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Hostel Plinio Reviews

Main Road 50 Meters Before Restaurant Bamboo Jam, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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84%

Rating
104 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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97%

Plinio is the most amazing hostel I've ever seen the world over. The building, set into the trees and mountainside is unbelievable, and the breakfast and staff are awesome.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

We LOVED this hostel. My favorite in the whole country! The atmosphere is amazing, like a tree house in the jungle. The common areas are perfect to meet new people or relax in a hammock, and the staff seriously went above and beyond to help us out when we had issues finding transportation, etc. Super friendly, always there to help- basically this is what a hostel should be! Highly recommended! WiFi doesn't reach the rooms and geckos were on our bed, but its all part of the experience!


86%

Although a bus ride away from the beach, Plinio is nicely set between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The staff is fantastic, especially Donna and Cory, who will not hesitate to offer great local recommendations and explain the bus route, or schedule tours or anything else you may need. If you are lucky, you'll meet the owner and maybe even see him play live music at a local establishment. The rooms are awesome, but expect the company of geckos and the occasional beetle. Great place!


89%

We LOVED our stay at Hostel Plinio. The hostel really feels like a mini-resort getaway. We were in one of the standard private rooms with an ocean view. The vibe is welcoming but many guests kept to themselves. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They offered lots of suggestions for places to go and eat. The hostel is a short ten minute walk into Quepos and the bus stop is right across the street to get to the beaches. Plinio is highly recommended. I would definitely stay again.


77%

Nice laid back vibe at the hostel.


91%

We stayed here for two nights and we would definitely go back! Its beautiful here. There are tons of hammocks everywhere, swings on the top floor of your room, a pool, a place to chill with wifi, and a kitchen area so you inevitably meet a bunch of people from around the world. One night, the owners put Harry potter on for us on a projector on the porch. They were very accommodating, friendly and helpful with suggestions for surf spots and things to do. I highly recommend this place!


46%

The breakfast isn't really a breakfast, just bread and butter on a big plastic container for all the guests. The sheets and towels were very dirty.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Kitchen needs to be cleaner. Pool was closed during our whole 3 day stay - first two days for cleaning, third day for diving exam. Good location, bus stop just outside.


74%

The night started off quite good, clean room with linen, but we had a very noisy group above us. They seemed to have been running and jumping in their room way past 10.00pm. My husband leapt off the bed thinking that someone was in trouble. We did not get to sleep until they went out. (maybe after 12.00) My son stayed in another of the shared rooms and when we returned from dinner his sheet and pillow case were missing and all the other occupants from his room were fast asleep.


94%

I stayed at Plinio for 5 nights in April. I really liked this hostel, it has a nice relaxed vibe. Loved the setting, enjoyed chilling in the hammocks and by the pool. Breakfast is simple (bread, jam, coffee & various fruit) but good. Hostel's located closer to Quepos than to the beaches of Manuel Antonio, but this isn't an issue as the busses are frequent (besides, everything in MA is spread out along the long windy road, so wherever you stay or eat, you'll probably have to catch the bus)


91%

Atmosphere was great! We stayed at this hostel x2 nights and were able to be flexible with our dates when we decided to change our travel plans. Very friendly staff with great information on places to see and things to so around the area.

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Though they claim to have a restaurant, we couldn't find it during our three-day stay. Though the room has a fan, there are no windows, just mosquito nets, and as it didn't cool down at night, the room stays hot. This made it hard to get some sleep. I advice to book a private bathroom, as it comes not only with private bathroom, but also with private seating area and private balcony. We booked shared bathroom, thinking that was the only difference, but it means you get only a sleeping room.


91%

Nice place, located right in the forrest... Takes about 15min to get to Manuel Antonio by bus which is 285 colones


94%

Loved it!


60%

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60%

Pros: Hostel Plinio is a standard no-frills hostel with breakfast (fruit, white bread, jam), usually starting on-time (7am). Cons: The road noise is terrible; the hostel is not on the ocean-side of the road; there wasn't much of a community vibe.

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Very good hostel! Clean, good breakfast, lovely pool, good rooms.


97%

Everyone was really friendly, I liked the pool and the bus to Manuel Antonio stops right in front of the hostel. Went to a beautiful waterfall and enjoyed my stay nearby some beautiful beaches!


91%

Very friendly and helpful staff, great food in the restaurant, clean and comfortable rooms. Negative point: dogs in and around the swimmingpool.

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

+ very helpful staff who provided information about the area and helped me well with transportation to my next destination. + very nice common lounge area with hammocks, couches and an amazing landscape view + nice breakfast

  • 17th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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