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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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 5 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 Included. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Beautiful hostel! Great atmosphere! Everything is extremely spacious and it is a very social environment for a solo traveler! A++++++
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2019
    Amazing place! Location is beautiful and there is easy access to local bus to quepos or manuel antonio. Staff was very helpful in finding and booking tours. Also, breakfast was good!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2019
    Very charming hostel with a tree house feeling. Beautiful spacious rooms with private balconies and sturdy bunk beds. The breakfast, coffee and tea is also included which was great! It’s also a quick and easy bus ride away from Manuel-Antonio National Park and Quepos. It was also great to lounge by the pool!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Jul 2019
    Great 'tree house' style hostel between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Easy to catch the bus to the national park and Quepos. Nice facilities and a tasty free breakfast ! Overall would recommend :)
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Jul 2019
    I will definitely come back!
    Costa Rica, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Jun 2019
    Really attractive and well equipped hostel. Bedrooms were good with comfortable beds, a lovely balcony overlooking sunset over the sea, and lockers were available for valuables. The accommodation was quite far from the main manuel antonio area, so if you don't have a car it isn't ideal. Having said that, taxis are very cheap so makes it easy if you want to have a drink or two! Bathroom was shared between 10 people, and wasn't very clean because of this, which was the worst part of the hostel.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Jun 2019
    Really easy to get regular bus from outside to town or Manuel Antonio. Would not recommend the restaurant on site or the cooking facilities in the kitchen. But there are plenty of places in town to eat. Staff helpful in calling a taxi very early for us to catch a bus.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    06 Aug 2019
    This hostel was really convenient, the location was good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food at the restaurant which was attached however was not good as the food was not fresh. The facilities are regularly maintained and cleaned daily. The kitchen is a little limited but you can get by with the supplies that they offer for cooking. Overall this was a good place to stay, would definitely recommend for a few days stay.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Jul 2019
    Great hostel - and a comfortable stay. Unfortunately there was a misunderstanding with regards to payment where the hostel accused us of not paying despite paying with cash on arrival. I’m not sure if this has happened to anybody else staying here or whether this was just an unfortunate misunderstanding, however I would recommend getting a receipt when paying in cash to avoid this unnecessary problem.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Jul 2019
    Nice views. Room was clean, fan worked well and kept the room pretty comfortable at night. Right next to busy road from Quepos up the hill to Manuel Antonio, so not the place if you aim to be close to nature. Private rooms (at least some) are underneath dorm rooms of 6-8 people, and share an entrance and a bathroom. Water didn’t really work much of the time that we were there- showers unpredictable and toilets not flushing. There is a pool, was full of kids and family, so depends what you are lo
    USA, Couple, 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