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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
  • Great staff and service. Awesome, location on the beach and 5 min. walk to a swimming…Jan 2, 2019
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From 215 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Selina Puerto Viejo

from £38
  • 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


  • 37 rooms
  • 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

At the hostel

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
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping

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
  • Selina Hostel


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

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 27 reviews

Selina Puerto Viejo
nice vacations
incredible I should return is really good
Ricardo, us2 night trip
Selina Puerto Viejo
Hip hostel on the beach, but not the best experien
The bathroom was full of bugs and the room was very loud late at night. It said quiet hours after 11. We went to bed around midnight and couldn’t sleep because of the absurdly loud karaoke. We dis enjoy the bar/restaurant, the beach, and the activities organized by the hostel.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
Selina Puerto Viejo
Perfect Location!!! Great Staff
Selina is a great hotel!! The rooms are very clean and the staff is super friendly and helpful!! Everyone is very nice and welcoming. The hostel is in the perfect spot too!! Right on the beach, close to town (walkable and/or bike-able), and also right next to one of the best bars "Tasty Waves" (go on Tuesday).. We loved this place and will stay again if we are in Puerto Viejo again. We also look forward to staying in one of their different locations throughout the world!
Regina, us8 night trip
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, usBusiness trip

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