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 bathroom was absolutely horrible too - we avoided showering until we reached our next hostel. Maybe we just got the worst room since some of the other reviews are much more positive, but I would personally never recommend this hostel to anyone. Staff wasn't any too friendly, and there is no way I would describe this place as "clean" like the other people on here did (and I'm a low-maintenance college student and didn't have very high expectations going in, but somehow I was still grossed out and almost slept on the beach instead of inside the gross room). Jaco just sucked in general though as a town in my opinion, though, so maybe that's part of it. A part of my Costa Rican experience that I really don't care to remember.
- Also Known As:
- Rutan Surf Cabinas Hotel
- Rutan Surf Cabinas Hotel Jaco
- Rutan Surf Cabinas Costa Rica/Jaco
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the laid-back coastal town of Playa Jaco, Cabinas Rutan is centered amidst pristine sandy beaches and killer surf! Rutan is a retreat, a quaint island style getaway for surfers and sun worshippers. Upon new ownership, formally known as Chucks Cabinas, we have added amenities such as a BBQ to new beds, linens and decor, Rutan Surf Cabinas is more unique and tranquil and still the lowest price in town! ... more less