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Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

Metros Oeste de la Clinica de Jaco 200 In Front of the Beach, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101 Costa Rica
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Room2Board is a newly built boutique hostel and surf school located on the Central Pacific Coast in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. Its eco-friendly design provides adventure travelers, surfers, and backpackers a clean, safe and affordable place to stay. Room2Board was designed to have the social atmosphere and affordability of a traditional hostel and surf camp along with the amenities and style of a boutique hotel. From the moment you check-in you will feel apart of our global family. Please note we have a 2 day minimum on the weekends and a 2 day minimum over Semana Santa, March 27- April 5th and Christmas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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78Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Lena Krenn wrote a review May 2021
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
The hostel is super nice! I was in a 4 Dorm Room with a balcony and a private bath. Everything was very clean and the staff is really nice and friendly too. The best thing: it is directly at the beach! 😍
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Cody Sky wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
The location of the Hostel is walking distance to both the beach and downtown area. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. If you enjoy surfing the surfboard selection is great and it is a short walk to the beach. This is a must stay for Jaco Beach.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Shane M wrote a review May 2021
5 contributions
This is the fourth time I've returned to this hostel, and this time I worked remotely for 6 months. I must say that it was an awesome experience. The staff is friendly, the volunteers are wonderful, the owner is there every day to make sure things go smoothly, and it was a very safe place to ride out the pandemic. My room was cleaned regularly and it had a really comfortable bed. I used the wifi during my working hours from my room, the rooftop, the co-work space, and the restaurant, depending on where I wanted to relax, and it was nice to have options. I was able to sleep every night even though I'm a light sleeper because they enforce quiet hours after 11pm. Another bonus is that I could grab a board and surfing every day and catch a great sunset. I also hung out in the pool a lot and met a bunch of cool people. There's a kitchen to cook meals in and a pool that's always clean. Coming here was a great decision.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Katie wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
This hostel is known for it's party life, however, there is so much more to it than that! They have great accommodations, an excellent location right by the beach, delicious food, a meeting space to work or relax, a beautiful pool, a rooftop lounge area and yoga spot, and amazingly helpful staff! Sure, they also have a great bar and they know how to turn up the party, but don't let that be the only thing you take in when reading these reviews! It is truly a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Tyler T wrote a review Mar 2020
31 contributions14 helpful votes
Great facilities, clean room, nice pool and bar area. The rooftop patio is nice and relaxing with hammocks the hostel is located near the beach and a relatively short walk to the city center. I stayed midweek and it was a very calm, relaxing environment but have heard it can be quite busy on the weekends. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
$77 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictJaco
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Frequently Asked Questions about Room2Board Hostel and Surf School
Which popular attractions are close to Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
Nearby attractions include Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center (0.3 miles) and Dkoko (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tsunami Sushi Jacó Walk, Chili Guaros at Room2Board, and Ser Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Room2Board Hostel and Surf School have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Room2Board Hostel and Surf School offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Room2Board Hostel and Surf School have airport transportation?
Yes, Room2Board Hostel and Surf School offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Room2Board Hostel and Surf School have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Room2Board Hostel and Surf School accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.