San Juan International Hostel

1452 Calle America Parada 20, Urb. Hipodromo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Distance from city centre: 4.5km

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Rating: 79%from 21 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Security
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 76%Location
  • 79%Value for money
  • 76%Facilities
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.

Maximum stay is 7 nights. Extended stays may be granted if approved by management.

Regular Business Hours and Check in are from 10.30am to 10pm. After hours check-in available upon coordination. Please contact us for info if arriving out of our regular business hours period.

Guests under the age of 18 are not accepted unless accompanied by an adult.

Payment is due upon arrival
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Air Conditioning
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Café
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Smoking is allowed only at balconies and patio never at rooms.

No Walk Ins. Regular Business Hours (RBH) are from 03pm to 10pm.

After 10pm check-in is possible upon coordination. Please contact us for info if arriving out of our RBH period.

Check-in start at 03pm, Check-Out is at 11:30am.

Maximum stay is 7 nights. Extended stays may be granted if approved by management.

No passport needed for US citizens.

We reserve the right of admission. We do speak Spanish and English.

No one under 18 is admitted without a parent or legal guardian. All of which requires an advanced notice.

Directions
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btw, gps coordinatesl are:

18.444341
-66.071731
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.

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.

Located Near

Urban location in Santurce; (the San Juan business district); a 15- to 30-minute bus ride to Old San Juan, the Convention Center, Plaza Las Américas, Sagrado Corazón Station (for the metro), Jardín Botánico (botanical gardens), Condado, Ocean Park and the Isla Verde area. Bayamón is also accessible by train for $1.50 roundtrip.

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