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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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    Awesome place! The staff were nice. The FOOD WAS AMAZING! The rooftop view was great for pictures & relaxing in the hammocks. The pool was big & has a slide. There is a kitchen to cook/store food. The rooms only have AC 9pm-7am (without AC the rooms were beyond miserable). It’s about a 15 minute walk to shopping, restaurants & bars. The beach has huge waves, so unfortunately not the best for swimming or beginner surfers. Love the hostel, but disappointed I couldn’t swim/surf. I would recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 May 2019
    I stayed in a 3 person private room with A/C. Overall I thought this hostel was awesome, very accommodating and a great social environmental. Steps away from the beach. The staff were super friendly and helpful. 10/10 would stay again. One tip I would give is if you're not used to the sun rising so early (about 5am) bring a sleeping mask, as the curtains aren't blackout and there are some windows you can't close at all. Otherwise it was perfect stay!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 May 2019
    Excellent hostel. Staff are very friendly. Great facilities for a hostel and very clean. Would recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.7


    23 May 2019
    Such an awesome hostel with friendly staff, awesome in-hostel food, fun bar and nightlife options, and proximity to main street Jaco and the beach. The pool was a huge bonus considering the beach is extremely rocky as well as the bar with tons of happy hour opportunities from AM-PM. Highly recommend staying here over any of the resorts nearby. Any transportation you need for tours will gladly pick you up from R2B.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jun 2019
    Great volunteering staff who helped creating a good atmosphere. The place looked new and clean. The room was a little cramped but overall very nice. It’s right by the beach but not in the nicest nor most practical neighborhood, which is the only downside along the slightly higher price. Also no free breakfast, however the place is still great and I highly recommend it
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.3


    03 May 2019
    Goos place, close to the beach, close sodas around to eat, drinks inside not so cheap. Staff is cool, they help me every time. The problem is wifi maybe, I was working in the cowork and internet was really slow.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    23 May 2019
    Not a good hostel is all you want to do is relax. This is strictly a party hostel, with people coming in and out of the dorms all hours of the night being loud. 100% recommend getting a room with AC, the rooms without are almost untolerable with so many people sleeping in them and fans that do not give out much air. The best part was the rooftop area and the hammocks.
    USA, 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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