Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 6 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Vista Serena is the first hostel in Manuel Antonio designed for young people. We are recommended by the Lonely Planet guide and the Hostelling International. Set on a mountain, surrounded by jungle, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the hostel is the perfect place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions.

Our hostel is specially designed for foreign visitors. You get the rainforest and Costa Rica's most beautiful beach, and still have all of the comforts of home.

We run a small, secluded hostel, and offer personalized services to our guests. Our goal is to cater to the individual - with a little Costa Rican touch! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    The hostel has beautiful views and all the staff members are very nice! We loved it here and would definitely go back someday soon!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2020
    Una grata experiencia, muy amables, un servicio excelente. Las habitaciones a pesar de ser pequeñas son cómodas. Todo bien.
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    I had a great time here! I had a little trouble finding the hostel initially because you have to walk along a busy road with no sidewalk. The view is fantastic!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Feb 2020
    Amazing views from the comfy hammock porch!! Staff is kind and helpful. Overall a great hostel :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2020
    Nice place, beautiful setting. Nice staff. Clean!
    Norway, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    18 Jan 2020
    Bathrooms are not very clean. A lot of noise even until 1am makes it difficult to sleep. Underwise good value for money, well situated and rooms are confortable.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Pros: amazing view, close to a bus stop that takes you to the national park Cons: dorm was a bit small and gets very hot (although there is a fan), breakfast not included
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Feb 2020
    The view was lovely! We stayed in a room with no AC and it was very hot! So make sure you check that before booking! The rooms were quite small and cramped and we shared a bathroom with 12 people. Overall the hostel was clean and the view is incredible! But further from the beach but it’s easy to catch the bus! Great food near by!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.3


    02 Mar 2020
    Beautiful view. Location kinda sucks.. have to take the bus into quepos or manuel antonio.. its not a long walk bu lt its mostly uphill and not easy. Staff were knowledgable. Dull vibe though.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    16 Jan 2020
    Be careful before booking!! Only some rooms have AC. Ours didn’t and this made it difficult to sleep at night. The bathroom and shower was clean-ish. The security is minimal to none. Location is far from a lot of things. We didn’t have a car and ended up walking at least 20-30 minutes to get places. We did meet some very cool people, but I wouldn’t stay here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi