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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  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

Selina has just opened its doors in San Jose, one of the most exciting cities in Central America. The up-and-coming Costa Rican capital will certainly surprise those adventurous spirits willing to explore it, and our brand-new location is the perfect place to do it from. A truly unique hostel concept, we bring together travelers from all walks of life. Whether you’re laid back, entrepreneurial, or something in between, your stay with Selina will inspire you.

Our new space features rooms for every budget. Our dorms, hammocks, and camping area provide a truly communal experience, while the standard rooms are perfect for those seeking privacy. If luxury is what you want, check out one of our private suites. When you need to go online, enjoy our comfy co-working space. Once you close your laptop, head to the Playground or try a killer dish or cocktail at our restaurant. Selina San Jose really does have everything you need to make you feel at home.

Selina is located in Barrio Otoya, one of San Jose’s cultural hotspots. From neoclassical to Victorian, the collage of architectural styles will take you on a tour through time and style. Strategically situated between Barrio Amon and Barrio Aranjuez, and relatively close to foodie-friendly Barrio Escalante, Selina is the perfect home base from which to explore the city’s treasures. Galleries, museums, restaurants, and nightlife are just minutes away. You miss San Jose at your own risk.

Selina San José Policies & 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, credit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 10.00%.

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Stay at Selina San José, the trendiest place in town! Whether you’re an adventurer, digital nomad or travelling artist, you'll be inspired by our edgy urban vibe. Meet roamers from all over the world in our communal area with a vintage piano and striking wall art. Bringing the 9 to 5 with you? No problem – we’ve got a co-working space, free Wi-Fi and lots of networking opportunities. If you want to go offline for a bit, head down to the games room and on-site bar to try a killer cocktail, or watch the sunset from our outdoor terrace.


We're in the up-and-coming Barrio Otoya of San José. From dusk till dawn, this area hums with energetic Latin spirit. Immerse yourself in the chaotic fun of the farmers market, or get your culture fix at the Jade Museum (600m away) and National Museum (500m away). When night falls, gather your new Selina family and go salsa dancing or start a bar crawl. Our nearest airport is Tobías Bolaños International Airport, a short 20-minute drive away.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got super tempting private rooms with en-suite here – think Scandi-inspired furniture, rich oak and a crazy amount of space. You can also opt for a shared dorm, where you'll get your own locker and reading light, plus key-card access so you can come and go as you please. Don’t worry about packing a towel or bed linen – we’ve got them here for free.

Extras and activities

Evenings with us can be spent cooking and eating together in our fully equipped kitchen. You can make free coffee and tea here too at any time. Need some inspiration on things to do? We organise yoga and wellness sessions, as well as trips to Manuel Antonio National Park and Tortuga Island. Or you can hire a bicycle for solo exploring – our friendly staff can point you in the right direction.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2020
    A good place to stay in San Jose. Friendly staff, breakfast available (added cost or purchase the breakfast package when booking), next-day laundry services available ($10 USD), nice rooms with lockers & curtains on beds, felt safe & secure, watched a great band play one Evening. San Jose was nice but many stay a night here before venturing off to see other places outside the city. Saw several business travellers. The bar closes early ~ 11 pm. I would recommend Selena’s & stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Dec 2019
    love this place, I booked it twice. I would consider this hostel a chill hostel. No loud music after 11pm
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2019
    Was only here for a night but very pleasent staff and a great breakfast!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2019
    Everything was perfect! Thank you to Boris, Franchesca, Daniella, David, Enrique, Caesar, Estephanie, & Marcelino!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    31 Dec 2019
    El hostel es maravilloso, muy bien decorado y con muy buen ambiente. Es fácil conocer gente aquí y compartir experiencias, ofrecen tours y si necesitas un taxi te consiguen uno enseguida. La comida es muy buena razón calidad/precio. Me quede en una pieza de 8 camas, las camas son cómodas y cada una tiene 2 enchufes universales más puertos USB una mini repisa en la cabecera más un cajón grande a los pies de la cama para guardar tus cosas personales. 100% recomendable
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Dec 2019
    Nice, clean, lots of space. Bed linens a bit worn and room full of mosquitoes. The shared space is pretty much open air, so when it's cold outside it gets cold there too
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Dec 2019
    Selina is always a nice clean well equipped placed to stay, but don’t expect any personality from them. They are beautiful and well designed, manufactured even. Perfect if you want somewhere to chill if you are a family or a couple. Or if you have been travelling for a long time and want some peace, quiet, and your own space. The only negative I have about this place is that the male staff are a little creepy towards female guests.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Jan 2020
    Area is really sketchy. Was parked right outside the hostile and when I tried to get into my car on two separate occasions some random dude tried to get into my car with me (once at night and once during the day). Was with people both times it happened. Be very careful if you are a female especially at night!! Staff was very friendly and beds were very clean, really nice inside!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    08 Jan 2020
    Beds are nice. Nachos come with plantains instead of chips, what a wild world.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    13 Dec 2019
    Not my favourite hostel. Dorm rooms very dark and claustrophobic. Also had a private room on the first night and this felt the same. Bathrooms not very clean. I would say it’s fine for one or two nights to pass through, I would assume this is the best out of what is available in SJ . Live music and food is good!!
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii