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Hostel Vista Serena Reviews

Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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315 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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It was an amazing and chill stay in a beautiful location. Staff is great, and will help with any need.


Hostel itself is good value and well situated, with very beautiful sea views. Just be aware that if you're visiting Manuel Antonio and want to visit the park, a guide can be obtained there a fair bit cheaper than when booking at the hostel, if you don't mind taking the bus!


My experience was wonderful. Hostel Vista Serena has I believe the greatest views of any hostel in Manuel Antoniol, and also known for its great space and relaxed environment, the owners and staff are really amazing individuals. They have a kitchen and a chef if you want any of the wide selections of local Costa Rican cuisine. Beautiful sunset gazing as well, and awesome hammocks.


Great hostel. Really great views. Nice staff. I was lucky to meet a goodd group of people there. Room was comfortable and clean enough. Only negative was the odd choice of fairly 'bangin' music that played while trying to enjoy the sunset views.


This was an amazing hostel all around. The staff were incredible- very friendly and helpful. The view was spectacular, with easy access to the park and restaurants, etc. You meet so many wonderful travelers, and the atmosphere was perfect. I highly recommend!


Very good hostel, but far from the beach...


Not a party place, but the view is awsome, met nice people, free breakfast in the morning, plus they have a little restaurant and smoothie bar. The poeple working there are really nice as well. I got many bug bites though sleeping next to the window, my friend sleeping next to a wall didnt get any! Really good place and its fairly cheap! The buritos are succulent


Great view and great vibe


The staff was very helpful and the location was very cool. The hostel attracted a good crowd and the facilities were pretty clean.


The views are amazing. We shared our room with some bugs and lizards but that might just be normal for the area. The AC worked well. The "included breakfast" was coffee and toast and you had to wash your own dishes. This place is located on a blind curve with no sidewalks so it was terrifying to try to walk anywhere, especially in the evening. The people who worked there were not particularly helpful, did not give out maps, and did not always dispense accurate information about the area.


The reviews definetly misled me on this one. While the hostel has a great atmosphere, if you are staying in the dorms be prepared to get eaten alive by mosquitos and other bugs. There were cracks in the walls, rain was getting in. I could see sunlight between the floor and wall. The guy who owns it is really cool and nice but his other workers barely worked. The location is good and the view is amazing which would be the only good part about this hostel. There is only 2 bathrooms dorm (18pp).


This hostel has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is located about 8 minutes by bus from Manuel Antonio. There are hammocks to relax in and in had the best casado that I have ever had here! The staff is very friendly and the hostel has a very laid back Atmosphere. I would definitely recommend!

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