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
  • 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.
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 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2022
    So amazing, the most fun we’ve had so far. Good food, good showers, fans, AC, bathrooms work good 🤞🏻 Super close to the beach, super good vibes, reasonably priced and strong drinks. Pool was really fun and clean, lots of parking, felt safe and happy!! Pura Vida
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2022
    What a great hostel! Lots of people, near the beach. Can party if you want but also just chill and relax in the sun if not Ideal way to spend a week in Jaco
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2022
    One of the best hostels in costa rica
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2022
    I absolutely loved my time at Room2Board! It’s a super nice hostel with an awesome staff. The atmosphere was awesome and the communal spaces made it really easy to meet people. The surf lessons were amazing as well and the beach is truly just steps away. I would 100% return.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2022
    We came straight here from the airport as we didn't want to stay in San Jose. It was a brilliant decision. We made lots of friends here and the beds were comfy and clean. Great location.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2022
    Phenomenal Vibe and even better stuff. A must stay in Jaco!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Jan 2022
    No complaints, it was a very active hostel with lots of backpackers. The surfing was incredible and it was very easy to rent a board at t hostel. Great bar and social scene. Was very nice to hang by the pool. Clean hostel
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Jan 2022
    Awesome place to stay! Right in town and almost beach front. Has top balcony with hammocks and chairs that you can watch sunset from. Owner is super nice along with all the staff and the atmosphere is really great! Definitely would recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Jan 2022
    Hands down the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in amenities wise. Super social atmosphere and great location just steps from the beach. Really enjoyed this spot.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jan 2022
    Spent four nights here and loved it all! Having such an active bar and restaurant right at the hostel was great! The food from the restaurant was delicious. Loved the atmosphere and will be friends with people I met here for a long time to come.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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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