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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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

From sleepy fishing village to booming beach town, Tamarindo has become one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. Even as specialty cafés, chic boutiques, and global fusion restaurants fill its streets, it has managed to maintain its relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Just 30 miles from the Liberia international airport, it offers easy access to beautiful beaches and unique tropical ecosystems.

Selina Tamarindo continues our tradition of sustainable properties that blend naturally with their environment. We seek to build community here, and daily activities like morning yoga, salsa lessons, and surfing classes do just that. Our common areas, like the swimming pool, kitchen, and playground with live music and DJ sets on the weekends are perfect for socializing and making friends. Make sure you try the delicious concoctions of our restaurant & bar.

From ocean activities to tours of the jungle, Tamarindo has no shortage of things to do. Learn how to surf, go horseback riding on the beach, or put on a snorkel and mask to head below the water’s surface. You can also go sports fishing and even take a canoe tour through the waters of the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge. The town, filled with travelers, expats, and locals, has tons of options for eating, drinking, and shopping; no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll certainly experience “pura vida” in Tamarindo.

Selina Tamarindo Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h 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 - $8 for guests - à la carte.


Reception schedule: 6am - 11pm. Beyond this time there is no reception personnel the security guard will help you with your check in.
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Free Parking (limited spaces)

For reservations of more than 12 pax, special, group-exclusive policies may apply, different from single-reservation policies. According to seasonality and/or demand, a pre-payment of 50% to 100% of the total booking amount might be required. The hotel will try to contact the guest and if a reply with payment possibility is not received, the booking could be canceled. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Selina Tamarindo was easily one of the nicest hostels we have stayed in! The rooms were huge, the facilities were excellent and the breakfast was the best! They have a great pool and bar Area with a good atmosphere, it is quite easy just to stay at the hostel and not even venture further!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 May 2019
    Great hostel! Great location. Helpful staff. Lots of activities on and so close to the beach! Rooms were clean and hot showers. Big communal kitchen to cook food. Would stay again!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2019
    Everything was good rather than the atmosphere which was not so good. Really nice staff, good surfing lessons prices, nice pool, kitchen and everything
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2019
    I liked the place, the people were great. Best gallo pinto I've had ever in my life was here. I will say one negative thing: The quality of sheets, blankets, and pillows sucked. The blankets felt so dry that it was so uncomfortable to sleep on them, also the pillows felt fake. I've never felt this in a pillow before, but they got the cheapest blankets and pillows they could find, and went with it. It was a very uncomfortable night. Besides this the place was great.
    Costa Rica, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 May 2019
    Great stay at the Selina, such a nice pool and bar area with a great atmosphere. The organised tours and renting of surfboards was a bonus. Food in the hostel was relatively expensive but there is a kitchen so it’s okay, however the kitchen was quite low on lots of things so often meant we had to eat cereal with a knife. My only other complaint is that there’s no bath mat in the shower so the floor would get so wet and slippery and wouldn’t dry for ages. Would definitely recommend :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Jun 2019
    Pool is really nice. Enjoyed the outdoor common areas, lots of space for everyone to sit around in the sun or shade. Every time I stay at a Selina I always think that the vibe is really strange, but at least you know what you’re going to get in terms of facilities.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Jun 2019
    People were friendly. The 10 bed dorm room was very basic and not that clean but liveable. Recommend wearing shower shoes. Some light construction going on but outside was very nice - think this hostel has a lot of potential. Laid back surfer dude vibes from everyone.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Jun 2019
    Good location and pool is nice. Not the greatest atmosphere, similar to other large hostels can be harder to meet people. Also kitchen pretty dirty.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    22 Jun 2019
    The water was muddy and never on so all 8 of us couldn't shower, the drinking games on Saturday at 9pm never happened and the music was dull there was no vibe to the hostel. Liked the design and location though and the people at reception did try to help
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    03 Jun 2019
    The staff were friendly and helpful but they are dealing with significant problems. Throughout my stay the main road through the hostel was being dug up. Workmen started at 6am and continued into the early evening. Large parts of the grounds were a mud pit as a result (despite little rain during my stay), and this mud then got trampled over the rest of the hostel. Repairs were also being done to the pool, and the bathrooms were infested with flies. Nowhere near as good as other Selinas.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi