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Backpackers Manuel Antonio
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
1 review
“Pura vida!”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

I love this place, the location is perfect, the place very clean and I love the 24 hours swimming pool. This is the place to meet people and have great adventures with new friends!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

My quick vacation to Manuel Antonio would not be complete without my stay in this place. The place is decent and clean. Good Bathrooms, albeit common ones. And the price is great! And it even has a pool with a view! the Kitchen was economically complete! And the best of all, it is right by a bus stop and a grocery, which are two important things for a budget traveller!

The rooms are dark, but then again, we only use the place for sleeping. Plenty of space for relaxation, too! This will be one of my top choices of place to stay on budget and quick Manuel Antonio get-away!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Great experience and location! The location was close to the park and a bus came by the front of the hostel every 25 minutes to take you to the park.The pool was nice,the kitchen was well equipted and the overall hostel was great, Would recommend it for anyone wishing a clean,reasonably priced and enjoyable place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Pros: staff, proximity to the supermarket, view, pool, awesome-ness of fellow travelers, price
Cons: too many people to each room, noisy (but, come on, it's a hostel :)

Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

Terrible beds, uncomfortable mattress. No plug outlets..! Too many people per dorm, only 1 toilet for 10 people, gets dirty quickly. Old, run down, far from the beach. Pancakes for breakfast, everyday. Nothing special

  • Stayed July 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

We had a larger group coming in for an extended stay. The hostel was so helpful with setting everything up (even giving us a discount!). All the receptionists are awesome, but Cheri is the best! She's so nice and so helpful. The rooms are all large and the windows have screens on them. There are also huge fans to keep the rooms cool. We were never hot. The pool is very nice and all the hammocks are very relaxing. You make your own pancakes in the morning and enjoy them on the outside balcony where you can watch monkeys swinging around. There is also a sweet tarzan swing! This place felt like home and we did not want to leave. Also, the location is right between Quepos and the main part of Manuel Antonio so it's perfect!!

Free 10 minute phone calls every night! :)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here. The girl who worked the front desk, I think her name was Lori, was amazing. The rooms were clean and the bar/pool area was too much fun. About a five minute bus ride or 10 minute walk to the beach and the main part of Manuel Antonio. I really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Backpackers Manuel Antonio

Property: Backpackers Manuel Antonio
Address: Across from the Manuel Antonio soccer field, Manuel Antonio 0000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Manuel Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All our rooms have shared bathrooms with hot water and are equipped with fans. We have a private trail to one of the best views of the sunset over the beach. There is a communal entertainment room with cable TV, DVD-Player, over 80 DVDs, Play Station and a stereo. We keep a clean kitchen with new amenities for everyone to use. We also offer our customers free high speed internet, free parking, free tour information, all-night security guard, laundry service, no curfew, snacks and beverages for sale and a 24-hour Check-in. ... more   less 
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