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Hostel Casagrande Santo Domingo Reviews

Calle Sanchez 254, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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53 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Hallo thanks I will back in one and half week and will stay again O.K? Ciao

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


excellent budget hostel, would not hesitate to recommend it to any of my friends.


This place has a huge potential. It's got a great location, a roof garden and plenty of common spaces. The problem is that the staff suck. It took about 15 minutes to check me in because they were working slower than slow motion. And during my entire stay they were more interested in their twitter feeds than acknowledging my presence at their desk. Unfortunately it seems to be a family business so it looks like the place is stuck with them.


This place is safe, comfortable and central. I like this place and if I come back to Santo Domingo will certainly want to come back here. It is a well managed hostel and the regular guy, is always on site to offer any help if you should need it. Thumbs up! from me.


Great place where to go, staff ok, hostel just in the middle of the Santo Domingo's nightlife!


besides me being only one of three people staying here, this place was awesome. EXCEPT the staff was awful. dude at the desk would get annoyed if i tried to talk to him because i was interrupting his texting. it happened repeatedly. pretty brutal. hopefully if you stay here it is full of travelers and that guy isn't working.


Stayed in both a private room and a dorm room. Private room was very clean, dorm room less so (litter remained under the bed for at least two weeks. Having said that I returned to stay in the dorm room as it is one of the cheapest places to stay. The main guy who was running the place was fairly helpful and spoke English. The rest of the staff not so. Location is good.

  • 20th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff should be able to speak English, breakfasts should be prepared with a bit more effort and take good photos of a place - it looks amazing in real life, but on the website it looks just bad. With more people this place would be really cool to hang out.

  • 10th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good. Go there and you will enjoy :)


problem with the bedding


A great option in Santo Domingo. They even have a big satellite package and I was able to watch my Denver Broncos take it to the Kansas City Chiefs.


Due to heavy rains, the dorm rooms on the bottom floor were full of mold and mildew and had no functioning electricity. BUT, the great staff easily moved me to another room. There are a ton of common areas, well lit and functional for groups or folks who need mini work stations. Shared bathrooms are cleaned daily but are each stall is extremely small and could not handle a person with disabilities. Local area is very touristy and prices are high for basics in supermkt and restaurants.


The best thing I like is the location - Right off the Conde (big pedestrian street) in the Zona Colonial. The staff is nice and helpful (but I can't say whether their English was good, since I was speaking Spanish). There's a tiny pool on the roof, and wifi (that I could get in the front common areas). Breakfast isn't free but there's tons of stuff to eat nearby. Overall I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it to everyone.

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Stayed in the dormitory and it was AMAZING. Very clean, big comfy beds, nice fan to keep the Mosquitos away, decent sized locker, coffee in the morning, wifi, kitchen if you want, pool table, big screen tv... The spaces to chill out in the study and on the roof were very comfortable. Overall awesome stay, and Sanders was very chill.


This hostel is more of a little hotel than a hostel; and the private rooms were quite nice, but the staff were relatively unhelpful, and the place is hard as hell to find, though its right off the Calle El Conde.


The location is ideal for staying a day or two in Santo Domingo to see the sights. I found the staff very helpful and friendly (I do speak Spanish). The hostel was kept clean and had an attractive atmosphere, but some of the facilities could use a little improvement (e.g., in the kitchen). A good value for your money.


Casa Grande is a great place in the middle of the colonial zone of Santo Domingo. I've visited this Hostel 4 times and after visiting more than 50 different hostels, I liked that place really much. It's well located, the boy "sander" is super friendly and very helpful and there are big and secure lockers and the possibility to use the luggage room. There is also a big common area upstairs and outside to relaxe and meet other people. The rooms were big with a lot of space ->great value for money!


Very nice and helpful staff, I sincerely recommend Casa Grande!


I just stayed one night in this hostel and it was enough! When i got to the front desk, the young lady wasn't helpful at all...she wasn't able to find my reservation, didn't even move from her chair to show me the place in doing the usual visit to new customers... The 6 bed dorms is not good at all, really small, warm and no air...and the door let the mosquitos enter in the room...In the morning, I saw a mouse entering in the locker..Only Sander, a guy from the staff was really nice and helpful.


Strong hostel.

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