The Lazy Hostel Vieques

61A Orquideas, Vieques, Puerto Rico, Distance from city centre: 6.5km
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Rating: 85%from 3 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
The Lazy Hostel is located on the Malecon, Esperanza’s oceanfront boardwalk, right across the street from the Caribbean Ocean and within easy walking distance of Sun Bay, Coconut Beach, Black Sand Beach, Media Luna, and Navio Beach. Swim out to Cayo Afuero, build an ocean side bonfire, hike the trails on Cayo de Tierra, or meet friends at one of the many bars and restaurants in Esperanza. Snorkel enthusiasts will love the large pier and sunken sailboat less than ¼ mile from the hostel. Lazy Jack’s, our attached bar and restaurant is open later than anything else on the island and at the center of island night life for locals, tourists, and expats.

The Lazy Hostel has two mixed dorm rooms, one female only dorm room, seven private rooms, five showers, and nine bathrooms. Guests are welcome to cook or store food in our commercial kitchen where a complimentary basic breakfast is available every day from 8-11am. Hang out with other travelers in our large common area with couches and hammocks or on the large back porch with its six tables perfect for communal meals. The Lazy Hostel offers basic, clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations for travelers who want to spend their days and their budgets exploring the island and meeting fellow travelers.

Our reception is open from 9am to midnight every day. Check in is any time after 3pm but guests who arrive early may store luggage at the hostel and have access to facilities before check in. Checkout is by 11am and there is a $20 charge for every hour a guest stays past checkout. People under 18 or over 50 may reserve private rooms but are not eligible to stay in the dorm rooms. Bathroom facilities are shared. There are no outside guests allowed anywhere on the property. There is no curfew or lockout, but we ask guests to please keep the noise down after 11pm each night. If you are asked to leave for any reason there will be no refunds. Please note that we require any cancellations to be made 24 hours prior to date of arrival. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover or cash. There is a $10 credit card key deposit OR a $100 cash key deposit required upon check in which will be refunded if hostel rules are followed and the key is returned. Limited breakfast is included. This hostel is for travelers use only. ID may be required upon check in. Please review terms and conditions in your confirmation email.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Café
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Wi-Fi

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.

Please see our terms & Conditions for age restrictions, check out policies and other information about our hostel. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover, have a 24 hour cancellation policy and encourage guests to visit our website for travel tips and island activities

Age Restrictions:
Because we are a youth hostel dorm rooms are available for guests between the ages of 18 and 50. Those under or over these ages are welcome to book private rooms. ID may be required upon check in.

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Flying - In order to get to Vieques from San Juan, you can fly directly from San Juan International Airport where you arrived (airport code: SJU, most expensive), fly from Isla Grande Airport (airport code: SIG, slightly cheaper), or make your way to Fajardo/Ceiba area on the Eastern tip of Puerto Rico which is an hour and a half ride/drive away from San Juan metropolitan area and then either take a ferry from Fajardo (very cheap) or fly from Ceiba airport (cheaper than from metro area). Isla Grande regional airport is about 15 minutes and $15 away from Old San Juan or International Airport.

Taxi to Ferry/Airport - Fajardo is $80 fixed rate by taxi if you take an official taxi from one of the metro area airports or $60-$65 if you pre-arrange it with one of the Fajardo-based drivers in advance (email us for suggestions).

Car Rental to Ferry/Airport - You can also rent a car at the airport to drop off in Fajardo, though beware of drop off fees ($50-60 with most agencies). Not all car rental agencies are represented in Fajardo (Avis, Thrifty, Enterprise and Leaseway are there).

Publico to Ferry - There is also a cheaper but least convenient publico option (around $10) which is time consuming and not available on Sundays nor holidays, which involves making your way to Rio Piedras publico terminal and taking a publico to Fajardo ferry terminal. Publicos stop plenty in-between, so plan on it taking two-three hours to get to the ferry (versus an hour fifteen by taxi). Getting to publico terminal from the airport is tricky, but if you are in Old San Juan already ($15 cab ride away from airport), you can walk to the Bus Terminal and take a public bus (25-50 cents) to the publico terminal.

Located Near

Vieques is a small island off the East Coast of Puerto Rico. The Lazy Hostel is located on the south side of the island in the village of Esperanza on The Malecon (the Boardwalk). Once you arrive at the Hostel, you don't need to worry about transportation, since you can walk to the beach, to Bio Bay tour operators, to restaurants and bars, as well as beach stores and tourist activities such as snorkeling rentals bio bay trip pickups. The best beaches and restaurants are located in this area.

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