Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

For over 15 years, visitors from all over the world have been drawn to Rocking J’s Hostel in Puerto Viejo. Nicknamed “The Vortex”, Rocking J’s has a way of sucking people in, with many repeat visitors who continue to come year after year to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the Caribbean. Rocking J’s Hostel is the perfect home base for your stay in Puerto Viejo, offering everything you may need and more. Welcome to the Caribbean and let’s keep rocking! Rocking J’s Hostel offers tents, dorm rooms, private accommodations, and a deluxe suites. In addition, Rocking J’s offers rental equipment to help you make the most of your stay. Bicycles, surfboards, snorkel gear, and more are all available for rent; just ask at the Reception Desk. You can also book tours in and around Puerto Viejo and arrange all your transportation through Caribe Shuttle Tours, located within Rocking J’s Hostel. The onsite bar and restaurant, Good Vibes, serves up delicious eats in the morning and atl night and you’re sure to strike up a conversation with a fellow traveller while enjoying a beer or cocktail in this lively bar.

We are located in one of the most privilege places of Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, in the province of Limon. It is a really popular destination for backpackers and sufers as well as for venturesome people. Nearby there are two beautiful National Parks nearby Cahuita and Manzanillo. In addition, our location, within this natural wonder of Costa Rica, is really near to the beach and to the most relevant tourist attractions in town such as restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife bars and discotheques. Also, it is quite handy to reach supermarkets and other shops from our position as well as getting Chiquita and Punta Uva beaches.

Our hostel offers you several range of accommodation options as well as several common areas where the travellers can chat amongst themselves and exchange experiences about the past and in particular ideas about future trips and plans.

Rocking J's Hostel Policies and Conditions.

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival.

Check in from 13:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes not included - 13%
Breakfast not included.


The reception is open 24 hours per day.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 6.6

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    03 Feb 2022
    Beachfront location makes it automatically great. The staff is amazing. They will help you with whatever you need.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Feb 2022
    Great unique place with good staff.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Feb 2022
    Really nice, the tents are really comfortable and feel nice and private, kitchen wasn’t the best though. Very good value for money.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    05 Jun 2022
    I was charged double what I was supposed to pay. I arrived late and had to leave early in the morning. I had $20 to pay the night guard who bought me in but he said there was no change at the time so he took my passport and said I could pay in the morning. I woke up early to pay and catch my 6am shuttle. I asked to pay with a card he said it was not possible and he said I could pay with the $20 and I would receive change. he gave 400 colones change and I had to leave as my bus was waiting.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    11 Mar 2022
    The place was not clean and the vibe was awful. We had no wifi in the room and the AC was dripping the whole time.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    08 Apr 2022
    This was the worst hostel I’ve ever stayed in. My room flooded from the rain which I understand is unfortunate but also given it’s in a tropical area you’d think they’d understand how to deal with the weather conditions by now, my bed was wet and all my belongings soaked through. The staff did clean my clothes for me however my bag was left damp and the room continued to be damp for the remainder of the trip.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    22 Apr 2022
    The location is the only thing this joint has going for it. The tents are gross and the sheets on the bed are all torn. The staff is wildly unhelpful and a little rude. We wouldn’t stay here again if given the choice.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 2.9


    18 Feb 2022
    It smelt bad and in general the vibe was gross. Worst hostel I’ve ever stayed at
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 2.9


    14 Feb 2022
    We were overcharged, they refused to acknowledge the price on our booking confirmation and refused to check us in unless we paid extra. It was dark and raining so we had to give in a pay. Place is old and dirty, the tent which cost us over $45 to stay in for 2 nights was damp, smelly and the zip was broken. Overall we’re really disappointed with the place and upset we chose to stay, really ruined our experience of the area.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    28 Feb 2022
    my drink was drugged by a man and i was rushed to the hospital within 5 hours of being there, not safe for solo girl travellers, my phone charger was also stolen from right behind my back
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi