Really a special place accessible to all Manuel Antonio has to offer. Owners Corey and Alicia and their kind and helpful staff made us feel welcome and helped us find everything we needed. The pool is DEEP no real shallow end which was much more fun to swim in than those horrid 3 feet deep jobs.
The most amazing thing about this place is that it is made entirely of rainforest hardwoods - teak and purple heart, perhaps other - and is unbelievably beautiful. This is all wood harvested half a century ago before concerns about depletion...this hotel is either the first or one of in the area.
If you can get rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 you will be delighted. Tower like with a spiral staircase leading to a rooftop deck. The grounds are lush, it is set right into the hill....
Accessible by bus (50 cent ride) to all Manuel Antonio's pleasures.
- 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