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Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the vibe of this place. It's definitely one of the nicer hostels you'll stay at, and the price reflects that. But it's well worth it. There's a pool with a slide, rooftop with a great view of the beach and sunrise/sunset, the rooms and bathrooms are new and clean. Not much character, it feels like you're more in... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hola! This was my first time in Costa Rica and staying at a hostel. Brian was very helpful and made it easy to book our stay. I absolutely LOVED my experience. Room 2 Board has the most inviting, fun, and relaxed atmosphere. You get to meet so many different people from all over the world and locals too. The hostel... More 

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Thank Michelle V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is the perfect Central American hostel - right near the beach, clean, good tunes, good vibes, great pool, friendly staff, amazing food - I will be back for sure. A huge thanks for Brian and the team.

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Thank Nim S
Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hey Nim! It's pretty incredible isn't it?! We are glad to hear that you had a great time staying with us. We can't wait to see you in the future. Hasta luego! More 

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

My brother and I had a wonderful time during our four night stay here in Jaco. The rooms and restrooms were cleaned often, and the bar serves great food. We took a surfing lesson and both stood up within a few minutes. The kitchen did get a little gross because of other guests failing to clean up. Some of our... More 

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Thank krudzitis
Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hola! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Room2board. We are sorry to hear about your food and toiletries being taken. There are cleaners around for the majority of the day so it is cleaned on a regular basis, however I apologise for any problems that you may have had with the kitchen. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Room2Board was really nothing short of a hotel as long as you had a room with AC (a must in Costa Rica). Staff was friendly and made you feel very at home. Rooftop with hammocks was an awesome touch especially after a long day and you just want somewhere to chill. Food was pretty good but you can find cheaper... More 

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Thank Christyanazap
Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hola Christyana! We are happy that you chose to join our global family for your stay. We love the hammocks for an afternoon siesta too! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is in a perfect location, walking distance to banks, grocery stores and a ton of shops and restaurants. The facility is super clean, and well run. Plus the pool was beautiful and a great thing in the Costa Rican heat! Kitchen was great, stocked with appliances and had a great system in place. Rooms were basic but clean... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hola Rebecca! The pool is great for those hot afternoons we are glad that you made the most of it. We apologise for any inconvenience with the outlets, maintenance has now fixed any issues with them. We are glad that you made the most of the surfing here because that is one of the things that we love too! We... More 

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9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a lot of hostels around the world and this one is Honestly one of the best iv ever stayed at. Rooms are clean. Had air con in mine (not all of them though) pool was clean, staff were very helpful including the bar staff. It's on the beach. Never stayed anywhere else in jaco. They do surf lessons... More 

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Thank Joe B
Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hola Joe! Jaco is pretty amazing isn't it? There is so much to do in town and our surf shop can set you up with a wide variety of tours throughout the surrounding areas. We're sorry you weren't able to get the best WIFI, when town is busy the whole network suffers. It's all about the Pura Vida! We hope... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed in the private rooms, originally booking one that had no AC, not even for purchase, so they quickly found us another private room with AC. We had a queen and single bed in our room with two huge windows overlooking the pool. Loved the windows and the natural light! Ate dinner once downstairs, totally would... More 

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Thank Bella C
Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hola Bella! We're so glad you had a pleasant stay at room2board and that your room situation was sorted out quickly. We also love the empanadas for a mid day snack. We hope to have you back, pura vida! More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I've been to plenty of hostels around the world and this one is definitely at the top of my list! The room/bathroom seemed brand new and the A/C and wifi worked great. This hostel was nicer than most of the hotels we have stayed at throughout Costa Rica! From yoga to surf lessons Room2Board has it all. The staff was... More 

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Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hola Reagan, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Room2Board. Our hostel is only two years old and has been very well maintained so guests can enjoy paradise here. We really hope you'll be able to visit us again one day. Welcome to our global family, Pura vida! More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The room and hostel was very clean and the staff very helpful and friendly. The hostel was right on the beach and had a great pool for relaxing. It is a short walk to the center of town and very easy to get around. This place had many different types of travelers and would be great for anyone traveling to... More 

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Thank JayRH2014
Room2Board, Front Office Manager at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School, responded to this review

Hola Jay, Thank you for your kind words about our hostel. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with other travelers and our staff. One of the great benefits of a hostel is the atmosphere it creates and the opportunity to meet so many unique people. We look forward to having you back in paradise! Pura vida :) More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

Address: Metros Oeste de la Clinica de Jaco 200 | In Front of the Beach, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $37 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Room2Board Hostel and Surf School 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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