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 9.3

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2021
    Great stay here! Stayed in another hostel my last visit to Jaco and had a far less pleasant time. Here they had a great atmosphere with a bar and clean pool so if you don’t want to leave to go the town you can get a lot there- including daily drink specials. The beds were clean and you get a big locker to lock everything away which is super helpful. Convenient little walkway straight to the beach for surfing and you can rent bikes and longboards and boards as well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2021
    Very helpful staff, good prices, they have their own kitchen & bar which is a touch expensive but good. They have hammocks on the roof and a pool on the first floor. A 15 second walk to the beach. Loved this hostel.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2021
    Can't say enough positive things about this place. A lot of the employees are volunteers which is cool, but everyone was kind and fun. It's very open/airy with a lot of common spaces which makes it easy to meet people, and has a great location right in the middle of everything. Felt safe as a solo traveler.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2021
    Looks like more of a hotel than a hostel! This was a real treat to stay in! It is right on the beach. The rooftop was especially nice with all of the hammocks to chill in.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Mar 2021
    Stayed here for one night and had a great experience! So close to the beach with a really nice pool. Rooms and showers were very clean! Staff friendly and helpful with recommendations for place to eat and go out. Would definitely recommend this hostel and stay again. Thanks!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Feb 2021
    Enjoyed my stay here. Staff are super nice and helpful.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Apr 2021
    Really helpful and friendly staff. Very clean and enjoyed our stay!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2021
    Really great location. The hostel was clean and the rooms were spacious. They have a cool pool with a slide and a DJ and a rooftop with hammocks to chill. They also have surf lessons and good teachers, and air con between 9pm-6am, in the rooms and ceiling fans the rest of the time.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 6.6


    12 Apr 2021
    Kinda a rip off you have to pay an extra $10 a night for aircon as rooms are super stuffy and hot, nice manger/owner but lower down staff don’t seem switched on.
    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


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  • 2016

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