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Hostel Plinio

Main Road 50 Meters Before Restaurant Bamboo Jam , Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Plinio, with it's sister Bed and Breakfast located only 200 meters down the road, offer a variety of amenity options. The hostel is one of the original accommodation and restaurant properties located in Manuel Antonio, while our Bed and Breakfast is a new addition to the market.

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 where everything is 800 Colones, 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).

Plinio Bed and Breakfast is located a couple of minutes walk from our hostel where guests have the opportunity to enjoy upgraded amenities. Here guests get the atmosphere of the jungle with the amenities and style of a hotel but with the feeling of home. Surrounded by mango and papaya trees, fan palms and bamboo we frequently get monkey visitors and have several resident iguanas. Our Bed and Breakfast has a shared kitchen located on site and guests are invited to enjoy the pool, restaurant and bar at the hostel anytime.

Plinio Bed and Breakfast is great option for couples looking for a little more privacy and quiet but with hotel style conveniences. At this location we offer seven unique private rooms that include brand new queen sized Serta beds, air conditioning units, cable TV with HBO (not in the apartment), wifi in every room, private bathroom with on demand hot water, blackout curtains and two outdoor patio style relaxation areas.

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 is a quick 10 minute ride away.

Both properties serve a traditional breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs, fruits and coffee free of charge every morning from 7 until 9am.

When booking with us and looking through pictures of our properties, please take note at which property 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 and bed and breakfast 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.

Check Availability

Wed 18 Jul 2018 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Wed 18th July 2018 - Sat 21st July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2018
    Loved it! Great price for a clean place--spacious dorms with balconies & ocean-view terraces, filling breakfast included, affordable tacos & drinks at the bar, and a pool that's SO refreshing after you've been sweating like mad. I also stayed in a private room which was a great value & had a strong ceiling fan! The only bad part is that it's hard to find if you arrive in the dark--just get off at Rest. Bambu Jam right after the town center! (Hola to JC & Gabriel, who were friendly and helpful!)
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2018
    This place is very nice. Be aware that you may not be staying at the place pictured. We ended up staying at the neighboring BnB about 200 meters beyond the hostel. It was very nice, but were surprised to find this out when we arrived. The staff were very helpful, especially Brit! She's super nice. The breakfast was great and sometimes you can see monkeys eat breakfast while you do :) I recommend this place highly.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    01 Jul 2018
    Hop over to “Taco Bar” next to pool at night. Say hi to Gabriel/Christopher. If Chris is in mood, he might bring out his guitar and you can enjoy live music while enjoying a cold beer and/or mota #420 -1 for low (read no) water pressure in shower
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    05 Jul 2018
    Host upon check in was not willing to honor my original reservation of a private room with shared bathroom, and was generally disagreeable, and was placed in a bunk room away from my friends i was traveling with. Thought maybe he was having a bad day, but the next day same host was very difficult when my friend tried to request a new set of sheets for his bunk... we had 5 people traveling with us none will be returning to this hostel. Breakfast was great, but there are better options out there.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 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


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Please Note:
Check in Time: 2 pm
Check out Time: 11 am
Reception closes at 10 pm. If you are arriving later than 10 pm please call ahead.
Breakfast included.
Taxes included.
Cancellations policy: 24 hours
Credit cards not accepted. Cash payments only.

When you book several beds in a dorm, we will try to accommodate all of you in the same room but we can't guarantee it as it depends on availability.

Attention Parents: Hostel Plinio is not childproof nor is it accustomed to chaos. Our guests enjoy peace. And although we welcome well behaved children we have high balconies, a deep pool, and we sit close to a busy road. Please be mindful of the potential risks.

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