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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 National Theater
  • Free WiFi
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From 145 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • They have music night and I needed to wake up 3am next day. I wasn't happy when I checked…Apr. 27, 2019
  • Central location. Staff is good. Great place to meet fellow travelersJul. 28, 2018

Selina San Jose, San Jose

from $69 CAD
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe
  • Suite
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Single Room
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Superior Single Room

What’s around Selina San Jose, San Jose


  • In Amón
  • National Theater - 7 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 7 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 9 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 10 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 10 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 12 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 22 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 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
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 or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • 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
  • Buffet breakfast (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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • 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

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD $5 per person (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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 82 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Awesome hostel. Good to meet folks especially when traveling solo.
Francis Rey, usTrip 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, usTrip 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.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Interesting crowd
The room was as described, very lovely. The vibe was very fun and it was easy to meet new people. Reception staff was dynamic and helpful. Overall clean enough except for the bathroom floor.
Hanmee, ie2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff was great, great atmosphere, room a bit noisy
Itzel, mx1 night trip with friends

Selina San Jose, San Jose

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