Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Welcome visit a small tropical GAVA hostel - lovely place by Ocean. Stay in unique atmosphere homely relax in the Caribbean and take good experience of a lifetime! Enjoy here!
Our GUEST love... SAFETY, wonderful STAFF and very CLEAN!
Great LOCATION – is in a save area and just 5 minutes’ walk from Beach and City center.
Our ADVANTAGE… quality service! Our CHALLENGE…is your great vacation!
GAVA Hostel - awarded Country Winner to the Top hostels in Dominican Republic!
With us you can take the BEST TOURS: Saona, Catalina Islands, Buggies, Samana, Santo Domingo, Safari, Coco Bongo etc.

● Wi-Fi ● Hot Shower ● Linen-Towel ● Kitchen use ● Mosquito net ● Housekeeping ● Security Lockers

Tours ● Parking ● Airport transfer ● Laundry ● Rent beach towel ● Adaptors ● Print ● Leaving Luggage ● Special Extra Services Check-in or Check-out during non-working hours 9:00 pm - 7:00 am

● Use our TRANSFER service and get leaving luggage for FREE
● Buy two proposed Excursions and get a Late Check-out or Early check-in for FREE.

Hostel Terms & Conditions:


CHECK IN 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CHECK OUT 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Required at check-in:
1. Show your passport, credit card (if needed on request);
2. In time of registration you will read and sign a agreement hostel rules;
3. Prepare all cash payments, including security deposit, additional services and excursions.

For your convenience, we provide SPECIAL EXTRA SERVICES with additional payment according to the tariffs:

Night arrival 9:00 pm - 00:00 am $25 only by written request by e-mail, in advance
Early check-in 7:00 am - 2:00 pm $5 per hour
Check-in 00:00 am -7:00 am impossible

Late check-out 11:00 am - 1:00 pm $5 per hour
DayPass 5 h 11:00 am - 4:00 pm $15 5 hours
DayPass 10 h 11:00 am - 9:00 pm $20 10 hours
Night leaving 9:00 pm - 7:00 am $25


General Services included (FREE):
Internet access: Wi Fi
Bed linen and towel
Hot shower
Kitchen use (fridge, microwave, coffee machine)
Personal keys
Personal safe box (dorm only)
Personal reading lamps
Charging to all connectors, including USB
Hair dryer (on request)
Local information and maps
Daily housekeeping
First aid kit

Additional Services is not included (EXTRA PAID):

Tours assistance tariffs on request
Airport Transfer PUJ $ 35 on request
Transfer to other directions tariffs on request
Phone calls Local, US, Canada $ 1 per minute
Laundry services $ 10 powder included 5 kg
Printing pages $ 1 per page
Rent Beach towel $ 3 /$ 6 / $10 per day/ 3 days/ 7 days
Parking car $ 15 24 h on request
Leaving Luggage before check-in or after check-out $ 3 / $ 15 hour / 24 h
Early change linen or towels $ 7 on request
Extra Inflatable air bed cost per night tariff of dorm


Payment upon arrival by CASH only, currency US Dollars. Euro or Dominican Peso, will be calculated with the hostel exchange rate. Note: prepare payment in CASH advance for full Reservation, security Deposit (refundable), as well if planned use additional hostel Service: transfer service (both side) and Excursions.

Rules of payment:

1. Hostel do not accept payment by debit or credit bank cards.
2. If the dates in the reservation during the high season: Some deposit or full almont from the client card can be charged at any time to guarantee the reservation or in the case of a modified, cancellation or no show, no refundable.
3. The reservation price is specified in USD or Euro is indicative only, booking amount may vary depending on the rate of the local currency, the Dominican peso, at the rate of GAVA hostel on the day of payment.
4. In case of inconsistency the name of the customer specified in the booking and the name of the cardholder are not identical, in case of no-show or cancellation for the GAVA hostel may withdraw cash and this operation cannot be contested. The client and cardholder gives full consent to the reservation;

Security Deposit fee: Dorm $20, Private room $ 40

During check-in you will give deposit and take hostel property for temporary use: fresh linens, towel, keys and towel tag. Deposit is a guarantee for the safety of the hostel property and compliance with all internal rules of the hostel.
Refundable at the time of departure, at the return to administrator all hostel property in integrity and safety, pay for all used services and the observance of the rules.
Deposit is take away in case: of using the additional service, of any violation of the rules, lost keys, destruction or damages to hostel property.

Cancellations Policy:
Notice of cancellation must be given, please inform us of a cancellation so we may give another guest an opportunity to request accommodation.


Reservation During Festive season, Merry Christmas, Carnival, Easter and Festival Merengue Cancellations, Modified or No-Show will incur a charge of 100% to the amount of your booking.

Festive season (01 September- 13 December)
Christmas vacation (14 December- 15 January)
Carnival in the Dominican Republic (January 16 — March 01)
Easter (02 March - 23 May)
Festival Merengue (24 May - 28 August)


Internal Rules of Following:
Note: We hope for your understanding and polite attitude to the relevant rules!

1. Follow the information signs in the hostel;
2. Terms of Use Kitchen: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm;
3. On Kitchen: eat, drink, keep food. Good clean after use;
4. For health safety: Do not drink tap water, only bottled;
5. Keep noise between 10:00 pm – 7:00 am, please don't talk loud, for play music wear headphones;
6. Dry wet clothes and a towel use a special dryer place, which is on the behind the entrance door;
7. Smoking in special places on the roof, up the stairs;
8. In order to fire safety: turn off electrical appliances when leaving house or room: fans, charges, cables;
9. For the safety and security: of personal and hostel property, close the entrance door and gate;
10. To use sprays in open area on the roof, up the stairs;
11. Dorm only: Keep to order your personal belongings.

Forbidden Rules:
Note: repeated violation of the following rules, after notification of violation, the Deposit will be charged!

1.Violate the regimes of silence and hours of using the kitchen;
2.Eat, drink and save food in the room;
3.Dry wet clothes and towels in the room and on the fans;
4.Use sprays in the room and all inside area;
5.Bring hostel towels to the beach, which were given specifically for use after shower;
6.Get up in the shower in outdoor shoes;
7.Throw paper and other objects into the toilet;
8.Put on a dining table money, bags or shoes;
9.Put feet, get up, to lie and sleep on the sofa and on the coffee table in the lobby;
10. Move the furniture, lighting elements or change mattresses;
11. Leave devices in charge or cables in the sockets, when you not on spot;
12. Wipe the floor, cosmetics, paint, blood with a hostel towel or linen;
13. Dorm only: Don’t locked room door;
14. Dorm only: Don’t lie on a single bunk bed for two people at the same time.

Strict Prohibition Rules:
Note: In case of any violation of this rules or any destruction deposit is taken!

1.Hostel not are allowed unregistered Visitors;
2.Pass the keys to the door to other persons;
3.Smoking, Drugs (including marijuana), the excessive use Alcohol on entire property;
4.Storage and use of any type of Weapon, firearms or cold; Explosive, Chemical, Radioactive, Flammable substances or Mercury;
5.It is absolutely unacceptable to disturb the rest of the other guests, to engage in adultery, which violate the ethical norms of behavior, namely to have Sex.

Administrators Responsibility:
Note: Violations of this clause leading to termination of the contract are subject to a fine in the amount of the deposit. The hostel administration has the right to ask the client return hostel property and leave!

1.Due to misbehavior and disrespect for other guests and administrators;
2.Second time repeated violation of Strictly Prohibited Rules;
3.Multiple violation of Forbidden Rules;
4.Property damage and refusal to pay for a replacement for a new or repair.

Important Notices:

1. The name on the reservation must match with the name specified in the passport. In case of discrepancy, the reservation will be cancelled without return of the paid amount of the reservation;
2. Special requests cannot be guaranteed;
3. Amount paid for the service is not returnable;
4. The property cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage to luggage or personal belongings;
5. The property reserves the right of admission for children under 10 years old, only in private room;
6. Linen and towels change to fresh after 72 h, on request. Service change early for an additional fee;
7. Breakfast is not available;
8. Tips are Welcome at your discretion. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    Veronika and Andrés have a beatiful hostel: clean, well located, the best value for money. Its really nice to see them working to improve their Spanish and hosting the hostal in the best way possible. Thanks guys and all the best for you! Liz
    Colombia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    This hostel is such a great gem in Punta Cana! We stayed for one night and wished we could have stayed longer! The couple owning the hostel gave us so many incredible tips about how to get to the beach and how to use the buses to get back to Santo Domingo. They also have the most adorable dog and are so kind! The entire place was very clean and their hospitality was incredible. Would definitely come back to stay there again if I'm ever in Punta Cana! Tell all your friends about this place!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    Fantastic hostel. Great location. Wonderful hosts. Would absolutely stay there again
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    Gava was amazing & run by the sweetest couple. You will not regret staying here. Took the transfer to and from the airport to ensure a safe a arrival. We booked all of our tours through Gava and had an amazing experience on each one. The other people on our tours were staying at resorts so we got the same experience staying at this hostel. Didn’t miss out in a thing! The hostel is a quick 5 minute walk to the beach with plenty of food options around. Will definitely be staying here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Had a great time at the Gava hostel! Andre and Valentina are amazing hosts! They were attentive to the guests needs and wanted to make sure our stay was going good. The hosts kept the apartment nice and clean which I give them props for. This hostel was a great way to meet other travelers so it made going out to explore fun! You instantly make a crew to take over the Bavaro!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2019
    Everything is kept very clean and the kitchen is well equipped. I felt safe and welcome my entire stay (as a solo female guest). Also, the hostel is within walking distance to the beach and shops which is really convenient. During my stay, I felt at home very quickly because Valentina and Andrey are so warm and considerate. I highly recommend this hostel for anyone visiting Punta Cana!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2019
    This hostel is very clean and it has great vibes. I came to Punta Cana by myself for a week during Spring break, and I had a great time here. The owners are nice and professional, and they are good at what they do. The kitchen is very clean, and I cooked breakfast with my hostel mates several times while staying there. No complaints whatsoever. Overall, I'm very impressed and would give this hostel my highest recommendation.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2019
    Had a lovely time in the hostel!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Jul 2019
    Its a nice hostel, very small but clean and friendly. The only problem is there are many rules, for example you need to pay if you want to leave your bags before check-in.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    28 Jun 2019
    The hostel is a small apartment I believe with a maximum of two rooms, the room where I stayed was composed of two bunk beds, the place is clean, about 15 minutes from the beach, when I was there the sea was full of seeweed horrible, be careful to check in at night because you will pay a surcharge of 25 euros, for backpaker travelers the one in Punta Cana is a step that I do not recommend, only resorts. The hostel is run by a Russian couple, the atmosphere is not Dominican, when I was there we w
    Italy, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi