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“Best place i have ever stayed! Super chill vibe! Always a party to be found!” 5 of 5 stars
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Calle Anita, Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #17 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
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“Best place i have ever stayed! Super chill vibe! Always a party to be found!”
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, walked to the beach at all hours because its so close, walked to bars around the corner and anded. I will never stay aywhere but here when I go to Jaco. We partied at an all day/night beach club with food, booze, house music and swimming pools right on the beach called Jaco Blue...so awesome. I can't wait to go back! Luv you Rutan Suf Cabinas! I'm out!

Room Tip: I think they are turning into vacation rentals at some point so rent longterm too! so awesome!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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 HIGHLY recommend this place!! Pura Vida!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 here!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 chairs, outside shower, and surfboards/beach equipment for rent.

The best part about the cabinas is the staff that run it. Maria lives on site and will most likely be the one you talk to. She is extremely helpful and always smiling! I was lucky enough to meet the owner Devyn who made my stay even better. She had time to show me around Jaco and the nearby surf breaks which was very appreciated (and she's smokin hot!)
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SPOT!!

Room Tip: Try to get the upstairs room if it's available.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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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.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orange, California
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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!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rutan Surf Cabinas

Address: Calle Anita, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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 
Also Known As:
Rutan Surf Cabinas Hotel Jaco
Rutan Surf Cabinas Costa Rica/Jaco

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