Jaco Inn Hostel

Playa Jaco, located in Costa Rica, is a beach town famous for a strong surf culture, a wild night life and its natural beauties. Our hostel is situated right in the heart of Jaco´s downtown with surf break's only a few steps away. The best restaurants and the hottest clubs in Jaco are only meters away, but the lush tropical gardens which surround our property give a unique relax experience and a quiet vibe.

My name is Juan, I am the co- owner and manager of a Hostel, born and raised in Playa Jacó I have been surfing for a good part of my life. I just recently graduated from architect school and I am hoping to thrive off a career with that long term. At 26 years of age and with a lot of ideas and enthusiasm I decided step up and help my dad with this businesses he started back in 2009. As a co-owner and manager I focus just as much energy on my staff as I do with every guest that comes through the hostel. I value the unique qualities and abilities of each employee because i believe that builds a stronger team. The volunteers can expect to be treated like family, in a place where passion and growth is more than welcome.


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Generalmente los turistas fueron muy amables conmigo, pude hacer mucho amigos y conocer gente muy diferente




A toi, chere volontaire qui passe par ici, si tu recherches :
- un hebergement calme(avec des iguanes et des ecureuils comme voisins) pour te reposer apres des nuits probablement agitees dans les bars des environs
-des taches variees et bien organisees, en toute autonomie (toutes sont listees par heure sur une feuille)
- un management humain et professionnel
-equilibrer ta casquette comme volontaire et ta casquette de backpapeuse, 2 semaines OFF par mois au top
- une ville safe
Ahah, ne cherche plus et peut-etre comme moi, vas-tu vivre l'experience la plus cool de l'annee


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It was thrilling to become a part of the family at Jaco Inn. The family who owns the property are kind and helpful! Gabby and Bryan were welcoming and helpful. I was given simple guidelines and allowed to teach yoga in their beautiful open air studio. I loved the hostel and meeting all the people who volunteered and guest who arrived from all over the world. Jack Inn is a short walk to the beach and surrounded by trees and nature which is hard to find in Jaco. Thank You to Juan and everyone who was a part of my two-month visit. I will return often!




Aie dios mio ! This place is just magic : The hostel becomes your "home sweet home", the crew, your costa funky family and the guests, your chilly surfer dudes from every parts of the world you re gonna share great moments with !
Front desk work is really smooth, as long as your respect your shift and show availibility to enjoy with the guests, you get the jaco inn style... Pura vida !
Juan, muchas gracias por todo, you re the best man. The lifestyle of this place makes it one of the coolest in Jaco.
Bisous bisous :)


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