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1 room, 2 adults

Selina Monteverde

3-star3 stars
Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109, Costa Rica

Mountain hostel with outdoor pool, near Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • beautiful hostel, incredible bang for your buck. great restaurant on site, I had an early…Jan 5, 2021
  • We loved staying at Selina! The environment was friendly, welcoming and fun. The…Nov 16, 2020

Selina Monteverde

from ZAR 560
  • Unique Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Small Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room
  • Small Room Shared Bathroom
  • Bed in Large Dorm
  • Quadruple Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Family Room
  • Small Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Private 6-Bed Room
  • Private 8-Bed Room

What’s around Selina Monteverde


  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 17 min walk
  • Curi-Cancha Reserve - 17 min walk
  • Bat Jungle - 20 min walk
  • Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre - 21 min walk
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) - 41 min walk
  • Monteverde Orchid Garden - 44 min walk
  • El Cafetal - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Wildlife Refuge Monteverde - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 155 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 167 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card 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)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Selina Monteverde’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina Monteverde Hostel
  • Selina Monteverde Monteverde
  • Selina Monteverde Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Selina Monteverde Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Monteverde


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

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

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

Service animals exempt from fees

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 Monteverde

  • Does Selina Monteverde offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Selina Monteverde 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Selina Monteverde?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Selina Monteverde?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at Selina Monteverde?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Selina Monteverde?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina Monteverde?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Selina Monteverde?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Don Juan Choco Café (2.2 mi), The Green Restaurant (2.2 mi), and Restaurante Sabor Tico (2.2 mi).
  • What is there to do at Selina Monteverde and nearby?
    Selina Monteverde has an outdoor pool and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 38 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Selina in the clouds
Natural and trendy aesthetic with great amenities and a convenient location close to the Monteverde Preserve. We loved that they had yoga classes, jacuzzi hot tubs, a kitchen to cook in, and also a full restaurant and bar. The rooms are clean, comfortable and decorated well. Same with all the common spaces. There’s even a billiards table and fireplace in the main rec room. The surrounding area is very natural and it’s great to hear the wind in the trees, but the room can get a little damp since it’s hard to create a right seal of the glass window blinds.
Jacquelyn, us2 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
A pleasant stay
The Selina Monteverde is a comfortable place to stay with fun features like hot tubs, a pool table and an open fire. The rooms were clean and staff were friendly. It’s quite a way out of town though so the location wasn’t super convenient for me.
Ria, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Loved our stay at the Selina Monteverde!
My fiancé and I stayed at the Selina for a night when we were passing through Monteverde. I’ve stayed at other Selina properties before, and this one lived up to my expectations. The staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and the rooms are nice and comfortable. For anyone looking for a fun, nice place to stay without a full-blown resort vibe and without breaking the bank, I would definitely recommend the Selina.
us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Cool Vibe, Cabin Feel
Great location within walking distance to the Cloud Forest Presever. Staff was friendly and helpful on arrival, showing us the property and giving us tips for activities in the area. Private room was cabin style, with plenty of space, trendy furniture and huge king bed. Bathroom was a bit utilitarian. Common bar/restaurant area was cool, variety of seating options and decent food offering. Would have appreciated more vegan/vegetarian options.
John, us2 night trip
Poor 2,0
It’s a youth hostel, not a hotel. Inappropriate for a family. Loud, no amenities at all, poor beds, people yelling obscenities and smoking pot all around. Way overpriced. Concrete floors in bathrooms. Probably the worst value hotel stay I’ve had in 20 years of traveling. Expedia ad was misleading. Both the hotel and Expedia were utterly indifferent to our concerns.
Grant, ca2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
The Adventurer In You
This is definitely a great place to stay if you are more of the adventurous type. The location is great if you are planning on doing the Cloud Forest. The Selina chain of Hostels/Hotels provides a great place to stay for the backpacker type traveler. If you are looking for resort accommodations these are not those locations. But, if you love the outdoors and enjoy a community feeling this is it.
Michael, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Quiet location with a great view. Food at restaurant was very delicious!
Becky, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
The location was great! The experience in the shared kitchen was not the best - some of the people did not wash their dishes properly and we did not have enough utensils to go around.
Ana, ca2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
We had a private room and it was so nice but we also had the amenities of a hostel. Would absolutely return and recommend to others!
Kristi, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Loved staff member Panda, the guy actually gets it (which is rare in Latin America). The way he presented options of things to do was amazing, I willingly gave him my money. The other staff were nice, but they didn't sell the dream the way Panda did, he really made our visit special. As for the venue, the hot tubs are great, the movie room and library area are fantastic. I worked one day in the co-share area but in the end it didn't make sense. There was ample room around the property that was very comfortable. I don't know if it was a once-off, but the staff and their marketing manager (Meagan?) use the co-working space as their office so it's full of noise constantly. Personally, I find it easier to work in the main room or downstairs in the reading room. We've been travelling for about 4 years now and never done hostels. Selina changed our mind on them, it's a great concept well put together. My only criticism is that when we got to Santa Teresa they were not very proactive in offering us the best price. I found it much cheaper on Expedia than or through the hotel itself. When I pushed them they agreed but by then I was mighty frustrated. However that has nothing to do with MonteVerde, those guys were great. So to summarise, book this place it's the boss!
us2 night romance trip

Selina Monteverde