7 Hostels in Quepos, Costa Rica

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Get to know Quepos (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Quepos. To help you make friends with Quepos before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Quepos is also named and spelled Manuel Antonio National Park - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know Quepos (no more

Quepos is located in the west of Costa Rica, only seven kilometers from the entrance to Manuel Antonio. Quepos has many services and facilities, such as restaurants, cafes, small supermarkets, gas stations, and various lodgings options. Quepos is also an authentic Tico town, and provides visitors with the rare opportunity to capture a glimpse at traditional Tico and Costa Rican life.

Quepos is a great base for arranging hiking and day trips into the nearby national park. There are many tour companies in Quepos that organize these types of day treks into the national park, including horse riding options, and other adventure spots.

Quepos, though not the most centrally based location to the national park or to beaches, definitely has the cheapest accommodation options. Hostels in Quepos are clean, secure, and spacious. Hostel staff members generally speak English as well as Spanish, and can usually provide information about local events and activities. Hostels in Quepos usually provide a range of different facilities and services, including spacious common areas, communal kitchens, book exchange, TV lounge, free Wi-Fi and internet, complimentary breakfast, and a hostel bar with nightly happy hour and drink specials. Quepos hostels have a friendly, social vibe, and offer an environment where solo travelers are likely to meet other like-minded travelers. Other than Quepos hostels, there are also hotels, guesthouses, resorts, and lodges. Make bookings in advance if visiting Quepos or the surrounding area during the peak seasons (Easter week and the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve), as it gets very busy during these times.

Written by local enthusiast for Quepos hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Quepos hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Quepos Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Quepos. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Quepos. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Quepos costs on average $17 for a dorm. A hostel in Quepos with private rooms costs on average $99.
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Your Packing List for Quepos

Your Packing List for Quepos

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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Quepos Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Quepos, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
7 Total number of hostels
$17 Average dorm price
$99 Average private room price
$13 Cheapest hostel in Quepos
Hostel Vista Serena is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Quepos
Selina Manuel Antonio is the best rated
Most Quepos hostels are located in
Quepos Town Centre, Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Quepos - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Quepos. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Quepos. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

A couple of years ago my partner and I went to Quepos. It was a nice experience, we enjoyed the walks on the nearby beaches, the weather, and in general the summer atmosphere. We would definitely go back to Quepos.


Quepos was not really a fun place -- dirty and full of beggars and drug dealers. Manuel Antonio National Park was really nice, got to see howler monkeys and raccoons right on the beautiful beach.

Kirk - USA

I loved Quepos and Manuel Antonio!


I was in Quepos and Manuel Antonio three years ago. I found theses places very interesting and unique due to the great combination of dark green of the tropical forest and the navy blue of the Pacific Ocean. It is absolutely awesome and one of the must see places in the whole world.


Over the last 2 years Quepos has boomed. Manuel Antonio is becomming prohibitively expensive and so Quepos has grown to accommodate the medium to budget traveller. According to the Tico times it has the most even mix of 4 categories of people, ticos on vacation, ticos that live there, ex pats, and foreign tourists. All the night life is in Quepos so if you are not staying there you have to get a bus or taxi.

Elliott Gossling

Go on the nature hike through the Manuel Antonio National Park. You will see monkeys playing through the garbage like little kids, or in some cases big kids (ha). Anyways, if you have very sharp eye you will likely see sloths up in the trees as well.

Teddy Wood

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