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Backpackers Manuel Antonio Reviews

Across the Soccer field in Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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80%

Rating
366 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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63%

The location of the hostel is not too inconvenient if you are going to manuel Antonio to visit the national park - it would be better to book somewhere closer to the park entrance, where it is more lively. It was handy having a supermarket opposite and a very good pizza place next door. The hostel itself was fine - good double room with fan, kitchen with big fridges, communal areas, pool, friendly and helpful staff. However, the wifi in some areas of the hostel (namely our room) was very poor.


77%

Reserved an 8 bed dorm but was put in an 18 bed dorm on arrival which wasn't the best start. However the communal area is very good as were the people. Cheap bus ride away from Manuel Antonio National Park and the beach. Two supermarkets close by and the pizza place next door is great!


69%

Nice place, good pool, bus stops right out front and 2 supermarkets very close. Don't leave your things on the balcony or they will (possibly) throw them out. We had 3 pairs of socks AND a pair of converse thrown into the bin when they were drying right outside our door.


91%

booked for two nights, ended up staying five. great atmosphere, average breakfast


77%

It does the job. Although it isn't near the national park, the bus stop is 20m down the road and is every half an hour. There is a big supermarket 50m down the road which was really useful as the restaurants in manual Antonio arent particularly cheap. The restaurant is ok, but we were always the only people there from the hostel, the other people were all locals. Pool doesn't seem to belong to the hostel, and wasn't very appealing. Our room wasn't particularly clean, 5 spiders on the ceiling


80%

Showed up with 18 people and I don't think the owner ever got mad or raises his voice at us. Everyone was really cool at the hostel, and the market across the street had a good verity of stuff for sale. My only problem was that our room for 18-20 people was ridiculously hot, but it was also on the cost so it was kind of expected.


74%

The staff can be a little more informative about local activities. Also, a little kindness wouldn't hurt!

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Backpackers Manuel Antonio was great. It's probably the most popular hostel in Manuel during this season, but I didn't like how far away it was from the beach. You basically have to take a bus to get there, or walk 30 minutes. It's nice when you are at the beach to be on the beach. Otherwise, the staff was great, nice clean and safe place, and you meet so many really cool people. If you are coming here to meet new friends, this is the place!

  • 2nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff was amazing! They were all extremely helpful and accommodating. The rooms and beds were good for the price, and I definitely appreciated the fans. It was slightly inconvenient having to take the bus every time we wanted to go to the beach, but it wasn't a big issue.

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Pretty good value for money - for Manuel Antonio. Good location: it's right next to a bus stop, pizza place and two supermarkets. The only thing that interrupted my stay was that they allow kids to come and use the hostel table football... They were pretty loud and it disrupted the chilled atmosphere in the evenings.


80%

Hostel was nice, fairly clean and good value. Staff were nice and helpful. They have some electrical problems, the shower nearly caught on fire and my girlfriend got burnt from a power socket. Other then that it was s good stay.


91%

They have a nice staff and the place is very clean only the wifi is a problem,

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Great stay and although our initial reservation seemed to have been incorrectly placed on their reservation calendar they managed to accommodate us in a way that suited our needs even better. Hope to be back in the not so distant future.

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


51%

The location by the bus stop was good. And the view and pool were nice but the dorm room was dirty and over crowded with no place to put things and no open outlets. I switched to a private room which was much nicer and quieter but also much more expensive. I am not sure there was a better hostel in MA but compared to other places in Costa Rica this one was subpar. Also the woman at the front desk was very nice but spoke very little English.


74%

The hostel was a good value for money and have very nice amenities. Nevertheless, staff wasn't very friendly particularly the gentleman who seemed annoyed by my questions


60%

The shower in the 18 bed dorm is unsafe. The heater is attached to the top, with no GFCI circuit. Basically it looks like this http://johnnyvagabond.com/travel-tips/survive-suicide-shower/ . This needs fixing!

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

-rooms have a/c -common bathrooms/kitchen are semi-reasonably clean -location is outside the main town (quieter) and a very easy/cheap public bus to beach/park -bar, pool, restaurant on site & other restaurants within short walk


94%

I enjoyed their pancakes and fruit in the morning. I met guests from Norway, US, Germany, Spain and Canada. The guest from these countries were nice. I appreciated the free international calls to the United States.


100%

Best place to stay in Manuel Antonio.


89%

Great Place, the view is awesome, pool is nice. Wifi worked well. The kitchen had every thing you needed and lots of room to sit and eat/visit. Free breakfast was good coffee and tea, pancakes and fruit. Everything was pretty clean and the staff were nice. Only 2 bathrooms and 2 showers but it didnt seem to be a problem. Alittle loud the first night and some of the lockers were broken. We still really enjoyed the place. I would definetly stay there again.




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