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1 room, 2 adults

Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

2,5-star2,5 stars
200 Metros Oeste de la Clinica de Jaco, In front of the beach, Jaco, 61101, Costa Rica

Beachfront hostel with outdoor pool, near Jaco Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Hostel is perfectly located on the beach, pool and bar area are very good for relaxing…Jan 22, 2020
  • My friends and I stayed in a room with a queen bed and a single bed with a shared…Jan 10, 2020

Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

from ZAR 1,423
  • Private Room 205a, Share Bathroom w/205b
  • Private Room 205b, Share Bathroom w/205a
  • Private Room 206a, Share Bathroom w/206b
  • Private Room 206b, Share Bathroom w/206a
  • Room 1
  • Room 2
  • Room 303
  • Room101/5
  • Room 104
  • Room 204
  • Room 301
  • Room 302

What’s around Room2Board Hostel and Surf School


  • On the beach
  • Jaco Beach - 1 min walk
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 43 min walk
  • Neo Fauna - 16 min walk
  • Teatro Jaco - 20 min walk
  • Herradura Beach - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Hermosa Beach - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Auto Mercado Herradura - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 86 min drive
  • Tambor (TMU) - 178 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (13 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Shower only

Special features


Chili Guaros - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Room2Board Hostel and Surf School’s small print

Also known as

  • Room2Board Hostel Surf School Jaco
  • Room2Board Hostel Surf School
  • Room2Board Surf School Jaco
  • Room2Board Surf School
  • Room2Board Hostel And Surf School Costa Rica/Jaco
  • Room2Board Hostel and Surf School Jaco

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: USD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 4 and USD 8 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

  • Does Room2Board Hostel and Surf School offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Room2Board Hostel and Surf School does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Room2Board Hostel and Surf School?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,2 From 27 reviews

Very good 8,0
I had a great time and I would go back.
I almost didn’t stay at Room2Board— they are VERY Instagram-friendly, and I am not exactly the IG demographic. That said, I am glad I didn’t get scared off! Room2Board was clean and friendly, and they were strict about quiet hours starting at 11 pm, so no worries about pounding music all night. My only two comments are SUPER minor: it would be great if they provided hooks in the rooms to hang up wet/damp clothes, especially since they don’t want you to hang clothes out on the balconies, and the free coffee doesn’t actually start at 5 am like the signs in the room say- it starts at 7 am.
ca8 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
There is a reason why this place is rated “best hostel in Costa Rica”. Clean, cool vibe, really nice pool, great location. This place is fantastic. My only gripe was that the free morning coffee wasn’t more than luke-warm. I’d still gladly go back.
Nick, us1 night trip with friends
Good 6,0
Elevator was not working Lobby staff not able to help all time, many answers like "i dont know"
lucia patricia, mx3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
R2B will be our go-to in Jaco
R2B had such a fun atmosphere, was steps to the beach, and had awesome happy hour specials!
Rachel, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Great location and value
Great hotel! Had happy hour 3 times a day, right by the beach and cheap surf rentals. They even had yoga on the roof.
Stephanie, ca4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great hostel steps from the beach!
This hostel has good vibes, tasty food, and is steps from the surf in Jaco. The main strip where restaurants and bars are is a few minutes walk away. The rooms are good as well. My only complaint is that they charge you $10 per day to use AC, even on their highest priced rooms. The rooms do not have much airflow so AC is necessary. Overall excellent stay at Room2Board, highly recommended!
ca3 night romance trip

Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

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