Rocking J's



Playa Salsa Brava Puerto ViejoSee nearby area


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    Lonely Planet review

    Puerto Viejo’s biggest party hostel and ‘hammock hotel’ organizes full-moon parties and drinking games, sometimes to the chagrin of quieter neighbors. The accommodations are basic: tight rows of tents and hammocks, snug dorms and private doubles share rickety showers in an environment brightened by a veritable explosion of psychedelic mosaics.

    Surfboards, snorkels and bikes are available for rent, and in addition to an onsite restaurant and bar, there's also a music studio–survival bunker made from reclaimed shipping containers.

    Our independent authors have visited Rocking J's and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

    Description provided by property

    Offering a bar-restaurant and lush gardens, Rocking J's is located right on Salsa Brava Beach in Puerto Viejo. This artistic hostel features a shared kitchen and TV lounge and free WiFi.

    Rocking J's offers a range of rustic accommodation, including private rooms, shared dorms, tents and hammocks. All come with free sheets and have access to shared bathroom facilities.

    The hostel offers free painting and mosaic materials. Guests can also enjoy nightly bonfires in the grounds. There is a 24-hour reception and free on-site parking.

    Rocking J's Salsa Brava Beach is a popular surfing spot. There are many restaurants and bars within a 10-minute walk in Puerto Viejo town. Limon Airport is 55 km away.

    Important information

    A prepayment deposit via PayPal is required to secure your reservation. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. Please inform Rocking J's in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. A prepayment deposit via bank transfer is required to secure your reservation. The property will contact you after you book to provide any bank transfer instructions.

    Services & facilities

    • Bar
      • Available
    • Concierge
      • Concierge service
    • Recreation
      • Bicycle rental
      • Cycling
    • Non-smoking
      • Non-smoking throughout
      • Designated smoking area
    • Outdoor space
      • Garden
    • Guest services
      • Tour desk
      • 24-hour front desk
    • Restaurant/Café
      • Restaurant
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free WiFi
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