We arrived here from Dominical in the evening and were greeted by the nice staff. He even carried my big bag up the long stairs! The owners were in the kitchen when we came in and we got less of a greeting from them.....I did not even know they were the owners , until the next day. Cory (one owner) ended up being more approachable , the next day. Cory plays music two days a week at a nice hotel and we went to see him one night and enjoyed that alot!
As far as the hostel goes , it was good. We ended up in room # 1 with only one other female to share with us 2 females. That was nice. More privacy for our place and the bathroom stayed clean. Hah....I know how guys are! The grounds were full of plants , the kitchen was good and they even served a small breakfast, which was nice. The pool was great too!
The highlight was Jefe's restaurant , on site! I enjoyed many of evenings , eating his taco's , with smoked meat, homemade hot sauce and his burger's , that were die for! He had a decent happy hour , and you could even see the sunset from the restaurant! He was fun to talk too also! Regular's came there almost every night for the happy hour and that was nice also! Go eat there, even if you don't stay at Hostel Plinio !
All and all , it was a good stay and I would stay there again. The staff and the maid were all very very nice and you felt welcome , from them.
It is not a party hostel..if that is what you want. There were even a few Tico families staying there.
The road is a little noisy , but it did not bother me in the room , with the fans going.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Plinio is one of the newest additions to the hostel scene in Manuel Antonio and is located in one of the original hotel/restaurant properties in the area. Plinio is quickly becoming one of the highest rated and most in demand hostels in the area! A fully equipped hostel with a large refreshing pool, tour desk, wi-fi, a delicious restaurant and bar, and a common kitchen. Guests enjoy having everything they need on location and the staff at Plinio strive to make the hostel a relaxing, tranquil, all inclusive 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. 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 a bus stop located just outside the main entrance, the beach is a quick 10 minute ride away.Every room at Plinio has an ocean view. Including the dorms! And each include a breakfast of fruit, bread and coffee each morning.Accommodations range greatly. Backpackers may choose from 2 different types of dorms, the standard and the deluxe. Both types have two out door patios, their own bathroom, and plenty of space. But for a few dollars more per night, the deluxe dorm includes hot water, a private living room, and only houses 5 people. Upgrading to the deluxe dorm is first come first serve and can only be booked at the Hostel if there is availability. No matter which dorm you choose, you will not be disappointed! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Plinio Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio