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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    19 Nov 2021
    Very noce atmosphere and structure. Definitely recommended!
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Nov 2021
    Really wonderful unique hostel! A little far from “downtown” and the park/beaches but worth the comfy stay. You can get the public bus from the street for cheap every 15 minutes. I stayed in a private room which shared a shower bathroom with a huge dorm. Wasn’t a huge issue but did take some coordination for a shower! Bar and pool are great amenities and free Costa Rican breakfast definitely a plus (especially when further away from restaurants!)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 Aug 2021
    We really enjoyed our stay at Plinio. Everything was clean and tidy. The dormitory was just awesome (with a great rooftop view ! ). We even saw monkeys and a sloth from the chill zone :) The pool is nice. The girl from the staff was nice but the guy was a bit cold and indifferent.. We highly recommend !! We even stayed one more night than expected :)
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2021
    The place was clean and we created a good atmosphere! I liked the pool and the place itself! It is important to know that you need to take the bus from Quepos to arrive to the hostel but it is really simple! The bar is not working yet and it could be nice to create good mood! Remember to buy groceries back in the city!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Nov 2021
    Atmosphere wasn’t too great as it felt more like a hotel. Also the street is quite loud. It is a nice hostel though when it comes to views and the design itself. Also the busses to Quepos or Manuel Antonio run quite frequently which is convenient.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Oct 2021
    The place is really nice, but the guy in the reception was really weird and not friendly at all
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    26 Nov 2021
    Good hostel for students trying to travel on a budget! Definitely not luxury by any means, but it'll do the trick. Not very walkable but the bus stop is very close. Shared rooms with fan cooling get pretty hot during the days but are comfortable at night. The outdoor showers were a nice option when the sole shared bathroom was occupied. Daily free breakfast was yummy and a nice perk, and there were lots of books and games to pass the time... The hammocks were the best part! Overall a good time.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Oct 2021
    Good place. Clean and cheap. It is easy to go to the park and the city by bus. Very nice to see titi monkeys in the morning.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Oct 2021
    Cool hostel nicely located, meters from the bus stop to MA/Quepos. Dorms have no windows so definitely some noise but it’s part of the experience, it’s like sleeping in the nature almost. Showers are meh, and someone stole off the fridge. First reception guy to welcome me wasn’t nice at all but the second one was the best! Super helpful and kind. Restaurant is good and reasonably priced.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Nov 2021
    If your a light sleeper dont stay here. The hostel faces the main road and its very loud as the bedrooms only have bug screens. The dorms above the private are loud as well. Staff were nice though. Restaurant nearby was not bad as well. The hostel is close to Quepos but farther from Manuel.
    Canada, Male, 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
  • 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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