Selina La Fortuna, La Fortuna

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Selina is a famous hostel chain all over Central America; Selina La Fortuna is one of the most famous and well-known hostels, and it lives up its reputation by offering a top-quality accommodation with a great vibe.

The Location

It is located right in the center, only a block away from the bus station. There are many restaurants, bars, and supermarkets around, and the place is very safe in the evening as well.

Rooms and Bathrooms

It offers different type of accommodations. There are private rooms, tepees (which are similar to tents and accommodate two people), and dormitories. Dorms have usually six to eight beds with high-quality mattresses and bunks. There are plugs for each beds and lockers in the room. Rooms have both air conditioning and fan, so there is a great temperature. Bathrooms are located next to the pool area and toilets and showers are separated. Soap is available but shampoo is not provided in the showers. Cleanliness is taken seriously in each area of the hostel.

Common Spaces

The place has some of the best facilities for a hostel. A great swimming pool with clean water and a net in the middle, so customers can enjoy playing volleyball inside. There is a bar with tables and sofas and a kitchen free of use for guests. The facilities of the kitchen are new and it is very spacious, so more guests can cook at the same time. There are chill-out areas with hammocks and sofas all around the hostel. There is also a movie room where guests often hang out in the quiet evenings and a co-working space.

Selina seems to gather most of the backpackers visiting La Fortuna so it is usually busy enough to find other travelers and socialize. It's definitely a party spot during the weekends; it gets a bit quieter on weekdays but it is still very easy to meet other people, because everybody hangs out around the bar, the kitchen, or the pool. In addition, the reception organizes tours that seem to have a fair price, so many customers meet other guests by going on tours with the hostel. Unfortunately, free breakfast is not provided


All in all, the place offers some of the best deals it is possible to find in La Fortuna. It gets a bit noisy during the weekend, but those willing to have a quiet time can opt for the tepees, which are located a bit further away from the hangout area. The pool is really fun and it helps to socialize with the volleyball games.
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Selina La Fortuna, La Fortuna
Selina La Fortuna, La Fortuna
Selina La Fortuna, La Fortuna
Selina La Fortuna, La Fortuna
Manu Staff Reviewer
Published on May 26, 2019


La Fortuna has become one of the most attractive destinations in the country. Surrounded by lush rainforests, jungle waterfalls, and of course, our famous Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes. Making it the center of the best thermal springs and attractions. Land at Selina and explore the town’s variety of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Follow up with some serious adventures fully packed with activities such as hiking and trekking, ziplining, rafting, and even more than you could imagine.

Selina La Fortuna is hosted in the center of town and is the perfect starting point for numerous adventures to discover through all its surroundings provided. Stay in our community rooms, private rooms, suites, and more here we can make you feel at home, while meeting new people that travel from all around for the same great experience.

Join us at night for a bonfire under the stars near the Tepee area where you will get the real Selina experience and meet other guest and share stories.

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Location and Contact


• 325th avenue, 75 meters east of the bus terminal La Fortuna.
• By bus
• Catch a bus from San Jose (Terminal 7-10) right to La Fortuna. From the bus terminal in La Fortuna, it’s a quick walk to Selina, about 75 meters east.
• From the airport
• Check out the Sansa Airlines and Nature Air websites for all available national flights to the Arenal/La Fortuna airport (FON). From the airport, take a taxi to downtown Alajuela, Calle 8 between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue.



Address: Avenue 325, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna (Fortuna), Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Distance to city center: 0.26 km

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Website Selina La Fortuna La Fortuna
Phone Number: (+506) 247 972 59
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Facilities and Amenities


Digital Nomads

Female Solo Traveller

Groups (10+ people)

Older travelers (+50)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental


City Tours


Lockers in Lobby

Pub Crawls

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning


Bike Tours

Board Games

Credit Card Payments

Cultural Tour/Class

Currency Exchange


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hot Showers




Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Swimming Pool

Themed Dinner Nights

Walking Tours

Yoga Classes


Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: Day Pass

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)

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