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Main Road 50 meters before Restaurant Bamboo Jam, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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#8 of 48 Speciality lodging in Manuel Antonio
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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. HOSTEL Our fully equipped hostel has a large refreshing pool, tour desk, wifi, a delicious and affordable restaurant and bar, 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 two dorm rooms for backpackers that have two outdoor patios, a viewing platform, a bathroom, lockers, safes, 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 three types of rooms to choose from. 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 from groups of three or four people looking for a private option. And lastly, our two Superior Family Suites. These rooms have three stories, two outdoor patios with ocean views including a third story observation deck with swings. A private bath with hot water, a living room, and a king, a full and a twin size bed. PLEASE NOTE: On Hostelworld , all private rooms are listed with a max capacity of 2 people. This is simply for pricing purposes. There is a $10 per person extra charge for 3 or more people. We suggest calling or emailing if you have specific questions regarding this. BED AND BREAKFAST Plinio Bed and Breakfast is located a couple of minutes walk away 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 its own kitchen located on site and guests are invited to enjoy the pool, restaurant and bar at the hostel. 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, 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 ten minute ride away. Both properties serve breakfast and coffee free of charge every morning from seven until nine am. 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! Cancellations Policy: one day in advance Credit Cards Not Accepted. Breakfast Included. Taxes Included.
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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Jan 2021
Athens, Greece2,548 contributions238 helpful votes
The hostel is good, breakfast is local but so filling, staff friendly and welcoming, pool is nice, great forest views and I saw baby monkeys troup near the reception areas.. how special, Quepos is nearby but a walk down the hill, bus can be taken to places
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Chelsey A wrote a review Jan 2021
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This sprawling treehouse-esque Hostel was a fantastic home base for exploring Manuel Antonio and around. You can walk to the beach, waterfall, coffee, downtown Quepos, etc. I loved the open-air design and the amenities including a large pool, hearty breakfast, clean bathroom, well-stocked kitchen and a fantastic staff to top it off. You will see loads of monkeys on the road to Manuel Antonio and Cascada el Salto is worth a visit if you don’t mind venturing off the beaten path.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Alan C wrote a review Dec 2019
Hexham, United Kingdom75 contributions32 helpful votes
We booked a private room with bathroom, room was large but so noisy, hostel is near main road with wagons buses all day long the noise was incessant. The upper bedroom did not have any curtains and only mesh in the windows so nothing to minimise the noise. Breakfast was fine and the staff very nice, pool very dirty, bar pricy. As a hostel it’s good but if you want a private room then stay at a proper hotel for the same price
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Texan Lexan wrote a review Sep 2019
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Hostel Plinio is in a perfect location near Quepos, the National Park and the beach. With an outstanding view of the water from my room! During our stay the staff was very welcoming and very helpful when we needed anything. During our ten day stay there we observed squirrel monkeys, several species of birds and both species of sloths local to Costa Rica; all on the Plinio property! I will definitely come back to this place!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: The two private rooms have ocean views from bedrooms guaranteed.
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Ryan wrote a review Sep 2019
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We absolutely loved our stay at Hostel Plinio. It is lush and green with a clean pool and its rooms hang on a cliff overlooking the distant horizon with ocean. The front desk area is relaxing with hammocks and multiple tables with lounge cushions. We saw 30 to 40 monkeys jumping from tree to tree from this very balcony where breakfast is served every morning Costa Rica style. We saw a Tucan nesting in the tree straight above our room's balcony and two Sloths sleeping in trees near the pool area, plus many brightly colored macaw parrots flying in the sky. This place has everything! The staff does everything to help accommodate your needs and everyone was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with offering advice on the best places to see and things to do while enjoying your stay in Costa Rica. Don't forget to visit the restaurant and bar area for great cocktails and daily food specials where you can meet friendly travelers from all over the globe.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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US$31 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Plinio
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Plinio?
Nearby attractions include Marina Pez Vela (1.0 km), Farmers Fair (Ferias del Agricultor) (0.9 km), and Parque Nahomi (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Plinio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hostel Plinio?
Top room amenities include an oven, a pool view, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Plinio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a poolside bar, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Plinio?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Plinio?
Conveniently located restaurants include De La Finca, El Arado Restaurant, and Gabriella's Steak Seafood & Pasta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hostel Plinio?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Plinio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hostel Plinio have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.