Island Life Hostel

1.0 star property
Santo Domingo hostel with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

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Island Life Hostel

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Outdoor pool
Double Ensuite, Private Bathroom and AC | In-room safe
Shower, towels, shampoo
Interior entrance

Overview of Island Life Hostel



Property highlights

  • Bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Laundry facilities
Calle Isabel La Catolica #356, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, 10210
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/games room
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Basic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed

Twin Bed Private , Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

1 Bed in a Shared 8 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Twin Bed Bunk Beds Private Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Double Private, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Ensuite, Private Bathroom and AC

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

1 Bed in a Shared 12 Bed Dormitory,Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

1 Bed in a Shared 4 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom with AC

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Ensuite,Private Bathroom and A/C

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

1 Bed in a Shared 4 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom with AC

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Zona Colonial
  • Malecon - 3 min drive
  • Sambil Santo Domingo - 4 min drive
  • Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses - 6 min drive
  • Agora Mall - 7 min drive
  • Blue Mall - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Santo Domingo (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Santo Domingo (JBQ-La Isabela Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Republica Brewing Taproom - 5 min walk
  • Casa de los Dulces - 3 min walk
  • Pat'e Palo European Brasserie - 3 min walk
  • Lobby Bar Nicolas De Ovando - 7 min walk
  • Naca'n - 4 min walk

About this property

Island Life Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Santo Domingo, Island Life Hostel features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 35 per vehicle. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Shampoo
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • 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 per cent

Hygiene & 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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 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
Island Life Hostel Santo Domingo
Island Life Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Island Life Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Santo Domingo

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Island Life Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Island Life Hostel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Island Life Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Island Life Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 35 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Island Life Hostel?
You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Island Life Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Grand Casino Jaragua (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Island Life Hostel and nearby?
Island Life Hostel has an outdoor pool and an arcade, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Island Life Hostel like?
Island Life Hostel is in Zona Colonial, a short 3-minute walk from Alcazar de Colon and 4 minutes' walk from Calle Las Damas.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Know what you are getting
This was my first ever experience in a hostel . At first when I arrived I thought as though I may of made a mistake from the entire environment. Very different from a hotel . I was here on a couples visit . But as I settled in I realized I was getting exactly what I paid for and I got the hostel experience. The owner and manager are really great guys and will do everything within their power to make you feel welcome and feel like a home away from home . Hostels unlike hotels really push for a more social atmosphere and I meet some really great people .Had a lot of fun at the bar and one day had there Nachos (and they are very good ) I ended up loving this place . But know exactly what you are getting .
Ronald, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay, staff was very welcoming and friendly. Great vibe at this location, I’ll definitely stay here again.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

No hot water. Smelled bad. Dirty mattress. Dogs living on the property barked all night.
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great staff!
Christy Victoria, 1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff is very welcoming, it is a place that makes you feel at home right off the bat! I will recommend this place, for sure!
eric, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice hostel in a great location. Right near the top attractions, restaurants and bars. The staff is absolutely amazing and the nicest people. They are very helpful in giving tips and advice on how to navigate the city and answer any questions. Would highly recommend.
Gaoussou, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Magnus, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

it couldn't be better located
Ramon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place is like an oasis in a desert of sulking, scowling misery. Pedro is an excellent manager and super helpful. The staff are smiling and extremely pleasant. This has an amazing effect on the travelers mood. The young Frenchman is an amusing character. The Hungarian volunteer who showed me to my room was especially awesome. The small rooms are really all one needs and the colonial character fits in with the zone. All of the important sites are within ten minutes walking distance. Free wi-fi and about 150 pesos for an Uber to the bus station. A little noisy in the courtyard at night but the cacophony of conversation is constant like white noise on the TV so I slept well. Don't waste your money - stay here!
Andrew, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hostel in great condition
Located in an a stuning building, having a great atmosphere with the guests and staff. The breakfast is good and you'll have everything you need. Dont skip this one while travelling around the D.R.
2-night trip with friends
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