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 6.3

  • Security 6.8

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 6.3

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 5.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    11 Jun 2021
    Loved my time here! Super kind staff, will help you find what you need to enjoy your trip and lots of connections (including bike stand across the street for cheap bike rentals). Decent # of people, and the grounds are beautiful. Private yard & nice hangout area on the beach to smoke, drink, and hang out. 10 bed dorm was nice, AC was appreciated (even used a blanket overnight). Would definitely stay again.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 May 2021
    Wonderful staff and beautiful spot right in the beach
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    27 May 2021
    Such a beautiful hostel with funny mosaics and paintings all over- you can even add your own. The dorms are air conditioned with a curtain and there is a huge locker which fits your big bag. Shower and kitchen not the cleanist I've seen but don't know what all the bad reviews are for... if you can stay in the dorm.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Dec 2021
    Overall mainly a good experience - location is good and staff were nice. I booked the en-suite private room but the toilet didn’t work and having requested 3 times for this to be fixed it never got fixed so I am unhappy about having had to pay full price when I couldn’t use the bathroom for my entire stay.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Jan 2020
    Very cheap to stay in the hammocks. Friendly helpful staff. Between the main surfing spots so walking everywhere is easy. Cleanliness was to be desired especially in the kitchen, and the bar would often play loud music till quite late. This was annoying because the hammock area did not have walls.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Nov 2021
    This hostel was a wild ride. The atmosphere is on point, you meet really cool people here, definitely made lots of friends. What I don’t like is that I’d you check in after 11:30AM, be prepared to pay an extra 5000 colognes. Like wtf! Obviously and attempt to get more money from people. Also some of the staff are a bit rude (though to be fair there were some awesome ones - Caroline & Michael I’m talking about you guys!).
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    23 Sep 2021
    Cool spot. Front desk could be staffed better. Not very knowledgeable, but close to the town so you can get tour info from other sources. Bar was closed Thursday, open on weekends, had a huge party on the beach. The bartender was great and plenty of fun. Rooms and restrooms were clean, no complaints. Beach assess is fantastic here.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    11 Jun 2021
    It’s a convenient location, however, check in process took over 2 hours. Staff isn’t very helpful throughout the stay. Very few bathrooms and poor layout. Gate that’s always open right next to my room that led to the Main Street, not the safest. Wouldn’t recommend, there are other options for equal/less price near by!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    13 Jan 2020
    Rooms and facilities are ghetto like the locals say.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    30 Nov 2019
    Cold showers, not a lot of information provided, kitchen close from 9pm to 7am which is not very handy if you leave early in the morning. I didn’t like the atmosphere in general.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
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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