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Backpackers Paradise Costa Linda

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Naturalist Michael Araya Flores
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Reviewed 18 July 2013
Bargain price, awesome breakfast...but WHY no locks on the toilet doors?!
Perhaps locks on the (very low, look-overable) toilet doors was... more
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Perhaps locks on the (very low, look-overable) toilet doors was just an expense too far for this hostel. To describe the accommodation as basic would be an understatement but at these prices you can't complain when you're just a coconut's throw from the national park. You get a bed and a sheet. That's it. Bring your own towels and soap...

Thank pinchoholic
Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

The rooms are really foggy and smelly and dusty. The matrasses are bed as well are the pillows. They only have two toilets without a lock and two cold showers. This place only got high reviews because of the restaurant. I would not recommend this place to sleep.

Thank Bas-Sophie
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We loved Costa Linda. The accomodations are very basic but it was clean and had everything that we needed. Management was incredibly kind and helpful. They had a huge, delicious breakfast for only $4 and a great, social bar for the evenings. Plus, you can't beat the location - just one block from the beach.

Thank JennR_16
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2013

The cheapest way to see beautiful Manuel Antonio, I'm sure. The location is ideal - right next to the national park entrance. Breakfasts are massive and very fair price. Bathrooms and bedrooms are very basic but you get what you pay for, of course.

Thank Sarah B
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2013

A great place to stay if visiting Manuel Antonio, it is right in the heart of town, 150m from the beach and about the same to the entrance of the National Park. The rooms are light as they all open into a small garden area, but are basic with shared bathrooms but at $10 per person per night you can't...

Thank Ellie T
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We did not stay there but we went few times to have something to eat and OM!, the best food we tried in MA, also a great value for money. My favourite was fish in mango-mustard sauce, yummy! They also serve nice coctails.

Thank evcia999
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We did not stay here but ate breakfast and one dinner. Breakfast - 2000 colones each - great big breakfast. We sat and very quickly a big plate of fruit and pancakes were given to us. Then comes another plate with gallo pinto, scrambled eggs and toast. Coffee include. Amazing deal. Dinner - I had curry chicken that was awesome....

Thank lesab33
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We stayed in Manuel Antonio for 2 nights - not at this hostel, but we did eat here due to a recommendation from another guest at our hotel. SOOOOOO glad we did. This was a 5* dinner as far as we are concerned. I ordered the Mahi Mahi - perfect. My wife ordered a chicken dish - which she devoured...

Thank CDickert
Cesena, Italy
Reviewed 3 February 2013

very located! 150 mt from the main gate of the national park and 200 mt from the nice beach of manuel antonio. great restaurant with fresh and delicious food, huge local breakfast with 4 usd. this is the cheapest deal in town: 10 usd per person per night but u can't expect too much cos rooms are very small, terribly...

3Thank Mark B
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We did not stayed at Backpackers Paradise Costa Linda, but we did have dinner at its restaurant one night…that what my review is based on. It was my best meal in Manuel Antonio, maybe my best meal in Costa Rica. We had casados with fish and piña coladas at an affordable price (everything is very expensive in MA). I later...

Thank BlessedFamily56

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Backpackers Paradise Costa Linda Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
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“We had a room up the stairs at the very end and had two windows and only neighbors on one side which was nice and private! It was two beds and ceiling fan”
 of 5 bubbles 143maddiep, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor and you wont catch the breeze from the bathroom. Get to breakfast early it can get crowded, it is a favorite for locals as well as travelers. PLEASE DONT FEED THE MONKEYS.”
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 of 5 bubbles bumpsetspike12, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“second story rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles morgano2017, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are full of insects and smelly...theirs really not a good choice !”
 of 5 bubbles danielmL4990XR, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms probably get less noise from guests passing to the restrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles benglenn75, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
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