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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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: 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%.

No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2021
    Great place, helpful staff, all around quality hostel!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2021
    Front desk was great! Very helpful
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    02 Dec 2021
    Loved the vibe and super cool space. I was only there for one night but it was perfect and the staff was super awesome and helpful.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Nov 2021
    Overall great hostel! Great facilities, clean rooms and bathrooms. Lots of space to store stuff and lockers plus privacy curtains on each bed. This hostel was a great stay for 2 nights on our way out of CR. Food at the restaurant wasn't the greatest but the accessibility was a plus. Happy hour was fun though it did get a bit loud one night but there are so many little nooks and seats hidden around it's easy to get away and get some privacy. Selina is always a safe bet for a clean, secure stay
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Nov 2021
    We had a good stay overall. The staff was very helpful/accommodating and the location was good. Great options for the included breakfast. We enjoyed hanging out on the rooftop each night. Would stay again!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Nov 2021
    Beautiful, clean, modern hostel with great amenities. Movie room & open kitchen, social eating spaces and a platform for dancing. I got there just in time for a salsa night. Shared rooms are nice with locker boxes in the beds and curtains for privacy. Staff were lovely & friendly. Still requires you to walk through quote ‘the most dangerous part of San Jose’ from the MEPE bus station, so I recommend you get an UBER. Taxis seem to be problematic with scams and requesting X5-10 more the price.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Nov 2021
    Staff we very accommodating, rooms were nice and the shared bathrooms with showers are a nice touch. Food is fantastic and the rooftop area is great. About a 1 hour shuttle during the day to the airport so plan accordingly. I do not recommend spending more than a day in San Jose but definitely consider staying here.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Nov 2021
    Had everything you needed. In a good location for buses. But the pool table was bad and the food was expensive. Music is loud if you are near the main restaurant area.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.3


    26 Nov 2021
    It’s a really nice place, on the beach, it’s perfect to party during the night and to chill on the day and the doorm are really nice but the price is really expansive for a doorm, the breakfast included is pretty light compare to the breakfast you get when you pay more as a non-guest and also if you want to eat the restaurant is expansive. I would recommand the hostal for the price that we pay to to do like others hostal : free access for water because bottle of water are expansive too.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    22 Nov 2021
    Selina is a vibe. They know how to brand. There are great Insta spots all over the place. And if you are in your early 20's and down to party, this might be perfect for you. As travelers in need of a good night's sleep, we did not enjoy our experience. The beds are quite uncomfortable. My partner and I both boarded our planes home with sore backs and kinked necks from our stay. The restaurant (which is ~okay~) played obnoxious house music from 6am to 11 at night. I probably wouldn't stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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