The staff was very friendly, extremely helpful, and spoke multiple languages. The hostel is conveniently located near restaurants, supermarket, laundromat and a bus stop leading to either Quepos or Manuel Antonio. It is a nice place to socialize with other backpackers. The hostel has a good size kitchen, an outdoor patio and has a locked gate in the evening. Our room had an awesome ceiling fan, which kept us nice and cool. The room windows were able to be opened or closed, but if they were open there were no screens in them. Unfortunately, the refrigerator broken during our stay, there were some electricity problems, a pool was advertised, but it wasn't running yet."Breakfast" was only sliced bread, butter, and jam with coffee and tea every day. Even providing cereal or switching up what to put on the bread would have made a big difference. The rooms could have benefited from thicker drapes for privacy and more hooks to put towels, etc on.
Only one bathroom for up to 8 people was occasionally frustrating. There is no curfew at night, which is nice; however the common room is close to the bedrooms and so were kept up a few nights by people staying up late. Overall, the place has a lot of potential and is run by very friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are situated in Manuel Antonio downtown on the main street (school zone / football field) close to the Supermarket and Liquor Store Super Joseth. Very close from here you will find a bank, drug store, car rental, bars, disco-bars, cafeteria, restaurants, pizzeria, casino and the bus stop is only at 50 mts. The bus will bring you to the beach and to the national park for only $ 0.40 (possibility to go there by walk). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Los Apartamentos Del Backpacker Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- Los Apartamentos Del Backpacker Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park