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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary 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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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Part of its family of sustainable hostels, Selina Puerto Viejo feels like it grows organically from the ground up. Its co-working space allows guests to stay connected while taking in the raw beauty of the place.

A surfer’s paradise, Puerto Viejo is home to some of the best breaks in Costa Rican Caribbean. If the board isn't your thing, you can go kayaking, snorkeling, or check out how the local Bribri make their world-class chocolate. The town of Puerto Viejo offers both global fusion restaurants and local cuisine spots, along with a vibrant nightlife. Whether you want to dance the night away or listen to the unspoiled sounds of the ocean, Puerto Viejo is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Selina Puerto Viejo features like a swimming pool, common areas with games and live music, a volleyball cort, football cort and a restaurant with daily specials will make you feel like part of a community. From comfy bunk beds in shared dorms to lovely private suites, Selina has amenity options for every budget.

Selina Puerto Viejo Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 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.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 13.00%.
Breakfast not included.


Reception opening times; 7am until 11pm.
No curfew.
Pet friendly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    30 May 2019
    The highlight of this Selina was the staff, they were always happy to help and answer questions. Its away from the town, but its got a super big campus and a nice little beach area with great ocean views. The bar/restaurant is great too! Lots of live music, daily happy hour, latin dance lessons, and various other cool things going on just about every night. The one thing I think they need to improve on is to offer more kitchen amenities for people who want to cook there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 May 2019
    I can’t say enough good things about Selina Puerto Viejo! This is my second Selina I stayed at and both places were great. Vibe was good, staff were great especially Walter! The rooms have AC, fans and every bed has a shelf and a plug. Wifi is fantastic throughout entire hostel. The only thing I would say is the bathrooms could use a huge facelift. Highly recommend !
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    09 May 2019
    This Selina’s has all the usual features you expect in the chain but they’re in the process of updating it. The staff are super friendly. Beds are comfortable. The outdoor kitchen is a decent size and a good spot to meet new people.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Jun 2019
    Pros: A/C, downtown is a 15 min. walk, friendly guests, nice staff, great decorations, pool & hot tubs, direct beach access, library & kitchen. Cons: dirty bathrooms, shower door falling off, restaurant is expensive (buy your own food!), beer pong required the purchase of a drink from the bar after each round (~$30) which is crazy, bike rental is 60% more here at $8 & only until 8pm (others at $5 you keep for 24 hrs). I enjoyed my stay with the chill atmosphere. I would definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 May 2019
    Loved this Selina location! A short walk to Cocles Beach and downtown Puerto Viejo (all the bars and restaurants). Amazing pool that was great for lounging and drinking. Staff were extremely friendly, helpful and looked like they loved working here. Our room was perfect for the 6 of us - spacious and plenty of room for all of our bags. Would happily stay at this location again if I’m ever back in Puerto Viejo!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Apr 2019
    Muy buen ambiente y clima tanto de huéspedes como del staff. Respecto a la ubicacion, un tanto alejado del centro pero mas proximo a las playas mas bonitas de la zona. Limpieza en los cuartos y cocina no era la mejor. Recomiendo pero advirtiendo este aspecto
    Argentina, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    24 May 2019
    Hi had a very disappointing experience at Selina Puerto Viejo. All of the other Selina's I have been to have been fabulous, so I was shocked at the sub-par customer service. The staff as a whole needs a refresher on customer service training. Also, please make sure your staff is well informed about dietary restrictions and allergies. I had multiple bad experiences here as a vegan and just with the service of the bar staff and front desk in general.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    11 May 2019
    Run down and like many other selinas more attractive in photos. Staff were helpful and room was kept clean!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    14 May 2019
    The hostel is far out of the main town and the area is very dark and not safe to walk at night
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.0


    21 May 2019
    Location ok, about 10 Min walk from cocles beach and the restaurants in peurto Viejo. The kitchen does not have enough pots pans or plates or cutlery. There is a constant need to ask around for a lighter to light the stove. The room are overcrowded with not enough storage space. A lot of people using one bathroom and we had to asked for it to be cleaned a few times. beds thankfully all have private lamps and shelves. The bar and evening activites are good, with tasty food served all day.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi