2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Country Winners

Dominican Republic

Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Island Life Hostel

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8.6
Fabulous
1299 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.6
Fabulous
1299 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    9.4
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    8.7
  • Cleanliness
    7.8
  • Value for Money
    8.5
  • Facilities
    7.7

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Latest Reviews

7.7
Very Good
Jun 01, 2024
Hostel with great potential, fantastic location, friendly staff, but needs investment in structure (e.g. lots of leaks) and serious improvement in cleaning. Hope to visit again in future when improvements have been made!
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Male, 18-24
5.1
Rating
May 28, 2024
Super overrated. WiFi is bad. Showers have almost 0 water. Dorms are intensely humid. No A/C, no bed curtains and no window curtains to block the morning sunlight from waking you up. Dorms are loud from the road noise and all the fans, making it very difficult to sleep. I was desperately trying to sleep at 2am WHEN A MOUSE WALKED ACROSS MY PILLOW :O Two power sockets, but you have to plug in the fan and light. Mattress and pillow good. Staff were fine. Breakfast was great. (Rest won't fit)
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Male, 25-30
9.7
Superb
May 20, 2024
Great place to stay and meet other solo travellers! Everyone respects each other at night.
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Hot Tub
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table

Awards

2024

1st, Country Winners Dominican Republic

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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