El Baile de La Iguana Reviews
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The hostel had a great view and the host David was very helpful in our visit! I would definitely go back to this hostel if I ever visit the area of Quepos or Manuel Antonio.
Our room was not ready upon arrival. Beds were thin and uncomfortable, sheets were old. Bathroom didn't have soap, and we had to ask to get another roll of TP. Though there is a kitchen, you have to ask David if you want to use it before 9am. He made it clear if he opened it, we needed to be there on time - wasn't too welcoming. We kept food in the fridge, but he wouldn't let us bring it into our room to eat, saying it was too messy to clean. We felt like we were treated like children.
We had a great stay here. David was very friendly and helpful in recommending restaurants and tours. The location is great - by a grocery store, restaurants and the bus stop that will take you straight to Manuel Antonio (although we ended up seeing more wildlife on the hike to the beach recommended by David!). You also can't beat the price, especially in the Manuel Antonio area. Highly recommended!
Needs bleach in the bathroom shower, has mold, other then that great place.
David was awesome -- super helpful and knowledgable about the area, and a sweetheart. He gave us information about the town, the beaches, and made us soup and drinks. The room was clean and the pool was too! Beautiful views, too.
This place is excellent...really handy for the lovely beaches, some great little restaurants and also the national park! The views from the hotel pool are breathtaking and the atmosphere around the hotel is great! David the hotel manager made us feel very welcome- offering advice about the local area,helping to arrange our tours and even making us some delicious traditional soup! This place is a real gem and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for value for money and a chilled atmosphere
I thought that El Baile de La Iguana was an excellent place to stay while in Manuel Antonio. The hospitality was great, David was extremely helpful giving us suggestions on where to eat and places to visit. The room was extremely clean, the pool was a nice way to cool off and the view was incredible! The location is also great only about a 5 minute shuttle ride to the beach with restaurants everywhere. I would recommend this hostel to anybody visiting the area!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Very friendly and helpful staff. Available when needed, would definitely go back.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
We had such a great stay! The view is worth it by itself! We stayed in the mariposa room that had a full size bed, full kitchen, and an ensuite bathroom. There's also a small little patio off of that room with a table that was perfect for eating breakfast in the morning to take in the view. David is helpful and makes great recommendations of what to do, and he works very hard. Do not hesitate to stay here! Just do it!
Very nice place to stay in Manuel Antonio! We got a free upgrade and stayed in a beautiful appartement with a scenic view!! Awesome to wake up like this! All appartements are super clean, have hot water and a fully equipped kitchen! I can highly recommend!!