We stayed at National Park backpackers on the Christmas weekend 2011.
The location of the place is excellent. They also have a nice pool, and they show movies outside every night.
We booked what they call an "apartment", when we arrived, it turned out they finished renovating it the same day, as well as building outside. Luckily it was Christmas, so the workers went home. However, the room smelled (very strongly) like fresh paint. It's not very healthy (or comfortable) to stay in one.
On our third night there, it started raining heavily suddenly, and our room got flooded. The hotel's staff were very reluctant to help (but did eventually), almost asking us to clean the room for them. We got the same response any time we asked for any help at the reception, from booking tours to finding out about a late shuttle.
This is contrary to every other place in Costa Rica, where the receptionists are extremely helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Faro Beach Hostel is conveniently located within steps from the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park and only a short walk to Playa Espadilla (the main beach). We have an outdoor swimming pool and several common areas which provide a great place to relax and have fun with fellow guests from all over the world. We offer both private rooms and dorms with hot showers and a fully-equipped guest kitchen. Manuel Antonio is a mecca for the adventure seeker whether it is sportfishing, ziplining, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, horseback riding, ATV tours... our friendly staff can arrange it all. It is also a haven for nature enthusiasts with all the flora and fauna and wildlife in the park.On-site we have our restaurant, the "Funky Monkey", which serves both local and international flavors from 6am to 10pm daily... including beer, for a great price. Also, we have a nightly poolside movie feature (and yes, we will take requests on what to show). We are the only hostel in the area with our amenities AND a great location. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if there are any special arrangements you should need. We are here for you and to ensure your time spent in Manuel Antonio is the best it can possibly be. Other amenities:• WiFi • Swimming pool• No curfew• Lockers• Nighttime security guard• Free parking• Tour information• Snacks and beverages for sale• Fully-equipped kitchen area• Pura vida!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Faro Beach Hostel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio