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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 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2020
    I stayed in a 4 bed dorm and loved it. Very clean in the room and the common areas. Awesome pool! 2 minute walk to the beach. Whoever is running this place is doing it right! I am sure the bigger dorms are just as great! Stay here if you are staying in Jaco ✌
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    If you are a beginner to the Hostel world or international travel I highly recommend starting here! Super safe and clean, excellent staff and great crowd of travelers. If you are an expert Hostel hopper Room2Board is the Ritz Carlton of them all! What an amazing trip, location is perfect, surfing is great! I was a beginner and by day two I was standing up! Activities are vast in Jaco, we were able to white water raft, hike and bicycle around town for a great price.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    Wow, talk about amazing. Never have I ever stayed somewhere so clean. You could walk around this place barefoot and your feet will shine like the top of the Chrysler building. The staff -friendly, helpful, and total smoke shows. Always someone who speaks Spanish or English so... no te preocupes si hablas español o inglés! It has everything - a place to chill in a hammock, fun bar to have a drink (or 10!), it's ON THE BEACH, a pool, yoga, and of course, lots of smiles. Gracias R2B!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    Room2Board Surf Hostel is amazing! Never have I seen another hostel so clean and organized! They've got everything you need and are located about a minutes walk from Jaco Beach, the perfect place for beginner and intermediate surfers. The staff is very friendly, no problem with english or spanish. Totally hot too, LOL! Happy Hour four times a day, fantastic yoga instructor, and bicycles to take exploring in Jaco. After a long day of surfing I fell asleep in a rootop hammock.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel, steps from the beach. Staff are nice, owner greeted us on arrival. About a 15 minute walk to town. Good night life and they shuttle you to town to continue to party at their Cantina/Bar. Swimming pool is great to cool off cause Jaco is deathly warm. Only s****y thing is no wifi in rooms just by the pool/restaurant.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Jan 2020
    Room2board is a very nice hostel! Staff very friendly, nice atmosphere to meet people if you are travelling alone. Nice pool area and honestly probably one of the cleanest hostel I've seen. 2 points that I would mention is that it is a little walk from Jaco center (10 minutes) and you can't see the beach from the hostel but it is litterally around the corner. The pillows are hard as rock but the bed very comfy! Enjoy your stay there while in Jaco, would def recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Jan 2020
    Amazing hostel. Fantastic communal areas: pool, bar, rooftop area with hammocks make a great atmosphere for meeting other travelers. Super clean. Board rental and surf lessons available. Staff are so helpful and accommodating; super friendly. Location is perfect, right on the beach and very close to shops, bars, restaurants. Would totally recommend this place!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Jan 2020
    Very touristy. The music is just blasting from shortly after breakfast till 11PM at night. Definitely need to tone that back a bit (unless there’s a pool party) and slowly raise the volume throughout the day. Would it kill you to play some Latin music? Not a fan of hard Hip-Hop/rap constantly. Hard to meet people when you can’t even hear yourself think. Also the men’s bathrooms on floor 1 and 2 make it so if you use a urinal you basically flash anyone walking by .... not great.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Dec 2019
    Nice play to stay, however the drinks at the bar were too expensive ($3 for a beer, when you can get a six pack for $10 in any store nearby) They had music at night the days we stayed, but they played it too loud. We didn't get our room cleaned in the three days we were there. But overall, the facilities are pretty good, nice location and you get a lot for what you payed (except for the beers of course)
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 Dec 2019
    Worth going to only if you're in it for the people. Staff are great, good spot to meet other travellers with a great bar. Food largely not worth it, and found it frustrating to have to pay for AC when it's not advertised that the rooms all don't automatically come with AC.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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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