Hostels In Jaco

11 Hostels in Jaco, Costa Rica
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Selina Jaco
9.1Superb
(603)
Hostel- 1.02km from city centre
Selina Jaco will bring you the very scent of Jaco and Costa Rica.
Privates From
€30.26
Dorms From
€18.40
Room2Board Hostel and Surf School
9.2Superb
(1630)
Hostel- 1.48km from city centre
Welcome to Room2Board!
Privates From
€19.71
Dorms From
€16.70
Hostel De Haan
8.0Fabulous
(1225)
Hostel- 0.45km from city centre
This hostel offers a unique blend of typical Dutch and Costa Rican hospitality and atmosphere.
Privates From
€10.36
Dorms From
€9.23
Casajungla Hostel
9.2Superb
(322)
Hostel- 2.18km from city centre
Located in a quiet area, surrounded by forest, near the mountain and a few meters from the beach, you can find Casajungla Hostel.
Privates From
€27.64
Dorms From
€24.88
Jaco Inn Surf Club
9.3Superb
(10)
Hostel- 0.58km from city centre
Jaco Inn Surf Club is more than a surf hostel, it is a unique place where travelers from all around the world are invited to experience the wonders of Costa Rica.
Privates From
€11.60
No Dorms Available
Wipeout Hostel
9.5Superb
(68)
Hostel- 5.78km from city centre
A surfers hidden gem in Paradise!
Privates From
€22.03
Dorms From
€13.22
Encanto Del Mar Hostel
7.3Very Good
(45)
Hostel- 2.1km from city centre
With the beach just 2 minutes away, a variety of unique eats, and buzzing nightlife, there?s never a dull moment!
Privates From
€16.23
Dorms From
€9.28
Hotel Cerro Lodge
8.0Fabulous
(15)
Hostel- 21.53km from city centre
In the middle of a jungle with monkeys and limpets . Offering a outdoor pool and sun terrace.
No Privates Available
Dorms From
€25.97
Tropical Camas
Hostel- 5.07km from city centre
Tropical Camas is your cozy beachside retreat in Playa Hermosa, Jaco, steps from the waves, restaurants, and supermarkets, embraced by the beauty of nature and the company of macaws.
Privates From
€18.55
Dorms From
€23.65
Adventure Lodge
Hostel- 1.12km from city centre
Situated in Jacó, 200 m from Jaco Beach, Hotel Adventure Lodge features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar.
No Privates Available
Dorms From
€4.46
Jaco Lodge
9.4Superb
(1)
Hotel- 1.8km from city centre
Located 1.2 km from shores of the Nicoya Gulf, and 2.2 km from the Jacó Central Park and just 700metres from Plaza Jaco Walk. Pastor Díaz Avenue, where most restaurants and night life is located 500 metres away.
Privates From
€27.61
Dorms From
€30.94

About Jaco

Less than two hours from Costa Rica's capital San José, Jacó is a coastal town known for its vibrant nightlife scene and world-class surfing. Life here is all about the beaches, and activities like leisurely catamaran rides, horseback riding, kitesurfing and even zipline tours are popular with visitors. When dusk falls, the area lights up with lively nightclubs and there's the opportunity to watch the sun set from one of its cliffside bars.

Many Jacó hostels double as surf schools, making it easy to hit the waves even if you've never done it before. Laid-back hostel bars are typical, as are verdant gardens. You can stay in a family-owned resort, an eco-friendly hostel built inside concrete tubes or jungle accommodation with an outdoor yoga studio. Nature is all around, and you'll often wake up to the sound of gentle waves or the calls of macaws and toucans. Several hostels in Jaco have a pool with sun loungers or hammocks and barbecues.

The town is centred on Jacó Beach. It's busiest between Barrio el Invu and Barrio los Cholos, and you'll find beachside bars and cafés stretched along its length. Upmarket resorts are located towards the Pochotal end of town. While Jacó itself is fairly compact, there are a few other areas to explore, including nearby Hermosa Beach – renowned for pristine sand and wild waves, it's frequented by pro surfers. Inland, a handful of narrow roads lead to rainforests, rapids and jungle.

Surfing is popular at beaches all along the coast, and the ocean offers plenty of things to do including deep-sea fishing, swimming and snorkelling. Nature reserves like the Manuel Antonio National Park span both sea and land, and you can see a diverse range of creatures. Thrill-seekers can zipline over the rainforest canopy or hike up Poás Volcano, while visitors looking for a more serene atmosphere can head to Herradura Beach or float sedately above the jungle on the Pacific Rainforest Aerial Tram.

Juan Santamaría International Airport, 20km north of San José, is around 2 hours' drive from Jacó. You can rent a car at the airport and drive a scenic route through Costa Rica to Jacó, which is great if you've got bulky gear such as surfboards. You can also take a shared minibus (approximately 2 hours) or a public bus (about 3 hours). Once in Jacó, it's easy to get around the small town on foot. To head further afield, taxis or local buses are the way to go.

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