Hotel Buddha House

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Private Room with 2 full beds with Bathroom and AC | Terrace/patio

Overview of Hotel Buddha House

Hotel Buddha House

2-star property
Jaco hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

171 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $41
Price available on 10/5/2022
Pastor Diaz main Avenue, facing El Bohio Street, Centro, Jaco, Puntarenas
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Jaco Beach - 1 min drive
  • Marina Los Sueños - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 84 min drive
  • Tambor (TMU) - 27.7 miles/44.6 km

About this property

Hotel Buddha House

Property highlights
Free breakfast (local cuisine), a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel Buddha House. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a playground and a library.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A TV in the lobby, barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
  • Tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 18 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Balconies or patios and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Buddha House Boutique Hostel Jaco
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La Cometa Hotel Jaco
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Hotel Buddha House Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hotel Buddha House Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Jaco

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Buddha House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Buddha House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Buddha House?
As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Buddha House on Oct 5, 2022 start from $41, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Buddha House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Buddha House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Buddha House?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Buddha House?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Buddha House?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hotel Buddha House and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and kayaking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Buddha House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Sunrise Breakfast (4-min walk), Taco Joint (5-min walk), and Amancios (5-min walk).
Does Hotel Buddha House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Hotel Buddha House like?
Hotel Buddha House is located near Jaco Beach, just a short 1-minute walk from Neo Fauna and 3 minutes' walk from Green Room Cafe. Travelers give top marks for the hostel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Buddha believer.
Cozy, warm atmosphere tropical forest themed, I recommend hotel.
Victor J, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

eric, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carolina, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

First, the Buddha House is right on the main street nestled between all the bars and shops and is literally 1 block from the underwhelming, more mud than sand, beach. However, the rooms are situated about 50 to 60 feet back from the road, so it is relatively quiet and there is parking if a person was driving. The rooms are clean and spacious enough. The only drawback is the pool is really no bigger than a very large hot tub. More than 2 adults and it is crowded. However, it is a good hotel and I would easily stay again. I went during low season and rainy season, so there was not too much activity for the 3 days that I stayed.
Christopher, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Late arrival accommodated by very friendly staff!
Had a canceled flight to San Jose and arrived a day late at 2:00 am. The security guard was really helpful in helping me get a new room and late check in as my original reservation had lapsed because of the canceled flight. Super clean and secured parking which was great because I didn’t want to unpack everything at 2:00 am. Really friendly staff, clean cute place, 2 blocks from the beach, excellent value for the money!
Sandy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicholas, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this "hostel". The pool is very small but the breakfast was good and the room was clean with working air conditioning. Felt safe since the gate to the property is locked at 9 PM. It was convenient for an overnight stay between SJO airport and the taxi boat to Montezuma.
Judy, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice simple rooms with outside space and a hammock. Small pool and excellent location for the nightlife
Satnum, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable rooms, great staff and chill atmosphere! Highly recommend!
angie, 2-night trip with friends
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