Exceptional experience staying here! The team really go out of their way to make it awesome. The hostel itself is a dream. And the beach is perfect for surfing. Great area and I'm sure I'll be back. Thank you guys!
Room2Board is a class act beachfront hostel that has claimed its own spot in Jaco. Away from the business of the main strip, Room2Board offers comfortable shared or private rooms with a view in front of a pumping surf break. The bathrooms include showers; additionally, there are common cooking areas, outdoor showers, a beautiful pool, restaurant and bar. For remote workers the co-working space is bar-none. You can stash your stuff in a locker to keep it safe, rent a board from the surf shop if you need one, take a lesson, book a tour, you name it. The prices are competitive and a real deal for what you get. If you are a budget traveler, stay in a shared room for under $20. If price isn't an object, stay more luxuriously in a private room. The owner Brian takes pride in his masterpiece accommodation and his friendly staff hails from all over the world. You will be content to just hang in the bar/restaurant area all day long or relaxing in the state of the art pool. Hands down one of the best places to stay in Jaco. As an experienced hosteler, I can confidently say that Room2Board's value can not be beat.…
I saw many other hostels in the area and I believe Jaco is the best bang for your buck. It is not luxurious but the hostel is clean, the people that work there are some of the sweetest people I've met and so helpful. The surf shop is very convenient for getting lessons, rentals, and booking tours and excursions. If you are new to surfing the lessons are great.
It was fun! Loved the ambiance, people were nice :) Bar is open until 11pm, it has a great location in front of the beach, food was great! The room was clean though the sheets they gave us twice were stained, otherwise we were very happy with our stay!
I spent 4 nights at Room2Board and had 4 of the most fun and memorable days of my life! The Hostel is very clean and safe, the staff is friendly, and the bar and pool make it very easy to meet other travelers. The beach is literally across the street and it is just a short walk to several hikes, bars, and restaurants.
We were keen to get out of San Jose as soon as possible and coming from a wet cpld country we craved a beach. This hostel is right on the beach. Good food, swimming pool and comfy bunk beds. It has a great backpacker vibe and we made lots of friends
I stayed at R2B for 29 nights, and I couldn’t recommend this hostel enough. Wondering if you can work remotely? The answer is YES (I worked 40 hours a week). The wifi is decent (fine if you’re just browsing the Internet), but the secret to doing this successfully is grabbing a SIM Card from Claro (15 minute walk from the hostel). You can get 30 days of UNLIMITED data (seriously unlimited) for $25 dollars. I work in tech sales running product demos over zoom, and my Claro SIM Card worked flawlessly no matter where I was in the hostel (my room, co-working space, by the pool or on the rooftop!) For less than a dollar a day, this is WELL WORTH IT. Other Tips: Bring some solid headphones for working from the common spaces; they’ll turn on the AC for you in the co-working space if you ask the front desk. :) Whether you’re working or backpacking - if you’re looking for the most welcoming, fun, & solo-traveler friendly hostel in Jaco, (maybe in Costa Rica), then stay here. R2B attracts down-to-earth people and has an awesome, chill vibe. The common areas make it VERY easy to meet people (take it from someone who had to meet a new group of people every 3 days for 4 weeks straight). Hang around the pool, bar, or rooftop for sunset. Brian (the owner) and the rest of the team are awesome. They were always there to help with anything I needed. The team works NON STOP to keep things super clean. The kitchen can get a little messy / crowded as it’s a bit small - but food at the hostel restaurant is extremely reasonably priced + super good for times that the kitchen is too crowded. The location cannot be beat - they are on the safer side of Jaco and directly on the beach. You can grab a surfboard and be on the water in 1 minute. There’s a shop with all your essentials a 5 minute walk away, and you’re a 6 minute walk from the main road (most of that walk can be along the beach, if you’d like). I’ve been all over Australia, SE Asia, & Europe and rooftop sunsets at R2B were some of the most beautiful I’ve seen in my life. Lastly, in addition to surfing there are a ton of nearby activities (parties at playa Hermosa, hiking at El Miro, waterfall hikes, ATV / Zipline tours, and more). My 29 nights here were a dream and I hope this review helps. :) Enjoy your trip! Pura Vida!…
Outstanding spearfishing trip in Jaco. As always, Room2Board was fantastic. The rooms and property were immaculate. The beach view is just icing on the cake. The downstairs bar, restaurant and pool area have such a vibrant vibe. The list of available activities provides something for everyone. Lastly, the staff provides perfect customer service. Outstanding venue!
My room was perfectly adequate. On the pricey side. Staff very nice both at reception and bar. Short walk to beach. Some fun people, but quiet most nights. I surfed with another school. But hotel close to beach break.
This hostel was just amazing. The rooms were nice, the people and the volunteers were kind, the location was amazing. Right at the beach and walking distance to bars and clubs. Most important the vibe was absolutely great. People were so kind and everyone wanted to talk with everyone. Loved our stay.