Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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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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: 48 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 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2021
    Stayed two nights and will definitely stay here again on my way out of Costa Rica. Great atmosphere.
    Kuwait, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2021
    I only spent one night here but the amenities of the place are incredible. The hostel is in a good location and close to the main attractions of San Jose.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2021
    Really worth it
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2020
    Enjoyed my stay very much! Staff was very kind and accommodating, clean facilities, great location within walking to everything, and chill/fun vibe.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2020
    Me ha encantado mi estancia en este hostel, esta cerca de la Ciudad de San José y si tienes alguna duda, te la resuelven en el momento. Staff muy amistosos y agradables sobre todo Ariel, David y Guillermo. Ambiente relajado al más estilo tico con música en vivo. Recomiendo la comida del restobar desde el que puedes disfrutar de la música y así también te ánimo a probar unos de los cócteles preparados por César!! Los hace increíblemente rico, con sabor a Pura Vida.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Dec 2020
    Beatiful hostel. You have a lot of privatcy in the Dorm. Hot showers and a really nice hangout area. The staff was really helpful and friendly.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    30 Jan 2021
    Nice hostel, like all Selinas great facilities but mediocre social atmosphere and staff.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    25 Feb 2021
    Selina is a huge, beautiful hostel. The rooms were clean and spacious, but no AC. The bathrooms were surprisingly the worst aspect. There was no hand soaps at the sinks (super important especially during these times), some of the shower drains would clog. The front desk staff were lackluster, not very friendly but that the bar staff were excellent! Loved hanging out with them. It’s in a great location as well, close to many central sights. Overall I’d stay again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Feb 2021
    Not my favorite Selina property but still had a great open area to hang out as well as a few small hideaways to relax. Awesome location to walk around and only 20 minutes to the Tuasa bus station for the airport.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    16 Feb 2021
    The bunk bed was horrible the mattress not comfortable and a box that is built coming down from the underside of the top was so big that if one turned over with knees raised one would smashed your knees into the sharp corner of the box which I did resulting in cutting my knee so it bled! Also the price jumped up by $5:00 in the same day by the time I arrived at the Hostel!
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table