Room2Board is a locally owned boutique hostel and surf school in Costa Rica located on Jaco Beach along the Central Pacific Coast. Brian, the owner of Room2Board, Kelly, our general manager and Franco, our front desk supervisor are always on site to make sure everyone is happy, the hostel is safe and clean, and the best place to spend your time in Costa Rica.  We are staffed by a combination of locals and like-minded world travelers to make you feel welcomed and a part of our global family.

New construction, utilizing an 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. From the moment you check-in you will feel apart of our global family.

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Our Amenities

Room2Board features all of the amenities you would expect to find at a boutique hotel including free Wi-Fi throughout the building and a rooftop terrace with an amazing ocean view and hammocks to relax in!  Our co-working space is open and free for out guests to use.

24 hour secure access and check-inBed linens and towel included
Professionally cleaned with spotless bathroomsWalking distance to shops, restaurants & bars
Shared kitchenFans in every room
Free Wi-Fi in common areasRooftop hammocks with ocean view
Air Conditioning availableLocker with every bed
Lots of common areasLaundry Service
Outdoor Sports & Movie ScreenDaily Yoga classes and free yoga on Sunday
TVs in gathering areasBike rental
Beach accessSolar heated well water
Swimming poolCo-Work Space Available
Surf, Board & Tour ShopParking available
Board storage availableWe welcome children 14 years and older
Electrical outlets in all lockersFree luggage storage available for early check-ins and late check-outs
Restaurant & Bar on site

Volunteer at Room2Board

Want to spend 3 months at Room2Board as part of our work for stay program?  If you are between 19-27 years of age, you are a team player and have a guest come first attitude, contact us to learn more.

Work a total of 24 hours/week  |  Staff dorm room provided  |  Breakfast provided and 50% off of lunch and dinner  |  Free use of surf boards and bikes


Meet our current volunteers:

Ramon’s nickname is Moncho!  He is from the great state of Texas!  He arrived at R2B in the beginning of January.  Moncho plays guitar, ukulele and trumpet.  He first came to Room2Board on the World Race and couldn’t wait to get back.  When he is not surfing you might find him shredding at the skate park.




Frede is from Montreal, CA.  Her native language is French. She loves the Room2Board tank tops and has one in every color.  Favorite food is the burrito from the Taco Joint.  She runs up Miro Mountain daily and play Sims during the night.  She arrived at Room2Board in August and leaves in early November.  Frede hopes to come back this winter to Jaco and work.  She is back now and working as a bar tender at R2B.



Matt is from Maryland, USA but says Maine is his real home!  He is currently the solo male in the dorm room until Lorenzo shows up next week!  Yes, he is loving life.  He led a bike trip across the US with 12 teenagers.  We think he is well suited for the volunteer job!!  His favorite thing to do is surf, eat and bike.  Favorite food is sushi from Arigatos.  Not a big night life person, because he wants to be on the ocean bright and early!  (We are not sure we believe that!)


Tiki is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA


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