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Rutan Surf Cabinas

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Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I had the most amazing time there. I met people from all over the world including spongebob squarepants! Yeah i know right!!! Also the 2 hostel owners are so hottt, if you know what I mean, well of course you do, I clearly said it. The hottie owners and all the guests and I BBQ'd every night, played beer pong,...

2Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 27 September 2013

This place is exactly what any traveler is looking for! Clean, affordable, great location, and hospitable staff! This hostel really enhanced my overall experience in Costa Rica. There is a mellow courtyard area for all the guests to hang out where I met some cool people. A few steps to the beach and a great restaurant across the street. I...

Thank rmadrid14
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 January 2013

I stayed here over 3 weeks, and for Jaco, it's really cheap. The rooms are clean and nice, although the mattresses were a little uncomfortable. Maybe they changed them till now. Rutan is located a couple of streets away from the center, so it's quiet and the beach in front is not as crowded. I definitely had an awesome time...

2Thank swissmiss_333
Los Angeles
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Just stayed at this wonderful little place in Jaco. It is quite the bargain for cabina pricing. The helpful staff, clean rooms, and beautiful ambiance make this a must stay if traveling on a budget through Jaco! I recommend this spot to all my friends!

Thank tichp7
STA Florida
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Rutan is the shiz!! The cabinas are centrally located to the Jaco strip, the better surf spot in Jaco and the bus station. Jaco in general is a busy but the cabinas are tucked away in its own little piece of paradise. For the price there are many amenities: Outside kitchen/Bar B Q, wireless internet, hammocks, fire pit with rocking...

1Thank Kevin H
Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Rutan Cabinas is a great affordable place that is close to everything and has a personal touch to it. The staff is super nice and as a local of 20 years in town I recommend it for anyone traveling hostel style in Jaco.

Thank BrookeAR
Orange, California
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This hostile was awesome! The staff was really friendly and the room was clean and nice. The location was great we were able to walk to lots of fun places for food, bars and beach activities. We loved this place and would highly recommend it!

Thank Jennifer B
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 4 November 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at these cabinas a few weeks ago and had a great time. The rooms were simplistic, but with everything you needed to enjoy yourself while staying there. Maria, the lovely landlord takes exceptional care of the facilities and maintains a very clean establishment..Did I mention that you are in walking distance from all kinds...

Thank Tedd' M
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Extremely dirty - it looked like the sheets in our room hadn't been washed in months. Sand actually rolled around on the bed when we sat on the sheets, and we just felt sooo unclean the whole time we were in the room (which wasn't very long since we wanted to spend as little time as possible in there). The...

Thank alixkvz
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Central, clean and by far the cheapest place in town

1Thank Irma R

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the laid-back coastal town of Playa Jaco, Cabinas Rutan is centered amidst pristine sandy beaches and killer surf! Rutan is a retreat, a quaint island style getaway for surfers and sun worshippers. Upon new ownership, formally known as Chucks Cabinas, we have added amenities such as a BBQ to new beds, linens and decor, Rutan Surf Cabinas is more unique and tranquil and still the lowest price in town! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rutan Surf Cabinas

Address: Calle Anita, Jaco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: €9 - €46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Rutan Surf Cabinas Hotel Jaco
Rutan Surf Cabinas Costa Rica/Jaco
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“I think they are turning into vacation rentals at some point so rent longterm too! so awesome!”
greend2014, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Try to get the upstairs room if it's available.”
974KevinH, 6 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Try to get a room with just the 2 beds in it!”
Tedd_M_12, 3 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Don't do it!”
alixkvz, 18 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Any room! They've got rooms with up to 5 beds in them!”
ExploreP, 10 Jan 2012 | Read review
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