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Selina San Jose

3-star hostel with restaurant, near Morazan Park

  • Free WiFi in lobby

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Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, San Jose, 10101, Costa Rica
8.2.Very good.
  • I love Selina San Jose and the reason I keep coming back is the team. From Guillermo and…

    Aug 30, 2021

  • good

    Jul 13, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 46 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)

What’s around

  • In Amón
  • Morazan Park - 4 min walk
  • Central Park - 9 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 35 min walk
  • Plaza de la Cultura - 6 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Bed in Small Dorm
  • Bed in Large Dorm
  • Small Room Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Twin Room
  • 4-Bed Dorm Plus
  • Family Room
  • Studio Suite
  • Private 6-Bed Room

What’s around


  • In Amón
  • Morazan Park - 4 min walk
  • Central Park - 9 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 35 min walk
  • Plaza de la Cultura - 6 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 7 min walk
  • Children's Museum (Museo de los Ninos) - 7 min walk
  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum - 7 min walk
  • National Theater - 7 min walk
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo - 9 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 36 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 25 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)
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Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, San Jose, 10101, Costa Rica

At a glance


  • 46 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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


  • 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 onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies 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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

PetsPay at property

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash.

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

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  • Yes, Selina San Jose does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Selina San Jose.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 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). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Estancia Argentina (4-min walk), Restaurante y Bar Criollita (5-min walk), and Azafran (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per person one-way.
  • Selina San Jose has a garden.
8.2.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Standard private room-clean but LOUD

    I was hoping to mix with other travelers more, but never met English-speaking guests. Felt safe - they had a guard and very secure room locks. The standard private room had a great bathroom - extremely clean! Bed was so-so but pillows were very nice. Biggest issue was THIN walls and lots of noise from other guests at all hours...

    Jennifer, 4 night trip, Jul 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love the location and the overall look and lay out of the interior . I stayed in both the private rooms and the private dorm . The dorms are slightly overpriced per person The amenities are plenty and the restaurant makes it very convenient when need. Priced

    1 night family trip, May 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing! Highly recommended.

    2 night trip, Jan 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excelente hostel, el personal es muy atento, siempre intentando dar lo máximo para la comodidad del cliente, el único detalle es que no hacen limpieza en la habitación a menos de que se los pidas y pienso que esto es un factor muy importante, ya que esperas llegar a tu habitación y ver tu cama tendida. Si tú pides a la recepción que hagan la limpieza, ellos se encargarán de todo. Muy recomendable en tanto a sus instalaciones y a su personal tan alegre y servicial.

    Edgar, 7 night romance trip, Jan 7, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not so nice.

    This place would probably be nice if you were staying in the dorms but we picked the suite because it looked nice. It was on the ground level about 8 feet from an intersection and none of the windows were sealed. Allowing ALOT of noise in and lots of mosquitos. The bathtub doesn't function because the stopper doesn't work and to use it as a shower water floods the bathroom because it is not flush against the wall and the shower curtains only cover the front half. After the water covered the bathroom floor it began to smell of sewage... so whenever we used the bathroom our feet would be wet and it would stink. The bed was extremely cheap and uncomfortable and there weren't even fitted sheets so as I rolled around the bedding came undone. The coffee machine also didn't work. Im not mad at the people running this place but the fact that it cost us 200 dollars was insane for a room without aircon in such bad condition with such a horrible bed and relatively disgusting bathroom. This property is cool and is in a fun part of town but this room was really misleading and in poor condition for the price we paid. So in short... I think it'd be fun if you wanted a super cheap dorm... stupid to book the suite and think its going to be nice.

    Nick, 2 night trip, Dec 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    ALL the staff was most helpful at all time. The food purchased at the bar was very good, but a little bit on the expensive side.

    Jacques-Andre, 3 night trip, Dec 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome service

    I had a great stay here. The hostel had everything I needed. Ariel, David, Carolina and team were super helpful and really made my stay. I will return.

    Stuart, 1 night trip, Dec 3, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Too many noise after midnight. There were drunk people with their speakers in the bar until 2 -3 am. Not a place to rest. You can hear the cars from the streets too.

    John, 3 night trip, Nov 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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, 2 night trip, Feb 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very pretty hostel

    The hostel is very nice and the amenities very good. I have stayed both in the dorms, this deluxe private room and one of the micro rooms. I definitely like the private rooms, however the bed was much better in the door and the dorm was much darker during night which I prefer. In the private rooms it was very bright because of the light outside which made it a bit hard for me to sleep. But with a sleeping mask it would be fine.

    Pernille, 1 night trip, Feb 25, 2020

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