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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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.
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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 May 2021
    Staff made this stay amazing. Everyone was so nice and the food/drinks were amazing. Only complaint is the beds were hard as heck.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 May 2021
    This is place is amazing time. Tia, Lilly, and Oscer are all amazing. Love you all.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 May 2021
    Great hostel! Feels like a family here, all the volunteers / workers rock, you can choose an air conditioned room if you pay a little bit more. Directly on the beach, 5-10 minute walk from downtown area with restaurants and shops. Amazing place!!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 May 2021
    A large hostel with a coworking space, and proximity to the surf. Pretty easy to meet people. Nice staff. However, really small kitchen, without any cups or mugs. Could use some love. If I only had one request it would be to have the A/C running during the humid daytime instead of the nighttime when you actually need it less. I'll be back someday!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Jul 2021
    Awesome hostel with a great location, nice rooms, clean pool, and nice staff. I would totally stay here again, the location to the city and beach is perfect. My only complaint is that the owner isn't keeping up with the equipment they rent out well. The bikes were in terrible condition and only 2 of 5 of them could be rented due to rust, broken handlebars, etc., And he would say things like 'yea the beach here sucks'. It was odd but good otherwise!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2021
    If you care about location then this is the place to be
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Jul 2021
    Staff was amazing, pool was nice, AC only at night in 4B female dorm even tho it’s extra, and ants all over having never brought food in but hey it’s Costa the land of ants. In room bathroom was super modern and hot with a patio. Not on the beach but steps away, no bar/food on weekdays, pretty quiet because of the ongoing panorama pizza but soon it will be lit again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.0


    14 Apr 2021
    Pros: staff made us super comfortable and made check in super easy. Great location just steps from the beach. Cool pool. Very clean private room with 24/7 AC. Cons: The bar downstairs was only open on the weekends, even to get water... young crowd that was wild. Food and vomit everywhere. Woke up to the sounds of someone belching often.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Jul 2021
    The people there, the staff was not nice, they didn't even speak the language, and there was one in specific that was constantly looking at me and my family and made me feel uncomfortable. Not a pleasant situation, actually made me wanna leave early and if they don't learn how have better people skills I seriously don't think I'll be coming back.
    Costa Rica, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    30 Apr 2021
    Clean rooms and nice pool, right on the beach. Not much atmosphere feels more like a hotel than a hostel. Very small kitchen
    England, Female, 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
  • 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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