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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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
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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.

General:
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 9.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

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

    Superb

    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
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Feb 2019
    This hostel is so lovely. Great atmosphere for meeting people. Macao Beach is very beautiful and the town is very small but cute.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2018
    I had an amazing stay here. Nice hostel, nice location, and phenomenal staff; especially Mica, Aldo, and Dolores.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    25 Nov 2018
    Great place to relax. Run by genuinely very friendly and helpful people who make you feel like their guest rather than another customer. Short walk to an amazing public beach. Great wifi too. The whole town feels super safe and staying there gives you a much better idea of life in the DR than any resort could possibly offer. I hope to come back again sometime. Highly recommended!
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Dec 2018
    The staff that work here are amazing. They are such sweet people. The place is beautiful and walkable to the beach. The town does not have an ATM and you need some cash - so bring enough for your stay there. The area is adorable. While I was there I even saw a horse parade! This is a must if you are going to this country. I stayed in punta Cana as well and this area is so much better. There are even multiple places to go dancing with much better dancers than I found in punta Cana.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Jul 2018
    The hostel is located not far away from the beautiful Macao beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You can also sleep in tents, however it might rain a lot. There are a lot of animals (chicken, dogs, cats) in the hostel. There are no big hotels in Macao, only local people live here. An amazing place to relax and enjoy the beach. It is also a very safe place to stay and to meet other travelers. There is also wifi but only at the "wifi tree". Thank you :) :) :)
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Dec 2018
    It's a little outside Punta Cana but avoid the resorts and experience the local culture! Don't expect fancy beds or bathrooms but this is highly recommended. It's an easy walk to a village for food and to Macao Beach. The staff are very welcoming and friendly to all the visitors. We stayed for New Year's so they threw a really nice lantern party!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Aug 2018
    What really made my visit to Macao Beach Hostel amazing was the staff. The hostel volunteer, Karlos, went above and beyond to ensure that myself and other visitors had unique and fulfilling experiences. We saw ancient Taino petroglyphs, swam in a beautiful river, and rented surf boards at the beach. At first, this hostel feels very remote, but its location allows you access to all of the true beauty and culture of the Dominican Republic far from the illusion created for tourists.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    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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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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