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Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We spent there really nice times. The staff and the owner are really nice people, always smiling and offering helping hand. They showed us the secret waterfall, which I really appreciate.
The price was OK, nice, clean room, as well as kitchen. Close to the beach.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Awesome hostel, very clean, safe and super close to Quepos which we found much cheaper then Manuel Antonio. The common room was amazing with fun games and comfy seats. Kitchen was always clean and very well stacked - which was a must for us as we backpack now for several months! Our dorm room was cleaned every day and the communal bathroom too. The staff is very nice, always happy and smiling and has tons of suggestions to do for backpackers on the budget. They even showed us the way to the secret waterfall where we played and jumped all day! Comparing to many hostels I have stayed at this is by far one of the best one! Got my thumbs up Pura Vida MINI !!!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed in one of the dorm rooms, it was clean enough and although it's hot in there during the day it cools down nicely at night. Lots of comfy futon couches on the porches. Kitchen is pretty well-stocked, and the common area has games and things like that to do in the evenings. Its a quick taxi ride into town if you don't want to make the walk at night, and the bus will stop right at the hostel to take you to Manuel Antonio. Staff that were there at the time were great - really fun, helpful, and down to hang out.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Maybe I'm getting too comfortable with certain amenities... A/C and separate beds. We had a bunk bed configuration and between the heat and bed shifting when either of us moved I didn't get much sleep. However it was a good price, included breakfast and everyone was really nice.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I stayed here for just over a week and I have to say it really is a great place to stay if you are looking for easy access to either Quepos or Manuel Antonio. The owner Miriam really knows how to run a place like this and the staff are always helpful and eager to assist in any way that they can, especially Wieleke, who really strives to create a friendly and helpful environment, and will go the extra mile to assist. They offer a breakfast for a couple of extra dollars with lovely fresh fruit, fresh bread and coffee. The vibe is great there and it seems to attract like-minded guests who like to socialise and mix but without creating that 'party hostel' scene which can be too much. All in all, a great place!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I actually stayed 2 times in this hostel. The first time I stayed almost a week and the second time even longer just because I liked the first time so much. The staff (Miriam and Caleb) were super friendly and helpful and made me feel very welcome.
The rooms and the rest of the hostel were always clean. Also I loved using their kitchen.
It was fully equipped, enough space and very clean. The common area is a perfect place to chill out or meet other people in the hostel, which is great if you are traveling by yourself.
The hostel is close to Quepos so you can just walk from the hostel instead of taking buses or taxis all the time. I never felt unsafe! Also it was very easy to go to the beach and national park, since the bus stop is right in front of the hostel. If I ever go back to Costa Rica, i will definitely stay at this hostel again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

The location is perfect for visiting Manuel Antonio and Quepos. Walking distance to everything you need. A fun welcoming environment that you will be happy to be a part of. The staff is great and prices are very affordable. Check it out and you will see this little gem I the middle of paradise.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
Thank James M
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Address: Main Road, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Quepos
Price Range: £16 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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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