Selina Monteverde

Photo gallery for Selina Monteverde

Primary image
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Selina Monteverde

VIP Access

Selina Monteverde

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCuri-Cancha Reserve17 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve17 min walk
  • Popular LocationBat Jungle3 min drive
  • AirportCanas (CSC)89 min drive

VIP Access

Every VIP Access stay receives consistently high guest reviews and is hand-selected for quality.
  • Expect exceptional service
  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Choose dates to view prices

About this area


Located in Monteverde, Selina Monteverde is in a rural area and in the mountains. Children's Eternal Rainforest and Curi-Cancha Reserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Butterfly Gardens. Monteverde Orchid Garden and Wildlife Refuge Monteverde are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Curi-Cancha Reserve - 17 min walk
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 17 min walk
  • Bat Jungle - 3 min drive
  • Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre - 3 min drive
  • Monteverde Butterfly Gardens - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 155 min drive


  • Stella's Bakery - 17 min walk
  • Tramonti - 3 min drive
  • Panadería Jiménez - 4 min drive
  • Restaurante Celajes - 5 min drive
  • Restaraunte Don Luis - 5 min drive

About this property

Selina Monteverde

3-star hostel in the mountains
Take advantage of a terrace, a firepit and a coffee shop/cafe at Selina Monteverde. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), outdoor furniture and tour/ticket information
  • Luggage storage, a billiards/pool table and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value and location
Room features
All guest rooms at Selina Monteverde offer amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests reviews give good marks for the overall comfort rooms at the property.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre


  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: USD 10 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Monteverde have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 19 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 8 Sept 2022 start from £37.72, 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.

Is Selina Monteverde pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Selina Monteverde?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Selina Monteverde?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Selina Monteverde?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Selina Monteverde located?

Situated in the mountains, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Bat Jungle. Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre and Monteverde Butterfly Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Selina Monteverde and receive a full refund?

Yes, Selina Monteverde offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Selina Monteverde cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 67 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 27 out of 67 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 67 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 67 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 67 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
A fun, funky hotel close to the top of the mountain near the Monteverde Cloud Forest National Park. Spacious rooms with lots of storage space. Tons. Loved how the decor was re-purposed items. Good shared kitchen space, nice restaurant on site with tasty eats. Common area has some atmosphere with games and even karaoke one night. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful in booking the few excursions we did. Parking on site which was helpful. About a 10 minute drive into town for shops, restaurants and groceries.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place is beautiful
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean, people were nice and quiet. Good location to the reserve park.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a great little stay. I was not familiar with the brand and was surprised at all the activities and amenities considering the type of accommodations this place offers. Very impressed with the facilities in general and the staff were friendly. My room didn’t have hand soap and I would have liked to have a couple of hand towels available, and the service at the restaurant was a bit slow, but otherwise it was a wonderful stay and si recommend!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is nice and they do lots of activities for guests, it is right infront of monteverde cloud forest and 10 minutes drive to town We checked out one day early so didn't manage to get the full experience but I would still recommend staying there specially if you are in a small group or solo and want to get to know other travellers
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is very clean and nice, I stayed there on my first day in Costa Rica and really liked it, so decided to return for the last night there again. Location and the area around are absolutely amazing. Some stuff members of the hotel were very helpful, while others not so much. It was a bit frustrating, but didn’t spoil an overall experience. We were fairly shocked though when we weren’t able to get beach towels for the hours and kept hearing that there was none available. A nightly price at the time I stayed there was around 500 CAD / night and for this price you certainly expect that the towels will be available wiping request. Other than that we enjoyed our stay in Santarena and I want to express a special thanks to those members of the team who helped us with multiple minor requests during our stay (unfortunately I don’t remember the name of the guy at the reception, but he is the best)!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was beautiful and comfortable. The hot tub was nice and the food was delicious. Need to hire more service staff for restaurant. Always a long wait for food and service. Staff in restaurant very nice and friendly. Front desk staff not very welcoming, some of them were/some were not. The vibe of the place is a bit stale, kind of soul-less. i think cause its a chain and the ambient techno playing outside makes it feel like youre in an elevator at the mall. Smoking area could use more benches, more people smoke cigs than you think.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021