This place is on the main road from Quepos going to Manuel Antonio. I was met with a smile and loads of charm. I booked a double with bath attached and it was on the top floor. The view was terrific. The decor is funky and eclectic and the stairs are a bit challenging. There was some traffic noise from the road which is to be expected. There is the friendly hostel cat and dog to pet. I liked the staff and they were helpful in arranging a tour for me. The bathroom overlooked the jungle and was free of any curtains. After a bit of adjusting my perspective, I realized no one could see in and yet I could bath in the presence of nature and I kind of liked that. What makes an enjoyable stay for me is the staff interaction and this place is a good one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio We have fully stacked and always CLEAN communal kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, 2 large fridges, plenty of work space, some spices are included, and 2 stoves to cook on... We have many different styles of private rooms, with private bath or shared bath with HOT water showers, some rooms have safes and lockers. The dorm rooms we have 2 types to fit your budget Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness o our hostel, the common areas and the rooms. We have excellent location in the pure jungle right outside of Quepos. We have Titi Monkey's that are regular visitors with us and you will be falling asleep with night sounds of the rain forest. Right around the hostel you can spot many incredible animals: Toucans, close to extinction Titi Monkeys, White Face Monkeys, Sloth, Mega Size Iguanas and our personal pet: Luna (black cat). We are walking distance to Quepos where everything is MUCH CHEAPER - because you are getting local prices, with tons of restaurants, shops, grocery shops, bars, night life, fresh farmers market (Friday and Saturday), marina and local public beach. We have a bus stop right in front of the hostel - that for less than 0.50$ Will take you to Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Center where everything has "tourist prices" in few minutes. Bus leaves every 20 minutes. We have excellent, happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has incredible and waste knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, recommend off the beaten track attractions (like the Secret Waterfall -where you can jump into it, or Playa Biezans) Come to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, party and experience the real Pura Vida Atmosphere, clean hostel and fantastic staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio Costa Rica/Quepos