Island Life Hostel

Calle Isabel La Catolica #356, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Distance from city centre: 2.1km
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Rating: 99%from 3 reviews

  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Security
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Value for money
  • 93%Facilities
Welcome to Island Life Backpackers’ Hostel in Santo Domingo. We have a great location in the Colonial Zone walking distance to all the main attractions that the Zona Colonial has to offer.

Our lovingly restored 400 year old property is a perfect oasis in the heart of the capital.

We offer a variety of rooms to suit all needs and budgets. Dormitories, Double and twin ensuite private, private twin and double rooms with shared bathrooms and our ensuite family room.

Our dormitory rooms offer personal fans, storage lockers big enough to store your luggage and of course comfy mattresses.

The common room has a huge screen TV, computers, Free WiFi, book exchange as well as an outdoor sun deck for you to top up your tan.

The Bar on the ground floor has TV screens showing all major sporting events, pool table, dart board and of course an awesome happy hour.

Also our knowlegable front desk can help with any travel inquires or questions you may have to make sure you make the most of your time in Santo Domingo.

So whether you are just passing through or want to chill out in our outdoor jacuzzi we look forward to seeing you!

Free 'make your own' pancake breakfast
Fully equipped guest kitchen
Book exchange
Recreation, TV and DVD room
Laundry Service
Security lockers in rooms
24 hours check in
24 hours security
Eco friendly hot water
Tour desk
Free city map
Sun terrace
Bicycle Rentals
10 seat outdoor Jacuzzi
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Playstation
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 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.

- PASSPORT required for each guest at check in. No copies or other forms of identification are accepted.
- Full payment is required in Dominican Pesos or USD 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.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
Free 'make your own' pancake breakfast
No curfew.
24 hours security

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If you are arriving at Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo we recommend you contact us to arrange an airport pick up. Or you can get a taxi from the window on your left as you exit the airport doors. A Taxi will cost around $25 - $30 USD.

Santo Domingo does not have a central bus station so if you are arriving by bus please get in contact and we will give you details of how to get to us.

Located Near

We are located just a few minutes walk away from the main attractions in the Colonial Zone such as the Cathedral Primada de America - the first Cathedral in the new world and Plaza Espana.

We are also a 35 minute bus ride to Boca Chica and 40 minutes to Juan Dolio - some great beaches.

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