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Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio

Main Road, Quepos 6350 Costa Rica
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#7 of 58 Speciality lodging in Quepos
Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio We have fully stacked and always CLEAN communal kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, 2 large fridges, plenty of work space, some spices are included, and 2 stoves to cook on... We have many different styles of private rooms, with private bath or shared bath with HOT water showers, some rooms have safes and lockers. The dorm rooms we have 2 types to fit your budget Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness o our hostel, the common areas and the rooms. We have excellent location in the pure jungle right outside of Quepos. We have Titi Monkey's that are regular visitors with us and you will be falling asleep with night sounds of the rain forest. Right around the hostel you can spot many incredible animals: Toucans, close to extinction Titi Monkeys, White Face Monkeys, Sloth, Mega Size Iguanas and our personal pet: Luna (black cat). We are walking distance to Quepos where everything is MUCH CHEAPER - because you are getting local prices, with tons of restaurants, shops, grocery shops, bars, night life, fresh farmers market (Friday and Saturday), marina and local public beach. We have a bus stop right in front of the hostel - that for less than 0.50$ Will take you to Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Center where everything has "tourist prices" in few minutes. Bus leaves every 20 minutes. We have excellent, happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has incredible and waste 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 -where you can jump into it, or Playa Biezans) 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.
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Sofia H wrote a review Feb 2020
Stavanger, Norway12 contributions
Bus to Quepos or Manuel Antonio right in-front running often. Great clean rooms and bathrooms. Shared kitchen is ok. Walking distance to bus terminal and many taxis also in the area. Very good for back packers or weekend stays.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Roberta Stefanoni Monaco wrote a review May 2019
Milan, Italy55 contributions22 helpful votes
Rooms are uncortable and dirty, toilet is trainspotting style. The price is cheap but you I will not come again in this place. The sayd the breakfast is included but you have to make and then cook your own pancakes. Worst hostel ever. The bus stop for manuel Antonio is in the front of the hostel and the trip takes 15 minutes
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TravelinTab wrote a review Mar 2019
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I have so many good things to say about this place. It’s super cheap AND breakfast included, showers are spacious and the water pressure is awesome, cheap supermarkets in Quepos just 5-10 min walk! All you have to do to get to Manuel Antonio park and beach is hop on the bus across the street for like 50 cents. Super easy. The vibe here is so laid back, they had reggae music playing and the staff is welcoming and wants you to hang out with them. Kitchen is clean and very equipped, plenty of space for food in fridge and cupboards. There’s a dog and a kitty which I LOVED. Overall such a lovely place, sweet staff, and great price. Felt like home!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Flx99 wrote a review Mar 2019
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I was traveling 3 month before I came to Pura Vida Hostel. Normally I did all the touristic stuff and kept traveling. But over here I found nice people and a cheap bed. Besides there is breakfast included. Chantal (the owner) is an amazing person and a character which I'm happy about to know her. They have nice private rooms over here and the short bathrooms are totally enough. The area is nice too. It's just down the street to quepos (10 min to a big cheap supermarket) and the bus station for the bus to the beach and the manuel antonio parc is in front of the hostel. I recommend this place to everyone who wants a nice time in Quepos and Mnuel Antonio.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Too hot to sleep wrote a review Mar 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in an 6 bed dorm with two of my friends and we were all miserable. There were spiderwebs and bugs everywhere, the sheets did not looks clean, and the pillows were gross. The worst part was that out of the 3 fans that were in the room, only one of them worked correctly and it was only directed at one bed. The shower was also disgusting. It had mold and spider webs all over. We enjoyed the kitchen and common space but the rooms are a deal breaker when we return to Manuel Antonio. I really enjoy staying at hostels but the rooms in this one just are just not good. We loved the cat and dog though... they were sweet.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Get single rooms so you can be sure to have your own fan because the rooms are too hot without one.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio?
Nearby attractions include Marina Pez Vela (1.0 km), Farmers Fair (Ferias del Agricultor) (0.8 km), and Meli Melo Boutique (0.9 km).
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio?
Conveniently located restaurants include De La Finca, Gabriella's Steak Seafood & Pasta, and El Arado Restaurant.
Is Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Quepos.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.