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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.2

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2019
    This place is an art deco paradise. We got a private dorm & loved it. Good air flow. The bar has great drinks, the staff is so friendly, and the location is killer. The hostel is right on the beach, has an active monkey population, and is absolutely breathtaking. I was in awe of the beauty of this property. Right by great restaurants & walking distance to markets. To J's brother: we got to see CloZee in Denver in May! It was sick. Pura vida, baby! - London & Davis (stayed at the end of march)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Nov 2019
    Only stayed 1 night but J was very helpful in booking us in late at night. Left early in the morning, didn't seem like many people around.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Nov 2019
    Staying at Rocking J’s was An excellent start to our trip, the atmosphere was chill. However the space was not. Because it’s so humid in Puerto Viejo, our tent was quite muggy. It would have been nice to have a small fan, just to create a bit of air circulation. The beach was very pretty, and the outdoor area full of activities including aerial silks and bowling. The staff were excellent and helped us to plan our route to our next stop in the most efficient way. Would definitely stay here again
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2019
    Rocking J's is an extremely wellsituated Hostel with a friendly staff available 24/7. However the beach the hostel is on is mostly water and no sand so you will still have to travel out a bit to go to the beach and the rooms are not exactly as they seem on the website.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Apr 2019
    alright place, didn’t feel like my valuables where safe at any point. Staff very friendly. However was there during the weekend and had several drug dealers knock on my door trying to sell me stuff. It made me and my girlfriends very uncomfortable as we got followed around aswell
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    06 Sep 2019
    The place itself was really cool but wasn’t the cleanest or nicest facilities. We booked “beds” and arrived to learn that the beds we booked were hammocks. It rained all night and the roof was leaking over one of the hammocks, and trying to sleep with rain dripping on you all night isn’t the most pleasant. For just a couple dollars more you can get a clean bed without a leaky roof in town.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    17 May 2019
    About 10 15 min walk to the heart of town .. not too bad at all just be aware. This place was a bunch of loud drunk dirty kids .. my stay here was quite interesting and I definitely had a worse than most experience I think with my drunk roommates that came in slamming stuff in the room at 5am .. but overall the place is okay the artwork is amazing .. would be cool to come with friends and camp especially if u r looking to party. Not a place to chill though that’s for sure ..
    Canada, 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
  • 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