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234 Total Reviews
Great Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

For over 15 years, visitors from all over the world have been drawn to Rocking J’s Hostel in Puerto Viejo. Nicknamed “The Vortex”, Rocking J’s has a way of sucking people in, with many repeat visitors who continue to come year after year to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the Caribbean. Rocking J’s Hostel is the perfect home base for your stay in Puerto Viejo, offering everything you may need and more. Welcome to the Caribbean and let’s keep rocking! Rocking J’s Hostel offers tents, dorm rooms, private accommodations, and a deluxe suites. In addition, Rocking J’s offers rental equipment to help you make the most of your stay. Bicycles, surfboards, snorkel gear, and more are all available for rent; just ask at the Reception Desk. You can also book tours in and around Puerto Viejo and arrange all your transportation through Caribe Shuttle Tours, located within Rocking J’s Hostel. The onsite bar and restaurant, Good Vibes, serves up delicious eats in the morning and atl night and you’re sure to strike up a conversation with a fellow traveller while enjoying a beer or cocktail in this lively bar.

We are located in one of the most privilege places of Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, in the province of Limon. It is a really popular destination for backpackers and sufers as well as for venturesome people. Nearby there are two beautiful National Parks nearby Cahuita and Manzanillo. In addition, our location, within this natural wonder of Costa Rica, is really near to the beach and to the most relevant tourist attractions in town such as restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife bars and discotheques. Also, it is quite handy to reach supermarkets and other shops from our position as well as getting Chiquita and Punta Uva beaches.

Our hostel offers you several range of accommodation options as well as several common areas where the travellers can chat amongst themselves and exchange experiences about the past and in particular ideas about future trips and plans.

Rocking J's Hostel Policies and Conditions.

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00 .
If you arrive after 21:40, you will be charged ¢5,000 for late arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes not included - 13%
Breakfast not included.


The reception is open 24 hours per day.
No curfew.

Reviews & Ratings

234 Total Reviews
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  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Jul 04, 2023
Security is great when the gates are locked properly and the workers will ask if you stay there if you dont have the right wristband. I had a room with A/C so I stayed on the property a lot. The water doesnt get warm but the showers were clean for the most part. I extended my stay an extra week because I felt like i got my moneys worth! A little further from the center.
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Female, 18-24
Jun 23, 2023
Felt like a very clean hostel, bathrooms were cleaned everyday. I didn't notice and bug problems, but we did have an ac room. location was great, super awesome beach access and a short walk/ride to the pv center. Staff was friendly and helpful. able to leave bag in a locker after checkout for free. I feel that some of the people writing horrible reviews were not keeping an open mind when it came to staying in a hostel. This place is adorable and welcoming. you will love it.
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Female, 18-24
Mar 04, 2023
FUNKY. Rocking J seems to kind of run itself. Positives: sweet access to the jungle trail along the beach and to town, complete with howler monkeys, poison frogs, big ass spiders, etc. Downside: the staff hates you. Hard to tell who's staying there, who works there, and who gave up on the rest of the world to camp there until the Apocalypse. But there is hot water in the showers!
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Mixed Group, 31-40


  • Free

    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi