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“Great place to be social and close to all!”

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Room2Board Hostel and Surf School
Ranked #1 of 65 Speciality Lodging in Jaco
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Bedford, New York
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“Great place to be social and close to all!”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for a few nights and had an awesome time. Brian is really social and rallied a big group of us to go out for pizza in town. Afterwards we all went to the grocery store and bought beer and snacks as watched a movie shown over the pool outside in the warm beautiful air. Some of us swam, some snoozed on the chaise and some just hung out.

Next day we booked a surfing lesson through Brian and it was soooo much fun and Dave was patient and kind and funny and an excellent instructor. I rode about 95% of my waves and it was my first time (and I am over 50!) That night most of the guests bought fish and carne and veggies and we had a big BBQ and beer and another movie. Oh yeah, don't forget the beautiful sunset from the roof deck! Stunning!

Third day we went with some of our new friends from the hostel and did a day trip to Manuel Antonio. It was fun to add some new people to our touring and we had a great day. Short drive as well. We arrived back at hostel in time for the tail end of Ground Hog day over the pool.

The place is brand new and most if not all of the rooms have a view of the ocean and you can hear waves crashing with the windows open! It is so new that they installed the counter tops in the common kitchen area while we were there.

I hope to go back there soon!

Room Tip: I booked the room with a double bed and a twin bed. Had A/C and a great view of ocean I think it w...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Buenos Aires, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This Hostel is definitely the best in town. It just opened about a month ago so everything is brand new and very nice and clean. Both the owner and the manager were super nice and helpful. They had a great community atmosphere with dinners and movies around the pool and bar. It's literally steps from the beach. I can't get over how wonderful my experience with this hostel was!!! If you go there, you absolutely HAVE to visit Mount Mirador, an amazing lookout point. Just walk South until you find a gas station, cross the street, and after a short climb you'll find yourself looking over the entire beach!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This was my first time staying at a hostel -- and from what I gathered, this place is no pure hostel. It's more of a model boutique hotel with a hostel community vibe. Room2Board is relatively new and they take extremely good care of the property. The place is constantly being cleaned. The terrace level bar is still under construction, but there is a bar-like atmosphere at pool side. The terrace roof top offers a plenty decent view of the sunset too.

Service is good and friendly - you definitely feel welcomed. Kevin and Brian can recommend and book tours or surfing lessons for you. The atmosphere is pretty light but fun. They have movie and dinner nights - with the movie being projected over the pool. It's a pretty cool way to spend some time before the night kicks off -- as the nightlife gets started pretty late in Jaco.

In short, it's clean and a good location right off the beach. Can't beat it. I'm definitely looking forward to coming back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This place is brand new hostel just south of the Jaco town centre. It's a great modern building with excellent fit out, pool, nice rooms and great mattresses, awesome bathrooms. There is a projector to watch movies over the pool, a great sound system and it's a 30 second stroll to the beach.

When I visited the finishing touches were still being put on the hostel, but it should be 100% complete fairly soon. What stood out to be was the quality of service from the staff - friendly, helpful, welcoming - this has the makings of a truly amazing hostel. Really the perfect spot to be in Jaco.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

If you are looking for a hostel in Jaco Beach, stop looking if you find this! This hostel has an amazing aura, the straff is so nice and can help you with anything you need, any tours you will book or transport.
They have everything; a pool, kitchen, bar, sunbeds, it's clean, and a breathtaking sunset view from the roof top! Me and my friend stayed there for six days, and we would have stay there longer if we could. The weekends was so fun and we enjoyed every moment! Good partying and then calm in weekdays. I will highly recommend this place!

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Room Tip: Stay in room with an AC. It's so worth it!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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I truely love the stay at this place. It is brand spanking new with all the trims of a classy hotel with hostel prices. Kev and Brian truely look after us and I cant wait to get back there asap. Was good to both relax and have a few drinks at the pool or on the sea view rooftop. Thankyou so much

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Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This hostel was a great place to stay. The Staff created a great atmosphere and made you feel at home. The building architecture is amazing and the lay out is great with lots of room options and 2 bars one by the pool and one on the roof to watch the sunset, and the bathrooms were amazing. I really enjoyed my stay with Room 2 Board.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Room2Board Hostel and Surf School
Address: Metros Oeste de la Clinica de Jaco 200 | In Front of the Beach, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 65 Speciality Lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Room2Board Hostel and Surf School 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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