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Selina Tamarindo

3-star hostel with outdoor pool, near Tamarindo Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
A$245

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Between Calle Cardinal y Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, 50309, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.4.Good.
  • I was expecting a lot more from Selina, a chain which I like a lot. The room was a tiny…

    Sep. 22, 2021

  • The rooms were small. the shower flooded the bedroom. the receptionist didn’t do anything…

    Sep. 7, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 54 guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Near the beach
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Breakfast available

    Feel at home

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Limited housekeeping
    • Free self parking
    • Parking (limited spaces)

    What’s around

    • Tamarindo Beach - 3 min walk
    • Grande Beach - 15 min walk
    • Playa Langosta - 18 min walk
    • Tamarindo Church - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    • Canopy Vista Tamarindo - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
    • Casino Diria - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Bed in Small Dorm
    • Bed in Large Dorm
    • Small Twin Room Share Bathroom
    • Standard Room
    • Deluxe Room
    • Unique Room
    • Family Room
    • Small Twin Room
    • Private 4 Beds Room
    • Private 6-Bed Room

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • Tamarindo Beach - 3 min walk
    • Grande Beach - 15 min walk
    • Playa Langosta - 18 min walk
    • Tamarindo Church - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    • Canopy Vista Tamarindo - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
    • Casino Diria - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km
    • Conchal Beach - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km
    • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 10.6 mi / 17 km
    • Flamingo Beach - 13.7 mi / 22 km
    • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 10.1 mi / 16.3 km
    • Ventanas Beach - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km

    Getting around

    • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 81 min drive
    • Tamarindo (TNO) - 8 min drive
    • Nosara (NOB) - 110 min drive
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    Between Calle Cardinal y Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, 50309, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

    At a glance

    Size

    • 54 rooms

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
    • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

    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. The 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.

    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

    • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
    • No cribs (infant beds)

    Pets

    • Pets allowed*
    • Specific rooms only*

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Free onsite self parking
    • Onsite parking limited
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the hostel

    Food and drink

    • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

    Things to do

    • Number of outdoor pools - 1

    Services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage

    Facilities

    • Year Built – 2017
    • Designated smoking areas
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace
    • Television in common areas

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning

    Freshen up

    • Shower only

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    More

    • Daily housekeeping

    Special features

    Dining

    Selina's Playground - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

    • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per person (approximately)

    PetsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night
    • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation to request a pet-friendly room

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

    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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    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.

    Policies

    This property does not have elevators.

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

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    Guests traveling with children under 18 years old must book a private room. Children are not permitted in dormitories.

    Also known as

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

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, Selina Tamarindo 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
    • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
    • Yes, Selina's Playground offers local and international cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Green Papaya Taco Bar (3-min walk), El Chiringuito (3-min walk), and La Bodega (3-min walk).
    • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (13-min drive) is nearby.
    • Selina Tamarindo has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
    7.4.Good.
    • 6.0.Good

      This property is still in the works , the room I got wasn’t the one in the pic posted on . So felt deceived . The staff is wonderful . It would be nice if they would inform the residents before they turn off the water for hours some days .

      7 night family trip, May 16, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Beautiful set up at the hostel, great staff and would definitely come back!

      2 night romance trip, Feb. 15, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Good choice for Tamarindo!!

      Great location! I think this is a great stay for a solo traveler especially since there’s a sense of community and activities daily

      1 night trip, Jan. 1, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      We found it a bit overpriced, and not so clean. Shower was ok at the morning, but throughout the day not so clean. Not the best Selina we stayed at so far

      Mark, 1 night trip, Dec. 30, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Don’t think twice! Book it

      Great experience, great location. The staff were awesome, very welcoming and comfortable for a solo traveler! Muchas Gracias. Great surf instructors too, took a lesson and actually surfed! Lol

      Edward, 1 night trip, Dec. 4, 2020

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    • 6.0.Good

      Decent for location

      Pros: - Great vibe (especially for hostel style, solo travellers) - Great amenities, pool, pool table etc... - Great location - Food/restaurant/bar is good Cons: - rooms need updating, very dirty and dated. - Shower didn’t work well (always cold) - Bed was mediocre, not that comfy. - Bathroom light rarely worked - wifi was OK, kept cutting out

      Tyler, 4 night trip, Feb. 25, 2020

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    • 2.0.Poor

      They do not clean the rooms everyday. Stayed last week doe BPM, and will never not come back. Cost 1000 dlls per week, I bet you can find better options

      Danny, 6 night trip with friends, Jan. 14, 2020

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Absolutely doesn’t correspond to the description and pictures. The service at this hotel is careless

      2 night romance trip, Dec. 20, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great place! Fun and good energy!! Only downside we booked the queen bedroom and the bed is terrible its not really a bed. Other than that, everything great!! Very good location also!! Take surf lessons with Jonathan he is the best!!

      3 night trip, Dec. 9, 2019

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Serves a purpose but would not recommend

      Hotel pictures on any aggregator site (i.e. Bookings.com, Hotels.com, ect) are very deceiving. The picture of the rooms or the angles they are taken from or the age of them do not truly reflect how the rooms look. Our bedroom smelled of bathroom/toilet water. The shower edges had mildue on them. The floor was dirty. The bedroom was made up, however, the comforter did not appear to be something you wanted to lay on. As a result, we pulled it off the bed. The staff at the front desk were reasonably polite. I did not receive our free breakfast coupons. However, after inquiring about them at a later time I reveiced them. The breakfast itself was pretty bad. I ordered a continental style breakfast that consisted of a bowl of pineapple and papaya. My wife receiver the same thing with eggs. Both took approx 35 or so minutes to receive, when the lounge area was barely filled with anyone else. Overall, we only stayed for one day, which was MORE than enough. Call it age or just a higher standard, but hotel/hostel was not up to snuff. If you are a college student looking for a cheap stay with a group of friends or even solo travel, this may suffice at the lowest level. Beyond that, I would probably look elsewhere.

      1 night trip, Dec. 1, 2019

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