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El Faro Beach Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Came here for a night to check out Manuel Antonio, and left as soon as we could the next morning. Dorms were about as damp and dark and mouldy as they get, beds were basically a plank with sheets, kitchen smelled like piss, and I'm not the fussy type but was afraid to touch the walls of the (freezing) showers....

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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Located close to park and beach. ONLY POSITIVE THING. Rooms, disgusting. Bedding, unclean with holes. Staff, rude, not helpful just son awful. The rooms are paper thin walls could hear everything outside and inside from the dorm. My dorm was supposed to be "women only" they said when I checked in. I was the only one there until 10 males...

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Edwards, Colorado
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This place was filthy. We were a large-ish group. Some had reservations for the dorms and others had reservations for private rooms. The dorm room that the group got had beer cans and socks in it (there was no one else assigned to the room but our group). I was given keys for the private rooms, I found one of...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Worst hostel experience ever. Nothing in this place is well maintained, the kitchen is a nightmare. We sided with the fact that we wouldn't be spending much time in the hostel so left our bags in the lockers for the day, upon returning at 1030pm I found bed bugs!!! They put us in a 3 bed a/c room which was...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2015

A hostel with so much potential but probably the worst service we have ever had in any country. Firstly they don't respond to reservation requests or Facebook msg's. This was two separate groups who tried to book. Upon arriving we were told there were only female dorm rooms or privates. My partner would have to sleep in a dorm whilst...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

I went to Manuel Antonio for a weekend with some friends. We stayed at the hostel part of the hotel. They have a good pool, the service at the reception is really nice. The price for the hostal is accessible $12 a night. El Faro beach hostal is a good choice if you want to spent only a few nights...

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Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Favourite hostel I stayed at in Manuel Antonio. This hostel is just oozing in good vibes! Loved cooking in the open kitchen and enjoying my meal outside. Being so close to the National Park, the howler monkies singing is amazing! And you're a quick 5 minute walk from the beach. This place is fantastic, would love to stay here again.

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Germany
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The rooms are super small; the bedding was old and with holes on the sheets. The ONLY thing you're paying for is the fact that the hostel is 50mts from the entrance of the park; don't expect absolutely anything else out if the hostel. You could hear everything on the other rooms, the bathrooms are dirty. One small thing that...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $19 - $46 (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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“Dont stay here”
mrsjonesn, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A.C. doesn't really work in private room on the first level closest to the restaurant.”
hil222, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“go to another hostel.”
Iampaz, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Rooms away from pool and tables, if you want to get some sleep”
EvertonEhrhardt, 20 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Pay more for Aircon you will not regret it! very humid”
897felicityc, 2 Jul 2014 | Read review
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