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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.

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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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.
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).

Due to Covid 19 some amenities might not be available because of Government restrictions. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2022
    Had the time of my life here!! Can't recommend this place enough. Within 5 minutes of arriving we were invited to a fiesta. Oscar, Kenneth, Newel and all of the volunteers are amazing and kind. It's 10 seconds from the beach and a close enough walk to the town center. The thing that really made my experience was meeting and partying with the locals. A piece of my heart is still in Jacó and I can't wait to go back
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2022
    Awesome staff and great social atmosphere. Highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    Loved it!!! Met amazing people and the staff is super nice and helpful!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 May 2022
    I stayed in a private a few times during my three weeks in Costa Rica, I drove through Jaco here and there and stayed at Room2Board each time I passed through. I enjoyed it a lot, the bar was fun, food was decent and the staff was great. There is a lovely view from the roof, which is a great place to relax on a hammock if you want some quiet time. I'm always working while I'm away so the dedicated coworking space at no extra charge was super helpful.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Jul 2022
    Only spent a night here but would definitely stay longer if I'm ever back in Jaco. I stayed in a 4 bed room which were all single beds not bunks which was a nice change. There were big cupboard style lockers next to each bed which could fit a fairly big backpack in. The location is good only 1/2 minute walk to the beach. Top floor was cool with a few hammocks about to just chill in or watch the sunset. All the staff I met were friendly and helpful. I didn't have any food so can't rate that.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    17 Aug 2022
    I would stay again, but it wasn't quite up to my expectations. Nothing was very friendly about the place and if you're not a surfer, you'll probably feel out of place.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 May 2022
    Location is great, just steps from the beach. Really enjoyed my private surf lesson with David! But the air conditioning situation was poor. We paid $10/night and it was only turned it on from 9pm-7am, controlled by the front desk. It was so cold we were freezing and couldn’t sleep but with no way to adjust. So with or without AC, we did not sleep well.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2022
    Maybe cause I went in the rainy season but this hostel is average in my opinion. Great for a one day quick stop if you need a quick little break in between travels. Room wasn’t the best and atmosphere was dead but granted it was the rainy season.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    10 May 2022
    Probably my least favourite hostel - they charge central London prices for food ($5.50 a smoothie, $7 for 'pie of the day' etc) and wonder why no one is eating at the bar. Staff member seemed pretty clueless with the local area, no effort to engage customers with any activities / social events. Charge for A/C in rooms, just a hostel designed to make money and not to provide the best experience possible for guests.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7


    23 Jun 2022
    The hostel overall was nice but just a bit run down for the money (broken locks on toilets, black mould). There was no AC (unless you pay $10). I was there end of June and although this is low season there was about 5 guests - I left and went to Selina - worth the extra $5 for people, AC and atmosphere. The ‘volunteers’ were all American and a bit cliquey - didn’t feel super welcome. Although it is off season no where else has been this dead. Pillows are plastic but you get a towel…
    England, Female, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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