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
  • Excellent 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 8.4

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    16 May 2022
    Really enjoyed my stay here, hostel was very clean, dorms were spacious and met great people here. The only downside was that the sound of the road is very loud as the dorms have no windows.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 May 2022
    Love this place, taco bar is great too! Lovely open space to be sociable and chill out. Met some great people too :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2022
    Pool was closed, no taco bar as advertised. Andres and Tina were wonderful and very helpful. The restaurant was wonderful and so were Ollie. And his cook. Great food and atmosphere. Loved the convenience of tours and their pick up and drop off procedure. Really wish the pool was working.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    08 May 2022
    Was very pleasantly surprised arriving at Hostel Plinio - the hostel is set back into the jungle and is like a big treehouse, complete with pool and a taco bar. The staff were incredibly helpful in helping us organise the rest of our travels and in advising us about the area. Not the most sociable hostel, but Manuel Antonio isn’t known for its partying etc anyhow, and the setting 100% makes up for this. Bedrooms come with balcony, rooftop balcony, lockers etc. Would highly recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 May 2022
    The setting of this hostel is wonderful and the hostel itself is beautiful. We made the most of the pool and on site restaurant (which was lovely and very reasonably) on afternoons after visiting the park. Our rooms was very comfy with a great view and the staff very helpful. The only downside was it being out of town (but the bus is only 310c) but that added to the atmosphere so!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    07 May 2022
    Overall we really liked this hostel. The facilities are great and the hostel is super clean. Probably not great for solo travellers as it wasn’t a very sociable hostel. Some of the staff we spoke to were really friendly and wanted to help, whilst others were very rude and dismissive of any questions - when my friend politely asked to borrow a game she was ignored. Ironic that there’s a sign saying that ‘prices are subject to change according to customers attitude’ when the attitude of some staff is pretty p
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Jun 2022
    I really enjoyed myself in hostel plinio. Anyways you should know that it’s not the most social place - so if you’re travelling alone I might not recommend this place. Also the staff couldn’t help me too much with my further travels - but I figured it out myself.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Jul 2022
    Great pool Rooms were adequate Staff were nice and knowledgable about local area Right next to a bus stop - great location Great breakfast included Pool could do with a clean though
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    10 May 2022
    My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay here. We used the kitchen a lot which was always clean and the staff were friendly. Unfortunately the beds were pretty uncomfy (you could feel all the coils in the mattress) and it is hard to sleep in because it’s on a busy road so traffic wakes you up around 5:30. This wasn’t a problem for us because we wanted to get up early anyways but just thought I’d add it in the review.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Jul 2022
    Really good hostel just there were a few things that would’ve been great during our stay if they were working which we were looking forward to. The pool was out of order and taco bar wasn’t up and running either. Kitchen is a bit ropey, road noise is awful and there’s 1 shared bathroom between 10 people. The decor is really cool and the idea of it all is great. Had shared dorm one night then extended our stay to a private the night after. Very clean room but kitchen fridge was a bit mouldy. Staff were reall
    England, Female, 18-24
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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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