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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Pro's: Good location, cheap, pool Con's: Dirty bedding Uncomfortable beds- my friend woke up with bruises, no joke Misleading photos- make sure you check the fine print about the rooms and beds, and don't assume that it'll be anything like the pictures Hot- most rooms have a fan but no AC. It's okay at night, but during the day, you...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Great pool and kitchen facilities. Great staff. Especially Allan. Okay dormitories if you only use it to sleep. Lots of people,p some you are the type that likes to go to bed early and need a quiet night, then it might not be the best place for you. On the other hand it is perfect for the type who love...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This was my favorite hostel in Costa Rica. It is an easy bus ride from Quepos and very short walking distance to the national park and the beaches (in or out of the park). There are also many restaurants (some more affordable than others) steps away from the hostel. We stayed in a private room (no bath) on the second...

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Thank annalisa1218
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Nice park but not more then that. The price is 16$ per person . As soon as you'll get into the area few guys will jump on you offering you "last min bundle including entrance fee and guide tour for 40-50$ per person " DONT BUY IT No need for a tour guide . The path is nice same way...

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I was conflicted how to review this place. Lets start with the positives. The location is unbeatable as its a few steps away from the national park itself. Also a 2 min walk to the public beach, bus stop, and the restaurants in the area. They have a restaurant on site which serves good food and smoothies. You get a...

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Thank farwa_kaz
Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

We are a 30-something couple traveling for three weeks in Costa Rica on a budget during rainy season. This hostel has a great location close to the beach and park entrance in Manuel Antonio. Clean bathrooms, showers and kitchen. The staff work very hard to keep it so, but they seem to resent the guests and aren't very friendly. Bed...

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Thank Akemi R
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I first payed for a dorm, but once i got there i regretted the decision. The bunk beds, floor, and "lockers" were full of dust. It It was like a big storage room with beds; super sketchy. Then, decided to pay extra for the shared bathroom room. It was still pretty bad, but better than the dorms. I mean, I...

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Itu, SP
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Pros: Location and Price Cons: Rooms (uncomfortable and hot) The Hostel has a great location, 50m from the National Park entrance and 400m from the public beach. Price is really good, reflects the luxury. If you are looking for comfort and enjoying installations, it`s not recommended. However, I didn't spend much time inside, there's much to in the city. Beds...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Stayed 3 nights in June 2014 and was a plesant stay close to national park entrance and short stroll to the beach, it was cheap for costa rica, lots of packbackers and the restruant out the front had epic breakfast deals plus 20% off for all hostel guests!! Bonus

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Good value for price! Close to the park and the beach. Very nice atmosphere in the communal areas of the hostel. The swimming pool was very clean and with plenty of sun beds around. Bathrooms were pretty ok. Sizeable shared kitchen with the basics, although people's food in the fridge was stolen all the time and somehow I doubt about...

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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: $20 - $55 (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.”
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
“If you stay here get AC.”
268StephanieM, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
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