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Selina Nosara

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool

Overview of Selina Nosara

Selina Nosara

2.0 star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
Selina Nosara, Nosara Beach, 160, Nosara, Guanacaste, 50206

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFrog Pad18 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Pelada4 min drive
  • Popular LocationSafari Surf School4 min drive
  • AirportTamarindo (TNO)105 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Nosara, Selina Nosara is near the beach. Shoppers can check out Frog Pad, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Nicoya Peninsula and Nosara Beach.

What's nearby

  • Frog Pad - 18 min walk
  • Playa Pelada - 4 min drive
  • Safari Surf School - 4 min drive
  • Nosara Beach - 4 min drive
  • Nosara Spanish Institute - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 105 min drive


  • Sushi mar - 14 min walk
  • Giardino Tropicale - 15 min walk
  • Pacifico Azul Guiones - 15 min walk
  • 10 Pies - 15 min walk
  • Burgers and Beers - 16 min walk

About this property

Selina Nosara

Property highlights
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden at Selina Nosara. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and laundry facilities.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), luggage storage, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Evening entertainment, meeting rooms, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff
Room features
All 26 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to 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
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Selina Nosara Hostel
Selina Nosara
Selina Nosara Nosara
Selina Shared Nosara
Selina Nosara Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Selina Nosara Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nosara

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Nosara have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Selina Nosara pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 10 per pet, per night.

How much is parking at Selina Nosara?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Selina Nosara?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Selina Nosara?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Selina Nosara provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Selina Nosara located?

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nicoya Peninsula, Frog Pad, and Playa Pelada. Nosara Beach and Safari Surf School are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Selina Nosara and receive a full refund?

Yes, Selina Nosara offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Selina Nosara cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 21 out of 53 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 40%
Rating 8 - Good. 16 out of 53 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 30%
Rating 6 - Okay. 7 out of 53 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 3 out of 53 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 6 out of 53 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 11%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice friendly, close to the beach you just can walk o take the toktok, menu wiht a variety that can you choose, the hotel very good look ,I just fine air-conditioned liking, is same that them show in the website page.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cool spot to meet people!
The hotel is nice, there is some good and some less good: + Excellent service by John at the bar! You must go see him for cocktails & local recommendations! + Daily cleaning was impeccable. + Room layout on 2 floors is pretty cool + Three balconies to fit your different moods + Amenities are nice + Great to have the hotel side and dorm options as you will meet a lot of different people + On-site food option is very decent + Mascot (pig) going around the property - Multiple power outages - Hotel rooms are not soundproof - Yoga mats are to be changed / deep washed (very smelly) - You will need a car to get to the beach
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place was good. Great for single travelers in my opinion. It is further from the beach and town in my opinion, I wasn't expecting this. Renting an ATV is definitely the way to get around. This hotel is very americanized and reminds me of Hawaii rather than Costa Rica.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not worth it
Stayed here for 3 nights after staying closer to the beach. Overall this place is brutal, there is loud music until late in the night on a variety of nights and trucks on the road early in the morning. Rooms were not well maintained, there were nails sticking out of the stairs and hardware missing from the wall for the drapes. The staff was not helpful or very friendly. They have advanced check in but when you show up you have to line up at 3pm where it took another 30 minutes to get checked in so a waste of time. When we were leaving they wouldn’t give us an additional 30 minutes from check out without charging even though the check in was late. Wish I had better news.
Missing hardware
Nails sticking out of the stairs
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The ONLY reason I'm leaving a less than glowing review is was the vehicular noise. Highway 160 hugs the property line and the traffic (dirt bikes and trucks) is unbearably loud at 5:30am. I know that Selina can't do anything about this, but letting people know before booking would be very considerate. You will NOT be sleeping past 5:30am - even with the ear plugs they provide. Other than that, I had a lovely time.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2022

4/10 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Gorgeous place, needs service improvement
The hotel is gorgeous, just like the pictures present it. There’s always people around at all times and especially in the evenings for the parties. Our room was nice, spacious and clean and although it was right at the main street it got quiet throughout the night so we were able to sleep well. The food we had at the restaurant was good, as well as the drinks. It’s not close to the beach but there’s tuk tuk service in Nosara which doesn’t make it problematic. What disappointed us was the personnel, we didn’t experience friendliness nor willingness to help. Could be because of the high guest rotation, however it took a lot from the overall experience and we see that as an important point to improve - especially considering we payed almost 300€/night.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I loved it. It's a merge between a hostel (which I can only take so long) and a hotel (which I can also only take so long). You get parties, but nothing too late. A bar, option for food all day, a "grab and go" area which is great, but needs more candy options :). The pools are lovely. You can feel at home solo, solo looking to talk to people or looking to bring friends and make friends. Super dog friendly. Staff is awesome. Eddie, is a rockstar. I called while lost, alone and confused as heck with little reception. I got myself more lost somehow and had to call back again. He was kind, patient with me and caring! He also helped upon arrival and during my stay. I enjoyed it so much Im actually going back this week. One NOTE!!! IF YOU ARE DRIVING- From the north do not take the coastal way if it's even maybe rained. I had to go back north after two hours because of a flood on the road. Just a heads up!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021