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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."

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Island Life Hostel

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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.
AWARDS
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
*Terrace
*Tour Desk
*Outdoor Jacuzzi
*Book Exchange
*Laundry Service
*Pool Table
*24 Hour Staff onsite
*Night Security Guard
*Our prices include all taxes


IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
- 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 9.3

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Feb 2020
    This place is everything a hostel should be and more. I would definitely stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jan 2020
    Great hostel with very good location, friendly stuff, good breakfast and nice small refreshing pool.
    Czech Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jan 2020
    Nice! Nice! Nice! This hostel is a gem! Pros: -Awesome location (walking distance to the major touristy spots) -Friendly staff (both local and temporary international staff) -Homely feel: two adorable dogs and an adorable cat, hammock, pool, etc. -Wonderful bar inside the hostel. -Fantastic free breakfast! (Really generous) -Drinks at the bar and dinner specials are so reasonably priced! -Great excursion deals -Excellent security Cons: - missing the pets already :)
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Jan 2020
    The location was perfect, the common areas were great, the staff was friendly and helpful. Chris & company have really made something special that you should check out if you have the opportunity. Make sure to look at the 'how it was made' book near the bar! Also, the two dogs (Schumacher and Hamilton) were lovely to be around. Only complaint is the irregularity of hot water, but the weather was quite nice so a cold shower here and there didn't ruin anything.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Jan 2020
    Great hostel with excellent location in Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo. Easy to walk around to different sites and take an Uber to the bus stations. We stayed for a couple nights in a private room without an en suite bathroom, and enjoyed our stay. Friendly staff, comfortable rooms (though no frill) rooms. Decent breakfast. They have dinners for a reasonable price, which we did not try. Definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting Santo Domingo.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    This is a really cool hostel, I came few hours before check in and I was allowed to get in as there were empty beds (I have seen places being fussy about it). Cheap drinks/food and safe location makes it a great location. I would definitely visit this place again.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 Jan 2020
    Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed at, and I've traveled to over 30 different countries and always stay in hostels. The facility is clean, reasonably comfortable, and the staff and helpful and friendly for the most part. There is a little pool that is especially nice to soak in after a long day walking and sight-seeing. ALSO FREE FILTERED WATER. That saved a lot of hassle finding places to fill water bottle and/or buy bottled water. They also give out free shots of the Mamajuana!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Jan 2020
    The staff are amazing, the hostel has a great location to see everything and also to the bus stops. The bus station to other cities is an easy walk, would probably not recommend at night but during the day it was completely fine. The beds were comfortable and the showers were really nice. Great price too!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    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
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    14 Jan 2020
    Rooms and bathroom were clean. Hostel is a 30 minute drive from the airport. Located in the center of the zona colonial, there are bars, restaurants and historic sites walking distance from the hostel. There are two dogs at the hostel. Staff was helpful especially Tafari :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table


Awards

  • 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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