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Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro

2-star2 stars
Calle 1 BIsla Colon, Bocas del ToroBocas del ToroPanama

Waterfront hostel in Bocas del Toro with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
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Fantastic service
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Standard bar
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From 661 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro

from $14
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (10 Beds A/C)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (12 Beds A/C)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (8 Beds A/C)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (6 Beds A/Cond)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (4 Beds A/C)
  • Shared Dormitory, Female Dorm (6 Beds A/C)
  • Deluxe Double
  • Private Double Room
  • Double Room - Shared Bathroom
  • Unique Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking


  • Beach shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free reception
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Nightclub
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina Hostel Bocas Toro
  • Selina Hostel
  • Selina Bocas Toro
  • Selina Hostels - Bocas Del Toro Panama - Isla Colon
  • Selina Bocas Toro Hostel
  • Selina Bocas Del Toro Panama - Isla Colon
  • Selina Hostel Bocas del Toro


Age restrictions apply for guests staying in dormitory rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro


  • On the waterfront
  • Isla Colon - 1 min walk
  • Bolivar Park - 3 min walk
  • Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal - 6 min walk
  • Bocas Marina - 11 min walk
  • Playa El Istmito - 11 min walk
  • Bastimento-Bocas del Toro Ferry Terminal - 22 min walk
  • Isla Cristobal - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) - 2 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 29 reviews

Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro
Very Good8.0
Nice hostel close to everything
Selina Hostel is a nice hostel - great location, comfy rooms, balconies overlooking the water, etc. Good Wi-Fi and a breakfast service are also a nice addition - and the breakfast service has eggs! It is a larger hostel and so it can take awhile to speak with someone at the front desk (it can also fill up fast!). It's not as easy to meet people since it is a bit of a larger hostel. Overall, a really good hostel.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro
So-So Experience
After LOVING my experience at the Selina in Playa Venao, I had similar expectations for Selina in Bocas. It was still fun and a decent hostel, but not nearly as nice on any level as Venao. The staff were friendly but only did the bare minimum to help when asked. The cleanliness was so-so. The wifi was spotty. The restaurant was pretty bad - I had stomach problems after every meal! (Venao was excellent, gourmet food.) The atmosphere is great and not a crazy party place at... just the right amount of social and a cool vibe. The best part (which I didn't expect) was that the noise was never a problem in the rooms. The social area is kept really separate and my dorm room was super quiet even when they were partying downstairs!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro
Excellent hostel. It almost felt like a regular hotel, minus the dorm sharing. Centrally located for access to the other beaches and islands. The staff was super helpful, and the hostel right on the water (which makes for outstanding views and diving in the water). I will stay here again the next time I'm in Boca!
David Lamont, us1 night trip
Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro
We stayed here for one night in a private room. The room was $55 and it was nothing but a bed and two towels (one was dirty!). No hand towels, no soap at the sink, no dresser. It was barebones. While we were there, the front desk let in a local guy who stole all the iPads and iPhones from the male dorm. Bocas del Toro is slummy and not safe. We were bored for the two days we were there. You'll be better off going to boquete instead. This hotel does have a nice bar and the food is good. Other than that, the place isn't worth the money
Eva, usTrip with friends
Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro
Very Good8.0
Would stay again
Clean, comfortable, chilled hostel vibe. Plenty of activities around.
Dylan, ca4 night trip with friends

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Selina Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro

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