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Playa Manuel Antonio road in front of the INVU, Quepos, Costa Rica

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42 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Mauricio was an excellent host! He was very kind to explain everything, give information about the town, transportation, etc. He was there to offer any assistance needed. A free breakfast (eggs, bread, fresh fruit and coffee) came with the price of your night's stay, and he made it when you were ready for it. I was very comfortable in the dorm beds, and they are very reasonably priced. The location is an easy walk to town. This is not a party hostel. Overall, a very good experience.


Simply an awesome hostel! About a 10 minute walk from the bus station and about a 20 minute bus ride from Manuel Antonio. The upstairs hostel is small and quaint. I had a very clean private room with bathroom, with a comfy bed. The included breakfast is made by to order and great! The bus to Manuel Antonio stops about 20 meters from the hostel and runs every 20 minutes. The owner is amazing! He helped me plan my 2 days and was very friendly (he's bilingual too). Overall an excellent hostel!


Property is directly on main road therefore very noisy especially at night. The open sewage is not a welcoming smell to return. The bfast is included but it is a simple scramble egg with 2 toasts and a slice of pineapple with a weak coffee. The manager of the establishment is not the most knowledgable as for activities nor the most proactive when asking/responding to questions. Pictures are outdated and things have change since. I would not return or recommend this hostel.

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Note: on our GPS, this hostel was listed as "Central Hostel". Our host was exceptional! He is very kind, speaks excellent English

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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