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Selina Jaco

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Exterior
On the beach, surfing
On the beach, surfing
Outdoor pool
Standard Room | Terrace/patio

Overview of Selina Jaco

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Selina Jaco

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hostel with outdoor pool, near Jaco Beach

8.2/10 Very good

150 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Map
Calle Alice, 100 South and 50, West of Cruz Roja, Jaco, Puntarenas, 61101
Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Jaco Beach - 1 min walk
  • Marina Los Sueños - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 28 miles/45 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Ridiculous Burgers - 3 min walk
  • Soda Marea Alta - 3 min walk
  • Lemon Zest - 4 min walk
  • Amancios - 4 min walk
  • Jacó Canyoning - 4 min walk

About this property

Selina Jaco

Selina Jaco offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50 per person one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Playground, which serves lunch and dinner. This Art Deco hostel also features a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and beach.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser 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 older
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 older

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 (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site parking is limited

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features

Dining

Playground – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per person (one-way)

Pets

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

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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 over.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Selina Jaco Jaco
Selina Jaco Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Selina Jaco Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Jaco

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Jaco offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Selina Jaco 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Selina Jaco?
As of 9 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Selina Jaco on 18 December 2022 start from €69, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Selina Jaco?
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 sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Selina Jaco?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Selina Jaco?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Selina Jaco?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Selina Jaco?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina Jaco?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Selina Jaco and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as surfing. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Selina Jaco?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Playground. Nearby restaurants include Soda Marea Alta (3-min walk), Lemon Zest (4-min walk) and Amancios (4-min walk).
What's the area around Selina Jaco like?
Selina Jaco is located on the waterfront, a short 8-minute walk from Neo Fauna and 12 minutes' walk from Teatro Jaco. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.1/10

Cleanliness

8.2/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

8.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Francisco, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This hotel was super trendy and cute. The room was a bit smaller than expected but just fine for our short stay. We loved the pool and restaurant!
Zachary, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Crystal, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfectly situated right on the beach and close to the main strip for restaurants and shops. Beautiful pool, lots of fun lounge chairs on the property and beach front restaurant, with tasty food. Very pleased with the surf school affiliated with the hotel, as well!
Tacha, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Erin, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Overall good, I’ll give it a 4star…
ILEANA, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great Location and Clean, Bad Customer Service
The place itself is at a great location with a pool and a bar right on the beach. It has different options for different budgets which makes it a great value and makes it feel like a resort even for college kids in the hostel dorm on a tight budget. I had a small single room, but it very clean - with shared showers and bathrooms. The Staff, however, need to take a customer service 101 class - I was hassled for not wearing a bracelet they want you to wear at all times while swimming in the pool and staff were young and constantly on their phones instead of providing good customer service and acted bothered when asked to resolve an issue for me. Also, they didn’t communicate things like the fact you could check in your surfboards at the surf shop instead of dragging them all the way back to your room effectively - I had to ask the shop after I saw other people checking their boards. Other than the front office staff the rest of the staff were great. For me personally, it felt too much like a vacation factory and not the chilling out at the beach surfing experience ones looking for - but it was clean and is at a prime beachfront location!
Sandy, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great for solo travelers! Lots of dining options along the strip and it's super easy/ convenient to book your airport shuttle and excursions through the Selina. AC worked really well, hot water was available, and the room was clean. The bathrooms are not as nice but given that they are communal they were decent.
Ruqayyah, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff had great energy and was really helpful! Love the environment was really welcoming.
Ravenna, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place in Jaco
Great place to stay for a few days to a few weeks. Fantastic staff and lots to do.
Michael, 3-night trip with friends
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