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Rutan Surf Cabinas

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Calle Anita, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Rutan Surf Cabinas
Ranked #16 of 49 Specialty lodging in Jaco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had the most amazing time there. I met people from all over the world including spongebob squarepants! Yeah i know right!!! Also the 2 hostel owners are so hottt, if you know what I mean, well of course you do, I clearly said it. The hottie owners and all the guests and I BBQ'd every night, played beer pong,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This place is exactly what any traveler is looking for! Clean, affordable, great location, and hospitable staff! This hostel really enhanced my overall experience in Costa Rica. There is a mellow courtyard area for all the guests to hang out where I met some cool people. A few steps to the beach and a great restaurant across the street. I... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed here over 3 weeks, and for Jaco, it's really cheap. The rooms are clean and nice, although the mattresses were a little uncomfortable. Maybe they changed them till now. Rutan is located a couple of streets away from the center, so it's quiet and the beach in front is not as crowded. I definitely had an awesome time... More

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Los Angeles
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Just stayed at this wonderful little place in Jaco. It is quite the bargain for cabina pricing. The helpful staff, clean rooms, and beautiful ambiance make this a must stay if traveling on a budget through Jaco! I recommend this spot to all my friends!

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STA Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Rutan is the shiz!! The cabinas are centrally located to the Jaco strip, the better surf spot in Jaco and the bus station. Jaco in general is a busy but the cabinas are tucked away in its own little piece of paradise. For the price there are many amenities: Outside kitchen/Bar B Q, wireless internet, hammocks, fire pit with rocking... More

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Jaco, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Rutan Cabinas is a great affordable place that is close to everything and has a personal touch to it. The staff is super nice and as a local of 20 years in town I recommend it for anyone traveling hostel style in Jaco.

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Orange, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This hostile was awesome! The staff was really friendly and the room was clean and nice. The location was great we were able to walk to lots of fun places for food, bars and beach activities. We loved this place and would highly recommend it!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at these cabinas a few weeks ago and had a great time. The rooms were simplistic, but with everything you needed to enjoy yourself while staying there. Maria, the lovely landlord takes exceptional care of the facilities and maintains a very clean establishment..Did I mention that you are in walking distance from all kinds... More

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Extremely dirty - it looked like the sheets in our room hadn't been washed in months. Sand actually rolled around on the bed when we sat on the sheets, and we just felt sooo unclean the whole time we were in the room (which wasn't very long since we wanted to spend as little time as possible in there). The... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Central, clean and by far the cheapest place in town

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Address: Calle Anita, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Rutan Surf Cabinas Hotel Jaco
Rutan Surf Cabinas Costa Rica/Jaco

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