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Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has its own amazing picturesque soul. Since you walk in you can feel the good vibe and everyone greets you with a smile. All the staff is always willing to help and give you all the information you need with the best attitude. At night we gather in the common area and played all kind of board games... More 

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puravidahostel, Gerente at Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review
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Gracias Eve! Disfrutamos de tenerte aquí! Muchas Gracias por un comentario tan bonito. Muchos besos muy grande Adres, Leanne y... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel in one of the private rooms and was pretty disappointed with the level of cleanliness. There were critters all over the room, those didn't bother me too much but what did was there were some gnarly bed bugs on my bed! The amount of money I paid for this place was stupid. The staff were... More 

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puravidahostel, Gerente at Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Hi Kaitlyn I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay here. Unfortunatley we are in the middle of the rainforest and are unable to keep all the bugs away although I have checked your room and I can assure you there are no bed bugs. Unfortunately if there is any food in the room the critters do come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We booke the perfect hostel - we felt so comfortable that we added two nights. The owner and the staff are very friendly and make your stay unique. The hostel is located right next to a bus station so you can get around very easily. Quepos is only a 5-10 minutes walk away. We can only recomend this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay at Pura Vida Mini Hostel. Location is 5-10 minute walk from quepos so only a short walk to get to restaurants, ATM's and the larger supermarkets. Also across the road from the bus to Manuel Antonio/Quepos it's easy to get around. Rooms are basic but comfortable with plenty of fans. They have a nice common area,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Staying here was the highlight of my trip. Every person on staff was among the most likeable and genuinely nice people i have met in Costa Rica. AND its just above $8 a night if you stay 4 nights.... what more could you ask for?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

A very good valued place. It's a 10 minute walk up a hill from the bus station. The dorms were nice, spacious with attached bathroom and hot water. There is a kitchen, free water and of course WiFi. The staff are mainly volunteers and pretty friendly. For the price you pay it's good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for four nights when we were in Quepos and loved it!! The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and there was free coffee and tea! It's right off the main road with a bus stop right out front, making it easy to get to the national park and beach. My only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at Pura Vida Hostel, the owner Andrés is an awesome host. I spent two nights at his hostel, which has a nice kitchen for you to cook. The dorms gets really warm though! But I would definitely stay here again if I ever visit Manuel Antonio again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I was living in Manuel Antonio for about 3 months and Pura Vida Mini Hostel was by far my favorite place I stayed at. The staff is amazing, the rooms are clean, they have a nice kitchen, the hostel is at convenient location, and it is a great place to meet other travelers and make lifelong friends. I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Brilliant hostel in every way. The only thing better than the location and the atmosphere in the hostel is the staff. Andres and his team are always on hand with advice, fun and great company. The hostel is located in Quepos, a much more authentic and cheaper part of the beach than Manuel Antonio itself, which, at this stage is... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio 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 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 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio

Address: Main Road, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Price Range: $14 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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