are nice guys.

It's just across the road from Banana Beach Bar which is a great place to hang out, it's 2 mins away from a big super market and it's a 5 min walk from Rancho which hosts the big beach parties on full moon and Thursdays. You can't here the music but it's only a short walk home.

Overall not bad. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This place has a great website! And that's pretty much it. I reserved a private room with a bathroom for $35 per night for the two of us. We stayed in this price range, private rooms, our whole 17 days in Costa Rica so we had expected it to be simple, but safe and clean and otherwise ok. This place advertises a secure gated courtyard, a sports bar, rooms with fridges, TVs, and AC--none of which existed (the tv was present, but did not work). The room was also furnished with one bed and a plastic garage shelving unit. The floor was so dirty that when I swiped my hand on it, my hand looked like I had rubbed it in the dirt street outside. The only positive was the staff, who offered to watch our bags for us while we walked around and looked for a different place and refunded our money with their apologies. They seemed to genuinely understand our concerns.

The bottom line is that if you are looking for a place to crash and that's it, then this is fine. We were just disappointed with the website's misrepresentation of the property.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

It was the perfect surfing vacation,we were right on the beach and paid 15 a night for everything...going back soon

Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Manta Raya Hotel

Address: Frente a Luz de Vida | 50 Mts Norte Del Super Fresco, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right on the best surf break we offer everything you need,and nothing you don't. Secure, Comfortable. Air condition, Hot water, Internet, Pool, bar and restaurant, outdoor kitchen, Privates and dorms avail. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Manta Raya Hotel Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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