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Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had the most awesome stay in Costa Rica from Pura Vida hostel Manuel Antonio! Friendly staffs, good vibe, homing and nature! The owner Andres and his girlfriend Blanca are really cool persons, they point out around the place where you could visit, also he did some fishing and we enjoyed a really good dinner together! The cat Mai...

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puravidahostel, Dueño at Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you Elton, we are happy that you had good time with us. Pura Vida mae

Rontalon, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want to chill out ? To listen good music ? To share good vibes with others travellers ? You want to eat delicious pancakes, or drink coffee the whole day ? (for free) You want to discover secret places on the nature, or go to play volley-ball on the beach ? Pura vida is for you ! The owner...

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puravidahostel, Dueño at Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Mr. Fred man thank you for the review, was a pleasure to meet you, Pura Vida

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the rooms are amazing to sleep in even the shared dorms. Great place to meet people in the living room. Get to know the owner of the hostel he is a really good person and made my time at the Pura Vida Hostel the best it could be.

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Matthew Pura vida mae, was a pleasure to meet you, we had good times here together, I hope to see you again. big hug man

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel for a week in one of the dorm rooms and it was great! They have free breakfast, the banana pancakes were delicious and there is free coffee all day too. There is a nice big kitchen that has a good selection of dishes and pots and pans so you can cook amazing meals too. They...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most cosy hostel you will find!! It's a cute little venue in the middle of the jungle. In the early mornings and afternoon you can always spot monkeys and beautiful birds from the terrace. It's very close to town where you have supermarkets and restaurants! And if you wanna go to the beach or National park it's...

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed staying at Pura Vida in Manual Antonio! So friendly staff and also nice guests. Clean kitchen and bathrooms and in the middle of beautiful nature. By a next visit to Costa Rica I visit Pura Vida again ❤!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at PV Hostel!!! Would highly recommend! Just a short walk to downtown restaurants and grocery stores, and the bus stop to the beach/ntl park is right outside. The owner Andreas and his girlfriend Blanca were amazing hosts and we're so helpful! And, my 4th night here was FREE!!! thank you Pura Vida for an awesome stay,...

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Pura Vida Hostel twice and would definitely go there again! Get prepared for a fun time and a good-quality hostel with great vibes and nice fellow backpackers. Its location makes it easy to get to the park or down into town to check out the bars with other travelers and the friendly staff!!:-) Also monkeys and other...

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We started our trip in Costa Rica here, and came back at the end of our trip because it's one of the best hostel we have been in CR! The staff is so nice and the vibe is super chill! We stayed in the private room with bathroom, and it was clean and spacious. Really recommend this place!

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Pura Vida Hostel is my absolute favorite hostel for many reasons. I really like that common spaces are cleaned daily and that there's plenty of room to hang out, play games, or even take an afternoon nap. Monkeys and all types of cool birds come by to visit on the daily. Also, it's location is prime! A five minute walk...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio

Address: Main Road, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Price Range: ₹ 1,033 - ₹ 1,421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Mattress in the double room UN-USEABLE.”
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“The dorms are wonderfully spacious and good value”
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“The private room we got was big and with a clean bathroom.”
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