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Calle 256 800 Meters To The South Of Puerto Viejo, On The Way To Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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#11 of 157 Speciality lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Puerto Viejo is a place full of easy charm. Here, jungle meets the ocean in perfect harmony. Chill, party, surf, repeat: Puerto Viejo is infused with some serious reggae vibes. Enjoy sampling Caribbean stew, cultural tours, sighting monkeys and sloths, and falling asleep to the rhythm of croaking frogs. Live right on the edge of sandy beaches and venture off the beaten path into the rugged jungle. This is the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Selina Puerto Viejo welcomes you with the beat of reggae and follows it with surfing, snorkeling, Stand Up Paddling and more. Stay in our dormitories, private, standard, or deluxe rooms. Teepees, apartments, and suites are also available.
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Free parking
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast available
Evening entertainment
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 49 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Tamir B wrote a review Feb. 2021
7 contributions
We expected much better teepee experience,but the space is very limited ,no bathroom inside, bedsheets were dirty and the worst thing was the matress,we could feel the strings, all of them ... Staff was nice but only one person in reception.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Xavier F wrote a review Nov. 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica7 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in a Suite + . the room is over priced for what you actually get. Also had breakfast included which is a mistake. Was disappointed by the facilities and the food service. I have stayed at other Selinas a couple of years ago and don't remember the food and rooms being so run down. I think maybe the pandemic slowdown has affected the quality of services and building maintenance. Or maybe the quality of management has diminished since they opened. Also you may have to bear with music playing until late at night and loud groups partying.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Lee I wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom54 contributions3 helpful votes
I’m disgusted and appalled by the accommodation and how we were treated at our time there. I’ve tried to make contact several times with the accommodation to discuss the issues but no one has replied. When we arrived the staff were very rude and unhelpful to us. Now I understand they have dorms there so it’s a hostel, but we stayed in the ‘Two Bedroom Apartment’ and paid a lot of money in comparison so I would have expected a much better service since we could have stayed in a local hotel for this price. We were told by the receptionist about the pool and bar opening times at checkin but but the pool and bar/ restaurant were both closed indefinitely within 15 minutes of them telling me this information when it was meant to be open. We thought we could have used the hotel beach which is advertised on the website but this was completely rocky which meant we couldn’t even enter the sea unless we walked a long distance from the hotel. We were told by your staff that all pools in the area were shut down by the police which wasn’t true as we used other hotels. The reception which we were told was a 24 hour service was shut by 10pm and not open until 7am so to get taxis to our next destination, order food, get to town, check out or to speak to anyone. We were told that we could book yoga and then when asked the next day what time it would be your staff said it was cancelled - again we had to enquire about this ourselves without any prior warning. The room was in a disgraceful condition for the money we paid for it. The shower was completely broken (spraying water on the ceiling lightbulb out of the pipe which was extremely dangerous). The bathroom was left with shower gel bottles from the previous guests across the room so clearly hadn’t been cleaned before we arrived. The front door didn’t lock properly and without a safe box in the room we feared that our belongings would be stolen One night it rained and the ceiling leaked onto live electric wires in the room (which is so dangerous!) as well as onto our clothes/ luggage and beds.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Tyler T wrote a review Mar. 2020
31 contributions14 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my time at Selina Puerto Viejo. Only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because we had to wait several times in long lineups at reception (seemed a bit understaffed at times) and their ridiculous rule that you can not bring your own drinks to the pool area as they want you to buy their overpriced drinks instead. But the amazing staff and location far outweighed the negative. Extremely nice to have a pool as you can’t swim in the ocean at the property. Yuliana, Emily, Debar, and one of the other bartenders were so relaxed and helpful with booking tours and they even helped us out in getting a refund when we had to leave early due to Covid-19. I will definitely be back again! Lovely place!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Anna K wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
we visited Puerto viejo for a few days and stayed at the Selina. the service and accommodation are excellent. Especially the young ladycalled Indra was always helpful and provided us with everything. thank you for the great stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Selina Management, Owner at Selina Shared Puerto Viejo
Responded Mar. 29, 2020
Hi Anna, Thanks for your score and review, we are glad you stayed at our location, Pura Vida!
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US$43 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Selina Shared Puerto Viejo
Which popular attractions are close to Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
Nearby attractions include Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate (0.9 km) and Playa Cocles (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and a poolside bar.
What food & drink options are available at Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboocha, Restaurante El Sol Del Caribe, and Como en la Gloria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Selina Shared Puerto Viejo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.