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Rocking J's

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Puerto Viejo | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For $7 a night Rocking J's is the perfect place to stay and enjoy the laid back pace of Puerto Viejo. We slept in the hammocks which was a real experience and quite a lot of fun. The entire place is beautiful and covered in mosaics and paintings done by past guests. The beach is right out front and town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I had just come from a more secluded hotel in Manuel Antonio and were looking to stay somewhere fun and meet people our age. We had heard of Rocking J's and when we went to check it out, it was way cooler than imagined! Everything is mosaic style with artwork everywhere and a really fun vibe. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always recommend Rocking J's to younger people visiting Peurto Viejo. So much fun in so many ways! It's a fantastic travelers hostel - located right off the beach! The hostel itself is beautiful! Our room was great - nothing out of this world but definitely one of the top hostels I stayed in in Costa Rica. We had bonfires,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at rocking Js for 4 nights. The private room was just excellent, super comfy and great price for its value. We also tried the tents because of its price and its of course way different than the private room but you still have a big bed and your privacy. The house is worth seeing because of its art... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When first built, the Rocking J's Hostal with it's really cool mosaic artwork and its different options for Hammocks, Tents, Dorms, and Privates would have been a great place to stay. Now, its in desperate need of a deep clean and a change in Hostal staff. When arriving in the evening I would expect the receptionist to greet us and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool decor,nice breezes right off the beach. THis place is absolutely awesome. Without a doubt,the best travellers hostel in the whole área of the Carib side of Costa Rica. Free security lockers are included and a very helpful staff! Wlill definitely rerturn!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rocking J's is definitely one of the most beautiful hostels I've stayed in, with a variety of accommodation choices & a unique style. I stayed in the container at the bottom of the garden & loved it. There are decent kitchen facilities & the bar serves excellent food & piña coladas. Bar has a pool table & daily promotions &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Although we didn't stay at the hotel, we ate at their little restaurant. Wow, the food was good! It was Mexican/Italian Fusion -yes, I know that's odd. Amazing amount of choices on their extensive menu. We had seafood burritos with amazing bruschetta! And the drinks were fantastic. The people were extremely friendly also. At the end of our trip, we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've spent 3 nights in Rocking J's. The hostel itself is ok, there is an option to camp with your own tent or rent one, as well sleeping in dorms or private rooms. Showers and bathrooms are in an ok situation. The main problem is the stuff.. The workers are rude, impatience and unhelpful. I would consider twice going to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I agree with those who say it's a nice place and there's a lot of potential! I didn't mind the walk from the town centre as Rocking J's is closer to the beach :) and I actually loved sleeping in a hammock! BUT: I have never been to a hostel (and I've travelled a fair bit) who's receptionist was THIS... More 

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