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: 2 days 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 6.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2022
    Selina’s was an awesome place to stay for six nights. They offer tons of activities during the day and evenings. They are fire shows, sunset walks, karaoke, etc and surf lessons (Dago is a great surf instructor- highly recommend!). The dorms are simple, but clean and good AC! Lots of fridge room in the kitchen as well, but only one stove so can get busy. Staff were awesome! They were so helpful with anything you needed! Great hostel puppies to cuddle and great atmosphere! :) location is also 👌🏻
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 May 2022
    Really sociable hostel right next to the beach and shops. Nice pool area and bar. Next to a club so very loud at night. Poor kitchen facilities, expensive restaurant/ bar. Seems like they were encouraging you to buy the overpriced food rather than cooking yourself. Dorms were nice, met lovely people. This is an ideal place for meeting new friends and being close to beach.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Apr 2022
    Overall great stay, atmosphere was fantastic and room mates were great. Stayed in a 9 bed dorm, which was spacious though the mattresses were not the most comfortable, and several of the lockers were broken which was quite disappointing. Surf lessons were a great price and the instructor, Dago was incredibly helpful. The location was great as it was close to the beach, restaurants, shops, and bars. Staff was great and helped book our shuttle to La Fortuna. Pura Vida Selina Tamarindo!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Apr 2022
    Hostel is good and the location is great. The air con is really good. The bathrooms in the dorms could be cleaned more as was full of sand and dirt. Hostel bar and restaurant should be cheaper considering this is a backpacking hostel - most restaurants in town had cheaper food and drink. There were only 3 working lockers in our 8 bed dorm which wasn’t ideal - they said maintenance would come and fix it but didn’t happen. Overall, it’s what you would expect from a big hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 Apr 2022
    The club sharkys behind the property is insane loud till 3am, my building shook every night from the club sound system. I loved the location of the property with respect to the beach and the amenity of surf bard rentals. Median age during my stay must have been 22, no one else in their 30s to connect with unfortunately. But surfing was a 4 minute walk away and my compact private room had a/c but nothing else. My first time at a Selina hostel
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 May 2022
    Hostel was in an amazing location, lots of chill out areas and it’s so easy to meet people. Rooms weren’t that clean and some of the staff were so rude, I honestly felt like I was a problem asking them a question. The only staff member who was genuinely helpful and kind was the lady with purple hair, she really gave amazing customer service. Everyone else at reception were very moody and cold and at the bar too. Had a great time there still but I definitely wouldn’t pay those prices again
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    16 May 2022
    Location next to the beach. Most of the crowd consist of English and American kids, the energy was strange there, the guests don't greet each other, more into themselves, no free yoga classes,, too overpriced. & noisy, bring earplugs! Lack of hooks in the toilets, not well equipped kitchen but at least you can work online there with some peace. More cleaning service needed during the day, It was very cold having the AC running even when raining! Won't be back!
    Peru, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    07 May 2022
    Honestly not one of the better Selina's. For what we paid for the bathroom was VERY dated and basic with sand and water everywhere throughout the room. The staff were also very rude to us when asking us to move to the back of the property to drink our own drinks. They needs more seating available in that area! The kitchen was basic with little stove space and a short variety of saucepans to use with massive pans being the only available option.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    05 Apr 2022
    Super overpriced. The shared bathroom is very minimal and doesn't even have a shelf or hanger to put your stuff down. Towels aren't provided. Our room was right next to a club so we could heard music super loud and we weren't able to control the AC and were cold. Good place if you like to party. You're not allowed to eat your own food/drinks in the outdoor seating area and there's no where to hangout that is calm. At least the guy working at the lobby was super sweet and helpful.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    17 Apr 2022
    Acceuil pas très chaleureux. Staff pas très accueillant. (Perso ressentie une certaine non chalance vue que je n'arrivais pas à communiquer en espanol). Douche pas très propre. 1ere nuit affreuse du à un club à proximité. Impossible de dormir. 2e nuit on a bien voulu me changer. Fête à proximité encore une autre nuit sans sommeil.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Pool Table