12 Hostels in Jacó, Costa Rica

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Jacó, Costa Rica. You can choose from 12 Jacó hostels. In total, there are 22 cheap places to stay in Jacó such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $11 for a dorm.

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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.

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Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Jacó


(Beds on Bohio Hostel & Surf School is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Jacó


(Wipeout International Hostel is the best rated)

Most Jacó hostels are located in

Jaco Beach

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Jacó for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Jacó for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Jacó? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Jacó alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Jacó. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Jacó here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Jaco Beach Jaco Beach (0.7 Km / 0.4 mi.)
Esterillos Oeste Esterillos Oeste (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Paquera Paquera (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Playa Tambor Playa Tambor (44 Km / 27 mi.)
Puntarenas Puntarenas (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Tinamaste Tinamaste (46 Km / 28 mi.)
Atenas Atenas (49 Km / 30 mi.)

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?

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FAQ about Jacó Hostels

Hostelz.com shows all 12 Hostels in Jacó. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Selina Jaco is the best rated hostel in Jacó for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 12 hostel in Jacó, Costa Rica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Jacó such as

  • 4 hotel
  • 4 guesthouse
  • 2 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Jacó.

Wipeout International Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Jacó.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Jacó - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Jacó

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Jacó