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Aylesbury, UK
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed opposite at the Cabinas Espadilla but dined and drank at Costa Linda for all the nights that we were there. Our group was attracked by the delicious sounding and decently priced cocktails and drinks and then ended up eating there as well. The food was delicious and fresh, huge portions. The cocktails were yummy. Food and drinks really... More 

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Cheshire, England
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We didn't sleep here but next door at the Hotel Vela Bar but as it didn't offer lunch or dinner we ate here several times. It's backpackers and so is very basic, offering decent meals and drinks. Much cheaper than the main street a short two minute walk away. We did take a look at the rooms; very basic singles,... More 

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Eppstein, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We didn’t stay at Costa Linda, but at Cabinas Espadilla right across the street. We were there for five nights and had dinner every day at the Costa Linda’s restaurant! We tried the plato tipico with fish, chicken and beef, the chicken fajitas, the hamburger, spaghetti carbonara and vegetarian spaghetti – all very good and very reasonably priced. The service... More 

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Los Alamitos, California
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

My boyfriend and I came here not once, but TWICE in 2 days (once for dinner, once for lunch). We shared the carbonara pasta which was FANTASTIC and two margaritas (yummy ones!) and a 10% tip (10% had already been included), all for 22 bucks. Service was very friendly and attentive.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was cheap and had a restaurant attached which has amazing food and drinks. 4 minute walk from the beach. My room was a single, and was pretty much a bed in a box with a ceiling fan, but I wasn't there for a fancy room! Definitely recommend if you are just looking for a bed.

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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It's cash only! I had a great burger and salad for an exceptional price. I loved the 1980s music that happened to be playing. It was an ok place to eat solo as other travelers were alone as well- the bar was also fully stocked. It's on the road to the Parque, so an easy place to stop in for... More 

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Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights and the place was perfect. 5 minute walk to the beach and 5/7 walk to the amazing Manuel Antonio national park. Cheap at $10 s night, great colourful communal bathrooms, and the best restaurant in town... The place was packed both nights and again for lunch and breakfast..... OH the breakfast! Pancakes, fresh fruit, Gallo... More 

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stockholm
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Food was nothing special, but what I really disliked was the Margarita thar was awful. 2000 clones for it. Prices are not high but not low also. Close to the park entrance. Smoothie was good. Avoid coktails.

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Fort Qu'Appelle
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Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Manuel Antonio for 6 nights and ate here 4 times! The quantity and quality were very good. The service was quick & efficient. No language problems. Costa Rica has been much more expensive than we thought, the Canadian $ doesn't do well here now, but you can still eat well at this spot and not empty your... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2016

I've stayed here a few times over the years and each time the staff has been very friendly and helpful. Great food at the hostel restaurant, as well. The location is great and close to everything in the area. I would definitely stay here again.

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Additional Information about Backpackers Paradise Costa Linda

Address: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Backpackers Paradise Costa Linda Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Backpackers Paradise Costa Linda Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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“We had a room up the stairs at the very end and had two windows and only neighbors on one side which was nice and private! It was two beds and ceiling fan”
 of 5 bubbles 143maddiep, Apr 9, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor and you wont catch the breeze from the bathroom. Get to breakfast early it can get crowded, it is a favorite for locals as well as travelers. PLEASE DONT FEED THE MONKEYS.”
  • a variety of room options
  • so much color
 of 5 bubbles bumpsetspike12, Feb 10, 2015 | Read review
“second story rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles morgano305, Jan 11, 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are full of insects and smelly...theirs really not a good choice !”
 of 5 bubbles danielmL4990XR, Mar 30, 2014 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms probably get less noise from guests passing to the restrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles benglenn75, Mar 5, 2014 | Read review
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