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Backpackers Manuel Antonio Reviews

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

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382 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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We had a very good time at this place.we will stay ther again!


Dorm was overpriced, wifi was good and pool was a nice touch. There is a grocery store down the street and the beach is a short bus ride away. Also there were fans in the dorm which was nice.


It was actually great. Not so close from the beach but neither too far and you can just take a quick bus and in 3 mins you are at the beach. The rooms are clean and the pool is open all day long in case you like drinking and having some snaks at night. Staff was nice and there is a lot of bards and a grocery store just across the hostal.


Lots of people and not a lot of bathrooms. Reception seemed annoyed at every question. Good value for the price I guess. Rooms are open to the surroundings aka not inside a building. So if you are in a dorm and someone doesn't lock up you are relatively exposed. Close to Manuel Antonio and nice sunset views.


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.


It is well located and functional

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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!


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.


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


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


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.


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)


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)

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