Selina Cuenca

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Deluxe Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Selina Cuenca

Selina Cuenca

3.0 star property
3-star hostel in Cuenca with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.2/10 Very good

32 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Calle Larga 7-93 y Luis Cordero, Calle Larga, Cuenca, Cuenca
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Cuenca

Getting around

  • Cuenca (CUE-Mariscal Lamar) - 13 min drive

About this property

Selina Cuenca

3-star hostel in the heart of Downtown Cuenca
A rooftop terrace, a library and an outdoor entertainment area are just a few of the amenities provided at Selina Cuenca. In addition to a bar and a business centre, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), luggage storage and tour/ticket information
  • Smoke-free property, multilingual staff and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Selina Cuenca have amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 67 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • 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

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • Business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All citizens of Ecuador will be charged the national value-added tax (12%) upon checkout. Non-residents on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 4 and USD 5 for adults, and USD 4 and USD 5 for children (approximately)


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

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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 lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Selina Cuenca Hostel
Selina Cuenca Cuenca
Selina Cuenca Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Selina Cuenca Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cuenca

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Cuenca offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Selina Cuenca 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Selina Cuenca?
As of 24 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Selina Cuenca on 16 Oct 2022 start from £29, 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 Cuenca?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Selina Cuenca?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per day.
Is parking offered on site at Selina Cuenca?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Selina Cuenca.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina Cuenca?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Selina Cuenca?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include INCA Bar & Lounge (3-min walk).
What's the area around Selina Cuenca like?
Selina Cuenca is a short 5-minute walk from Calderon Park and 6 minutes' walk from Puente Roto.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lugar aconchegante e funcionários muito atenciosos. Uma pena não ter restaurante la.
Ana Daniely, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Excelente ubicación y servicios incluidos
Jorge, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excelente servicio y el hotel es realmente espectacular
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, walking distance to lots of places. Lovely building, can easily get lost in it!
Chirag, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Cuenca Ecuador
Good location, carpets look dirty and outdated. Front desk personnel were spotty, sometimes friendly sometimes they didn't want to be bothered. Bar staff unfriendly and dismissive.
carlos, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spectacular architecture, central location
This is the most spectacular architectural hostel I’ve ever stayed in. It’s a piece of art and if you like beautiful buildings and impressive architecture, this place is a must visit. Our room was facing the street and we stayed over the weekend, so it was a bit loud but a good pair of earplugs would do the job. There were USB plugs near the bed and the mattress was comfortable. There was hot water in the shower. Actually, there was almost no cold water which was strange. There was a hairdryer as well. We spotter two huge cockroaches on the balcony but luckily not on the room. All the staff was very friendly, nice and helpful. Breakfast was fine but definitely not amazing. Unfortunately, only American coffee was included to the prepaid breakfast, so to get a good coffee, we had to pay extra. The only thing I didn’t like was the common kitchen. It looked disgusting. Like REALLY disgusting. Unfortunately, the guests didn’t help keeping the place clean either. To my surprise, there was no kettle to warm some water. There was a nice big terrace too. It might be good to cover the cushions when it rains, so people can actually use the sitting area when it stops raining.
Tsvetelina, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Unfriendly stuff, poor attention when I had ask for an extra pillow- never got it, and they forgot to supply with shampoo, toilet paper and soap.
Selina, 7-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

This is a weird "hotel." I don't actually consider it a hotel. I consider it a hostel. But it's not only a hostel, there's a co-working space as well, a movie theater, and a party room/space. I think it's trying to be too much at once. I was disappointed that when I got there, I didn't even have toilet paper in my room! (Very quickly remedied by the staff there though, so that's a good thing.) Bring your own toilet paper, your own soap, your own shampoo, conditioner and don't forget to pack your hair dryer. You will also need towels. It is also *not* accessible to wheelchair users. It doesn't have an elevator and the breakfast area was three floors down from my room. That being said, the staff is excellent, and the location can't be beat. However, I think there needs to be some truth in advertising. This is a hostel, not a hotel.
6-night trip
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