Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Hostel plinio is probably the most gorgeous hostel I’ve stayed in. It had spaces where you could be social and where you could find quiet time for yourself. The staff were very helpful and other guests were friendly. :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Best hostel ever. Great location, close to the park and town. Loved the treehouse vibe and we practically lived in that pool. Highly highly recommend staying here.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Warm and responsive staff, quiet, friendly atmosphere, lovely building, beautiful view.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2019
    It says that it is further from the city center but that it better because it is closer to the beach. I had such an amazing time. The staff caters unbelievably well, for example at dinner time I was craving the fruit salad that was in the menu, however they were out of fruit. The chef then took from his personal fruit to prepare what I was craving. Amazing! Thanks for everything 😁
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 May 2019
    Amazing hostel and the best free breakfast I've ever had. Staff were lovely as were the bartenders! Only problem was people would leave the room doors open and mosquitos would get in, but guess that can't be avoided! Amazing would stay again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Jun 2019
    Nice looking hostel, very chill - have to be quiet after 10pm. 15 minute walk from Quepos town and easy, cheap bus ride from Manuel Antonio.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 May 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 May 2019
    Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Good tree house experience. Good value. Close to the city. 5- 10 mins private or public transportation is needed to get to Manuel Antonio Park and Quepos city. Highly recommended for its value.
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    23 May 2019
    We moved Hostels after we had an absolute horrible stay at another one, so this was like heaven in comparison. The staff could’ve been a little more helpful and location isn’t the best (it’s still possible to get around it just takes up a little more time since it’s right in the middle between the two “big towns”. The dorms are great though, the facilities in general are really nice to hang out at, it has kind of a relaxing hippie vibe going on. The breakfast was amazing!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2019
    Our Private room was really amazing! As for the staff, the guy at reception was really helpful on our first day but on day too we felt a bit like burden when we asked the new woman questions. The activities we booked through the hostel were really average and expensive. I'd recommend booking your activities through other parties. Overall we enjoyed our stay but we've just stayed at better hostels in the past.
    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