Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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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  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Hostel Plinio's jungle-side 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 or twin size bed. 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.

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 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 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Dec 2019
    Overall great time. Very chilled out vibe. Good pool, good restaurants, helpful and friendly staff. The room and bathrooms were super clean. And I loved the fact that the dorms were open air and cooled down at night. Location is right across the street from a bus stop so it’s super easy to get to the National Park or to Quepos.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2019
    Amazing time there!!!! Great atmosphere, great staff, great bar, great pool (when full) and great food. Totally recommend it. Cory and Brit have created an amazing experience. Joey is a legend!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2019
    My stay here was by far the best of any of my travels. The staff were incredible. The people staying were amazing. Lots of things to do. A great stay for hanging out partying and relaxing. Will definitely be back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Fantastic hostel run by some fantastic people.
    USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Dec 2019
    This was by far our favorite hostel during our Costa Rica vacation. Corey and Britt are super friendly and welcoming and have created a fantastic community atmosphere. We met so many awesome people, and the property itself is unique and amazing. You can't go wrong staying here!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Jan 2020
    Very nice hostel, it’s very clean the staff are very sweet and helpful with everything! A bit far, you have to take the bus to go to the market and the beach but the bus stop is just in front of the hostel and very cheap so overall i highly recommend this hostel!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel but extremely noisy from the road! Bring earplugs and everything Will be fine😊
    Sweden, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    09 Dec 2019
    Pool was being filled whilst we stayed, and never got full in our 3 day stay (we were told it would be). Also only provided 1 key between 3 people, which was a major hassle. Nearvy bus stop, connected restaurant / bar was good and kitchen was adequate. Really helpful staff
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Jan 2020
    Such a cool hostel, love the decor. Rooms and bathrooms were spotless. we were in a shared 8 bed dorm which had 2 balconies for sunset views and space to dry clothes. Breakfast was included, staff were friendly and helpful and arranged our wildlife tour for us with a reduced rate. Really nice pool and taco bar, could hear all the sounds of the jungle from the room. Only drawback is the distance from both Quepos and Manuel Antonio but there is a regular bus for around $1 USD. Would recommend
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Dec 2019
    This was my least favorite hostel in Costa Rica, though not awful. It is very large, with a pool, bar and restaurant attached. Because it's so large, it was hard to meet people. The restaurant was not good or cheap. There are a lot of stairs, so pack light. The bathroom trash was not taken out during my stay, so the area smelled bad since you can't flush toilet paper. There was no hot water. The breakfast is average, but at least free. But it does have a nice view and large parking lot.
    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
  • 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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