Hostels in Jacó, Costa Rica

11 hostels available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Jacó

Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Wipeout is a small hostel located in Playa Hermosa which is 6km out of the craziness of Jaco and within walking distance to Hermosa Beach which is a great Surf break and also offers beachfront … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Cancellation Policy: 3 days before arrival.In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 15.00 to 23.00 Check out before 11.00 … More

Casajungla Hostel

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…For the time being the usual kitchen area will be operating with a reduced space, but it will still be available from 8am to 10pm. The back garden will not be available for the time being, and … More
Youth Hostel
"…Our facilities are designed for the enjoyment of and rest of our guests and are close to all the attractions and activities of the place, such as surfing, canopy, horseback riding on the beach, … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is just steps away from the beach and within walking distance of the center of the vibrant surf-town Jaco. Whether you are hanging out with new friends, learning to surf or speak … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 06:00 to 20:00 . Check out before 00:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes … More

Selina Jaco

Privacy Curtains
Couples Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"True to its sustainability ethos, Selina Jacó is a natural extension of its environment. As one the closest beach destination to San Jose, Jacó is frequented by locals and foreigners alike. Expats … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Access to the hostel for non costumer is strictly prohibited. We welcome children over 14. We are unable to accepts pets. No smoking anywhere inside or outside the facility. If you require a … More

Jaco Lodge

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…No curfew Quiet Place Adults Only Pet Friendly" …"Tambor Airport 45 km La Managua Airport 56 km Juan Santamaría International Airport 60 km" …100m Sur de Pinturas Sur, Calle Picolo … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…General: 24 hours reception. No curfew Non Smoking" …"The nearest airport is La Managua Airport, 70 km from Hotel Adventure Lodge." …Calle Lapa Verde, Adventure Lodge More
"…General: Reception from 07.00 to 23.00 No curfew No special" …"…45 km La Managua Airport 58 km Juan Santamaría International Airport 62 km" …Calle lapa verde, 61101 More

Hotels in Jacó

"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit cards Taxes not included (13%) Breakfast not included General: 24 hours reception. No curfew Pet are not allowed Over 18 years old" …"From … More

Jaco Inn Surf Club

Free Breakfast
"…We are located in the center of Playa Jaco, at the intersection of Calle Bohio and Avenida Pastor Diaz, behind Cafe Bohio. Our hostel is only 100m from the beach and you can surf right out front! … More

Hotel Mar de Luz

Free Breakfast
"In the middle of Playa JacÔŅĹ a little piece of heaven fell. Tropical Garden Hotel is located in JacÔŅĹ, a beautiful bay on the central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, only 90 minutes from Juan ‚Ķ More

Balcon del Mar Beach Front Hotel

Central Pacific
Free Breakfast
"…for different budgets. The rooms go from 20 standard, 09 standard superior,06 standard major rooms with a panoramic view on the 4th floor, 1 apartment with kitchen plus 2 with kitchenette, 1 … More
Calle Bohío Hostel de Haan, J97C+W7G, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó More

Guest Houses in Jacó

"…La Perlita offers a pool and in less than 5 minutes walking you can reach the beach and the centre of Jaco. At La Perlita you will be accommodated in a private room with shower, hot water and … More

Hostels in Jacó, Costa Rica

11 hostels available. Prices start from $14 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Jacó (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jacó.

 Hostels in Jaco, Costa Rica

Jacó, Costa Rica, is a medium-sized town in the middle of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Jacó is famous for its surfing and its international surfing competition held at the end of February or the beginning of March. During this time, Jacó is popular and vibrant; during the rest of the year, the town struggles to keep the tourism industry going. The town is rather plain and offers as many Western fast food restaurants as typical family ones. Jacó is built on surfing and has little to appeal to anyone else.

The hostels in Jacó are centrally located, and in most cases, within a short walk to the surfing beaches. The town has all the amenities you could want or need from ATMs and banks, to restaurants and bars, and laundromats. With little competition for tourism, Jacó hostels are often quite plain -- do your research before booking. During the surf competition, booking in advance is strongly advised but during the rest of the year, walking up should suffice.

Jacó is easily accessible by car or bus as it is located on main highways. The bus station offers popular destinations such as Montezuma, Manuel Antonio, or San Jose and its international airport. Jacó is a great place for surfers to catch a wave or learn to surf. If that is not your style, then it will only appeal to you as a stopover between bus trips.

Written by local enthusiast for Jacó hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Jacó hostels Fro

Jacó Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Jacó, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 11
Average dorm price $22
Average private room price $91
Cheapest hostel in Jacó Buena Nota Hostel with $14
Party hostels in Jacó Wipeout International Hostel (6 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 6.2

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Other Nearby Cities

Jaco Beach (0.7 Km / 0.4 mi.)
Herradura (6 Km / 3 mi.)
Esterillos (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Paquera (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Playa Tambor (44 Km / 27 mi.)
Puntarenas (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Montezuma (48 Km / 30 mi.)

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