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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Solangie and her family were so friendly. I spent a week with them last year, they took me to the beach, bars and other places. Her three sons were lovely and we still keep in touch. The place itself is very nice and safe, the gate is always locked and they give you your own key. The hostel is right...

1Thank net_paloma
Pt. Townsend, WA.
Reviewed 9 May 2011

I suppose some people think anyplace that says hostel is either a bargain or quaint. This place qualifies as neither. I traveled here with my daughter who wrote her own review as Mable31....see her pics as they are similar to mine. What I found objectionable about this place was: 1.) The property is located in a gully between 2 tall...

2Thank Greg M
Napa, California
Reviewed 10 April 2011

We booked two nights at this place on Hostelbookers.com. When we arrived and the owner went to show us how tot use the shower, the toilet seat fell off. Then, as I took a shower later there was no hot water. Part way into my shower, with my hair full of soap, the water stopped all together. The temp. in...

2Thank mable31
Reviewed 14 March 2010

I just spent 3 nights at Sol y Mar and had an awesome experience. At first we we're sure what to expect when we walked through the gate and down the steps because it seemed that nobody was around until the nicest and sweetest lady walked out and greeted us. Our room was different but nice and was worth the...

1Thank dret0921
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 1 February 2010

I saw the earlier reviews, and I think things have changed a lot recently. We had hot water, air conditioning, and reasonably clean accommodations--for a backpacker's place. Just like any backpacker's cabin in Costa Rica, you'll want to bring your own mosquito net. The WiFi is supposed to only work in the common kitchen area, but our room was adjacent...

1Thank Lovemunkey
costa rica
Reviewed 20 January 2010

We booked a private room online, when we got there the room was okay and pretty clean, but the ;layout was strange and it was very stuffy and dark. There was no water on our first night there and there is no hot water at all. there is no wireless reception in the room and the one computer in the...

1Thank joshdb
Reviewed 15 January 2010

This is the worse place to stay. I got there 01/02/2009 and stayed for two days. No water and absolutely no HOT water and it's about 30 plus minutes to the beach. You can stay at COCO Beach Hotel for $50 a night with much better location and next to the beach. Do nto stay here. The owner of the...

1Thank sheilad1969
Reviewed 7 January 2010

We (three) wanted our own room so we reserved in advance. we were told the only "private room" had 5 beds, so we had to pay for 5 beds to have our own room. We agreed. when we arrived, however the room only has three beds, but we still had to pay our "agreed price" for the room. The room...

Thank iowatraveler100

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sol y Mar backpackers in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is the perfect location for your vacation, located just minutes from pristine white sand beaches and Manuel Antonio National park in the lush tropical Costa Rican jungle.Sol y Mar backpackers is located just a few steps away from buses, taxi's grocery stores, restaurants and 30 minutes walking distance from the beach, or the main bus terminal, and only about 20 minutes from the airport in Quepos. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sol y Mar Backpackers

Address: Calle 618 Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“rooms farther away from the reception do not have as good wifi”
 of 5 bubbles ElleryCelery, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
“don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles dupshome, 17 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Book one night unless you're sure.”
 of 5 bubbles A2858XJgregm, 9 May 2011 | Read review
“grab one when you get into town, there are plenty”
  • bunk bed
  • sink coming off of wall
  • shower
  • bathroom
  • shower
  • shower
 of 5 bubbles mable31, 10 Apr 2011 | Read review
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