I decided to "book" this place because the other recommended hostels were already booked for private rooms; I say "book" because by the time I arrived we had no reservation in the suite I called twice to confirm. They only had a private room with shared bathrooms, as a courtesy the front desk lady gave me a $5 discount... my mistake, I should have gone to another place.
Pros of this place: nice pool, nice common areas, very convenient location towards beach and park, free wi-fi.
Bad: The rooms are terrible!!! The walls, if you can call them like that, are really thin. You can hear absolutely everything from the other room.... EVERYTHING... when they are having a conversation at 12 am you can join them, when someone snores you can hear it right next to you, when people are partying at the pool at 2 am you can hear that too. The room floor has stains of paint, beds are bunks like in the army.
Definitely not a good choice
- 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 National Park