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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

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Property Description

Backpacking on a budget in Punta Cana area now is possible as part of your Dominican Republic travels. Macao Beach Hostel is a unique space where you and travelers from all around the world have the amazing experience of getting immersed into the Dominican culture, going back to the basics and merging with the Caribbean nature while having time and space for relaxing and/or exploring your artistic side. Hosts and staff are frequently involved with cultural and artistic activities in which you will be welcome to participate if desired.

Our blue house and campsite are located 12 minutes walking from Macao Beach, 35 minutes by car from the airport, 25 minutes away from the touristic spots of Bávaro and Punta Cana and 30 minutes from Higuey.

* About Neighbourhood
Off the beaten track and away from the resorts and packaged holidays, Macao offers a delightful experience to the adventurous, curious and open minded travellers.
The sights and sounds of the real Dominican Republic fuse fabulously against a backdrop of pristine beach and a gorgeously green, luscious landscape.
It is impossible not to fall in love with this place.
Helpful and friendly locals, the residents and shopkeepers will be waving and greeting you for your entire stay.
The restaurants in Macao vary from beachside bars offering cold cervezas and freshly caught seafood to comedors (local restaurants) where typical Dominican cuisine is on offer. Be sure to try the mangu and tostones!
For a fun way to start your day, head to one of the colmados for a coffee, its like a 7/11 but with louder music and a Caribbean vibe that will make you smile.
For authentic Dominican nightlife the closest town nearby has a few nightclubs open late. Nearby resort town about 25 minutes away by car which has all the familiar stores and services of western style living such as grocery stores, pizzerias, cafes and nightlife entertainment franchises.

The house includes 2 private bedroom with a full size bed, 2 private bedrooms with 2 beds, a shared bedroom with 5 beds as well as a unique camping zone in the middle of papaya and banana groves. Our living room is furnished with a shared desk, small coffee table and comfortable rocking chairs to enjoy. We have an open air outdoor kitchen with an awesome papaya tree, internal and external bathrooms as well as a beautiful huge back/front yard. Across the road is a cow field with mango trees and behind the house is a papaya and plantain grove. Wifi access available although it should be noted that due to our location there are scheduled rolling brown outs that cut the network for a few hours a day. The property has 2 very friendly and playful dogs that are cared for by the family which owns the land. Feel free to pet them or feed them, as long as it’s not chocolate!

An ideal space for relaxation, creativity and developing your artistic craft whether it be writing, music, dance or anything else of that nature. Your hosts are two musicians, producers and dancers who are active in the local concert scene of the nearby resort town, so if you are curious about attending some live events or experiencing the nightlife in general, you will have safe and reliable guides to maximise your experience! Also worth mentioning is direct access to horseback riding, surfing and adventure buggy excursions as our house is located on the touring trail.

Guest Access
Full access to kitchen, living room and bathroom at all times. Front and Backyard fully accessible with papaya trees that you are permitted to pick from. Parking is available for any size vehicle. Guests should bring their own towels. Laundry service can be requested for a fee of 5 dollars for one large machine washed load, otherwise it can be done by hand in a wash basin. Music is encouraged however to respect the locals we must lower the volume after 11pm.

Interaction with Guests
We host a very open and friendly environment for those who choose to interact with us in our daily routine. We are very welcoming and inclusive in our activities and are more than happy to guide, consult and direct in any way we can. Preparing and sharing meals, company for trips to the beach, or a tour of the local restaurants and shops are all possible. If privacy and solitude is desired we can accommodate respectfully. If transport is needed for shopping or sightseeing purposes there is a motorcycle which can be driven by us to take you. Happy children and peaceful tame dogs run all throughout the front and backyard in the afternoons while chickens roam freely around the property. You may find yourself in front of a few curious children staring at you in their school uniforms amidst a variety of wagging tails and panting tongues.

Feel free to bring your instruments or painting supplies or any other creative materials as our household is an artistic environment which encourages these activities!

Laundry service can be requested for a fee of 5 dollars for one large machine washed load.

Pick-ups, transfer services, tours and local meals are also provided on request.

As we try to keep the real Dominican countryside lifestyle, there are some facilities like air-conditioning, hot water, cable tv, microwave, that we don't use, this help us to maintain our property rustic and traditional.

Getting around
Most of you may need is within walking distance. Also, there is a bus that you can take on the corner and it goes to the nearest major city, in which you can transfer to buses that travel on the major routes throughout the country.
Just be prepared when walking for lots of hand waving and shouting ¡hola!
Also, if you prefer an easier way and lower rates than a taxi to move from one place to another, we can help you with the arrangements of your transfers.

Due to we are on the countryside, there are some things you need to consider:
* Some nights mosquitoes are pretty activate, so bring mosquito spray just in case
* Bring enough cash for your stay because there are not ATMs around. You can use either USD or DOP.
* We can take you to the best places for exchange your money if needed, that way you'll get better exchange rates.

Macao Beach Hostel's policies & Conditions:
Check in before: 18:00
Check out before: 14:00

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly.

Reception opening times should be 11:00 to 18:00 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    We had a very good time, met cool people, ate good meals... We really liked the nomad and essentialist style of the hostel. Having a shower at night in the not too cold water under a palm tree and the stars is phenomenal.
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    Really loved my stay at this hostel. We had lots of fun and also the food was really good and quite unexpensive.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    Just as advertised. Good for the adventurous. I had all my valuables out in the open and never feared loosing any. The owner has very interesting friends and surprised us with a serenata by the moonlight and fire. The bunk beds do sway as you move around but that is part of the vibe. I felt like in a movie set for Pirates of the Caribbean.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    Great people , great atmosphere with bonfire and music at night . Locals are nice and fun
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    AMAZING HOSTEL! Love the people here! Mayela was my BFF from the start! She is an amazing person! She was super knowledgeable of the area: where the best food, markets, and where you could find the coldest cervezas. This hostel is simple but amazing! You get to see the real DR countryside and not the resort life of Bavaro! Great place to meet fellow travelers who become lifelong friends! On Saturday we had a bonfire with the whole hostel drinking and playing music! Very fun hostel. I will back!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2020
    Loved this spot so much I ended up extending my stay and staying longer. Quick walk to a beautiful beach, amazing staff, great guests, good internet, and just a great overall time to chill out.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2019
    This hostel is a great escape from the touristy areas of Punta Cana. It’s about a 10-15 minute walk from Macao Beach which is one of the most amazing beaches I’ve ever been to! There isn’t much in the village by the hostel so I would be prepared for that but you can also eat meals with the hostel employees for a cheap price! I wish I could’ve stayed here longer rather than going to more crowded areas of Punta Cana because of its rustic beauty!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Sep 2019
    This was a super chill hostel. It's mostly a central table with people hanging out playing instruments or eating. A great laid-back vibe if you want to stay outside of the normal touristy areas. Lots of mud and mosquitoes, but that is easily outweighed by the charm of the town and everyone staying at the hostel. Would definitely recommend. Wifi worked in the room except for the couple of hours when the power went out.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    22 Nov 2019
    Wonderful hostel! Not for the faint of heart- the lodgings/facilities are very rustic and the mosquitoes are real, but this is the absolutely the chillest place I've ever stayed at, possibly on earth. The staff are wonderful people- open, generous and helpful. A unique place like this attracts the best of characters- hopefully you'll meet some while you're here! Thank you Andre and Luis!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    20 Mar 2019
    Beautiful property! Rustic, local and a great place to meet new people and immerse yourself in the local culture. Be prepared for a camping style stay and farm animals (which I loved and made me feel at home). You can eat on the beach (go to the very end at the right side, excellent fresh caught seafood) but eating in the local village is also an option.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi