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, fruits 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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2019
    My friends and I loved staying at Plinio. There was a parking lot with security for our car, the mixed bed dorms felt like waking up in a jungle tree house, and there was an easy and cheap bus to the beach right up the road. The pool was also a great addition. Breakfast in the morning was filling and healthy. We loved it!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 May 2019
    Really great and unique place (the photos do it justice). Staff were very friendly, wifi was fast, and the breakfast was top notch (typical Costa Rican breakfast of pinto gallo, eggs, and fruit ... beats the typical hostel toast and jam). Having a bar/restaurant on-site was a plus. Really the only downside was the location - the hostel is a bit isolated, and while the bus runs frequently to both Quepos and Manuel Antonio, there isn't anything within walking distance.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 May 2019
    Hostel Plinio has been the best hostel we’ve stayed in so far during our 6-month trip. It’s location is perfect - just between quepos and Manuel Antonio. The staff are so lovely and foster the right atmosphere; a balance between community and allowing people their own space. The rooms were basic but did the job - it was a little noisy during the night due to there being no windowS (only net). Our only wish was that the kitchen was better - only one stove worked and it was really run down
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 May 2019
    Great stay! The hostel was super clean with spacious rooms and plenty of lockable storage. The balcony overlooking the trees and water was amazing, with hammocks and couches to lay on and music playing . The pool and kitchen were well maintained and the atmosphere was low key. Breakfast was served each morning as well (eggs, rice and fruit.) The rooms were hot since they are not fully enclosed except screens, but the large fans in each room made a big difference! Would definitely stay here again
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 May 2019
    Loved my stay here! Highly recommend. I actually extended my time here I was so happy with the hostel and Manuel Antonio. Also, was a bit worried about the heat after all the other reviews, but it was perfectly fine with a few fans.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 May 2019
    No complaints, except no AC in the rooms. The wifi in the rooms is pretty crappy but the one in the front desk is amazing. The pool is nice and the bar is cozy.
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 May 2019
    Good breakfast and strong selection of games! Rooms felt very clean and spacious however they could definitely do with some mosquito nets as there were lots of bugs (understandably because of the location!). Be slightly wary of the takeaway menus as we ordered from one which was old so had to pay extra when we arrived - however it was great to have such a selection of menus to choose from. We thought the location was great as it was close to both Quepos and Manuel Antonio and buses were regular.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Apr 2019
    We loved our stay! Great view and pool, nice breakfast, staff were super friendly. Warm shower was a nice bonus and short bus ride to the park! Only downside was the beds were not very comfortable (but this is the case in my experience for many dorms).
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Apr 2019
    The staff was super awesome/helpful and it was a cool place but there was no atmosphere. There was no one around ever so not a great place to meet people. Also got bit by quite a few mosquitoes in the room
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Apr 2019
    Very good atmosphere. Easy to access, convenient bus route.
    USA, 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