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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 4 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 9.5

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2021
    Place is a perfect spot to see Santo Domingo colonial city.
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2021
    I had a very nice stay. Great staff, high quality free breakfast, beautiful common room areas, very well cleaned.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2020
    Thank you, Chris, for a wonderful hostel experience. The dogs and cat at the hostel made my entire stay - such a comfort to have animals around. The hostel itself is beautiful - there is a little book that provides you with a before and after of the place. I appreciated it all, from the pool, green space, pool table, bar, and food! The breakfast was incredible! The cleaning staff were lovely. I am grateful to have met many like-minded souls- diverse, rich in travel, languages and culture.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Dec 2020
    Very homely place with friendly and very helpful staff. We didn’t fully know what to expect when staying in a hostel with the curfew/Covid restrictions in place in DR, but it was definitely the right choice. We had a great time.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2020
    I loved the staff and the people who stayed at the hostel while I was there! Created some meaningful connections and would book 10x over
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Feb 2021
    Best place to stay in Santo Domingo, especially during COVID. The hostel was a few minutes by foot away from the best local restaurants and shops. Having a bar/restaurant within the hostel that accomodated for us until midnight was a huge bonus for the trip. Huge thanks to the extraordinary friendly staff that was with us every step of the way.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Jan 2021
    The hostel is situated in an ideal location near all the amenities Zona Colonial has to offer. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. I recommend staying the night !!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Dec 2020
    First time in Dominican Republic and I think this Hostel provided me with everything I needed. Great staff and great area to be in
    Bahamas, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Dec 2020
    Beautiful hostel in the heart of zona colonial. Lots of restaurants and sights a short walk away. Staff was super helpful, hostel has a really cozy vibe. You’ll meet all sorts of great people there. Breakfast was amazing! Dorms are not at capacity because of covid so it’s actually great.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jan 2021
    Amazing place and hosts. Everyone was friendly. the owner and his wife were really special with our group. Best stay in a hostel thus far.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
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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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