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All properties in San Jose, San Jose (province), Costa Rica
1 room, 2 adults

Selina San Jose, San Jose

3-star3 stars
Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, Barrio Otoya, El Carmen, San Jose, 10101, Costa Rica

3-star hostel with restaurant, near Morazan Park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • Stayed in a suite and totally met our needs as a couple. In a great area, in the middle…Feb 27, 2020
  • The hostel is very nice and the amenities very good. I have stayed both in the dorms,…Feb 27, 2020

Selina San Jose, San Jose

from $49
  • Bed in Small Dorm
  • Bed in Large Dorm
  • Small Room
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Twin Room
  • 4-Bed Dorm Plus
  • Family Room
  • Studio Suite
  • Private 6-Bed Room

What’s around Selina San Jose, San Jose


  • In Amón
  • Morazan Park - 7 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 10 min walk
  • University of Costa Rica - 34 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 42 min walk
  • National Theater - 7 min walk
  • Children's Museum (Museo de los Ninos) - 7 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 14 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 16 min walk
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 16 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 46 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Business center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Selina San Jose, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina San Jose Hostel
  • Selina San Jose
  • Selina San Jose San Jose
  • Selina San Jose Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Selina San Jose Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Jose


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Selina San Jose, San Jose

  • Are pets allowed at Selina San Jose?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night.
  • Is parking offered at Selina San Jose?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Selina San Jose.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Selina San Jose?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per person one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina San Jose?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Selina San Jose?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 92 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Awesome hostel. Good to meet folks especially when traveling solo.
Francis Rey, us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
This place is really stylish and cool, helpful staff. But this is a hotel for a younger more party oriented crowd. They don’t enforce any quiet hours, lots of street noise etc. 10 years ago, absolutely. In my mid-30s probably not.
Nick, us1 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Relatively clean hostel but I wouldn't stay again
For some reason there is no respect of any quiet hours at all. It is 5am and I have been awake for over an hour because of the elephants stomping on the floor above me. There's no way the staff can't hear them.
us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Four room bunk
It was a great place to sleep and prepare for travel within Costa Rica. Wifi is available, but take your own device for communications. Appreciated transportation to and from the airport.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good place for a one night stay
Monica, us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Great staff
Good location to bus station. Far from airport
Allison, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
1st night shared bath with queen bed.... walked into queen bed no room for anything else... upgraded next day .. moved to room,, not bad needed shower... No Hot Water ,, Message passed on to mgt... came back to hotel later ,, desk says you have hot water.. checked it out.. NO HOT WATER... Went back to from desk.. finally got the General MGR... & was upgraded to nice room...With HOT WATER
Michael, us5 night trip
Very Good 8.0
A pleasant stay
The common areas are great with lots of fun details. All the meals I had in the restaurant we’re delicious and the staff are friendly. The dorms themselves are pretty basic. I like that each bed has its own light, socket and curtain, but my 6-bed dorm was really dark which made sorting out my backpack difficult. All in all a good place to stay for a night or two.
Ria, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great base for San Jose
Stayed for 2nights including NYE. The place has a cool vibe, the bar/restaurant area was busy with good service. The private room was a good size, nicely furnished and clean.
Liam, gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location to explore San Jose
Selina is in a great location - lots of bars and restaurants near by, the craft beer scene appears to be big in the area. The hostel itself is large and modern, we had a private room and it was spacious and comfortable. It was quiet in the evenings so we slept well. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Grace, gb1 night trip

Selina San Jose, San Jose

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