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Hostel Vista Serena Reviews

Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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326 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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


It was a great hostel. The staff was very helpful, the view is outstanding and the atmosphere was great.


Lovely hostel with amazing view at the sea. Loved to lie in the hammock and enjoy the view. The hostel and especially the kitchen was really clean.


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!


Great hostel. Location is a bit out of the way, but it has the most amazing view of the Pacific. Friendly staff that is always willing to help. Would definitely recommend staying here.


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!

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