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All properties in La Fortuna, Alajuela (province), Costa Rica
1 room, 2 adults

Selina La Fortuna

3-star3 stars
Avenida 325, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica

Mountain hostel in La Fortuna with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Modern, funky, fun place to stay. Comfortable bed and pillows. We stayed in the deluxe…Feb. 10, 2020
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Selina La Fortuna

from A$79
  • Bed In Small Dorm
  • Bed In Large Dorm
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Tepee Tent
  • Small Room
  • Private 6 Bed Room

What’s around Selina La Fortuna


  • In a national park
  • Arenal Adventure World - 22 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 31 min walk
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Chato Volcano - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 124 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 4 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 18 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This diner specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Selina La Fortuna ’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina Fortuna Hostel
  • Selina Fortuna
  • Selina La Fortuna Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Selina La Fortuna La Fortuna
  • Selina La Fortuna Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Selina La Fortuna Hostel/Backpacker accommodation La Fortuna


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 10 per person (approximately)

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

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.

FAQs for Selina La Fortuna

  • Does Selina La Fortuna offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Selina La Fortuna does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Selina La Fortuna ?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Selina La Fortuna ?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Selina La Fortuna ?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 18 lbs per pet. There's a charge of CRC 10 per pet, per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina La Fortuna ?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Selina La Fortuna ?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local and international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 116 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay !
Linda, auTrip with friends
Good 6.0
It’s a hostel
This is a hostel, not a hotel so make sure your aware of that before booking. In our experience people were very loud and constantly slamming doors in the hallway. The towels have orange/brown stains supposedly because other guest take them to the springs. If this is the case then it’s not the hotels fault. The staff is very nice except for the guys at the front desk at night, not friendly, not welcoming and not helpful (don’t have their names) The rooms are ok and kind of small. The common area feels dirty and it’s always crowded, so if you are there to meet people it’s a good thing. The location is great.
Benita, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Weekend stay
We came for a few days while visiting the area. I didn't realize it was going to be so quiet. We thought it might be a bit rowdier but it was good for what we needed. Big focus on working remote and tourism. I would go back for a weekend for sure.
us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful, but...
I had a private room, it was clean and comfortable. Overall place is clean and beautiful. However, my room was in between a shared bathroom and a dorm, meaning it was always very busy and noisy. Also the swinging chairs in front of my room make the most horrible sound, especially when drunk people just hang out there late at night... Restaurant on site is good but reaaaaaally pricey, especially at night. A simple nachos was 5500 colones...
VALERIE, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome experience!
Our stay at Selina was excellent. We stayed at the tepes and they are magical, lovely and totaly recommended. I have a toursim tours company called Spotin tours in Puerto Rico so to me customer service is a must. The crew at Selina was a 10/10 as they did a great job. Very good location.
Bryan, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very comfortable, good value, nice facilities and helpful staff
Matthew, il2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Environment and Location - Staff Not So Much
Great environment and location. Really enjoyed our visit in La Fortuna. Staff was not very welcoming or friendly, but the rest of our experience was great.
Charles, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
A must when you travel to Costa Rica!
Well...SELINA hotels have just become our favorites around the globe! Each one of them offers eclectic rooms and very originals! The guests create a great vibe having drinks together and playing board games, volleyball and many other activities! It is also clean, spacious bedrooms and perfect wifi and aircon! The breakfast are perfect and big and their own brewed beer cannot be missed!
Roque, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
The staff is pretty rude and not able to help in many occasions. Their facilities are great (cinema room, pool, bonfire pit). The restaurant won’t let you sit with your food. The kitchen is usually messy and dirty. Shared bathrooms are pretty small.
us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
This is a youth hostel, with the emphasis on 'Youth'. It is a young party place! If you want that vibe, which we did, it is an ideal place to stay. We had a few issues though; the front desk staff were absolutely useless, on 2 occasions our shower just ran out of water and stopped working, the tour agency in the building tried to rip us off with taxis, the walls are paper thing so you hear everything from your neighbors.
Michael, gb3 night romance trip

Selina La Fortuna

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