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 on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School 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

La Fortuna is named after how lucky the town was when it wasn’t destroyed by the volcano's eruption back in the 60s. This Selina is perfect to reconnect with yourself and to explore the many wonders this area has to offer. With a volcano view, a river crossing the property and right located right in the middle of town you will definitely feel you are lucky too. With yoga lessons, horseback riding, paddle boarding in the lake, hiking, hot springs, canopy and many other adventures La Fortuna is definitively the place to discover your wildest side. And at night you can enjoy some of the best events in town at our playground, live music, happy hour and much more.

We are located right in the center of La Fortuna, which is is the name of a district and a small city located in San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela. We are located in front of the Parque de La Fortuna and a couple of minutes away walking from the bus stop. Nevertheless, the most relevant attractions of La Frotuna must be reached from our facilities by car, taxi or public transport. In this sense, some of the finest attractions of our location are: Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal and Reserva Ecológica Catarata Río Fortuna.

We offer diverse accommodation options oriented in diverse kind of guests and travellers. We offer dorms and tent options for those venturesome travellers who are seeking to live new adventures, meanwhile we offer a more private option for those guests who are looking for quietness and tranquility. In addition, we have several common areas and complementary activities mentioned in the first paragraph that will make the stay of the guests something meaningful to be remembered.

Selina La Fortuna Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours 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 to 23:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash only.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 13.00%
Breakfast not included - 5.00 USD per person per day.


No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Absolutely loved this place. Beds have curtains so you get some privacy in your dorm, they have events in the restaurant area in the evening that are tons of fun, even the food they serve is super good for a hostel! Maybe a bit overpriced but worth it. Also the staff if really helpful with transportation and excursions
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2020
    Had a great stay in la fortuna! The facilities at selina were amazing, the pool, bar, and bonfire area are lovely and it was nice having a bar/restaurant on site - even if the drinks are a little expensive. The explore staff were super helpful with booking tours but be warned nothing in La Fortuna is very cheap. Travelling on my own, I found it easy to meet people especially in the evenings with the welcome drink and happy hour!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Feb 2020
    I Loved this place!!!! It was so clean and nice and the way it’s set up allows everyone to hang in the same area and it was so easy to meet people. The kitchen is awesome and open and had plenty of cooking wear. The staff was wonderful and super helpful and the location is right off the Main Street! I would 100% stay here again and definitely recommend it to everyone
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2020
    Loooooved the design and vibe of this hostel. So cool. Nice pool chill out area, cool DJ, coworking space, bonfire, light show, welcome drink, what more could you ask for! The tours through the hostel are a bit on the expensive side, but it's easy enough to find other tours on your own if you're on a budget. Has both a bar/restaurant area where you can order food and a kitchen area where you can cook your own. Especially loved the dorms with a shelf, outlets, light, curtain, etc. Recommend! :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Feb 2020
    This was my first Selina hostel. It was a great property, filled with tons of eager and fun travelers and a very chilled out vibe. LOVED the common area/food/bar space. I didn't really need to stray for any social things - except for if I went on an excursion. My room was basic - definitely the less nice of the small dorms but it worked. The magic is in the sweet staff, the property and the common areas. I think it is one of the best hostels in the area - so don't hesitate to book!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    25 Feb 2020
    This hostel was one of my favorite Selinas! There were so many bathrooms so if the one in my room was unavailable, I could still shower somewhere else. There were plenty of community spaces to meet people and make friends. The ambience is so inviting, unique, and up-beat. If you’re an instagrammer, there are plenty of picture-worthy places on this property. The food was amazing, but pricey, yet worth the price since we saved so much on our room! Very satisfied!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 Feb 2020
    Beautiful pool and hangout/bar area. The kitchen area is small for the amount of people that stay there. We only had 1 bathroom for a dorm of 10 people and kept having to go downstairs to the bathroom right by reception. The staff was fine but very much treated us like one of the masses. Good value for price. More geared to guests wanting to party and less to those looking for a homey feel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Mar 2020
    I spent 3 days at Salinas. The facilities are amazing staff are great. I booked a dorm bed they over booked the hostel so I got a private teepee for two nights. Generally an awesome upgrade for anyone but it lacked the social ness of the dorms and was super loud by the bar. I also booked a hiking tour of the volcano they booked the wrong tour but fixed it the next day and got me where I wanted to go and I really appreciated that. Pay attention to what your booking don’t trust the tour attendant
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Mar 2020
    Clean hostel, great amenities. Everything was a bit pricey though. The day trips and activities offered through Selina can be found for much cheaper prices through online companies.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    04 Mar 2020
    Muy mal servicio, según me dicen el nombre era Emilio de la persona que me atendió. Estaba hablando conmigo y al mismo tiempo con la persona del aseo. Fue cero empatico y flexible. Le comenté una situación y la ignoró. No se si textual tenía que decir que sufro de una enfermedad para sensibilizarlo sobre mi problema. El lugar es bueno, falta limpieza y es incómodo el mueble que tienen dentro de la litera, fuera de eso sus instalaciones estaban increíbles. Y mi mala experiencia fue por servicio.
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table