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1 room, 2 adults

Selina Manuel Antonio

2-star2 stars
Kilometro 5, Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio, 6350, Costa Rica

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Manuel Antonio Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.0
  • Had to request a room change as the lights didn't work in mine and they promptly gave me…Feb 23, 2018
  • Very good hotel/hostel in a great location. Lovely decor and friendly atmosphere. It's…May 1, 2017
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Selina Manuel Antonio

from £56
  • from £56
  • Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Private Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room
  • + 5 more

What’s around Selina Manuel Antonio

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Manuel Antonio Beach (11-minute walk)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park (14-minute walk)
  • La Selvita (18-minute walk)
  • Playitas Beach (20-minute walk)
  • Biesanz Beach (26-minute walk)
  • Playa La Macha (33-minute walk)
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge (33-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 158-min drive
  • Free self-parking
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 40 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM until 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Playground – This restaurant specialises in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Selina Manuel Antonio’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina Manuel Antonio Hostel
  • Selina Manuel Antonio Costa Rica


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 3 and USD 10 for adults, and USD 3 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 54 per person

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 54

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 8.0 From 124 reviews

Selina Manuel Antonio
Private room did not meet expectations.
The reviews for the hostel and pictures for the private room were misleading. I was disappointed by the condition of the room. The bathroom was especially out of date and we didn’t not feel comfy in the room. The reviews for the hostel are good but I think it is because most people stay in dorm rooms that are renovated more frequently.
Ami, us2 night romance trip
Selina Manuel Antonio
Very Good8.0
Fun Property with flexible accommodations options
Had a good stay here–enjoyed the pools and the yoga class in the morning! I went on a Sunday evening so there was a fun crowd and music, but things were not too loud or wild. : ) Nice place!
A Traveller, us1 night trip
Selina Manuel Antonio
Very Good8.0
Resort-like hostel in Manuel Antonio
I stayed in a private room with shared shower.. room was basic, but clean and with a comfortable bed with multiple outlets and A/C. Shared bathroom was basic but shower doors need locks to be fixed - otherwise meets my basic needs. The resort has multiple pools, most popular one was the one next to the bar and lobby/reception. One night they had a live band perform Latin music and the following night was karaoke night. Good ambiance and offers good nightlife that ends at 12mn. Overall, beautiful poperty that also offers wellness activities (yoga for $10) and a "co-work" space for digital nomads.
JENNIFER, us2 night trip
Selina Manuel Antonio
Stay away. Terrible staff. Bait and Switch.
I’ll start by saying the hotel and property are very nice and they are really well situated. The pools are great and the grounds are full of animals. We had a really negative experience though. We booked a deluxe room. It was the most expensive room we booked on our entire trip. We drove many hours to get to Manuel Antonio and when we arrived we greeted by a twenty something kid who was really rude. He walked us to our room at the far end of the property with multiple stairs. My wife had a few bags with her and I carried two large suitcases. We had to ask him to slow down multiple times. At no point did he offer to help with our bags. The room was not all like in the booking photo. When we asked why the room was so different and not nearly as nice, they said they only have one room like that even though that’s the example they use. There was no water pressure at all. We asked multiple times to have someone check on it. Finally maintenance came and said they had to turn on a pump and we had water pressure. However when we got back that night from the beach, we had the same issue again. Called the front desk and another twenty something hipster came to tell us he didn’t see a problem. Then it was that 120 people were all showering at once so that’s why there was practically no water coming out of the shower or sink. Then it was the governments fault. Maintenance guy went and turned on the pump and we had water. They messed up our tour booking. We would NOT recommend this place.
Francisco, as3 night family trip
Selina Manuel Antonio
Expensive for a 2-star location.
We each got Standard Rooms. Cement floor and shared showers and toilet in the external corridor. Check in was a challenge. We had booked 2 rooms, 2 nights; and like the couple who checked in ahead of us who had booked a multi-night stay (they thru Expedia) were told that we had to check out at 11am and check in to another room at 3pm as contiguous night stays in the same rooms were not available. They say it is the fault of the 3rd party (Expedia or who claim availability of multi-night rooms, and not their fault. (same happens to people who think they will be sharing a multi-bed dorm with their friends - it’s not guaranteed). Most ridiculous thing I ever heard. Luckily they were able to keep us in same room. Rates were very expensive as it was Christmas week. $240/night whereas it’s normally $80. And breakfast not included in the rate. Otherwise, great location. It’s also the only nightlight option after 10pm in Manuel Antonio so non residents show up at the bar. Plenty of cabs outside who will take you to the beach or to Quepos for c5000.
Brian, us2 night trip with friends

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