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Starting at $65 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Chill and enjoy the reggae vibes of the Costa Rican Caribbean when you reserve a bunk or a room at Selina Puerto Viejo. From updated work areas to plenty of play areas, there is something for any type of traveler.


Having fun at the pool at Selina Puerto Viejo
Having fun at the pool at Selina Puerto Viejo

The beautiful, open-air style of Selina Puerto Viejo ties in perfectly with the town's reggae vibes. The Costa Rican Caribbean is known for its exotic birds, sandy beaches, rugged jungle and chill party vibes, all of which the hostel embraces. Whether in town for vacation or work, guests love it.

Selina Puerto Viejo offers fully equipped, state-of-the-art coworking space on its property. Guests can stop by for a few minutes to check email or upload photos, or they can choose to stay the entire day for a productive workday. For those who are in town for business meetings, a weekly plan is available, and for the digital nomads who are never sure how long they'll stay, the hotel offers a monthly plan. Monthly plans include a dedicated desk so that workers don't have to set up their workspace each day.

Perhaps the most popular part of the property is its pool area. The stone pool's crystal-clear water is the best outdoor spot there is to relax with a drink and talk to other guests, and two smaller sections offer a hot tub and small waterfall features. A nearby bar serves up snacks and drinks, and guests can lounge on one of many sunbathing chairs dotted throughout the area. The pool area is situated in the center of the property and surrounded by lush tropical trees and flowers.

Guests who want to start their day off on the right foot can enjoy morning yoga on the hotel's yoga deck. It's just as beautiful and serene in the evening for those who prefer sunset yoga over being up early. Professional instructors offer lessons throughout the day as well. Other on-site activities include happy hours and Latin dance classes.

An on-site restaurant serves a daily breakfast buffet with traditional American and Costa Rican favorites, including the rich, dark coffee the country is known for. Lunch and dinner are also available, or guests can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own meals. A variety of cafes and restaurants are just a short distance into town as well.

The limited-hour front desk employs a multilingual staff to help people with anything else they need. The staff assists with booking transportation and tours, purchasing event tickets and much more. The property also houses a garden and library. There are no televisions in the rooms, but they are available in common areas.

Key Features

Relax at Selina Puerto Viejo
Relax at Selina Puerto Viejo
  • Unique hostel experience
  • Guided tours
  • Unique cultural experience
  • High Quality Mattresses
  • Private Lockers
  • Common kitchen
  • Free Activities
  • Eco design
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Co-working space to get some work done
Starting at $65 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Beach Front Hotel
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Unique Suite Room at Selina Puerto Viejo
Unique Suite Room at Selina Puerto Viejo

Selina Puerto Viejo provides 37 apartments, rooms and dormitories for its guests. All rooms include complimentary wireless internet, toiletries and linens.

2-Room Apartment - The air-conditioned, two-room apartment accommodates four people. The private environment includes a small living room, fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. A front terrace is perfect for enjoying morning coffee or watching the sunset in the evening.

Studio Apartment - The studio apartment offers a kitchen, living room, private bathroom and adorable terrace. The air-conditioned space is large enough for two people.

Deluxe Room - Two people can share the deluxe room, which is equipped with one king bed. The individually decorated space also provides a private bathroom. Each room is air-conditioned, and some have private balconies with panoramic views.

Private Room With Fan - Travelers who enjoy private sleeping space but a community living environment can reserve a private room with a fan. This space offers a comfortable full bed for two people. Bathrooms are shared.

Standard Room - Two people can stay in a standard room, which includes one double bed and a private bathroom.

Private Room - The private room provides space for two people and offers one full bed. Showers are shared.

Unique Suite Room - Guests who want a quieter atmosphere can reserve a unique suite. This room is perfect for two people and includes one king bed, a relaxation area and a private bathroom. Air conditioning and acoustic insulation ensure comfort.

Tipi - Travelers who want to enjoy Costa Rica's natural environment can rent a Tipi that allows them to wake up to the sounds of nature without giving up the comfortable bed. The Tipi also provides a mosquito net and an electrical outlet. It is just steps from the ocean and offers a bonfire area.

18-Bed Dormitory - The largest dormitory on the property, the 18-bed dormitory allows visitors to book the entire space for a large group, or if preferred, reserve just one bed and bunk with people from all over the world. Each bunk includes a reading light and a private locker. Bathrooms are shared.

6-Bed Dormitory - Travelers who enjoy the idea of meeting new people but prefer a smaller sleeping environment can reserve a bed in the six-bed dormitory. Like its larger counterpart, this space includes a locker and reading light with each bunk and has shared bathrooms.

Starting at $65 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Black Sand Beach - Just a 20-minute walk from the property, Black Sand Beach offers plenty of fun in the sun. The beach's large waves are perfect for body surfing. Rental bikes are also available.

Cahuita National Park - Located about 3.3 miles from the hotel, Cahuita National Park provides a variety of adventure options. Spend a relaxing day hiking the trails or book guided tours of the area's waterfalls, go snorkeling to explore coral reefs and much more.

Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica - Just 18 miles from the hotel, the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica offers two types of tours. The Buttercup Tour does not require reservations and takes about two hours. The Insider Tour, which is available twice a day, requires an advance booking because it gives a behind-the-scenes look at the sloth's NICU and Slothpital.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Cooking Classes
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Surfing Lessons
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $65 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Southern Caribbean Map
Southern Caribbean Map
Selina Puerto Viejo is located on the way to Playa Cocles in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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