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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is located right in front of the beach (quite and beautiful beach, no party scene). There are outdoor showers so it's convenient after a swim. The staff are friendly, helpful and they make delicious coffee and hummus. The hostel needs some more work though, but they are working on it.

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed July 4, 2015

The hotel is fine, I guess, if you're not looking for cleanliness, friendly staff and, well, cleanliness. What I had a problem with was their animal treatment. They keep a goat tied up on a small rope at all times, you can hear it crying away, bored to tears and with barely any grass to eat. I never saw any...

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Reviewed April 5, 2015

After spending two weeks traveling Costa Rica and staying primarily in hostels, Mar Y Sol was the single worst place we stayed. Bad enough it prompted me to write my first review on trip advisor. Pro: -Good location, close to beach. Close enough so that I could wash up in the ocean after using the restroom due to the owners...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed September 10, 2014

Amazing hostel right on the beach , you can see amazing sunsets right from your room balcony. Nice bar and excelent food:) Very friendly staff. Place is well run. Highly recomended to budget travelers due to low pe=rices and high standard.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 28, 2014

I don't like writing bad reviews, but I'm afraid our stay at Mar Y Sol was not the best. First to the positives though. Nice location (right on the beach), but Manzanillo is tiny and not much going on. About 15km from Puerto Viejo, which seems to have a lot more going on. The owners were very friendly and the...

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

From the moment we were greeted upon arrival via taxi until our departure, my family and I were amiably embraced as though we were best friends with Samir, the owner and propriater. His exuberance for life and its manifest experiences created an interactive environment akin to a family get together. His wit and charm embrace you in a most welcoming...

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Paris, France
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed here one night at this hostel and had a fun night. The owners are great, fun and accommodating and we had a lovely delicious dinner. Centrally located, right opposite the beach so nothing is far. The rooms are being upgraded and painted so we stayed in a room which was freshly painted however had no bathroom door which...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Easily the best place in Manzanillo for budget travellers! The new ownership (disregard prior comments about a Bryan...) is super friendly and attentive. Really this place is also a great restaurant. I just had spicy red snapper with an excellent rice and veg side. The rooms are simple but as the remodel advances I expect things will improve. However, the...

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victoria bc canada
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I didn't get I stay at this Hostel but my friend did. She loved the stay! This is a great location right across from a Incredible beach. The owner and his daughter are very kind and informative about the area. Also saw some delicious looking food come out of the kitchen! Right across from the hostel is a Massage on...

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Suissa
Reviewed February 15, 2014

It was taken over by new mgmt and since that its the greatest ripoff around... Bad rooms, bad service (especial the arrogant gringa), and tons of lies (why there is: no water, no keys, no cleaning, etc..)

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15 rooms + 5 more to be remodeled. Complete bar & grill w/ full license. Lots of mangoes, papayas, bananas, coconuts, too. Scuba diving, snorkeling, natural refuge, dolphin, gardens, surfing paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mar Y Sol Hostel

Address: 200 meters north from Maxis, Manzanillo 30000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Manzanillo
Price Range: $25 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mar Y Sol Hostel Costa Rica/Manzanillo
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“Choose room from beach side and you have nice breeze comming trough the windows...”
 of 5 bubbles tomasludvik85, Sep 10, 2014 | Read review
“Look for security in Costa Rica especially. Exterior bars on the windows. Locked gates requiring a night guard. Well lit grounds and paths at night.”
 of 5 bubbles RoseB393, Aug 12, 2013 | Read review
“Try to get a room facing with ocean with a balcony, a refuge from the smelly room!!”
 of 5 bubbles ZookeeperAmy, May 11, 2013 | Read review
“The rooms upstairs have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles CindyW158, Jan 16, 2013 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms appeared to have an even better view but we ended up downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles GL1987, Sep 30, 2012 | Read review
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