Ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

3.0 out of 5
67% of guests recommend
2.5 Room cleanliness
2.9 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Aug 24, 2019
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 23, 2018 on Hotels
I stayed in a tent and it had a decent mattress. The property is located right on the beach. Not in the center of town but only a 5 to 10 minute walk. Nice big area to socialise.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 12, 2018
This is not the place to go to if you want to relax (and not party). The owner is kind, but constantly pushes products on you. They have super loud things going on, and it's not super clean. The days before we left, there was only one working toilet for the whole facility. The showers seem dirty (and the toilets). Oh, and you can hear people loudly having sex at all hours which makes for an uncomfortable situation.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 23, 2018 by ROCKING J'S, Hotel Management
WE ARE SORRY A LOT, THAT HAD NOT BEEN YOUR BEST EXPERIENCE, BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, IT HELPS US TO CONTINUE IMPROVED. HAVE A GOOD DAY.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 15, 2018
When I arrived at Rocking J’s they did not have my reservation on file. They later found the reservation and informed me that the staff member responsible for reservations did not reserve the room I requested. I was placed in a room that looked like a shack on stilts and it was the size of a closet. The mattress was on the floor and took up the whole size of the room.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 10, 2018 by ROCKING J'S, Hotel Management
WE APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HAPPENED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, HELPS US TO CONTINUE IMPROVING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PURA VIDA!!!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Pura Vida!

Posted Jun 3, 2018 on Hotels
Rocking J's is a great place for travelers on a budget. Hammocks and tents for the low budget wanderers and a few rooms with private bath and air conditioning. My room was lovely and had an ocean view with a great porch. The staff was very friendly and they kept the grounds clean. Rocking J's is more suited to a younger crowd and I felt comfortable. My only complaints were no Wi-Fi in the rooms and there was mold in the ceiling which really needs attention in that one unit. The grounds are clean and it is the most eclectic hostel in Puerto Viejo.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2018 by Rocking J´S, Hotel Management
Gracias por ser parte de nuestra familia de viajeros, estamos trabajando en mejorar el internet y la señal de wifi. Vuelve pronto
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hit and MIss

Posted Apr 23, 2018 on Hotels
Rockin J's is a fun place but I can't get over all of the misogynistic "art" everywhere. The number of sexual references to women and their genitalia written (or drawn) all over the walls were mostly unsettling and almost overwhelming. Great location at the end of town on the way to beaches, as well as near some awesome restaurants/bakeries (although Puerto Viejo is small enough that I'm not sure proximity to anywhere matters). Great beach-side setting with a "private" beach, if you will, that has nice tidal pools to swim in. It's a good place to meet other travelers. Wifi doesn't extend to all of the rooms, which is frustrating if you are the digital nomad type. Also, my party booked a Private Double Room with A/C but when we got there we found out that those rooms don't exist.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 25, 2018 by Rocking J´S, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for our cozy Hostal, the art that we do not have to do, we only provide the materials so that each traveler leaves his mark. If it exists, sexual connotation is the result of a traveler who wanted to express his art with that theme. With regard to the room, it is important to see very well what we are offering through our booking channels so as not to make an erroneous idea a reality. We have shared rooms with air conditioning for 4 people or 10 people; as we also have a private suite. Thank you very much for your visit and I hope you return soon so that you can breathe the true earthly paradise that is lived in Rocking J'S of Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 6, 2018
We had the “establo de lujo” best room but it only had 1 blanket for me and my friend , I went over the reception to ask for more and they said they ran out :-/ so it was uncomfortable to share the same blanket and the windows didn’t have curtains and we had to use the bathrooms carpet to cover it because otherwise people from outside would see through and zero privacy
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2018 by rocking js hostel, Hotel Management
We regret the bad inconvenience. We try to do the best we can to serve our customers, we will take into account their criticism to keep improving. We hope that for the next one it will be a better experience. thank you very much for having accompanied us and live the experience of the south caribbean!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Worst hostel we ever stayed in

Posted Mar 4, 2018 on Hotels
They actually don't care about you, they show no interest in people, your only a number. The internet only works in the reception area. We were very disappointed.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2018 by rocking js hostel, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Awful Xperience

Posted Jan 5, 2018 on Hotels
There we're no place to stay. All booked.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 9, 2018 by Gerencia , Hotel Management
Dear Sir, it is a pity for us that you have not found space the day you arrived at the hostel; however, it was due to the fact that the occupation of 600 people was full in its entirety. We regret also that you have not been able to enjoy the unique experience of staying with us, however we hope that for the future you come to enjoy the Caribbean, we recommend that if you arrive for a high season, you should book well in advance. Best regards
4 out of 5
by Sarah

Posted Nov 13, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 9, 2018 by Rocking J´s, Hotel Management
Thank you