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National Park Backpackers Reviews

Carretera hacia el Parque, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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100 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Perfect spot to stay if you want to go to the national park, and the beach is pretty close too. Nice pool and friendly staff -- I would definitely stay here again!

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was very accommodating. However, the beds were extremely uncomfortable.

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Mind you we were there Tuesday-Thursday of Semana Santa (Holy Week) so it was quite busy but the rooms were really tiny with no circulation, had paper thin walls (snoring from guy next door woke us up several times), and there was a lot of noise at all hours from families. Front desk people were very helpful, location right next to national park and a short walk to the beach, and nightly movie was cool. Would I stay again, probably not. The room wasnt good and sleep is too important for me.


Don't stay here! You've been warned!


Location was great! nice to be close to the beach. The pool was also really nice especially at night, although it has REALLY hot water in it. The security could have been better as we left the room locked when we went to the park, and the staff left it unlocked after they cleaned it. The dorms are very hot and humid, and impossible to sleep in after about 9am.


My watch was stolen from the bedroom ( I left it there on purpose to see if it would be taken as it was in a bad state of repair so it didn't bother me if it was taken or not). It's a shame that it was but no surprise as the staff were not very friendly and didn't really care. Other people left because one staff member was so rude to them. The room was HOT and cramped but location was near the beach and it was cheap so it didn't bother us for the price that we paid. Movie projector was okay.


The backyard was really nice with the pool and the hammocks, but the room (private with fan) was small and way too hot to be in. Maybe a more expensive room with ac would have been better.


There were mosquitoes in our room and the bed is not comfortable. The pool is nice. The hostel is a short walk away from the beach at Manuel Antonio.

  • 11th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This place is great because it means not losing time waiting for the bus. But if you have a longer stay, aren't concerned with bus commutes cutting into your vacation, or plan on spending a lot of time in your hostel, you should look into another spot.

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Basic accommodation but great value and atmosphere. Excellent location next to park entrance and a five minute walk to the beach.

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