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El Faro Beach Hostel

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Best view so far and the food was wonderful. It is quite a hike up the hill bit well worth it. We enjoyed the breeze and drinks. We even had several children with us and it was perfect for them as well. The fish tacos are great and the shrimp and rice are too.

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Thank Ramsey G
Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Booked our room weeks in advance, and stated we needed a late check in (9pm). So we arrive at 8:50pm and are told the staff is gone for the night. Luckily the hotel of the same name was still checking in guests up the hill. A nice man helped us and got us the keys to our room. He accidentally...

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Thank hil222
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 February 2016

El Faro Hostel is located steps away from the National Park entrance and down the street from an amazing Filipino cafe. The hostel offers both dorms and private rooms, all with shared bathrooms, a large shared kitchen and refreshing central pool - the place is laid out in away that invites guest interaction with great opportunity to meet new people....

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Thank kaydzn
New York
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Very nice location, view and prices. Stuff is very helpful as well. Located right by the park entrance so it was very convenient. View at the sunset is amazing. Very quiet place which we like a lot. Good for couples. Rooms layout is a bit weird and uncomfy at first, but you get used to it.

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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this hostel got recommended to us by somebody we met travelling. I wish we didnt book it. People partying infront of the room until 2 am, the staff says its out of their hands to do anything. No towels available at all, we got a sheet instead. The matress is 1 cm thin so you really feel those bed...

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Barely made it through 2 nights, even though I had booked for 11 nights. Mattress so thin I couldn't sleep, the kitchen almost made me puke, closet full of ants, very dirty pool and there was never toilet papaw in the toilets. I actually told the receptionist(who could barely speak English) to check out the reviews. A lot of ppl...

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2Thank Leandra T
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, El Faro Beach Hostel was a bit of fun for a few days. Travelling as a team of young adults, our budget was slim and we were given a workable yet very small dorm room to fit all 13 girls. It was ever sunny and very hot-not helped by the fact that the dorm was made...

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Peniche, Portugal
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Dirty, noisy, expensive and not taken care of. Basically it s a dirty bed with linen not sure when they ve been washed the last time. The fan is useless. At night they just let poeple take care of the place . we had to threaten them to call the police for them to finally do something. Dont stay

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Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

The kitchen was not racoon proof and kind of dirty. But the room was good, it's directly located to the park entrance and the pool's a nice plus!! The beach is also close although the beaches in the parc are much nicer!!

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I stayed in a dorm in this hostel due to the nice position, so close to Manuel Antonio National Park, the swimming pool and the kindness of its receptionists (shared with the Hotel..this must be why :-) ) . Unfortunately, behind the nice swimming pool area and garden, all the rest was deplorable. Old matresses, dark dorm and stinky and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Faro Beach Hostel is conveniently located within steps from the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park and only a short walk to Playa Espadilla (the main beach). We have an outdoor swimming pool and several common areas which provide a great place to relax and have fun with fellow guests from all over the world. We offer both private rooms and dorms with hot showers and a fully-equipped guest kitchen. Manuel Antonio is a mecca for the adventure seeker whether it is sportfishing, ziplining, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, horseback riding, ATV tours... our friendly staff can arrange it all. It is also a haven for nature enthusiasts with all the flora and fauna and wildlife in the park.On-site we have our restaurant, the "Funky Monkey", which serves both local and international flavors from 6am to 10pm daily... including beer, for a great price. Also, we have a nightly poolside movie feature (and yes, we will take requests on what to show). We are the only hostel in the area with our amenities AND a great location. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if there are any special arrangements you should need. We are here for you and to ensure your time spent in Manuel Antonio is the best it can possibly be. Other amenities:• WiFi • Swimming pool• No curfew• Lockers• Nighttime security guard• Free parking• Tour information• Snacks and beverages for sale• Fully-equipped kitchen area• Pura vida!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Faro Beach Hostel

Address: | Next Door to Manuel Antonio National Park, 300 Mts from Restaurante Marlen, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $18 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — El Faro Beach Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“A.C. doesn't really work in private room on the first level closest to the restaurant.”
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