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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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

Need 14 days cancellation notice. In case reservation is cancelled in less the 14 days NO amount will be refunded.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Security deposit of 1st night stay is required. The rest of payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival via paypal. Please email us for inquiry to

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

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Checkin payment just in CASH.
Pagamento en checkin solo en EFECTIVO.

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


Pura Vida Hostel Manuel Antonio

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio. Dormitory and private rooms, hot showers, excellent location and amazing staff - you will feel right at home!

If you come from San Jose, you have to take a bus in Tracopa bus Terminal it is close to Plaza Viquez Av,18 , street 5; you can buy a ticket for a direct bus that cost around $10 USD and it takes about 3 hours to Quepos. After, take a bus to Manuel Antonio (every 20 min), ask to the bus driver to leave you in front of Pura Vida Hostel, it takes around 7 minutes from the bus Station, or you can walk, it takes 15 minutes but the hill is tough.
We have fully stacked and always CLEAN communal kitchen with microwave, 2 fridges, plenty of work space, some spices are included, and 2 stoves to cook on...

Breakfast Included: pancakes, coffee and tea.

We have private rooms and dormitories depending on your budget: Private rooms with private or shared bathrooms with hot water showers. Some rooms have safes and lockers. Dorm Rooms: We have 3 types to fit your budget – you can choose a dorm room for 6 people or 8 people with shared or private bathrooms. Rooms are cleaned daily, the bathrooms twice daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness of our hostel, the common areas and the rooms.

We have an excellent location in the pure jungle right outside of Quepos. We have Titi Monkeys that are regular visitors to us. Right around the hostel you can spot many incredible animals: Toucans, close-to-extinction Titi Monkeys, White Face Monkeys, Sloth, Iguanas, humming birds...

We are walking distance to Quepos where everything is MUCH CHEAPER – because you are getting local prices with many restaurants, shops, grocery stores, bars, night life, Fresh Farmers market (Friday and Saturday), a marina, local public beach /BBQ area on a beautiful point.

We have a bus stop right in front of the hostel for 340 colones, it will take you to Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio beach, in few minutes. Bus every 20 minutes.

We have excellent, happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that have an incredible wealth of knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, recommend off the beaten track attractions (like the Secret Waterfall – from which you can jump - and The Secret Beach)

Come to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, party and experience the real Pura Vida Atmosphere, clean hostel and fantastic staff. We would love to meet you.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival date.
In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged for the entire reservation.

Check in payment just in CASH.
Taxes 13% are NOT included in your room rate.

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
Check out at 10.00 AM View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 7.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 6.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2019
    Great hostel, arrived quite late as we had some troubles with the car. But they stayed up and waited for us, and were very friendly when we arrived. In the morning we had some good pancakes and were off the Manuel Antonio with the good tips from the hostel staff. Would recommend for sure! :-)
    Denmark, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Feb 2019
    Chantel, the hostel owner, and the other hostel workers make guests feel welcomed and offer lots of recommendations for whatever you're interested in doing in the region. The hostel is conveniently located in front of a bus stop that takes you straight to Manuel Antonio or to the bus station in downtown Quepos. Bring ear plugs since passing vehicles can be noisey when trying to sleep at night! Otherwise, if you are fine with simple accommodations, then this place is all you need.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    19 Apr 2019
    Staff very helpful, helped me sort out a ongoing bus! Good stay , walking distance to quepos and a short bus to Manuel Antonio. Pretty sure the dorm shower gave me an electric shock so I wouldn't touch the button 🙈
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Feb 2019
    Great staff and cool lounge area. Breakfast of pancakes was good and free coffee. Dorm rooms a little tightly packed. Location decent, can grab bus to MA right outside. No major complaints!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Apr 2019
    Pura Vida is quite a small hostel (when I stayed there was only one other person, not including staff members). The location is good for walking into town and you can take the bus up the hill to Manuel Antonio, but perhaps not ideal if you want to be part of the party in Manuel Antonio.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Mar 2019
    It’s not in the centre of quepos or manual Antonio so u have to get a bus which is easy but not many places to walk straight from the hostel. It’s pretty fun down, the rooms and shower are pretty basic, even got an electric shock from the shower head. Free pancakes and coffee in the morning which is nice. Kitchen isn’t very clean. Staff were helpful and the owner is cool! It’s not luxury but it’s value for money.
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    30 Jan 2019
    I got there, and the mattress was moldy. I checked another bed but it was also moldy so I moved hostels. Definitely wouldn’t stay there.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    26 Mar 2019
    Lovely staff! Unfortunately the place didn’t match the pictures we saw online, at least not the ones for the room. When we got our room it was not really clean, sure the bed was made but there were old chips and a dead cricket under our bed. This place is also listed to offer breakfast not mentioning it’s just pancakes. Not a place I would book again,
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1


    09 Mar 2019
    The hostel is not located in Manuel Antonio. It’s located in quepos. We slept in an 8 bed dorm with only 2 possibilities to charge your phone. The beds were super moldy and spiderwebs were everywhere. Breakfast included pancakes and coffee. Two dorms had to share one bathroom and as another bathroom was broken there were around 20 people for one bathroom. So people were queueing in front.. the kitchen was clean and well equipped. Lockers were available even though not all worked
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.1


    30 Jan 2019
    Walked in, turned around and walked out.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room