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1 room, 2 adults

Selina Puerto Viejo

2-star2 stars
Calle 256, 800m South of Puerto ViejoOn the way to Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de TalamancaLimonCosta Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free WiFi in the lobby and free parking
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Very Good8.0
  • Selina are raising the bar with the quality of properties of hostels across central…Mar 19, 2017
  • Selina is a great hotel!! The rooms are very clean and the staff is super friendly and…Sep 10, 2018
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From 136 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Selina Puerto Viejo

from £30
  • Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Private Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Unique Room
  • Private Room with Fan and Shared Bathroom
  • Suite Room
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Tepee Tent
  • Studio, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Selina Puerto Viejo


  • Black Sand Beach (20-minute walk)
  • Playa Cocles (28-minute walk)
  • Cahuita National Park - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Punta Uva Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Grand Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Kelly Creek Station - 11.5 mi / 18.5 km
  • Blanca Beach - 11.5 mi / 18.5 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 102.2 miles/164.5 km
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • 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

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 *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Built in
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)

Special features


Playground – This restaurant specialises in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Selina Puerto Viejo’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina Puerto Viejo Hostel
  • Selina Puerto Viejo


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Parties and events are allowed on site. 

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 10 per person (approximately)

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

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 0 per stay (rates may vary)

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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 23 reviews

Selina Puerto Viejo
Very Good8.0
Just OK
The hostel is 1.5Km from the town. Location is very good and the environment quite nice. Beach in front of the hostel is not the best due to rocks etc. Bathrooms not the best. I am sure private rooms are nice but they are unreasonably expensive. Dorms are considerably more expensive than other hotels nearby (14USD whereas better hostels around charge 10USD). Breakfast is OK. Staff OK. Food and rentals are more expensive than other hostels around. E.g. Bicycle 7USD per 'day' when most other places is 5-6USD etc. The 18-person dorm is frankly pretty bad: Beds are in very close proximity, only one bathroom that gets filthy very quickly as it is cleaned only once a day. It is smelly and the first night I saw a cockroach on one bed. There is one air-condition for this relatively large room and the first night felt insufficient - for the rest, at best you get some effect from the fan ...
Stavros, nz2 night trip
Selina Puerto Viejo
Excellent for work
I stayed as part of my work and travel trip. For me it was a priority to have a good working environment as the one here is the best I've seen in Costa Rica. I stayed in a private room that was really tiny and overpriced. Yet, I like the location from the sea, coworking, service and common areas.
Rain, us1 night trip
Selina Puerto Viejo
Selina Hostel Dissapointed
I had reserved a private room with a private bathroom, when I arrived at the Hostel, they seemed to have changed their system, and my reservation was not transferred over and they where overbooked. To make up for the mistake, they allowed me to stay in a new area they where building free of cost, I agreed as it is the New Years Weekend and it was impossible to find another hotel at this time. The room was a Tikki where bugs fell from the roof the entire night, we got bitten all over our bodies and had to kill the bugs all the time. During the day a stranger came into our Tikki, and we had to yell at him to leave (there are no doors). The bathroom where not habilitated and we had to use the main ones that were 100 meters from our room. The toilets were clogged the entire weekend we were there, with no hygiene, the showers where always dirty and the bathroom where beyond usable. The bar at the hostel plays loud music every night until 2 am, making it very hard to sleep. This was not a relaxing New Years Eve Weekend, we where stressed out the whole time between the bugs, lack of hygiene and excessive noise from the bar. I will no longer be staying at a Selina Hostel.
Ana Maria, us2 night trip with friends
Selina Puerto Viejo
Loved it!
Loved it! ♥️ I had an amazing time
Johanna, us1 night trip with friends
Selina Puerto Viejo
Great stay
Awesome place but a little pricey at the bar restaurant
Jean-Michel, au3 night trip

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Selina Puerto Viejo

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