Hostels in Jacó, Costa Rica

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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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Jacó before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 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

FAQ about Jacó Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Jacó. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Jacó. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Jacó costs on average $24 for a dorm. A hostel in Jacó with private rooms costs on average $84. shows all 11 Hostels in Jacó. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Selina Jaco is the best hostel in Jacó for couples.
Selina Jaco is the best hostel in Jacó for groups.
Selina Jaco is the best rated hostel in Jacó for female solo travellers. compares prices for 11 hostels in Jacó, Costa Rica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Jacó such as
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Room2Board Hostel & Surf School is the best rated hostel for partying in Jacó.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Jacó

Your Packing List for Jacó

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Jacó and Costa Rica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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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.
11 Total number of hostels
$24 Average dorm price
$84 Average private room price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Jacó
Buena Nota Hostel is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Jacó
Most Jacó hostels are located in
Jacó Beach
8.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Jaco Beach (0.7 Km / 0.4 mi.)
Paquera (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Playa Tambor (44 Km / 27 mi.)
Puntarenas (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Tinamaste (46 Km / 28 mi.)
Montezuma (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Atenas (49 Km / 30 mi.)

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