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El Faro Beach Hostel Reviews

Carretera hacia el Parque, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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145 Total Reviews
  • 62%Value For Money
  • 56%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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I stayed at El Faro on a quick getaway with a friend and my mom (who was visiting). We wanted to stay close to the beach and to Manuel Antonio National Park so that we could easily walk. The location of the hostel is perfect. The pool was nice & clean, and the dorms were decent. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • 7th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30


Over all had great potential, location is great! Pool is very nice. However hostel seems to be unmaintained- example kitchen was dirty, fridge was filled with old food, had did player but dvds were thrown over table, there were games but but we're mixed and thrown on a shelf, bed was worn into curve and fitted sheet did not fit it. On the plus side, it is right next to pack and a short walk from the beach, which is great.


Fantastic location!!!!! No security present. Kitchen was big, kinda clean did see someone cleaning in the mornings. Staff at front desk are rude and not helpful at all. But if you can get past that everything else is amazing. The beds suck but for the price and location it down at matter !!! Definitely would stay here again. Ppl of all ages and families were here. Nice mix


The light in our dorm room was never fixed after 2 days of us letting you know. The pool was nice; and the location to the national park and beach was conveinent. I met nice friends!

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


No one was here, but it was a fine stay.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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