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 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2021
    It was one of the best hostels i’ve ever stayed in atmosphere wise. I walked in after a JOURNEY from San Jose and the owner gave me a glass of wine and thanksgiving dinner even though they already finished. A few minute walk from town, seconds from the beach, a great pool and bar area as well as rooftop area. what I really liked was the fact that there were single beds instead of bunk beds so you really had your own “space”. all the workers instantly make you feel at home!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2021
    I did not want to leave, great staff, amazing facilities, cleaned regularly, the pool and beach as the backyard was awesome! I will be back, the best hostel I've stayed in, loved the rooftop sunsets!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2021
    When staying in hostels, one must have realistic expectations. I see a lot of reviews where people are complaining about places not having hot water, beds being small, not getting cleaned regularly, etc. This is normal for hostels, that's why they are cheaper than fancy hotels. Pick your poison. Having said that, Room2Board is possibly the best hostel I've ever stayed at, the staff are fantastic, they clean everything daily, and it's in an excellent location. I shall return soon. Pura Vida!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2021
    Everything about Room2Board is fantastic including the location, staff, facilities and vibe. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Jaco!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    19 Nov 2021
    Very good hostel, it’s in a convenient location near the beach and it has an amazing rooftop!
    El Salvador, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Nov 2021
    Place is cool and big, only thing was they locked the gates at like 11 pm and I nearly needed to jump over the 15 ft tall gate to get in. Guard saw me and admonished me but like, the gates were locked yknow?
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    02 Dec 2021
    Good hostel! WiFi doesn’t work in every room and the bar is very expensive considering it’s a hostel bar but aside from that I was more than happy!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Aug 2021
    Great hostel to stay at! Can't go wrong. I especially loved interacting with the staff here and the guests. The staff was so communicative and helpful. I had a great time getting to know Lola, Dami, Mario, Guerdy and having communal dinners with them and hanging out on the rooftop. Highly recommend!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Sep 2021
    Great place, right by the beach and super clean. Can definitely recommend.
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.3


    12 Aug 2021
    Staff was very nice. I had a private room with a private bathroom and there was no hot water. When I asked the receptionist about it she said their hot water runs on solar power so there will not be hot water at night. I went and used a communal shower in the female area and there was hot water there. So I don’t understand but I checked out after only spending one night there because $80 for a private room and private bath without hot water is not worth it.
    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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