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Popular Hostel Chain Selina Opens Second Location In Tulum

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Things are bustling south of Cancun. The popular hostel and co-working chain Selina just opened its latest property in Tulum earlier this month. Selina Tulum Downtown is now the brand’s second location in the beach town and the 12th in all of Mexico. The first property, Selina Tulum, is located along the beach in Tulum’s Zona Hotelera, which makes this new location a more central alternative to those looking to stay in the downtown area. We’ve got all the details for you below.

reception area of Selina in downtown Tulum, wide beige floor and wood background
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According to the brand’s official website, “Selina Tulum Downtown sits in the heart of the buzzing city, surrounded by stunning white sands, crystal-clear waters, and Tulum’s captivating ancient Mayan ruins. Dive into the city’s vibrant party scene, search for cenotes as you weave through the mangroves in Parque Nacional Tulum, or explore your wellness journey with a local Mayan Shaman, moments from our downtown city spot.”

bed with white sheets and accents on wall at Selina Tulum downtown property. private standard room.
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Here at the property, guests will be a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tulum and have easy access to the major attractions of this part of the Riviera Maya.

Selina Tulum Downtown is officially the 6th of its kind in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, with other properties located in nearby Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, as well as 2 in Cancun (downtown and Hotel Zone). And if you want to catch up with friends at Selina Tulum with its beach club, there’s a shuttle service provided to and from the property.

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bed and window in private plus suite room in Selina Tulum downtown property
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What Is Selina?

Aimed at 20 and 30-somethings who like to slow travel while working remotely, Selina offers lots of services to cater to that demographic with lots of stylish amenities along the way. The company states that the property offers “more than a place to stay” by providing lots of opportunities to meet fellow travelers and digital nomads, whether it be by joining in on daily events or tours to explore the surrounding area of Tulum. To ensure speedy WiFi for its guests, many of whom are “digital nomads,” the hotel brand recently partnered with GigNet to provide fiber optic internet for its properties in the Riviera Maya.

Some of Selina’s typical events, like morning yoga and sunset rooftop parties, are currently scheduled at the property, and more is set for the coming months. While there’s no dorm room option for travelers at this time, you can book a stay in one of their Private or Private Plus rooms.

patio and pool of Selina private plus suite in downtown Tulum
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Selina Tulum Downtown: What’s Featured

At Selina Tulum Downtown, expect your typical Selina amenities with a dash of amazing views and luxury to boot. According to the website, services and amenities at this location will include:

  • Co-working space with free WiFi
  • Tour desk
  • Pool
  • Wellness area and spa
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Nightclub
  • Rooftop bar
  • Yoga lessons
  • Stylish private rooms and communal spaces
  • Pet-friendly
Tulum beach and ruins

Events At Selina Tulum Downtown

Please note that the hotel is still in the works and will be opening in phases over the next months. As for events this month, there’s sunset music on the rooftop, a free event happening every evening starting at 6 p.m. Rooms can also be booked for 30% off for its opening promotion sale. To get the discount, bookings and travel must be made by December 20, 2022.

There’s also morning yoga scheduled at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and it is marked at 10 pesos per class. 

bike parked on busy street in Tulum

All About Selina Hostels

Selina, a hostel chain known for offering its guests personalized stays with a mix of comfort and play, opened its first property in 2014. From Costa Rica all the way down to Uruguay, the brand has properties scattered along beachfront as well as jungle locations throughout Latin America. In recent years, the company has been expanding globally to destinations across Europe, Africa, Israel, and the U.S. Its first space in Asia is also scheduled to open later this year in Phuket, Thailand.

Selina also launched 5 other new properties at the beginning of this year and announced 6 more coming in Portugal, Morocco, and the U.K. 

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