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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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 9.2

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2021
    Great place to stay! Beautiful view. Easy to access the shuttle to Manuel Antonio. Nice staff
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2021
    Great hostel, feels like you are in a treehouse! The location is wonderful. It is right next to the bus stop so it is easy to get to the National Park, the beach and town! It is on the main road so it can be a bit noisy in the morning with all the buses heading to the. Stop all park, but other than that it is great! The staff is so friendly, the dorms are comfy and the free breakfast is delicious!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2021
    10/10 recommend!! The location is easily accessible by bus & close to Quepos. The staff is soo friendly & super helpful, & will call to set up experiences for you if you’re interested. The rooms are clean, & well spaced out with balconies. The environment is awesome - social enough to meet people especially if you are a solo traveler, but also quiet hours are well respected. Lastly, the Mexican restaurant is the best!! The food’s amazing, the staff are so friendly & it’s super convenient!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2021
    Great value for your money. Plinio has an awesome breakfast, nice pool, restaurant/bar, and tree house-like dorm rooms. Good sized lockers, too. Andres at the front desk is very helpful, and the bartender is super friendly. Highly recommended :)
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    31 Aug 2021
    We really enjoyed our stay at Plinio. Everything was clean and tidy. The dormitory was just awesome (with a great rooftop view ! ). We even saw monkeys and a sloth from the chill zone :) The pool is nice. The girl from the staff was nice but the guy was a bit cold and indifferent.. We highly recommend !! We even stayed one more night than expected :)
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Aug 2021
    The atmosphere was great - lots of cozy places to relax and we loved the balcony in our room. The pool and view was awesome. Bathrooms were meh and the water pressure was terrible when other people were using the facilities. I would stay here again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Oct 2021
    The place is really nice, but the guy in the reception was really weird and not friendly at all
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Jul 2021
    The hostel is beautifully built and has a lot of wonderful features! The restaurant was delicious and the staff was so friendly! The breakfast was really good as well! Would not recommend as a solo female traveler as the beds in the dorms are not separated with much space or privacy. Overall it was very nice, and would visit again if I was not traveling alone!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Oct 2021
    Cool hostel nicely located, meters from the bus stop to MA/Quepos. Dorms have no windows so definitely some noise but it’s part of the experience, it’s like sleeping in the nature almost. Showers are meh, and someone stole off the fridge. First reception guy to welcome me wasn’t nice at all but the second one was the best! Super helpful and kind. Restaurant is good and reasonably priced.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    12 Aug 2021
    The hostel is cool but you need to be aware that the rooms have no glass in the windows and therefore are super noisy. You wake up with the sound of trucks and cars passing in front of the hostel. The walls are super thin and even if you go for the private room you will hear the people in the dorm perfectly. Also, the toilette is shared among 8 people. The breakfast is quite poor and the tiny slice of bread you get is far from fresh. The food at the restaurant was pricy and not too tasty.
    Spain, All Female Group, 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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