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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.


Island Life Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Island Life Hostel is located in the 'Zona Colonial” the oldest European settlement in the New World. Located just steps away from historical sites, lively bars, great shopping, and amazing food. Our hostel is in a newly renovated historic colonial building with a variety of dormitory and private rooms to suit every travellers needs. Together with a full bar, and freshly prepared daily menu options this helps provide a great backpackers’ experience.
Our knowledgeable staff can provide a wealth of information about local and national attractions and transport links, so you can get the best out of this beautiful island.
Best hostel in Dominican Republic 2017, 2018 and 2019 – Hostelworld
Certificate of Excellence – Trip Advisor
Number 1 rated Specialty Accommodation in Santo Domingo – Trip Advisor

Our current accommodation options:
*12 Bed Dormitory
*8 Bed Dormitory
*4 Bed Dormitories with air conditioning
*Private 2 Bed Dormitory Ensuite (Bunk Bed)
*Private Double Bed Ensuite with air conditioning
*Private Double Bed Ensuite with fan
*Private Triple Room Ensuite with air conditioning
*Private Twin Ensuite with air conditioning
*Private Twin Bed Shared Bathroom
*Private Double Bed Shared Bathroom

To make sure you EXPERIENCE the ISLAND LIFE we offer:
*Free Wifi
*Free all you can eat buffet Breakfast
*Fully Equipped Guest Kitchen
*Netflix on big TV
*Free Local Calls
*Meal Options prepared by in House Chef
*Full Bar
*Solar Hot Water
*Tour Desk
*Outdoor Jacuzzi
*Book Exchange
*Laundry Service
*Pool Table
*24 Hour Staff onsite
*Night Security Guard
*Our prices include all taxes

- PASSPORT required for each guest at check in. No copies or other forms of identification are accepted.
-Full payment is required in Dominican Pesos, USD or Credit card (4% fee) upon check in for your entire stay.
- No refunds will be given for early departures.
-Check in 1pm
- Check out 11am
-If you are arriving after midnight it is essential that you inform our reception before your arrival date so that we do not cancel your booking.
-No Shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation.
- In the event you need to cancel, you must let us know no later than 72 hours in advance of arrival. If you cancel less than 72 hours before your stay we will charge the full amount of the reservation.
- No guests from outside the hostel are allowed entry.
- The management reserves the right to cancel the remainder of any booking with no refund if guests are found to be breaking house rules.
- We have two friendly dogs on site.
- No under 18s permitted. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Really great stay and have recommended to lots of people I met on my trip since. Chris - it’s noticeable how much hard work you have put in to making the place a great hostel :-) the atmosphere and facilities are perfect :-)
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Stayed here for a couple of days when passing through SD. Great, sociable hostel with AMAZING breakfast. The owner was very friendly and helpful with any travel-related questions I had. Hopefully Dominican Republic will re-open for tourism soon - I highly recommend staying here when it does.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2020
    This place is everything a hostel should be and more. I would definitely stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2020
    Great location, friendly staff, easy to book a tour with them, and the welcome shot is so good :)!!The private room is a bit small but it does have its own bathroom which is a plus. Definitely plan on going back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    Spacious rooms, friendly staff, clean facilities. They even have a jacuzzi! Each dorm bed had its own bed light and fan. The hostel is in a historic building but has been renovated tastefully. Breakfast had a good variety: not just bread and fruit. Excellent location, near the edge of the historic centre and close to the intercity buses at Parque Enriquillo. Note that the place has a dog or two.
    Singapore, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2020
    Was my first time staying at a hostel. Had a great time Chris and the staff made me feel welcome and gave great advice on where to go around. if I had the chance to stay there again I would be on the plane immediately.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Mar 2020
    Outstanding overall
    Dominican Republic, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Mar 2020
    Great location and wonderful staff.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    31 Jan 2020
    The volunteers were great ☀️ breakfast buffet was nice, location was perfect. Dinner too expensive for the small portion you get. The owner and his mom and friend could have been a bit more welcoming and including. Otherwise great stay 😍
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    20 Feb 2020
    A few mishaps occurred the first few days due to miscommunication between staff but Chris made sure to address the problem and resolve the issue. It shows that he genuinely cares about his guests. Issues arise sometimes out of ones control but he does his best to fix the problem. Jessica was also very friendly and awesome to converse with. The overall atmosphere of the hostel was fun and friendly. I had an amazing time during one of the island tours they promote and met many diff. people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Dominican Republic

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Dominican Republic

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Dominican Republic

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Dominican Republic

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