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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly,fun and helpful staff with lots information and tips, even supplied us with a trip to a secret waterfall! The hostel is in a great location, 5 minutes walk to Quepos town where they have cheap good food as well as having the bus stop outside so it's easy to get to the national park and the beautiful beaches the...

Thank jessicajane44
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is located in a very spectacular place, where you can meet a lot of amazing people coming from different parts of the world. The owner is a very nice person who let you feel as you were in a big house surrounded by people like you who want to share a great experience, let's say the PURA VIDA!...

Thank Lollo L
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Pura Vida hostel is not the most beautiful hostel I've ever stayed at, it certainly has its charms. The small and adorable 'Titi' monkeys frequently visit the balcony, and during my stay I saw two Sloths crossing the street in front of the hostel! \ Every night there is something going on, from group dancing sessions to drinking games...

Thank Anitar0s3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not pleased with this hostel! At $17 it is way over priced considering other hostels much more conveniently located are charging much less.The kitchen/refrigerator need cleaning and reequiping.Breakfast was 1 hour late because the staff weren't out of bed.Adding to the image of unprofessionalism were the male staff wearing only shorts. This place only survives because of demand exceeding supply...

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the staff here were lovely and very helpful the hostel itself was the worst we stayed in in Costa Rica. The bed was sooo uncomfortable - springs poking into your back all night, not to mention the stains on the sheets and mattress and the room was SO hot and sticky. The shower electrocuted my fiancé and the kitchen...

Thank Charlotte S
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have stayed here on several occasions. Staff are always super friendly and helpful. Dorms are clean and comfortable, well-ventilated with fans. Kitchen is well-equipped and there's plenty of fridge space if you want to store and cook your own food. The common areas are furnished with comfortable seats and couches, facilitating a relaxed and very social environment where guests...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at Pura Vida. Most of the time there was a weird smell (kind of sour, like wet dog) and everybody noticed and wondered what it was. The dorm I stayed in were not smelly, though. The kitchen was pretty dirty, and especially the plates were always sticky and not clean. The hostel has a really nice...

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Varanasi, India
Reviewed 11 January 2017

What makes a home is the people, the owner and managers of the hostel, being backpackers themselves, realize this and make it as comfortable a home for you as possible. When you check in the hostel, you are guaranteed to have a good time or the managers won't let you check out without it. Stayed here for one night, and...

Thank Vedant1996
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent hostel with extremely friendly and helpful staff, always willing to offer help in whatever way they can. Clean rooms with a well equipped kitchen and beautiful balconies for relaxing on, surrounded by nature. Great location; near both Quepos (for cheaper supplies) and Manuel Antonio (beach/park). I've been in Costa Rica for a year and Pura Vida Hostel provides an...

Thank Bar Ray C
Italia, Europa
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Good value for money. I stayed there for 3 nights and I got the 4th for free. Free pancakes and coffee in the morning. I made new friends there, the owner is a really nice guy and involves you with various activities, which is good especially if you're a solo traveller. Pura Vida!

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Pura Vida Hostel - Manuel Antonio We have fully stacked and always CLEAN communal kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, 2 large fridges, plenty of work space, some spices are included, and 2 stoves to cook on... We have many different styles of private rooms, with private bath or shared bath with HOT water showers, some rooms have safes and lockers. The dorm rooms we have 2 types to fit your budget Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness o our hostel, the common areas and the rooms. We have excellent location in the pure jungle right outside of Quepos. We have Titi Monkey's that are regular visitors with us and you will be falling asleep with night sounds of the rain forest. Right around the hostel you can spot many incredible animals: Toucans, close to extinction Titi Monkeys, White Face Monkeys, Sloth, Mega Size Iguanas and our personal pet: Luna (black cat). We are walking distance to Quepos where everything is MUCH CHEAPER - because you are getting local prices, with tons of restaurants, shops, grocery shops, bars, night life, fresh farmers market (Friday and Saturday), marina and local public beach. We have a bus stop right in front of the hostel - that for less than 0.50$ Will take you to Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Center where everything has "tourist prices" in few minutes. Bus leaves every 20 minutes. We have excellent, happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has incredible and waste knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, recommend off the beaten track attractions (like the Secret Waterfall -where you can jump into it, or Playa Biezans) Come to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, party and experience the real Pura Vida Atmosphere, clean hostel and fantastic staff. ... more   less 

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Address: Main Road, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Price Range: RM71 - RM116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Comfortable dorms for a budget, Very well priced privates as well!”
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“The private room we got was big and with a clean bathroom.”
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