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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  • 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 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2021
    Great hostel, great location, great breakfast, great vibe.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2021
    Fantastic hostel. Great staff, lovely atmosphere and the rooms are very comfy. The management are always so helpful with everything and there’s a great vibe to the place. Can’t wait to go back!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2021
    Great place, great vibes, great food & staff, great location. Awesome start to my trip, thanks guys xx
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Jul 2021
    I enjoyed my stay. Great location! This was my first trip abroad since Covid! These guys reminded me why I love travelling so much. I have missed the hostal vibe!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    23 Jun 2021
    One of the best hostels I've been in Latin America, for sure. Great location, helpful and kind staff, and very clean all around. Great possibilities for socialization, a nice pool to relax. And the house overall is beautiful. I totally recommend to stay there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jun 2021
    Having stayed in many hostels world-wide this is by far one of the best. The owner and his team make you very welcome and there's always good vibes whether it's drinks and shots at the bar or chilling by the pool. I have stayed many times in the dorms which are great value and as a couple in the private rooms, it has everything you need to enjoy the paradise of Dominican Republic. Love the crazy Scottish guy
    Scotland, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 May 2021
    Dope diverse place place with a great atmosphere.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Jun 2021
    Loved this place. The bathrooms could have been a little cleaner but aside from that, no complaints. Was a great hostel!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    23 Jun 2021
    A nice little hostel! A good location if you're looking to visit Zona, not too far away from any of the historic sites. The hostel is in great condition with some obvious recent renovations and well-maintained older parts. The rooms were decent sized for a hostel with comfy beds and bed fans. The lockers are large and made of metal mesh, so can easily charge electronics securely. The bar is nice and comfy, and you'll probably have one of the cute hostel dogs try to cuddle with you at some point.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    06 Jun 2021
    My daughter and I passed an armed violent robbery about 50 meters from the hostel. The landlord and his partners were very indifferent to the events. They tried mainly to make sure we did not make a fuss out of this traumatic event. As the guests of the hostel, it was very insulting and felt that the person who had to be beside us at the hard time abandoned us!
    Israel, Female, 41+
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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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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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