Wide Mouth Frog is an oasis in Quepos; it's a really nice, big, friendly, secure, and relaxed hostel. It also boasts a good swimming pool, huge and clean bathrooms, and great rooms.
The main attraction in Quepos is Manuel Antonio’s National Park -- something you can’t miss -- and Wide Mouth Frog hostel is twenty to twenty-five minutes away on a local bus journey (the hostel is located two hundred meters from the local bus station). All the other hostels near the national park are usually fully booked and have more expensive prices, so Wide Mouth Frog can be a good alternative. The hostel can provide you information about tours or the main attractions surrounding the national park.
The hostel is not located in the city centre, but it’s a short, five-minute walk. The neighborhood is a little bit too quiet at night, but we didn’t have any safety issues. It’s kind of tricky to find the hostel -- it isn’t hard, but you will only see it once you are outside the door as there isn’t any sign that you can spot from a fair distance. If you arrive by car, it will be hard to park it, but the parking is free.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel has big dorms and some private rooms. The dorms are big enough for everybody and they provide free lockers -- don’t forget your padlock. The bunks are comfortable and not too old. The bathrooms are very big and well kept. Sometimes we found problems with hot water, although it can get quite hot in Quepos. Also, you’ll find enough space and hooks to put your clothes in the showers.
The hostel’s common spaces are very nice, giving a good atmosphere to the hostel. There is a big TV room where you can relax, a well-kept outdoor kitchen (though it's a little bit too small for the amount of beds in the hostel), and a very good and clean swimming pool with a nice exposure to the sun. You will find free Wi-Fi in the building. Usually the breakfast is included, and there will be someone to serve you, so you can eat only once -- anyway, it’s just enough to make you happy.
This is a nice hostel that has everything you need, although it isn’t one of the cheapest options in Quepos. The staff are friendly but a little bit distant -- they can help you with the information you need to explore the surroundings, but rely a lot on tours. When the sun is shining and you have some time to kill -- as there isn’t so much activity in Quepos -- the swimming pool is a great place to hang out.
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