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Hostel Vista Serena Reviews

Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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88%

Rating
363 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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57%

The people that is in charge of the hostel is very grumpy and rude, Lea is the only good person of the staff so if you need to stay in this hostel only talk or ask for help to her. We stay on the private room and the kitchen smell wire and I don´t know if where in the bed but at the next day my cousin and I woke up with a lot of mosquito bites on the legs. The Hostel is expensive and all the people of Costa Rica gave us a great welcome so we wrere expecting a lot more from this Hostel


100%

Awesome hostel with great view of sunsets. Got the 4 person AC room which worked really well. Nice social area on the back porch/deck where the kitchen is. You can walk to the grocery store, restaurants of all types (sodas, chinese, pizza, seafood), and laundry if necessary. Would definitely stay here again.


100%

We only got to stay one night but we had a private room with a fan and a shared kitchen. Was a great stay and the hammock outside our room was amazing. Helpful staff and beautiful views.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel, amazing patio for the sunsets. The views are amazing. Make sure and get the 4 bed dorm which has AC which was clutch for Manuel Antonio. Bus stop is a 5 minute walk up the hill as well as a supermarket. National park is a 10 min bus ride (buses every 20 mins). Atmosphere at night is super social.


91%

3 nights in a 4-bed dorm. Good price, view and facilities. We recommand this adress.


94%

From the moment we arrived we were extremely pleased with the facility and staff! Leah was absolutely amazing in pretty much suggesting activities around the area. Location is perfect. Close to restaurants and bus stop. Amazing sunset. Free breakfast in the morning. Towels for rent. Bathrooms get a little dirty and is shared between a few rooms but nothing out of the ordinary in a hostel. Overall pleased with our three nights!


74%

It was fine. In the 4 bed dorm i spent two nights actually it´s missing lockers for backpack, nevertheless I spend quality time with my roommates so it was not a problem at all. It has an amazing view for sunset, and it´s location it very good.


100%

Incredible place with lovely staff and great access to the national park and beaches. If I have a few days left in my trip I'll head straight back there!


97%

Great location. I stayed in a private apartment which exceptional nice and clean. This is a really good hostel.

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Awesome hostel loved the vibe here, great and super helpful staff. Just make sure you check the distance from the town to hostel. Downer doesn't have laundry but other wise my favourite hostel!!


94%

Literally located on the side of a cliff, the views and sunset are pristine, and the common area with hammocks is fantastic. The rooms are spotless and the staff very friendly and helpful. There is an excellent smoothie stand. Its a little bit of a trek to the grocery, town, bus (re: uphill) but nothing terrible. The rooms did not have AC, only a fan, so expect to be a little on the warm side. This didn't affect us as much as we thought though. Would definitely stay here again if in town!


100%

Everything was really great. Thanks for the advice on bars, Leah, and keep up the good work! Special place with a very warm atmosphere, and clean too!

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

The dorms are alright, but you don't spend time in there anyway! The kitchen is decent, the showers are decent. But you don't even care because the view rules! And ya the beach is a bit far but it's nice take a walk there or take the public bus for 50 cents. Awesome! Oh ya and they played good music or they'll let you jam with their guitar.


89%

Great hostel with an amazing view, highly recommended


80%

Do not have american staff

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Location was a little far from the village but a Super Joseth and bank were only a 10 minutes walk away. Staff was EXCELLENT, extremely friendly and helpful. Common area was great with great views of the ocean and an awesome place to watch the sunset on a hammock! Upgrade to a room with AC for $2 extra - worth it.


94%

Such a wonderful place! Amazing view over the trees and the sea; huge terrace to hang out, day and night; friendly and sharing atmosphere… It's the best place in Manuel Antonio to meet people and relax at the same time. Kitchen and private rooms well equipped. Bus station right in front. Breakfast included. Could we ask for more? Thank you Sonia!


74%

In terms of beauty…this hostel definitely wins!! To just lay in a hammock overlooking the valley and ocean, this is the perfect hostel. The bus runs every half hour between Manuel Antonio and Quepos for like 60 cents which is great. It was the biggest dorm I've ever stayed at with 18 beds I think?? With only one bathroom inside and one outside which was really hard, especially on New Year's Eve when everyone got ready at the same time. Dirty too. BUT so lovely, nice people, solid hostel for sure




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