San Juan International Hostel
A real International Community in a traditional San Juan Neighborhood. Ideal spot to meet and share with wise, intelligent, travelled, funny, interesting, guests from any part of the world.
SJIH is founded Inspired in the most authentic international hostelling tradition: to provide affordable accommodation.
We are a good sleeping hours\' hostel, meaning Good Sleeping is important for us also for our community, a working class one. Conduct code encouraged during sleeping hours. Nitelife available not that far from the hostel. Ask our Staff.
Only 16 beds, cozy, friendly, clean, secure, professionally and relaxed managed. Three Dormitories and one Private Room.
2012 HostelWorld, HOSCAR, Award winner as the best hostel in Puerto Rico. Best value for adventurers/backpackers, The Friendliest one at the whole island :-)
Our second floor location, provide a large Balcony and Terrace with sea breezes year round. Additionally, indoor lounge area (450sq. ft.), free Fast WIFI, 2 complementary computers (24hr access), a full kitchen including refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, tea pot, dishes, silver, glasses.
At no extra charge: fresh linen and towel, Puerto Rico\'s coffee, beach towels, iron + board, umbrellas, coolers, sewing kit, and more.
Independent electric outlets (per bed) are provided to easy on charging your electric devices. Screens to prevent from mosquitoes at each bedroom and at the property. We know this is tropical land. Independent fan provided per bed.
Dormitories SAME PRICE for all of them
- 1 MIXED dorm with 4 twin beds (2 bunks)
- 1 MIXED dorm with 6 beds (3 bunk beds)
- 1 FEMALE dorm with 4 beds (2 bunks)
One Private Room
- (11 x 12\'), two twin beds/one bunk, fans, small fridge, lockers, mosquitoes screens, running water
At the property two (2) shared bathrooms, hot water at showers 24/7 and personal lockers (2\' x 2\' x 2\' approx.) at the rooms. Padlock to be provided by guests.
Regular Business Hours; 1:30pm to 10:00pm. Access 24/7. For check in and other activities out of our regular business hours please contact us previously for proper coordination and better serving.
Sorry, NO credit or debit card accepted. Cash only (24hr ATM, 1 block away). No one under 18 without a parent or legal guardian (advanced notice required). NO PASSPORT NEEDED FOR US CITIZENS. ID requested. Parking available along street side.
We reserve the right of admission.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Regular Business Hours (RBH) are from 03pm to 10pm. Check-in start at 03pm, Check-out is at 11:30am
After 10pm check-in is possible upon coordination. Please contact us for info if arriving out of our RBH period.
Maximum stay is 7 nights. Extended stays may be granted if approved by management.
Shutdown is enforced from 11:30am (checkout time) to 03pm. ALL GUESTS are requested to leave premises during those hours for cleaning, maintenance and other tasks in order to keep the best service to our guests
Out of respect for fellow guests and neighbors SJIHostel asks that you keep the noise to a minimum after 11pm (QUITE TIME). Help us remain a good hostel for sleeping.
Storing bags for free (max 2 bags) first two hours after check-out time on departure date. Ask for rates after so
Early bags acceptance is possible if proper coordination ONLY AFTER 10:30 AM. Hourly rate fee does apply
There is a zero tolerance policy for illegal drugs use. Any use of illegal drugs will result in immediate eviction from the hostel without refund
Guests under the age of 18 are accepted if accompanied by an adult (18+)
Payment is due upon arrival
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED via PayPal/On line
We reserve the right of admission
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
btw, gps coordinatesl are:
Taxi from the airport available 24/7. Approximated price (up to 4 people) $25 US.
FROM THE AIRPORT BY BUS
Buses at the airport come by about every 45 minutes from 6:00am to until 6:00pm during regular working days/hours. Out of those; it will take longer. Buses stop running at 9:00pm. Estimate 90 to 120 minutes for the transfer from the airport by bus.
At the upper level of the Luis Munoz Marin International airport look for the chapel. Near chapel is the bus stop. Take bus route # 40 or # 50 to Isla Verde by the Isla Verde Dennys restaurant (across the Cockfights Coliseum).
Before getting off you may want find from the driver where to catch bus route # T-5 to Santurce. Once in # T-5 step out at Santurce, Bus Stop 22. Only coins, (no bills) at the buses. Price is $0.75 each. Oversize luggage not allowed.
Upon getting off at Bus Stop 22 Look to your west and notice the big wall/traffic light (sign Expreso De Diego) at same PR#35 road in where the bus just took you. Walk to that traffic light and turn left (south) so you re walking at Lloveras St. against & along the big wall side of the street. Careful; buses running against traffic in an exclusive lane.
Keep going south until the next traffic light, (PR#25 Rd or Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos). Check for the yellow building in front of you, Ultima Parada; a 24hrs gas station/convenience store. Cross the Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos and keep going straight forward to your second RIGHT onto Calle America.
The hostel will be on your left almost at the end of the block. 1452 Calle America (UPPER LEVEL). Look for the red, blue and white iron gate and just ring the bell.
OR BY CAR
If using gps look for America cross Lafayette streets or just as simple as: From the Luis Munoz Marin International airport take San Juan exit; (PR 26 west). Once at PR 26 west, (pass some 4 kilometers),look for the sign Calle San Jorge, Calle Del Parque, Avenida De Diego, (only one sign/exit for all three).
Take that exit and keep going to the 3rd traffic light (Avenida De Diego). Turn left (south) there.
Once at Avenida De Diego keep going south to next/first traffic light (Pr #35 Rd or Avenida Juan Ponce De Leon) and take a right there. Try to stay on your left line. NOTE: the very left/south line at Avenida Juan Ponce De Leon an exclusive one for buses so the closer one to it is the one you want to take.
Once at Avenida Juan Ponce De Leon go to the very first traffic light and make a LEFT at the second street to your left, (check for the big wall with graffity). NOTE: this intersection can be a little tricky. There are two left turns here. The first left turn will put you onto the highway. DO NOT turn here. The second left is immediately after the first and will take you south toward the hostel.
Keep going south until the next traffic light, (AvenidaManuel Fernandez Juncos). Check for the yellow building,UltimaParada;a 24hrs gas station/convenience store. Cross the Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos and keep going straight forward to your second RIGHT onto Calle America.
The hostel will be on your left almost at the end of the block. 1452 calle America (UPPER LEVEL). Look for the red, blue and white iron gate and just ring the bell.
btw, gps coordinates are:
In Santurce (San Juan downtown area), 7 kilometers “w” from Luis Munoz Marin Airport / 7 kilometers “e” from the Old city; short ride to attractions. At a well known region where: Placita Santurce, Centro de Bellas Artes Luis Ferre, Walmart, Doctors Hospital; at a working class neighborhood (Urbanizacion Hipodromo), where the IceCream truck runs everyday where smells from native gastronomy, where no tourist prices.