Selina San José

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8.2 out of 10

Ensconced in a rad space within centrally ocated Barrio Otoya, this hostel is part of the Selina backpacker empire now stretching across the lower Americas. Seemingly overnight, it has become the go-to hangout for young travelers, and brings in top local artists and musicians to adorn the place and perform live sets. It's loud here, and people like it that way.

Beds are comfy, the atmosphere is convivial and the space is inspired, with a reception desk built out of an old Volkswagon. There's a delicious restaurant too.

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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Selina San José offers pet-friendly accommodation in San José. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant & Bar. The property offers Roof top Activities center, Wellness, and Pub Crawl also a trendy Co-Work space. Accommodations include dorms, standard rooms and private suites. Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day and there is a shared kitchen at the property. You can play billiards and darts or watch a movie in the Cinema Room at the hostel. National Theatre of Costa Rica is 700 metres from Selina San José, while Pre-Colombian Gold Museum is 700 metres from the property. Guests can find galleries, museums, restaurants and nightlife in the surrounding area. The nearest airport is Tobías Bolaños International Airport, 8 km from the property.

Important information


Guests must be 18 years or older to stay in a shared dormitory. Guests under 18 years of age
must be accompanied by a family member or a legal guardian (18 years or older) in a private


- Smoking: Not permitted at Selina locations. A charge will be billed to guests who
do not comply.

- Coolers: Not permitted at Selina locations.

- Food and drinks: If brought from outside of Selina, it may not be consumed in common
areas, with the exception of the common kitchen.

- Noise: After 11:00 pm, guests must keep noise levels to a minimum in shared

- Pets: Selina is pet friendly! Pet owners are required to book private rooms, as pets are
not permitted in dormitories.

- Towels: For guests staying in dormitories, there is a small towel fee, and a deposit to be
refunded once the towel is returned at check-out.

- Key deposit: Guests in dormitories will be charged a small key deposit to be refunded
once the key is returned at check-out.

- Luggage: Luggage storage is available at reception free of charge for 24 hours.

Features of Selina San José

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Car hire
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Bridal suite
  • Internet services
  • Billiards
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Bbq facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Tour desk
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Nightclub/dj
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Public bath
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Street parking


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Free WiFi available