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Island Life Hostel

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Malecon

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
From
$32

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Calle Isabel La Catolica #356, Santo Domingo, 10210, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Located in an a stuning building, having a great atmosphere with the guests and staff.…

    Nov 29, 2021

  • I really liked this hostel. To return to. very nice, hygienic and very good service

    Nov 16, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 9 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Bar/lounge

What’s around

  • In Zona Colonial
  • Malecon - 7 min walk
  • Sambil Santo Domingo - 40 min walk
  • Church of Saint Barbara - 2 min walk
  • Plaza de España - 2 min walk
  • The Cord House (Casa de Cordon) - 2 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 12 Bed Dormitory,Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 8 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 4 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom with AC
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 4 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom with AC
  • Double Ensuite, Private Bathroom and AC
  • Double Ensuite,Private Bathroom and A/C
  • Double Private, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Bed Private , Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Bed Bunk Beds Private Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Basic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Zona Colonial
  • Malecon - 7 min walk
  • Sambil Santo Domingo - 40 min walk
  • Church of Saint Barbara - 2 min walk
  • Plaza de España - 2 min walk
  • The Cord House (Casa de Cordon) - 2 min walk
  • Alcazar de Colon - 3 min walk
  • Chinatown - 3 min walk
  • Cathedral Primada de America - 4 min walk
  • Calle Las Damas - 4 min walk
  • National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional) - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Las Americas Intl. Airport (SDQ) - 21 min drive
  • Santo Domingo (JBQ-La Isabela Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Calle Isabel La Catolica #356, Santo Domingo, 10210, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic

At a glance

Size

  • 9 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Arcade/game room

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Island Life Backpacker's Hostel Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Hostel Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Island Life Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Backpacker's Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Backpacker's
  • Island Life Hostel Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Backpacker's Hostel
  • Life Hostel Santo Domingo

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Residence (6-min walk), Pizzarelli (6-min walk), and La Taberna Vasca (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 35 per vehicle one-way.
  • Island Life Hostel has an outdoor pool and an arcade, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hostel with bar

    The combination of Hostel and Bar is nice. The have free drinking water and the breakfast is fantastic with eggs, pancakes, juice and coffee. They have lockers in the rooms and the staff is nice and helpful.

    1 night trip, Jul 4, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Safe and welcoming place

    Huge hostel with a pool. The staff was super friendly and help me to plan a Trip to Haiti. They offer free water and an all you can eat breakfast. The owner has traveled the world and we had a nice chat. Kitchen is well equipped and my bed had a fan, light and power plug to charge my phone. Location is good and close to a big supermarket.

    Timm, 1 night trip, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved the feel of the place, the people staying there, the owners and staff, the place in general. I will stay there again. It’s very down to earth and not fancy. And I like that.

    4 night family trip, May 27, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Well organization, kind employees, good location, very good breakfast, lot of information avalable

    3 night business trip, Apr 12, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We like the hotel is very pretty very casual, clean and very friendly stuff is like being home

    IsisRivero, 3 night family trip, Jan 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hostel inside the colonial zone.

    this place far exceeded any expectations I had. The person who checked me in gave me all the info I needed about the property. All the staff and volunteers were so friendly and helpful. They made me feel really welcome. Having a free buffet breakfast is a treat in a hostel. Also, there is a chef who prepares an evening meal if you want to have it at a fairly reasonable cost. (Though the portions could be a little bigger). The food was very tasty. I was in a private room. Room is very small, but had AC and a private bathroom and was completely serviceable. The bar prices are not bad at all. 100pesos for a cuba libre cocktail. The volunteers took me to see the local dance show on the Sunday night and another took me on a free walking tour of the city on the Monday. Overall, the positives far outweigh the negatives at this hostel. The amazing volunteers give this place so much credit. The general feeling here is great and it takes only a few minutes to find some new friends for life. A great place for solo travellers to stay. I cannot comment on the dorm rooms as I was in a private one, but can say the communal bathrooms were well maintained. Clean and tidy.

    Christopher, 5 night trip with friends, Oct 17, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The property was as expected. The downside is that there is no wifi access in the room rio dd Janeiro. If I knew this before booking, I wouldn't have stayed there. Also the power cuts out at times. It happened in the middle of the night and I woke up because my room was so hot, I could barely breathe.

    1 night trip, Jul 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Soleil

    Plein de soleil et de repos

    Morgane, 3 night trip, May 8, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    buen hostal con oportunidades en bioseguridad

    muy bonito el hotel y limpio, pero el uso de mascarilla por parte del staff era muy poco, menos en el momento del desayuno, las medidas de bioseguridad no fueron tomadas, se le pidió al personal usarlo, y la respuesta fue aquí no usamos, por lo demás muy buena ubicación.

    3 night family trip, Jan 26, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    No lo recomiendo

    1 night trip, Sep 3, 2020

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