This place has one thing going for it and that is it: location. It is only 50 meters from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Other than that, yikes! My wife and I have stayed in many hostels all around the world. This had to be one of the dirtiest I have ever seen. As stated by other customers on this forum, the mattresses are moldy. Not just one or two but ALL OF THEM in each room. The sheets they provided us smelled like old cheese. The beds themselves are made out of wooden planks - very uncomfortable night's sleep. The rooms are very narrow and have one fluorescent light above. If someone comes into the room late at night, boom, bright light in your eyes. And people were in and out of every room each night. Very loud place. The pool is very small and rinky-dink, non-chlorinated either. The water pressure in the showers was eh but very cold water. One morning none of the toilets flushed which didn't stop people from leaving deposits. There were movies projected at night in the courtyard but one night the projection didn't work but they continued to play the sound for hours. Long story short, I'm sure some people don't care about cleanliness and just came here to party, but overall this place needs better management, to burn their mattresses and to hire new cleaners.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- El Faro Beach Hostel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park