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 14 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 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2020
    Loved staying at this hostel. It is right by the beach. You can see the beach and the sunset from the balcony or the rooftop. The food in the hostel restaurant is really good. There is also a bar. Definitely a convenient location.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2020
    Best place I’ve stayed in Costa Rica ! Super clean and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Will miss it ❤️
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    It was like a resort but party city all in one. So relaxing during the day with the nice pool and beach but at night it was SO MUCH FUN. The taxis into town were great we met so many people at the pregame at the bar before that we then would go out downtown with - it’s a perfect set up. Everyone is so nice and chill. We went for college spring break and will DEFINITELY be back very soon. Such a dope location too
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    Had an amazing time here!! Loved the happy hours and daily specials. We stayed 4 nights and could have stayed longer! Only downside was that the communal kitchen was tiny for such a big hostel, but we made it work. They do a shuttle every night at 11pm to their bar in town, and hostel guests get 2 for 1 drinks there all night which was 10/10
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Mar 2020
    Honestly the best vibes in Jaco. Very friendly. Nice kitchen area. Staff is amazing and helpful. Happy Hour comes around often. The drinks and the food are really good. Was the best hostel i had while is costa rica ! You can walk to the beach its like not even a minute
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Mar 2020
    Great spot right on a nice beach, active and busy place. The bar is a great place to visit even if you don’t stay there. Highly recommend a visit.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Mar 2020
    Loved it. Nice staff, cool vibe, nice common areas
    Germany, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2020
    Super cool, party atmosphere! Would definitely recommend. Only issue was some of the staff were very rude.
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2020
    30 second walk to the beach, when we went at 3 o'clock we were the only ones there. Surfing lessons available (didn't use). Stayed in a private room, really nice, clean, large, AC, modern amenities, beautiful view (watched sunrise from bed). Bar and pool area was great for socialization and meeting fellow travelers. Great place to spend spring break. Very close to the main strip of restaurants and shops. 20 minute walk to the bus station. Breakfast and food/drink for sale, pricey but good.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Mar 2020
    The hostel had a very strong social and party atmosphere, which was lovely, apart from when the staff would rather be partying than helping you check in. Everything was clean and well facilitated, and the beds were big and comfortable. My only complaint is the incredibly rude attitude from the staff.
    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
  • 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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