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.

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 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    This is my new favorite hostel! The staff was so helpful and nice! They have a really nice pool and bar with good food! I loved spending time on the roof top too.. the view is amazing up there! Can’t wait to come back :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2019
    Room2Board was an amazing find. I stayed on the top floor and watched. Macaws fly past the sun setting on the ocean. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful especially Tikki who helped me plan the rest of my trip. Would definitely stay here again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Amazingly helpful and friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Aug 2019
    Possibly one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. Great staff, incredibly clean, fun atmosphere and well located. I ended up extending my stay several times because I just wasn’t able to leave! 100% recommend R2B and will definitely be back to visit.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 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


    28 Sep 2019
    Top notch facilities and staff. Place is clean and has everything you need. Staff are helpful and kind. Right by the beach but a little bit away from town (15min walk). Rooms are good, bathrooms and showers are great. Plug situation is weird they are in the lockers so not ideal. But overall the place is fantastic for a hostel.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Sep 2019
    Fantastic hostel. It is located literally 30 seconds from the beach. They have great view from their rooftop, including hammocks where you can chill and hear the waves crashing. The area where it’s located seems pretty desolate when walking at night. Atmosphere wasn’t the greatest b/c it is low season right now, but the staff is cool and make you feel welcome. Highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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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