The staff and surroundings at Hostel Plinio were very inviting. We stay in the double private ensuite, and we really felt like it was a tree house. Of course, this is more of a hostel with a nice selection of private rooms than a hotel.
There was a pretty view of the Pacific through the rainforest. The grounds are lush and home to many animals. The dats were a bit warm in tge room, but that is when you shoukd be out exploring or enjoying the pool or hammocks anyways. The nights were cool and comfortable.
The road was noisy, but the sun had us up early anyway. Most of the hostels and hotels along this road would have the same amount of noise.
The staff told us we would want to take a bus or taxi into Quepos, and for some that may be true. We love to walk, so we found it to be an easy 2 km (1.5 mi) walk along the roads. It looks scary to walk along the roads at first, but everyone is very conscious of pedestrians. I would definitely suggest the bus or a taxi to the beach or national park though. It is far and very hilly. The buses are very cheap and come regularly.
- 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 National Park