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“Decent Manuel Antonio Hostel”

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Los Apartamentos del Backpacker
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Decent Manuel Antonio Hostel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

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.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2010

I just come back from this hostel and I've just one word to say : Fantastic! I travelled in all Costa Rica and Los Apartamentos del backpacker is my favourite one. It's a very charming new hostel in the center of Manuel Antonio and the price is very cheap (we spent $10 for a shared dorm), and everything was super clean (bathroom, kitchen, dorm and even the garden)! To me it's the best option for people on a budget!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2010

I spent a week end in a dormitory of 6 with 2 other friends and the place is great! We were close to bars, restaurants, beach, the national park..., the staff is very friendly and usefull, and breakfast is quiet abundant. I'm already planning to come back there in November !

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Los Apartamentos del Backpacker

Property: Los Apartamentos del Backpacker
Address: Zona de la Escuela, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
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

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