Selina Tamarindo

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Beach nearby
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Outdoor pool
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Overview of Selina Tamarindo

Selina Tamarindo

3.0 star property
3-star hostel in Tamarindo with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.4/10 Good

103 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
The price is CA $60
Price available on 10/25/2022
Between Calle Cardinal y Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 37 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 8 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 81 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 110 min drive


  • Wok N Roll - 3 min walk
  • Longboards BBQ - 3 min walk
  • NOI Bistro - 3 min walk
  • Green Papaya Taco Bar - 3 min walk
  • El Chiringuito - 3 min walk

About this property

Selina Tamarindo

3-star hostel
Take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and a bar at Selina Tamarindo. The onsite restaurant, Selina's Playground, features local and international cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), a TV in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • Free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews speak well of the bar, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Selina Tamarindo boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

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 (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2017
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Selina's Playground - This restaurant specializes in local and 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 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities


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

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Guests traveling with children under 18 years old must book a private room. Children are not permitted in dormitories.

Also known as

Selina Tamarindo Hostel
Selina Tamarindo
Selina Tamarindo Tamarindo
Selina Tamarindo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Selina Tamarindo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tamarindo

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Tamarindo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Selina Tamarindo 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Selina Tamarindo?
As of 5 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Selina Tamarindo on 25 Oct 2022 start from CA $60, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Selina Tamarindo?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Selina Tamarindo?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Selina Tamarindo?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Selina Tamarindo?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina Tamarindo?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Selina Tamarindo?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (13-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Selina Tamarindo and nearby?
Selina Tamarindo has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Selina Tamarindo?
Yes, Selina's Playground offers local and international cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Green Papaya Taco Bar (3-min walk), El Chiringuito (3-min walk), and La Baula (4-min walk).
What's the area around Selina Tamarindo like?
Selina Tamarindo is located near Tamarindo Beach, just a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 3 minutes' walk from Wok N Roll. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Arrived to the property with one booking for 4 nights, initially they couldn't find our booking but turns out that they had overbooked the rooms. We ended up having to move rooms nearly every day - and were initially expected to spend the time between check out and check in without a room, until we had a stern word with management that this was unacceptable. Reception staff and management made out that they were doing us a favour by finding us a room and blaming us for booking through Expedia - we did suggest that perhaps they shouldn't list the hotel on Expedia if they don't want people to book through this website.... The bar/restaurant staff were amazing though!!
Tabitha, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Taylor, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sean, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Small rooms, low quality. Wouldn't recommend
I was expecting a lot more from Selina, a chain which I like a lot. The room was a tiny caravan, the staff was not welcoming, the check-in was super slow, and the breakfast was not good. The atmosphere was good, and the hot water was fine. I wouldn't recommend.
Idan, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Bad experience
The rooms were small. the shower flooded the bedroom. the receptionist didn’t do anything except bring extra towels. we didn’t get any kind of compensation and all of our things got wet. When we checked out we told them about everything that happened but they didn’t care.
1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

This property is still in the works , the room I got wasn’t the one in the pic posted on . So felt deceived . The staff is wonderful . It would be nice if they would inform the residents before they turn off the water for hours some days .
7-night family trip
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6/10 Good

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful set up at the hostel, great staff and would definitely come back!
2-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

We found it a bit overpriced, and not so clean. Shower was ok at the morning, but throughout the day not so clean. Not the best Selina we stayed at so far
Mark, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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