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
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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 9.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Amazing hostel. Couldn't ask for a better stay. The staff is very friendly, personable and welcoming. The room is quite large with a balcony. Also comes with a decent size cabinet that you can lock all of your stuff in. Lots of great views, from many areas of the hostel. Food was good, beer was fair priced. I had a great time hanging out in the bar, playing fooseball and having drinks meeting great people.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Great hostel! Very clean, friendly staff and close location to city center. Would definitely go back in the future. Pura vida!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2019
    This place is truly amazing! It’s a beautiful, unique property, with such great owners and staff. We couldn’t get enough of this hostel, and ended up extending our stay. We stayed in a private room and the dorms, both were top notch. Couldn’t recommend this place more! Easily one of my favorite hostels we’ve stayed in. Location is great, vibe is on point, free breakfast, 10/10 experience!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2019
    This was my favorite hostel in Costa Rica. It’s so cool, with many balconies overlooking the ocean. Great breakfast, pool, bar & restaurant. The staff was so wonderful and so helpful! Carla was great! I would definitely recommend staying here!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Nov 2019
    This hostel was brilliant. A real home away from home, we extended two extra nights here. There is plenty to do here with a nice pool, a rec area with a table football and table tennis, a bar with good food and lots of relaxing quiet space with hammocks. The local bus runs regularly to the national park, you can get it to the beach and into Quepos too. The dorm rooms are huge and we had hot showers. We recommend barba roja for sunset happy hour and views!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Nov 2019
    Hostel is amazing. The whole facility is like a big tree-house on the edge of a mountain overlooking the ocean. Rooms, kitchen, common space and pool area are big enough and nice. The employees were great, however I had one issue when I wanted to extend my stay. The employee at the reception told me a price of 54 $ for the three additional nights. When I mentioned the online price was only 39 $, he calculated something again and told me that 39 $ was my price now (just felt a bit scammy tbh).
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Nov 2019
    Dope place!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Nov 2019
    Lovely hostel - dorms are so spacious with stunning views and private balconies, very close to the bus stop to manuel antonio or into quepos. Pool area could do with a bit of a spruce up.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Nov 2019
    Great hostel, clean rooms, bathrooms. Amazing pool!! All the staff were very helpful and friendly. Couple of areas where they could do better though, the kitchen needs some TLC as al lot of the utensils are broken and might help if there was a couple of tea towels to dry dishes. Breakfast was kinda small, but my girlfriend said it was good, so maybe just for guys. Other than that would go back again. Great location!
    New Zealand, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    15 Nov 2019
    Allright place, great chill out spot. The traffic noise is definitely present but didn't bother me. However the kitchen stove is difficult and scary to light (there's only a cigarette lighter). Burnt my finger twice and then it was still off so I decided not to cook. Restaurant has good burritos but really bad burgers. Also it was pretty cold at night so having actual blankets instead of just sheets would've been nice. Staff is nice and helpful though. And there was some good live music.
    Netherlands, 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