Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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
  • Excellent 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 8.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2022
    Awesome place and people!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2022
    Great little hostel in the heart of the Colonial Zone. Amazing atmosphere and really well run. Pedro (the manager) is always on hand with advise on best ways to travel around the Country and things to see and do.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2022
    Amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful experience
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Jul 2022
    It was lovely to stay here. Very relaxed , nice staff, nice facility in a great location. Nice breakfast great coffee. Thank you to the staff for creating such a nice place.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 May 2022
    I enjoyed staying at this Hostel. The breakfast every morning kept me full all day. Facilities were clean enough to enjoy and the people who were working there at the time were definitely the main reason I enjoyed it. Shout out to Ben and Celeste. Love that there is a bar there too.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 May 2022
    Great hostel to make friends from different countries! The pool table + darts and pool is good way to socialize with people. Poker night mondays and card game. Music always on is nice! You can also watch ⚽️ on tv there. Comedors nearby
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Jul 2022
    It is a very good option in terms of location and price if you want to get to know the colonial center of Santo Domingo. There are bars, restaurants and ATMs nearby. The staff were so nice and the cleanliness is one of the things that surprised me (not all hostels are perfect on this )
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Jun 2022
    The atmosphere was great, we met a lot of cool people and liked the place. We were just a little disappointed about the cleanliness in our own room, it is not really worth the price to take a double room. And the beer is quite expensive compared to others. But all in all, a good two night stay!!
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2022
    The hostel is nicely located and close to shops as well as the main places to see for sightseeing. Unfortunately one thing I didn’t like at all was that it was pretty dirty… the rooms have old mattresses with stains and the bathrooms don’t seem to be cleaned very often, the kitchen and fridge are also pretty filthy. The staff was nice but yeah, cleanliness should be something to be improved a lot, especially when having that amount of people coming in and out.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 May 2022
    It is a good hostel for meeting fellow travellers and the location is great. The beds and matresses in the dorm were quite old and the rooms were not very clean. If you dont care about comfort or hygiene but are looking for a social place to stay, this hostel is for you.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
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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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