No hot water in the showers. Bathrooms were not cleaned regularly enough but were pasable. Anyone can walk into the hostel area so not very secure. Location is GREAT so makes up for pretty much all the other not so great things. Walking distance from the beach and Manuel Antonio National Park. Staff is helpful enough but not the most friendly. Definitely recommend the snorkeling/boat tour they offer through this hostel - Sunset Cruises.
Bathrooms were not the cleanest but decent enough. Hostel restaurant food was a bit pricey but still good. Staff were certainly helpful but not the most friendly. Security from outsiders was good but within the hostel the most secure thing to do with your items was lock them in a separate locker room which is a bit annoying.
Camino Verde was great they make you a delicious breakfast for free in the morning and the staff is very helpful and knowledgable with booking excursions/transportation for you. Only minor thing was the shower took a very long time for the hot water to come on.