We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Hermosa Beach, Jaco, Puntarenas 4 km south of Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
Hotels.com
Booking.com
Orbitz.com
eDreams
Priceline
Travelocity
View all 15 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (139)
Pool & Beach (36)
Room & Suite (24)

About

#3 of 8 hotels in Playa Hermosa
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.1
Value
3.8
GreenLeaders Bronze level
The Backyard Hotel is located on the beautiful, luscious green, central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in Playa Hermosa, just 4 kms south of Jaco Beach. This tropical paradise boasts one of the country's most well-known surfing and sunbathing beaches.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Snorkeling
Fishing
Car hire
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Contact
Hermosa Beach, Jaco, Puntarenas 4 km south of Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
Getting there
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport40 miSee all flights
Tambor Airport30 miSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
138Reviews8Q+A28Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 61
  • 40
  • 17
  • 9
  • 11
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
allifLANYC wrote a review Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
The staff is so rude and lazy. If you're happy, they love you. If you have any issues, they are so incredibly rude. Only want to handle over email. I HIGHLY recommend not even dealing with them because they caused such a headache it affected my trip. there are other hotels in the area that are SOOOO much nicer and with better locations as well.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022
Service
Room Tip: Just don't stay here. Find another spot.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Gina M wrote a review May 2022
Cary, North Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at the Backyard many times over the years and always had good experiences until now. I had to postpone my trip in January because my daughter got covid. I canceled my reservation within the time frame of their cancellation policy. They charged me for my room the day after I canceled. I asked for a refund and they denied it because when I emailed the hotel to cancel my reservation I didn’t ask to not be charged. Why would anyone want to be charged for a hotel stay they were not going to use? I contacted hotel. com where I made my reservation to argue on my behalf and this is the response of the manager at the Backyard. Hello Gina, This is about your Hotels.com booking from 03 Jan-05 Jan at The Backyard Hotel, Jaco. I have spoken to the manager at the hotel as requested and I am afraid that the refund has been denied by them as this was not requested before canceling the reservation. I tried requesting at least a partial refund but that was denied too. Thank You, Anand Upadhyay Hotels.com Customer Service Team I don’t usually do reviews but I feel there needs to be a consequence when businesses take your money after not honoring their owed policy.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Didi wrote a review Mar 2022
29 contributions
The location of this hotel is fantastic-literally on the beach! Its outside of downtown Jaco, which I enjoyed because it wasn't the typical busy touristy environment. This part of Jaco beach was also much nicer and had far less people. Eating at the 3 closest restaurants, all next door provided alot of variety. Room was clean and functional, but spent most of the time outside on the beach. The iguanas were a hit!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: upper floors better, but ground floors give access to beach
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Faith G wrote a review Jan 2022
67 contributions17 helpful votes
We didn't know what to expect but this place is away from the downtown area of Jaco. We stayed in 103 and 104.....there's only maybe 10 or so rooms so it's small. Wasn't busy so we had the pool to ourself and the beach area! We were only going to book for 1 night and ended up staying 3. Awesome internet!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Kelsey G wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions
This hotel is amazing! The location is great with restaurants, bars, and a convenience store within walking distance. The room was clean, great patio area with a pool, and right on the beach. My friends and I stayed in the ocean front suite and experienced the most amazing sunsets every afternoon right from our balcony. The staff were very accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience in Jaco. Ana was super helpful in recommending activities for us to do and booked everything for us. I highly recommend staying here!
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
BobfromRedondo wrote a review Sep 2021
Los Angeles, California83 contributions60 helpful votes
Convenient hotel to surf. Upstairs rooms are better than downstairs rooms. Breakfast at a local restaurant does not have a lot of options. Get a room closer the beach versus the road. Lots of trucks engine brake at all times of the night. Rooms are a little dated.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Upstairs and closest to the beach
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Barbara W wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
+1
The hotel is beautiful just like the photos they post !! The upstairs rooms are huge with a big balcony. The staff is amazing and very helpful! I wish the restaurant and bar were still open ! Hopefully next time when we come that will be open! Location you can’t beat especially if your a surfer
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Corey wrote a review Jul 2021
Worldwide2 contributions
My family of four had a great time here. The rooms were very comfortable (nice shower, memory foam mattresses). View of ocean from balcony. Perfect pool for the kids. Great beach access. Restaurants nearby. We would have stayed here for days but were on our way to Quepos. Very secure. Excellent experience!!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Roland B wrote a review Jul 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I cant say enough about this wonderful place. Located right on the beach with the calming sound of the crashing waves. This place is a dream. Looking out on the balcony we could overlook the pool and beach. The room had ample space, bed was large and all bathroom met expectations. They even took care of our laundry for a small fee. I would definitely recommend the Backyard Hotel to anyone looking for a beach side stay.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Bloomingdale wrote a review Jun 2021
Dallas, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is the first review I've ever posted on Tripadvisor. In fact, I rarely post reviews anywhere, but feel compelled to clarify some of the claims BH makes on their website. We recently spent 2 nights at the hotel expecting: - luxurious rooms, that were actually very simple and very old/outdated - spectacular ocean views in every room, that in fact gave us views of a large dumpster next to pool and the adjacent buildings and fences. - beautiful beach with world class waves,,,. The waves are great for surfing and boogie boarding if you're a very good swimmer, but forget about casual swimming or the kids playing in the gentle waves, as the surf is very rough and unrelenting. Another problem is the sand in this area of Hermosa Beach is a very dark brown/grey and too hot to stand on during the day. If you watch the video on the BH website, they don't really show the beach or anyone enjoying it. That's because the sand is unbearably hot during the day. - The pool is very small and located on the side of the hotel. It's surrounded by a fence, recycling dumpster and the hotel. There's very little room around the pool itself for lounging and the pool itself gets very crowded once 4-5 people get in it. Perhaps the biggest misconception is that this hotel is on a beautiful, quiet stretch of the Pacific Ocean. In reality its a mere 20 steps from a main highway. Plan on leaving your sound machine at home and let the sound of large 18-wheelers serenade you to sleep (or likely not) as they barrel down the road at all hours of the night. My intention is not to say this is a horrible place that everyone will hate, as I'm sure others have/will find that it meets their expectations, but in the end the Backyard Hotel was an incredible disappointment to our family. I'm posting this review hoping it might help other travelers. Pura Vida!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021
Rooms
Location
Service
Room Tip: Only the suites on the ocean side have an ocean view
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
$116 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
backyard hotel playa hermosa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictPlaya Hermosa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

BACKYARD HOTEL $120 ($̶1̶7̶6̶) - Prices & Reviews - Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

Frequently Asked Questions about Backyard Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Backyard Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Backyard Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
Is parking available at Backyard Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backyard Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vida Hermosa Bar & Restaurante, Bowie's Point Bar & Restaurant, and Vista Hermosa Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Backyard Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Backyard Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Backyard Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Backyard Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Playa Hermosa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Backyard Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Backyard Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Backyard Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.