Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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%.

No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    We stayed in 3 other Selina’s in Costa Rica and this was my personal favourite. Although we only stayed one night, the vibe of the restaurant was great, all the staff was so friendly and helpful, and the rooms & bathrooms were SO CLEAN! I was very impressed. San Jose is noisy of course, but I came prepared this time with ear plugs, so as long as you are ready you’ll have an amazing stay.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Sep 2019
    Good hostel and food but needs more work in the bathrooms
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Aug 2019
    I enjoyed the location, not extremely loud and in a cool neighborhood. I can walk to the art side of the city with a bunch of cool restaurants and shops. The atmosphere is cool, i particularly liked the kitchen, very spacious and you get to feel the breezes from outside. The food was good too. The dorms were fine but I did get a bunch of bug bites in the night. For the price, I'd stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Aug 2019
    Awesome hostel in san josé! It‘s very clean, close to the busstations! The atmosphere was very good and you can easily meet new people! Food is also delicious!
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Aug 2019
    Staff were super helpful and friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean. The area the hostel is in can be a bit dodgy but you don’t feel the need to always be out and about. There’s lots of places to just chill around the hostel that aren’t just your dorm room. Wifi is good throughout the hostel. The food at the restaurant was really good too, would recommend the nachos!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Aug 2019
    Compared to two other San Jose hostels, I expected better service and facilities for this price. Bathrooms were often occupied, staff at the bar was unfriendly, I had to remind reception staff to return my key deposit, also I found the breakfast options too expensive for their value.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Aug 2019
    Nice Selina, but not worthly for that money in San José. Other Selina Hostels in Costa Rica are more interesting like Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio or Puerto Viejo. The bar close early and it is expensive. Not many people is going. No swimming pool
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    31 Aug 2019
    I found a roach immediately after checking in. It was on the steps leading to the dorm rooms and I took a photo. It was incredibly disgusting. I figured a brand hostel would be better but it wasn't. I felt the food was overpriced in the café. Some of the staff were very nice but one girl in particular when I checked in wasn't that nice. Even the following days I was there, she wasn't very friendly when I asked her questions. I will not be recommending Selina at all to my friends or family.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    22 Aug 2019
    We made reservations for a Standard Bedroom(3 nights) and upon arrival were told that our room wasn't ready so they were going to give us an upgrade. We stay there one night, the next day were gone all day and when we returned ALL OUR STUFF WAS GONE. We went to the front desk and were told that they had switched our rooms without any notice. They literally packed all our stuff and moved it. Then, I had a bunch of stuff that was missing. Every time I asked for a supervisor I was getting no answer
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    31 Jul 2019
    The smell of the room was really bad and the bathroom was mot cleaned probably since a week! The chilling area is just front of the dormitory. Receptionist were too nice, not even explaining the rules of the hostel, facilities or any recommandations of the city... Felt really disappointed for a hostel like Selina. Won’t go there next time!
    France, Female, 25-30
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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