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Great location with sweet views over the ocean, best thing about this place.
Beautiful views, a bit of a drive from Manual Antonio National Park and the beaches so keep that in mind. Clean place, cool patio to hang out on. The private rooms were really nice. There was a really loud group of people playing drinking games there during our stay and games didn't end til about 11pm, which is when their quiet hours start- so the hostel can be a bit loud at times. However, loudness is kind of par for the course at hostels. Overall great place would definitely recommend!
rancho was awesome to hangout in, pool table, table tennis. two kitchens. shower could have done with a scrub, but is clean.
Nice hostel with a very nice view on the ocean. Perfect for watching the sunset. Rooms are rather small but ok. They have several buildings, every building has its own kitchen and bathroom.
I did not check out the dorm rooms, but the private room was very comfortable and good size. It would have been a bit better with better ventilation or A/C, but on the whole we were very satisfied. We have stayed in a number of hostels, and this was certainly a good one. The staff was very friendly & helpful. The ocean view was excellent. I would definitely recommend it. There are a few other hostels and inexpensive places one might check out, which I did not, but this was well worth the money.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
The staff were really helpful and friendly. The view in the back was very beautiful and the lounge area was very comfortable. I was very impressed with the private room, I didn't expect our own kitchen and living area.
Great staff, super friendly. Further from beach but cleaner than the other hostels
Easy to find. Big, clean bathrooms. Great views anywhere you look. Mornings in a hammock with fresh, free coffee are the best. Very close to bus stops, a grocery store and great places to eat. You have to EAT AT SANCHOS TAQUERIA!
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
We met the best group of people at Vista Serena. The one shower to 12 people ratio wasn't ideal, but otherwise the view was amazing, the vibe chilled out but easy to shift to a party, the hammocks are awesome and the bus stop is only a few minutes walk away and can take you to nightlife, beaches etc in a few minutes for 280 colones each ride. We had a kitchen to share and comfortable bunk beds...awesome people.
Location is not on the beach which is what I kind of gathered from the hostel overview. It does have a lovely view, but it is in the middle of nowhere between Quepos and Manuel Antonio beach, and you need a bus or taxi to get to the beach. Staff were lovely, but during the time of my stay, the place was full of rowdy young american kids, so not a particularly relaxing atmospeare. Still, one of the cheapest places around.
Although a short bus ride from the beach and national park, the location is excellent. The hammocks on the balcony are amazing for just chilaxing and staff are helpful enough. Breakfast was basic, but good enough. Would recommend and stay again :)
This is probably my favorite hostel anywhere. The location is fantastic - it's built into a hillside overlooking the ocean and it is right along the main strip between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful recommending restaurants and helping to set up tours and activities (thanks again Leah!). Vista Serena attracts a fun, but generally chill clientele - good people to hang out with. I'd gladly spend every evening reading in one of their hammocks.
I really enjoyed my stay at Vista Serena. The staff was friendly and helpful, the view off of the back porch was awesome, and everything was very clean. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are going to Manuel Antonio. Also, ask the front desk about doing a tour of the park with Henry. He is a great guide and you will see so much more if you go with him as opposed to going alone. Thanks!