Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

True to its sustainability ethos, Selina Jacó is a natural extension of its environment. As one the closest beach destination to San Jose, Jacó is frequented by locals and foreigners alike. Expats have flocked here for decades, giving the town a distinctly international feel.We offer guests a sense of community, where features like a swimming pool, a common kitchen, and our lively playground lead to friendships and connections that last a lifetime. Our daily activities include morning yoga, salsa lessons, and movie nights in the video room. There’s always something happening here. The comfy dorms come with new mattresses, lockers, and en suite bathrooms. For those looking for privacy, our suites are the way to go. As one of the most tourist-friendly destinations in Costa Rica, Jacó has an unlimited number of activities for everyone. Whether you want to surf world-class waves, explore the protected rainforest of Carara National Park, or take tours on horseback or ATVs to hidden natural wonders, you will find your thrills here. The restaurant scene is varied, with options for every budget, as is the nightlife, known for keeping partygoers up all night.

Our location is just privileged. We are in the beach town of Jaco, one of the most marvellous areas of Costa Rica. Our hostel is located just in front of the beach. Furthermore, thanks to our great location, most of the tourist attractions of Jaco can be reached on foot. Places such as Cros's Casino or Parque Central de Jaco are just some minutes walking from our location.

Heads Up! we are working on construction renovations in our Surf Club, bar and restaurant area, this is not going to affect our services in these areas neither your experience during your stay.

Selina Jaco Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 3 Days before arrival.
In case of late cancellation or no show, the first night of your booking will be charged. This action is not fraudulent.

Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.

Taxes not included - 13%
Breakfast not included - $6.00 Minimun - $10.00 Maximun USD per person per day (sold by weight).


The reception is open from 07.00 to 22.00.
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    We loved our stay here ! Coco the hostel dog was our buddy. Close to everything, beach is amazing. We will be back !
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    The very best location. Fun and nice place.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    14 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in! It was beautiful with a pool overlooking the beach and great vibes all around. There was loud/ugly construction happening while we were there but aside from that it was such a nice place!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    24 Aug 2019
    Had a great time at the hostel and would definitely stay here again!
    Switzerland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Aug 2019
    The staff at the hostel were lovely. Especially Byron, who put balloons up and have my husband a small cake when I told him it was his birthday. There were a few mistakes with booking a tour and also on check in but the staff were super apologetic. The vibe was quite quiet and calm. We got told to be quiet at 10pm by a security guard. There was no party vibe, very unlike the Selina in Manuel Antonio. Overall we had a good stay in a private room. The room was small for two people but did the job.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    10 Aug 2019
    Lots of noisy construction starting at 8am. Food and drinks are expensive and subpar in quality and quantity. Bartenders attitude and attention is lacking. 4 bed w en-suite is adequate, beds comfortable, good towel and linens. Location on the beach is great. Surfers where having fun Pool is very nice. Excellent A/C. Local residents come to the bar/pool area. Can’t have your own food or drink in the pool area. Kitchen needs improvement, nobody cleans the refrigerators.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 Aug 2019
    I was a little disappointed with this Selina after staying in the one in Manuel Antonio. The kitchen was small and often a mess with minimal space in the fridges. It was however a great place to socialise. The dorms were pretty basic with not enough big locker space for each guest. The staff however were super helpful and friendly and in terms of location, being on the beach was cool. It seems like an ideal place for surfers and anyone looking to learn. Facilities just need updating a little.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Aug 2019
    This hostel was in a great location and had a good atmosphere. That being said, our stay did not come without issues. The communal bathrooms were filthy, we saw cockroaches in the kitchen, and the staff at the bar were generally rude. I was actually scared to order food/drinks at times because of the unhappy/annoyed looks I received. I was also accused of trying to avoid paying my bill because I used the bathroom while dining. The staff gossiped to locals about my friends and I, straight facts.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    15 Aug 2019
    I stayed at two other Selinas, which were amazing, but I don't recommend Selina Jaco. The hostel itself was average. Def not a party hostel or for solo travelers. Their drinks are way too expensive and outside drinks aren't permitted. The restaurant sucks they charged us $12 for a cold stale plate of nachos with shreds of old chicken in top. All of the staff were super friendly and cool, except for the sleezy main bartender who was gross and unprofessional.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    03 Sep 2019
    Incredibly dirty. I found roaches 3 times while I was there and took photos. It was incredibly disgusting. The location was great but its a shape because I found roaches in both the Selina Jacó and Selina San José. I figured a brand hostel would be better but it wasn't. I felt the food was overpriced. The front desk staff were very nice but the bar staff were soooo rude! I decided to eat out a lot because of the way they treated me. I will not be recommending Selina at all to my friends.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi