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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.
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  • 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

48 hours in advance

Additional Info:

No one under the age of 14 is permitted to stay at this hostel.

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


Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Room2Board is just steps away from the beach and walking distance to the center of the vibrant surf town of Jaco. It was designed to have the social atmosphere and affordability of a traditional hostel and surf school along with the amenities and style of a boutique hotel.

Whether you come to meet new friends or learn to surf, R2B provides the optimal atmosphere and necessary tools to start any adventure off right! Come catch a flick in the movie room, swim in the pool, and grab a cerveza on our rooftop and watch the sunset over the ocean from a rocking chair or hammock. Yoga classes are offered twice daily during the week and once on Saturday and Sunday.

We cater to the solo traveler as well as large groups. We have surf and SUP packages to meet all of your needs. Choose between en-suite private rooms, shared rooms or dorm style rooms. Dine family style with new friends at our restaurant or feel free to cook in our communal kitchen.

We offer free wi-fi in our common areas, laundry service, luggage and surfboard storage, tour office, surf board rentals and lessons, cinema room, fooseball tables, community kitchen, and a great pura vida vibe.

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Our reception desk will be open from 6 am to 11 pm

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes not included.

Breakfast not included.
Free coffee with breakfast from 7 to 11 am.
No curfew.

We do not accept customers younger than 14 years of age.
Non smoking.
Pets are not allowed.
$10/room additional for AC when not included (included in rooms 1A & 1B from 9PM-7 AM and in rooms 1C, 205a and b and 206a and b).

Please note:
Read the room descriptions carefully to be sure of the type of room you are booking. Many rooms have multiple bed types in the room (for example: a room with a Queen and a twin bed would accommodate 3 people). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2019
    Very well run hostel, was very clean, comfy, safe and organised, I stayed here for 4 nights and had no issues, pool and location is perfect right on the beach with a good atmosphere. The trips and extras are a lil expensive and u can do things for a lot cheaper by yourself. But for the money u pay for the hostel it’s a great choice.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2019
    I could not be more happier with my stay at Room2Board. The owner and staff here are so sweet and helpful. The amenities are nice; it looks out to the beach and there are wonderful people to meet here. My only comment would be that my room was too hot and I did not pay for air conditioning so I suggest keeping the door open at night if your roommates agree upon it and you use a sheet to cover yourself or else you will get bug bites. Besides that pura vida! :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Had an absolute blast here! The hostel staff were the best and helped out with everything! Definitely the nicest hostel I've ever stayed at and recommend staying here while in Jaco! Food and beer are cheap compared to in the city and they always throw a good party! Staff made this experience a hell of alot better!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    Awesome place! The staff were nice. The FOOD WAS AMAZING! The rooftop view was great for pictures & relaxing in the hammocks. The pool was big & has a slide. There is a kitchen to cook/store food. The rooms only have AC 9pm-7am (without AC the rooms were beyond miserable). It’s about a 15 minute walk to shopping, restaurants & bars. The beach has huge waves, so unfortunately not the best for swimming or beginner surfers. Love the hostel, but disappointed I couldn’t swim/surf. I would recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 May 2019
    I stayed in a 3 person private room with A/C. Overall I thought this hostel was awesome, very accommodating and a great social environmental. Steps away from the beach. The staff were super friendly and helpful. 10/10 would stay again. One tip I would give is if you're not used to the sun rising so early (about 5am) bring a sleeping mask, as the curtains aren't blackout and there are some windows you can't close at all. Otherwise it was perfect stay!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Aug 2019
    One of my favorite hostels to stay at while in Costa Rica. Very clean, staff are very nice and helpful, their deck has a nice view , and plenty of hammocks.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Jul 2019
    My experience at Room2Board in Jaco was awesome. The hostel is huge and is well maintained. Always staff at the reception and the bar area. They keep everything very clean. High quality facilities throughout. The bar/pool area is amazing, you can stay there all day. Food and drinks from the kitchen are well made and quickly delivered. The owner was also very helpful and made a point to introduce himself. Overall, would definitely recommended to anybody.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jun 2019
    Great volunteering staff who helped creating a good atmosphere. The place looked new and clean. The room was a little cramped but overall very nice. It’s right by the beach but not in the nicest nor most practical neighborhood, which is the only downside along the slightly higher price. Also no free breakfast, however the place is still great and I highly recommend it
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Aug 2019
    Google maps sent us the back way to the hostel, which was a little sketchy but once your on the property it feels safe and secure. They have a guard over seeing the main entrance and parking lot. Definitely a party hostel with friendly and welcoming staff, their happy hour specials are really nice. Bathrooms were clean and so were the rooms. The terrace was nice and breezy especially when the rooms got too warm and muggy. The pool was amazing.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    03 Aug 2019
    Stayed here for two nights. AC is extra (which is super important to me). Good free coffee and their food is decent. Their mimosa deals are a steal. A little far from city center for me but was nice overall. Their bunks are literally skyscrapers if you are on the top though :))
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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