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Selina Tamarindo

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Beach nearby
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Living area

Overview of Selina Tamarindo

Selina Tamarindo

3.0 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
Between Calle Cardinal y Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWAYRA Institute of Spanish1 min walk
  • Popular LocationTamarindo Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrande Beach15 min walk
  • AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)81 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Tamarindo, Selina Tamarindo is near the beach. Canopy Vista Tamarindo and Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Las Baulas National Marine Park and Monkey Park.

What's nearby

  • WAYRA Institute of Spanish - 1 min walk
  • Tamarindo Beach - 3 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 15 min walk
  • Playa Langosta - 20 min walk
  • Tamarindo Church - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 81 min drive


  • El Chiringuito - 3 min walk
  • Walter's Place - 5 min walk
  • La Oveja Bar & Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Nordico Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Longboards BBQ - 3 min walk

About this property

Selina Tamarindo

3-star hostel
Tamarindo Beach is located near Selina Tamarindo, which provides a terrace, a garden, and a bar. The onsite restaurant, Selina's Playground, features local and international cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), a TV in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews speak well of the bar, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 54 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as 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
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

Food and drink

  • Daily local cuisine breakfast available 7:30 AM–10:30 AM for a fee: USD 10 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Selina's Playground

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • No elevator


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Shower only


  • Air conditioning

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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 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

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
1 child, up to the age of 4 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: approximately USD 10 per person
  • 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

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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests traveling with children under 18 years old must book a private room. Children are not permitted in dormitories.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Selina Tamarindo Hostel
Selina Tamarindo
Selina Tamarindo Tamarindo
Selina Tamarindo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Selina Tamarindo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tamarindo

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Tamarindo have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Selina Tamarindo?

As of Mar 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Selina Tamarindo on Apr 26, 2023 start from $56.35, 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.

Is Selina Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Selina Tamarindo?

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 Tamarindo?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Selina Tamarindo located?

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Nicoya Peninsula and Tamarindo Beach. WAYRA Institute of Spanish and Grande Beach are also within 15 minutes.

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

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




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Rating 2 - Terrible. 10 out of 106 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very close to the strip and beach, location is excellent! Young fun crowd.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The social aspects are amazing and the staff are great. It's so easy to meet fellow travelers and make some friends along the way.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was unliveable, we had to leave and buy a different hotel. Never received a refund, although we checked out within an hour.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

6/10 Okay


Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
A few disappointments. It's a hostel and you have to hide or walk far to smoke a cigarette or drink a beer. The restaurant is very costy and they don't allow us to sit by the pool with our own food or drinks. Bathrooms were not so clean and our room in 4 days was never cleaned.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Arrived to the property with one booking for 4 nights, initially they couldn't find our booking but turns out that they had overbooked the rooms. We ended up having to move rooms nearly every day - and were initially expected to spend the time between check out and check in without a room, until we had a stern word with management that this was unacceptable. Reception staff and management made out that they were doing us a favour by finding us a room and blaming us for booking through Expedia - we did suggest that perhaps they shouldn't list the hotel on Expedia if they don't want people to book through this website.... The bar/restaurant staff were amazing though!!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/10 Poor


Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Small rooms, low quality. Wouldn't recommend
I was expecting a lot more from Selina, a chain which I like a lot. The room was a tiny caravan, the staff was not welcoming, the check-in was super slow, and the breakfast was not good. The atmosphere was good, and the hot water was fine. I wouldn't recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bad experience
The rooms were small. the shower flooded the bedroom. the receptionist didn’t do anything except bring extra towels. we didn’t get any kind of compensation and all of our things got wet. When we checked out we told them about everything that happened but they didn’t care.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Outdoor Pool & Property Cleanliness
Star Rating
Between Calle Cardinal y Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, Guanacaste