Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Plinio's jungle setting offers a variety of amenity options for travelers looking for unique accommodations. The hostel is one of the original accommodation and restaurant properties located in Manuel Antonio and as such we have years of experience helping guests get the most out of their stay in Manuel Antonio.

PLEASE NOTE: at this time we only accept cash payments, 2+ people in a private room incurs a $10 per person charge, not calculated by hostelworld.

Our fully equipped hostel has a large refreshing pool, tour desk, wifi, a delicious and affordable taco bar (live music on Friday), a common kitchen and ocean views. Guests enjoy having everything they need on location and the staff at Plinio strive to make the hostel a relaxing and tranquil experience. It is an excellent choice for travelers wishing to steer away from the party youth hostels and experience many of the comforts and ascetics of a rustic hotel with the communal atmosphere and prices of a hostel.

Accommodations with Hostel Plinio range greatly. We offer dorm rooms for backpackers that have two outdoor patios, a 3rd story viewing platform, bathroom, lockers, and a large space to accommodate everyone's personal belongings with plenty of room left over to move around.

For travelers seeking a more private stay, Hostel Plinio has several options. The most economical option is the double bed, shared-bathroom, private room. Perfect for couples on a budget!
Next are the standard and basic private suites. These rooms have two stories, a private bath with hot water, stunning ocean views, semi-private patio, a king size bed and a full-twin bunkbed or two twin size beds. Perfect for groups of 3-5 people ($10 per person charge for 2+ guests).

Located on the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio Beach, Plinio is a great location for travelers seeking easy transportation to the main attractions without the hustle and bustle of being in the city center. With bus stops located just outside the main entrance, the beach and National Park are a quick 10 minute ride away and Quepos is only a 15 min walk or 5 min bus.

A traditional breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs, bread and coffee/tea is served every morning from 7am until 9am, free of charge

When booking with us and looking through pictures of our property, please take note at which room type you are viewing and wanting to stay in to make sure you book properly. No matter what type of room you choose, you will not be disappointed. The owners and staff at Plinio have poured their hearts into creating an unique, memorable hostel experience. We look forward to accommodating you during your stay in Manuel Antonio. See you soon!

PLEASE NOTE: Reception closes at 10pm. If you are arriving later than 10pm please call ahead (+506.2777.6123) or send an email ( notifying us of your situation.
-Credit Cards NOT Accepted.
-No kids under 18 years old in dorms.
-Check in Time: 2pm
-Check out Time: 11am
-Breakfast Included: from 7am until 9am.
-Shared kitchen and Pool: from 7am until 10pm.
-Taco Bar:12noon-10pm
-After 10pm, please be quiet.

Cancellations Policy:
- Any booking cancellation must be done 24hrs ahead, otherwise the first night is going to be charged to your credit card.
- If guest arrives to the hostel and wants to cancel, the first night must be payed in cash.
- If guest arrives to the hostel, checks in, stays the first night and then wants to cancel their remaining stay, 50% of the charge for total remaining nights will be refunded.

Taxes Not Included - 13% View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2021
    I had a great time staying at Hostel Plinio. Waking up to the natural light of the morning to birds chirping is such a delight!
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2021
    I had a great stay, the hostel is clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hostel.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Jun 2021
    Andres was extremely helpful and knowledge and all around a great guy. The hostel is in between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, which wasnt much of an issue because theres a bus running every 15 mins back and forth. I was shocked by how nice the landscaping is on the grounds. Beautiful flowers, trees, birds and butterflies of all kinds. Everything is clean, the staff are friendly, the room had it's own balcony and individual lockers, great wifi. All in all it's an excellent hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2021
    Fantastic staff!! Clean Yummy free breakfast
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    12 May 2021
    Super cool hostel with incredible views and treehouse vibes! The staff were so friendly and helpful- especially Andres on the front desk. Really easy to get into Quepos or Manuel Antonio. The hostel has a great atmosphere and breakfast was delicious too!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Apr 2021
    Lovely staff, very helpful and nice (especially the owner and the guy at the restaurant) Lovely clean rooms, amazing view from the balcony and delicious breakfast. Very easy to get a bus either to Quepos or the national park
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Jun 2021
    Beautiful rooms with an open wall. Might need to bring an eye cover up and some earplugs but other than that it was great! The sea view is definitely a bonus and the included breakfast in the morning is good and typical. Would stay again!
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 May 2021
    Beautiful hostel, Clean and good atmosphere. Good kitchen but there is no water to drink. The location is a bit far from the beach and the restaurant area but there is a bus station just next to the hostel, and the bus arrives every 15 minutes. The girls at the reception wasn’t helpful and not so nice...
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    07 May 2021
    A very nice hostel. Sea views from terrace were lovely. Can walk into Quepos in 2 mins, Manuel Antonio is a 10 minute bus that picks you up from the hostel and costs C335. Pool is great as is the bar, altho was quiet during our stay. It must be said that hostel is right next to a main road and when lorries come up the hill it seems like you’re sleeping on a runway! Ear plugs are essential. Also the private rooms are anything but as only a mosquito net separates you from the communal area.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 May 2021
    A super cool treehouse type hostel. Andres at the front desk was awesome and super helpful and friendly. Along with the guys working at the bar. Good atmosphere. Only bummer was it’s right on the road so SUPER loud throughout the night with semis and loud trucks. We also got all of our beer stolen out of the fridge. Other than a few minor things, place was great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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