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 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    06 Jul 2019
    I loved that the hostel was right off the beach, that was amazing. The food at the hostel was pretty great too. I had a wonderful stay here and would recommend them to other travelers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Jul 2019
    Great place. It is right on the beach and easy walking to everything in Jaco. Food, pool, bar is all solid. The 4 person room is really small, I would recommend doing the 6-person if you aren't going to go private. I spent 2 nights there. I enjoyed the hostel more than I enjoyed Jaco actually. If you get a chance, go to DOMINICAL! More my vibe.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Jun 2019
    Best location in Jaco, pool and bar right on the beach! Great menu, nice staff and cool people. Definitely recommend.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 Jul 2019
    Selina at Jaco has a great unique beach vibe. The way the bar and pool is all open and right on the beach provides a great atmosphere. We stayed in one of the unique private rooms we have lovingly dubbed as a "hobbit hole." It was tight in space but a fun experience. My biggest complaint was that one of the shared showers only had one knob, so if you got stuck in that shower you could only get one temperature- super hot or super cold. Otherwise everything was amazing! Take the surf lessons!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Jun 2019
    This is an ideally located hostel. It’s right on the beach making it perfect for surfers. I went for a room without en-suite which perfectly suited my needs. My only criticism was the walls are super thin so you can hear everything your neighbours are doing etc. The site itself was nice clean and easy to feel comfortable in. There is work going on near the pool which would have been nice to have been warned about but I didn’t let it ruin my trip. The staff are super friendly x
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    29 May 2019
    Awesome location. Great staff. Good food. I would definitely go back.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    29 May 2019
    Nice pool and staff. Better atmosphere than other Selina’s
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Jul 2019
    It is easily the best hostel in Jacó, thanks to the nice swimming pool and its location in front of the beach. However, it is very annoying that they let small kids play around in the swimming pool (are they even staying in the hostel, or where do they come from?). That takes away the youth hostel wibe. Moreover, the prices in the hostel bar and restuarant are way too expensive. You can find cheaper beer almost anywhere else in Jacó.
    Norway, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Jul 2019
    I lost my AirPods there. A lot of people that are not in the hostel enters so is no so secure
    Colombia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Jun 2019
    The location is great, the staff are very friendly at reception. The dorm itself was very gloomy and certainly wouldn’t stay in that room another night. There is no atmosphere. Seems to be a few long timer surfers there but I could be wrong on this. The kitchen was filthy when I woke up. Bar is overpriced. Welcome drink only to be used at 4:30pm, don’t understand that. If you don’t want to give a free drink, don’t give it! No Breakfast, at least offer some coffee and fruit and not a menu.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
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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