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Starting at $50 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

Stay right at the center of art, culture and excellent Costa Rican food when you book a room at Selina San José. The hotel is right in the middle of everything and offers a variety of amenities for vacationers and business travelers alike.


Lobby of Selina San Jose
Lobby of Selina San José

Situated right in the middle of an urban hot spot, Selina San José is a haven for working nomads, artists, travelers and adventurers alike. From farmer's markets to nightlife, the city has a little of everything, and the hotel is right in the middle of it all.

Selina San José is popular among digital nomads and with its state-of-the-art co-working space, it's easy to see why. The urban office offers hourly, daily, weekly and monthly plans so that everyone can find something that works for them. For the person who just needs to check a few emails, the hourly work option includes access to work tables or a dedicated desk. Those who are more serious about getting work done while staying in the hotel can rent a private office or a dedicated desk. Some of the work areas are pet-friendly. Many allow 24-hour access. Other amenities include free printing, high-speed internet, phone booths, access to a kitchen and complimentary coffee and tea. Meeting rooms, lockers and outdoor work areas are also available.

The rooftop terrace is the place to be for people who want to mingle with other guests at Selina San José. Guests can enjoy a drink in the comfortable seating area or gather a group to play a giant game of Jenga. Musical visitors often end up finding other musical people and putting on impromptu concerts. A yoga deck provides the perfect spot to practice a few poses while looking out over the city, and professional yogis teach lessons on some days. Other activities include salsa lessons, wellness workshops and a variety of events, such as the Selina Drinking Tour.

A restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and the bar is always mixing drinks. The continental breakfast buffet offers everything from cereal to Costa Rican coffee to help guests begin their days with plenty of energy. A fully equipped kitchen allows everyone to make their own meals as well. Many guests end up pooling ingredients to make meals together. Of course, a variety of restaurants are available just steps from the hotel as well.

Selina San José has a limited-hour front desk with a professional and friendly staff. They can assist with transportation, tour and ticket purchases and directions to local attractions. Other amenities include a garden, luggage storage, a TV in the common area and complimentary wireless internet throughout the property.

Key Features

Doing yoga on the rooftop deck at Selina San José
Doing yoga on the rooftop deck at Selina San José
  • Perfect home base to explore San Jose
  • Unique hostel concept
  • Unique Monthly events
  • Yoga classes
  • Art gallery and lectures
  • Movie Nights
  • Fun Co-Working Space
Starting at $50 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


City Hotel
Family Friendly
Hair Dryer
Internet Available
Packages Available
Security Box
Wi-Fi Internet
Yoga Center


Suite With King Bed at Selina San José
Suite With King Bed at Selina San José

Selina San José houses a wide variety of accommodations. Its 46 rooms include dormitories and standard, private and deluxe rooms. Suites and family accommodations are also available. Rates include wireless internet, toiletries and linens for all accommodations.

4-Bed Dormitories - Reserve a bed in the four-bed dormitory and get to know other guests along the way or book the entire dorm for a group of friends. Each bunk has its own security locker and a reading light. Bathrooms are shared.

4-Bed Single Dormitories - This four-bed dormitory has the same amenities as the other four-bed dorm but is only available for lone travelers to book.

6-Bed Dormitories - For slightly larger groups, there is the six-bed dormitory. Shared bathrooms provide a community feel. Each bunk has a reading light and a private locker.

8-Bed Dormitories - The largest dormitory at the hotel, this dorm has eight individual bunks that are outfitted with their own lights and lockers. The bathroom is shared.

Individual Standard Room - Guests who travel alone but still want privacy can book the individual standard room. It has one full bed and a private bathroom.

Private Room - For two guests who prefer private sleeping quarters, there is the private room. The room is equipped with one full bed. Bathrooms are shared with other guests.

Double Standard Room - For two people traveling together but wanting separate beds, there is the double standard room. It includes two full beds and a private bathroom.

Queen Standard Room - The queen standard room offers a queen bed and space for two people. It includes a private bathroom.

Extra-Large Deluxe Room - Offering a king bed and accommodating two guests, the extra-large deluxe room provides luxury on a budget. The room offers a private bathroom and a private balcony with panoramic views.

Triple Room - The triple room has enough space for three people. It includes two full beds and one single bed. The bathroom is private.

4-Bed Private Room - Like the two-person private rooms, this room offers quiet, private sleeping space and shared bathrooms. It houses four people.

Suite With King Bed - Spread out the king bed in the suite. It also includes a private bathroom and a work desk.

Studio Apartment - Offering enough space for four people, the studio apartment includes a small living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a private bathroom and a terrace. Some include studies and are two floors.

Starting at $50 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Isla San Lucas - Guests can book a tour of Isla San Lucas through the hotel. The 10-hour adventure starts with a tour that includes a historic penitentiary, a medical clinic, a church and more. From there, the guide takes guests to Jesusita Island, a sailing adventure that allows for plenty of tropical bird sightings. The rest of the tour includes walking the trails, lunch, swimming and more.

Bites & Sights - Spend three hours learning about the culture, beauty and food of contemporary Costa Ricans on this tour. It takes guests through popular markets, including Borbon Market and San José Central Market, where visitors find everything from crafts to medicinal herbs. The tour includes tastings of exotic fruits and vegetables, organic coffee and much more.

Manuel Antonio National Park - Booked through the hotel, the Manuel Antonio National Park tour is 12 hours of sunbathing, hiking, swimming, snorkeling and much more. The tour includes a bilingual guide, breakfast and lunch.

Tours Offered

Family Friendly Tours
Mountain Biking
White Water Rafting


Prices Starting at $50 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

San Jose Downtown Map
San Jose Downtown Map
Selina San José is located in Barrio Otoya in Downtown San José.
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