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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in several Selina hostels during our stay and this one was below average:

1. Staff was not really helpfull and friendly. In the other ones service and quality of the staff was above average!
2. The quality of rooms was not good. We had mold in our room. The bathroom door didn't close which made it "rain" in our room when we had the shower on.
3. They did some gardening at 5 o'clock in the morning with a LOT of noise (without informing us up front)
4. Music was way too loud in all rooms
5. Location and the pool near the beach are however a big plus for this one.

If you are traveling alone, surf and enjoy a party and don't really care about comfort; this is your hostel to go to. If you enjoy a bit of comfort, do not go there.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anne d
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Yorgina U, Community Supervisor at Selina Jaco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anne
We apologize for all this issues and we are working on that.
-In point 5 if we are interested in explaining that they were fumigating in our location that day.
Also we are working hard to fix this other problems that you comment.
Regards.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The bar is located literally right on the beach, great spot for watching the surf and having a cold drink. Especially at sunset. Service is excellent and the food is very good. However, it is a little on the expensive side for locals, more of a tourist spot. Review is only for the bar/restaurant, I have not stayed here.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Bruce C
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Yorgina U, Community Supervisor at Selina Jaco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Bruce
Thank you so much for this comment!
We are very happy to know that you like our location.
We hope to see you soon...
Regards

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

My last night in Costa Rica my friend recommended checking out Selina’s as the Saturday night go-to. It was a beautiful bar on the beach with a great happy hour. Great people, beautiful scenery, live music, and Andres took great care of me. Next time I visit, Selena’s will be high on my list.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled solo
Thank James G
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Yorgina U, Community Supervisor at Selina Jaco, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018


Hi James
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are very happy that you knew Andres and could have a good time.We hope to see you soon.
Pura Vida.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I stayed at selina jaco for just over a week as part of the surf camp.
They hostel is kept very clean, the food was absolutely delicious and staff very friendly and helpful.
Sunsets are amazing. As a female solo traveler i felt very safe.
I would 100% recommend The surf camp, the surf instructors are beyond amazing and really very helpful and patient. They really want you to achieve your goals. I can't thank Rodrigo and Matos in particular enough. I had the best trip every and definitely hope to come back.
This was the only part of my trip i was sad to leave.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled solo
Thank Petrina C
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Yorgina U, Community Supervisor at Selina Jaco, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Hi Petrina
Thank you so much for this comment!
We are very happy to hear that you had a great time with us and that you felt at home, we hope you will come back soon and that you can also visit more SELINAS.

Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Our stay at Selina Jaco was absolutely amazing the staff was very helpful and attentive. The Selina is located right at the beach which was convenient and fun. Ask for Laura she helped us with recommendations and the entire reservation process.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Odeleya H
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Yorgina U, Community Supervisor at Selina Jaco, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Odeleya
Thank you so much for this comment! We are very happy to know that our location will offer you more experiences in your trip, we hope to see you soon visiting more locations of Selina.

Pura Vida!

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