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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at Gava Hostel. The place is situated far enough from town that you do not feel like you constantly have to be immersed in the chaos downtown :D, but still have a quick drive (~5-7 min) to the center if you so desire. My friend and I went at a very slow time, considering the current circumstances and even so, very much enjoyed the area.The hosts were wonderful, and even went OUT of there way to bring me my passport (to Santo Domingo) after I left it at the hostel!!!! :)
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at Gava Hostel! Andrej, Valya, and their dog were amazing hospitable hosts. It was fun to spend time together with them. Their place is incredibly clean, they do clean-up every morning. Gava is located in a very convenient location close to supermarkets, restaurants, and the most beautiful beach. Because it is a small hostel, it gives a sense of home and you would never feel that there are too many people there.
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Overall great experience. Owners were both great. The place was spotless. It was quiet. It was close to the beach and any and everything you would want around the area. Owner reached out immediately after my booking and provided a lot of valuable information about the information. DR is known for being resort heavy and having travelled over 500 miles in my short time there and avoiding resorts, this was a great place to stay once we hit Punta Cana. Highly Recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Jan 2020
    Had a comfortable stay here and was made to feel very welcome by the hosts and their adorable dog 😊 it was easy to meet some fellow travellers too, with everyone going through the common area. Hostel is kept very clean. Noticeablly better than most I have been to! Location is an easy walkable distance to the water and also a large variety of places to get food and drink. My stay was in January so the fan was enough to keep me cool at night 👍
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Single woman traveler and my stay here at Gava was fantastic. The hosts are amazing and so helpful, the space was cleaned everyday and always nice. They are readily available for questions and it is a 5 minute walk to the beach and nearby stores. I would definitely recommend to my friends to stay here. It is a smaller one with 4 beds and I preferred it so. You’re doing a great job!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7


    25 Jan 2020
    A great hostel, very short walk from the beautiful beach. The hosts are great and went above and beyond in assisting me. Would highly recommend!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    I had a great time at GAVA. I recommend if you’re looking for a small place (there’s only 2 rooms for guests) It is very clean The only thing I did not like is that the hosts were selling excursions for waaaaay more than they actually are (some trips were priced double) So, my only tip for new comers to GAVA hostel is do NOT book excursions with the hostel, you’ll find the same for much much cheaper
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    20 Aug 2019
    The hostel was a home in which the couple was renting out a room with 4 bunk beds in it. We got keys to the place and use of own bathroom. Full kitchen access. In residential area but walkable to bam market near by. Overall safe. Only concern is no air conditioning so be aware. It was august and no ac was painful. Fans didnt help.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • 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