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Hostel Vista Serena
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Just wanted to say if you are looking for a a nice relaxed chilled environment, stay here. The owner conrad was a awesome guy and extremely helpful. We stayed here with a party of 6, and we were suppose to only stay for three days and go to jaco for a few days but we loved it here so much we stayed, rooms were very clean and nice, and it had a amazing view of the ocean and the sunsets were incredible. Also we meet some amazing people form around the world, even though it rained alot in the evenings we would all get together and play games and drink, so dont overlook this place, you will have a good time here!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank jeremy c
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I missed out on seeing several sights on my Costa Rica itinerary because I couldn't leave this place. It's truly a budget hostel consisting of simple bunks in ordinary rooms but it comes equipped with the most welcoming staff, best view and atmosphere of any hostel you'll ever find. I'm so beguiled by this wonderful hostel, I'm returning in a few months to stay for a week or two.
The bus stop is close and fare to the beach is about 65 cents U.S. There's a great little restaurant called Soda Angel at the top of the hill that's affordable, local and very tasty.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Located about midway between the town of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, Vista Serena is a wonderful great value lodging option. The place is clean, the kitchens well-equipped, and it is perched on a hill overlooking the ocean with a perfect view. This is a great place to enjoy the sunset and meet other like-minded travelers from all over the world. The staff is friendly and helpful and offered us plenty of tips and ideas for how to spend our time while we were visiting.

Room Tip: Keep your door closed to cut down on the amount of bugs in your building, this is Costa Rica after all.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alex P
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed at Vista Serena with my girlfriend in February 2013, we had a private room, and I was glad I picked this place as the accomodation in Manuel Antonio. It is not overpriced (like almost everything else in town), the location is great, service and staff were also very good and the view from their balcony is simply amazing. They also have a restaurant which serves tasty, reasonably priced food. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place for people travelling on a budget and/or trying to avoid the average resort/hotel type of accomodation.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank J_Guilherme_R_S
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The hostel vista serena was a really good choice. It is pretty close to the park, (take the bus for 10 min), close to a supermarket, has a great view, lots of hammocks, is super clean, and the kitchen is very well equiped. We really enjoyed our stay there! We booked a 4bed room and were the only ones in our room. We met at least 3 other couples who also booked a 4 bed room and every one got their own dormatory. It was cool of the reception not to put everyone in the same room to save rooms. :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank tonate
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