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 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2020
    The roof has a nice view, you are literally a minute away from the beach. The room has ac but it can be sporadic in operation. The bar does serve food. Near the downtown of Jaco.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2020
    Your perfect hostel if you are looking to relax, have a drink and make friends. Every kind and helpful staff. Location was right in the beach. Roof top was amazing for sunsets. The only con is the kitchen is pretty small and crammed for the size of the hostel. But I would definitely recommend this place to any friend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2020
    Great spot, just a block to the beach, very clean and friendly staff. A+ would stay again
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Dec 2020
    Hands down the best hostel in Jaco! Really large facilities and seating areas to chill. Beds are super comfortable and bedrooms and bathrooms are always clean; they have people cleaning them 2-3x a day! Guest staying here are really cool, and if you are traveling alone you will likely find people to chill with. The staff (in particular Sarah) are the OG and always helping the guest out and giving them tips on how to live that Pura Vida life. Also have sports playing on the screens.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Nov 2020
    That hostel is really the best hostel I been in Costa Rica, the pool and the rooftop are just amazing, the staff is wonderful and the rooms and really great!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Mar 2020
    Loved it. Nice staff, cool vibe, nice common areas
    Germany, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Nov 2020
    I had a great time at Room2Board Hostel. It is right on the beach so a fantastic location. I was able to take surf lessons a learned a lot. Would recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Jan 2021
    It was disappointed, when I came late at night to go to sleep my bed was dirty (a lot of sand over it). Bc was late, I had to sleep there and that make me think if they really cleaned the space... with/out the pandemic this shouldn't happen.
    Costa Rica, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 Dec 2020
    Great place and great price. The staff was so nice and accommodating! I stayed here during Covid and felt everything was kept clean and they followed proper protocols. Would stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    31 Dec 2020
    Overpriced location with poor management. AC, internet, and small fan on the bed didn’t work. We have to keep the door open during the night. No water in shower and bathroom early morning. In the time of checking in I was provided an AC remote control, but on the other floor before going to the room another staff took it and said you don’t need this!
    USA, All Male Group, 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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