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 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 May 2019
    Amazing stay here. Staff all friendly, great vibes around bar, pool and kitchen. Right by the beach. Security good. Proper hostel right there with real people.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    My friends and I stayed at Room2Board last weekend. We had such a fun time getting to know the staff and other hostel vacationers. The food is on the inexpensive side, but very accessible and easy, with many traditional Tico options as well as other cuisines. The Jaco main street is a 5 min walk away, and the Hostel is basically on the beach. You can rent surfboards and boogie boards for $10, and we all took a group surf lesson together for $40/ea. Wonderful stay!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Absolutely amazing hostel. Staff were great and the environment was lovely. Surf lessons were really fantastic. Also, Bryan is amazing!! We will be back!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Stayed here for a few nights with my friends. Everyone is so friendly, the space is bright, full of different spaces to hang out, and a 15 second walk to the Ocean. The space is safe and at night a security guard patrols. Highly recommend this hostel to anyone in the Jaco area. I’ll be back, that’s for sure!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Wonderful people, great facilities. Towels supplied, good food downstairs. Pool is awesome with water slide. Cheap rentals.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Mar 2019
    Franco at reception is the man! Dodgy Jenny at the bar on a night is awesome and smiley too, she would definitely get it! Brilliant hostel and social pool daytime environment, only con is its far from bus station, location loses a point. Stay here, theres no better hostel in Jaco!
    Northern Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 May 2019
    Amazing spot! My boyfriend and I were here a few days ago (my second time- the first time was with my mum who still goes on & on about this place!) and although it was low season, we still had a great time, and the staff are always so helpful and kind! We’ll be back soon x
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Apr 2019
    Hostel was in a great location right next to the beach. The vibe was awesome at night, but music started loud early. Lots of excursions to do and happy hour is nice. The beds were very firm. Me and my friend has a private, and suspiciously had money missing.... so bring a lock. Overall good quality for money.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    31 Mar 2019
    This place was actually very dope, the atmosphere is very friendly and lots of people to meet and have drinks with or just hit the beach with. I really enjoyed the look and cleanliness of this place along with the over accommodating staff. I would love to come stay here again
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    31 Mar 2019
    Great hostel with everything you would need! Atmosphere was brilliant, and you are a stones throw to the beach. A little further out of the main town, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for some people! Really enjoyed our stay here.
    England, 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
  • 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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