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Amsterdam
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very Nice view from the common area but cold showers, smelly hammocks and poor breakfast.. The staff was friendly, location was ok, easy to reach with the bus, the beds were fine in the 16bed dorm....

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Jamestown, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here before, and once again had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially with booking excursions. We stayed in the private room with no air conditioning. In November, the nights are cool enough that you don't need it. The room shared a bathroom, kitchen/livingroom area, and balcony with one other room. The bed...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this wonderful hostel for a couple of nights and it was spectacular! The views are stunning!! We got the private room and it was really cheap at only 50 dollars.. you simply cannot beat that in Manuel Antonio.. it was extremely clean, the kitchen was well equipped, and the coffee in the morning was hot and fresh.....

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind, happy, appreciative words!! They mean a lot to us and give us energy to keep striving to do well and to keep making our guests happy travellers! We will always have fresh, hot coffee ready for you and we sincerely hope you will be back again to visit before too long :) Pura Vida!

Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and nice staff. Found many bugs on the floor in the dorm unfortunately but the beds were ok. The breakfast was only toast & coffee though (not too great as gluten intolerant) Nice place and great view!

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed our lovely staff and our lovely view! We think they are pretty great too :) We are sorry you couldn't enjoy the toast and jam in the morning, but hopefully you got your fill of the hot, tasty Costa Rican coffee we provide daily! And...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a great stay here! Amazing view, hammocks, clean sheets, rooms cleaned daily, air conditioner [in the 4 bed rooms, but didn't actually need it], & wildlife galore! Sloths, iguanas, birds, horses etc. The staff are also wonderful. Nadia answered endless questions with great patience, and would make calls on our behalf [like checking the international buses were running...

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us some feedback. It sounds like you had a wonderful time here with us and all the wildlife! We are so happy! We are very lucky to have the abundance of nature that we have here, and we are proud of our staff for making your stay that much more...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view and really friendly staff. But the price / quality ratio is poor. We had a double room for $60 a night (low season!) The cabin was split in two rooms with a shared kitchen and shower. But the cabin just sort of fell apart. The shower did not work, this was fixed the next day but then there...

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review; your feedback is very valuable to us to always be improving our performance! We are very sorry about the inconvenience you experienced due to the unpredictable moment with the shower but we are happy to have fixed it for you and about our oversight with the lighting, we are...

Hypoluxo, Florida
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Loved staying here! I was recommended by a friend to stay here. It is very clean and friendly staff. It was nice after a long day to sit in the hammock and relax. In the morning coffee and toast are provided for you! The view of the ocean is amazing.

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you are happy with your time you spent with us!! It makes us proud of our employees and our business and gives us energy to keep doing what we do well!! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we hope you will come back again before too long :)

Brooklyn
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Watching over the view was priceless. It behold expand your mind and set it free. All the guests were cook. Had a great time. I had a hammock to sit in and watch the review. The staff is very helpful and can setup many tours for you.

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review; your feedback is really helpful and important to us! We are happy to hear you were able to relax and decompress here in our little peaceful slice of paradise and that you met some nice fellow travelers ... That's exactly what hostelling and the Pura Vida is all about!...

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Manuel Antonio for five nights and it was very pleasant. The views are amazing! Everything is very clean and organized and the hosts are friendly and helpful. Shout out to Nadia at the front desk for giving great recommendations on activities and things to do in and around Quepos and Manuel Antonio

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! Our view is unbeatable we can't deny that, but it makes us extra happy that our staff helped make your stay even more personal and enjoyable!! We love our Manuel Antonio area and take pride in it, so we are always glad to share the secrets of the best sangria in town, or the little...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2016

the hostel is clean, calm with an amaising view. Everyone is friendly and nice. we had a private roon with shared bathroom which was clean and quiet. The hostel woks with an amaising guide to visit the Parque Manuel Antonio. I strongly recommand to visit the park with him.

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hostelvistaserena, Public Relations Manager at Hostel Vista Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write us a review! We appreciate your feedback. And it's always nice to hear we are doing things well around here! And yes, we have a couple wonderful guides we work closely with in the national park and we are always happy to help our guests have the best possible stay in Manuel...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel is nestled into the heart of the jungle in Manuel Antonio center with a breathtaking ocean and sunset view over the green canopy. From very affordable dormitory bunk beds to slightly more luxurious private rooms with ocean view- we have it all and it all comes with a free continental breakfast in the morning! The common terrace area has hammocks for lounging and reading a book or just taking a snooze amongst the squawks of scarlet macaws and the touch of the ocean breeze. There is also a fully equipped communal kitchen and TV lounge with cable and dvds to watch. The spread out set up of the cabins allows us to be both family friendly and also party friendly, bringing together a unique combo of the two. Just remember at Hostel Vista Serena we host the fun!! Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Vista Serena

Address: 150mts north of the manuel antonio public school, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $17 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Vista Serena Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Hostel Vista Serena Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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