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Manuel Antonio - Hostel Vista Serena

150 mts north of Escuela de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Recognized as the hostel where travellers extend their stay for longer than expected. Be encouraged to do the same at Hostel Vista Serena.

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Manuel Antonio Hostel

Hostel Manuel Antonio

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Vista Serena is the first hostel in Manuel Antonio designed for young people. Set on a mountain, surrounded by jungle, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, we want to make your stay an experience full of fun and good times!

Vista Serena has 5 spacious and comfortable rooms, with 4-14 beds, equipped with lockers and fans. We also offer bungalows (2-room) with private rooms and shared bathrooms. Our hostel also features a restaurant, a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry service, a living room, hammocks and a stereo.

The hostel is a great base for exploring the Manuel Antonio National Park and beach. As a bonus, Vista Serena guest are given discount prices for the Mangrove tour. Experience the serenity of nature and the excitement of wildlife at one third the cost of regular tours.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (506)2-777-5162

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Manuel Antonio National Park (2 to 3km)
  • Manuel Antonio Beach (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Overall the best thing about this hostel is the incredible view and the sunsets. The staff are nice and the Manuel Antonio park tour we took through the hostel was excellent - we saw Sloths and the guide was very thorough! The rooms at the hostel could have mosquito nets and the breakfast could be inproved eg. more choice. Very relaxed vibe though, enjoyed our time there. Thanks Vista Serena!


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Mon 30 Jan 2017

Great stay, beautiful porch view with hammocks. Friendly staff. Clean


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Mon 07 Nov 2016

Awesome place! very clean, beautiful and very friendly staff.


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Wed 24 Aug 2016

Las vistas son increíbles.


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Sun 05 Jul 2015

Mi experiencia no fue nada grata ya que mi reservación pese a estar confirmada a nuestra llegada no existía, amablemente la dueña Sonia, nos consiguió un lugar donde hospedarnos aunque mucho mejor el lugar, tuvimos que pagar el doble de lo que se tenia contemplado. Que pena que existiera este problema pero por nada del mundo lo recomendaría ya que aunque bonito el lugar hacer una reserva será un gran problema.


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Fri 13 Mar 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (More than 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

7.5km to Quepos Managua Airport
Direct buses from San Jose to Manuel Antonio - Grayline or Interbus. Public bus with change at Quepos
Alternate Transport
We have a large parking area here at the Hostel Vista Serena

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