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1 room, 2 adults

Selina Bocas del Toro

3-star3 stars
Calle 1 B, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro beach hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
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  • Looked at the pictures on line and reserved a room for $20.00 per night for a single room…Feb 25, 2020
  • Overall, it was an Okay stay. The only great thing was the staff at the front desk, they’…Feb 25, 2020

Selina Bocas del Toro

from ZAR 792
  • Deluxe Room
  • Standard Room
  • Small Room
  • Unique Room
  • Unique Seafront Room
  • Bed in Small Dorm
  • Bed in Large Dorm

What’s around Selina Bocas del Toro


  • On the waterfront
  • Bocas Butterfly Garden - 1 min walk
  • Bolivar Park - 3 min walk
  • Bastimento-Bocas del Toro Ferry Terminal - 4 min walk
  • Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal - 6 min walk
  • Playa El Istmito - 11 min walk
  • Bocas Marina - 11 min walk
  • Up in the Hill Organic Coffee Farm - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) - 1 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free reception
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Selina Bocas del Toro’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina Hostel Bocas Toro
  • Selina Bocas Toro Bocas l Tor
  • Selina Bocas Toro Bocas Toro
  • Selina Bocas del Toro Bocas del Toro
  • Selina Bocas del Toro Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Selina Hostel
  • Selina Bocas Toro
  • Selina Hostels - Bocas Del Toro Panama - Isla Colon
  • Selina Bocas Toro Hostel
  • Selina Bocas Del Toro Panama - Isla Colon
  • Selina Hostel Bocas del Toro
  • Selina Bocas Toro Hostel Bocas del Toro
  • Selina Bocas Toro Bocas del Toro


Age restrictions apply for guests staying in dormitory rooms.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)

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

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 Bocas del Toro

  • Does Selina Bocas del Toro offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Selina Bocas del Toro 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 Bocas del Toro?
    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 staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Selina Bocas del Toro?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Selina Bocas del Toro.
  • Are pets allowed at Selina Bocas del Toro?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per day.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina Bocas del Toro?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Selina Bocas del Toro?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,0 From 58 reviews

Very good 8,0
Good location
Good location .. Ac works , the bar on the property had bands and was lively..
Michael, us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Okay stay Selina at Bocas Town
Selina is always a good choice. The one in Bocas town is busy and at a good location. Can be noisy at night due to parties. Overall it is an okay/good stay, but I recommend you to combine it with Selina at Red Frog Beach (10min taxi boat) for more tranquility and nature.
Sébastien, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Selina Bocas
As often, Selina’s is the place to be. Location is good on the main road in the town of Bocas. In the evening there are parties, which is nice (but loud when you want to chill or go to bed earlier). Service is not the best, and depends on who you are talking to. Rooms are smaller compared to other Selina’s.
Sébastien, us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Good for a night or two
The Selina in bocas was a good place to stop over as it's close to everything. The private room was nice and the bar downstairs is quite lively. Sometimes it took ages to get to speak to someone at reception which was a tad annoying.
gb1 night trip
Good 6,0
Overall a disappointment
Selina is located in a really good area, full of restaurants, markets and other things to do nearby. It has a nice deck area and some activities and tours (paid apart) through the day. The kitchen could use a renewal since it is always packed, dirty and disorganized. The private bedroom for two is pretty small and the bed was “”curved” in a way that makes it discomfortable. There are night activities every night in the bar, which is great. The only thing is the way the staff will treat you there, with little respect or attention. They have a buffet breakfast for 4$ and water filter (since the tap water in Bocas is not safe to drink) for free, but only until the time the bar opens for the night. They could add another filter to an area only guests could use after the bar opens. Staff rudely turn off the lights in the kitchen without even saying anything, even though there were only guest cleaning the things they used for dinner.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Selina is an awesome hostel to stay at, especially if you like to work while you are travelling. The Selina in Bocas del Toro was right on the ocean and the sunrises were amazing. the breakfast was awesome and the whole atmosphere at Selina hostels is very comfortable and relaxing. Would recommend staying at Selina!
Tyson, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Good hostel, but a little loud
This is a beautiful and very lively hostel that is located right in the water in Isla Colon. The staff is very kind and acomadating. We had an issue with a trip we booked through the Selina and they ended up giving us a dinner for our troubles. The bar is quite loud until 1am or so, but we kinda enjoyed the music in bed so it wasnt a problem. All in all I would recommend staying here if you can deal with noise from the bar.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
I enjoyed my stay at the Selina, it's right on the waterfront. There is a good common area with swings and a hammock near the waterfront. Comfy beds and good showers. Just wish there were more plates in the kitchen!
Stephen, gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Good for parties, better environment elsewhere
Room: I stayed in a 6 dorm bed, which had its own bathroom and shower (clean enough, but definitely worn--doors were kinda grimy). The shower had hot water, which was a pleasant surprise. The beds were comfy enough, and the AC made the heat bearable--when it worked (only turned on at night). On Friday night, the AC didn't work, so I was miserably hot and sweaty all night. If the windows are closed, it's not hard to sleep well at night. Bad wifi in the rooms, decent in the bar/lounge areas. Environment: Selina is a great location for parties, it's usually where the Filthy Friday crowd ends up at night. The hostel itself has a nice bar area right on the water, so it's perfect for swimming. There's plenty of lounge space on the ground and second floors. The main drawback IMO is that there's loud music blaring all day and night, so it's not the best place to really soak in the beauty of Bocas or chill by the water. Service: takes forever to check in/check out/get anything done, but the staff is friendly. Food is decent but you might as well get better eats outside the hostel. Convenient transportation to other cities; took the Bocas Transfer to San Jose and didn't have any problems. Overall: if you're staying in Bocas for more than a couple days and want more than loud partying, spend your Friday/Sat night here and maybe go elsewhere for a more chill environment in a quieter location.
us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Would stay again
Clean, comfortable, chilled hostel vibe. Plenty of activities around.
Dylan, ca4 night trip with friends

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