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“Great hostel close to the ferry” 5 of 5 stars
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MoonLight Bay Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   478 Calle Cometa, Fajardo 00740, Puerto Rico   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles, California
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“Great hostel close to the ferry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Perfect spot for getting the ferries to culebra and vieques. I was in a private room and slept very well. The patio was fun to hang out on. The staff were great and were very friendly. I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have stayed at the Moonlight Bay Hostel for about a week in March 2014. I had a great experience. As the title states, it has one of the best locations in Puerto Rico, right next to the port just a few steps away for the Ferry to Culebra and Vieques. Very convenient. If you want a ferry ticket, you have to wake up early and stand in line but it is worth it. The Moonlight Bay is not the (luxurious) Conquistador Hotel but I wasn't expecting that anyways. It has a load a friendly travellers and the staff was very dedicated, they were just super. The kitchen needs some remodeling but thanks to a recent management change, that should be done soon. The new management sounds really proactive so that should be a real plus. The Moonlight Bay has a lot of potential, some underused like its (really) spectacular deck on the roof which needs some plants and patio furniture. At night, it was really quiet and I really got a good night's sleep.

Jean, Canada

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great option (only option though) to stay in fajardo for a few nights for those who are planning to catch the ferry to the islands for day trips. A walking distance to the port, and the staff of the hostel are great. They can arrange a transfer for a fair price to San Juan or the Airport, or even to Las croabas if you are planning to do the bio bay tour in the evening.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Healdsburg, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It was fine. Nothing great, but also not as bad as some reviews claim. There may be a pancake breakfast, but it's after the staff wakes up (which is not before the ferry leaves for Culebra or Vieques). We had the single room and the bed was comfortable with a decent shower in the morning. I always travel with earplugs, so I popped them in and slept soundly all night. The staff are middle aged guys from the US who like to tie one on at night, so don't be surprised if they offer you a beer at night or have one themselves. I'm an easy traveller, so I didn't mind the lax attitude. It is a hostel- not a hotel or motel- so don't expect 5 star amenities. If you're looking for a decent sleep close to the ferry so you can escape to the islands off the coast of PR, spend the extra bucks for a single room, bring your ear plugs, and loosen up. Not going to be the swankiest place you stay (may be the sketchiest), but if you just go with the flow you'll have a decent stay. Honestly, were there for just over 12 hours, which is (in my opinion) enough time in Fajaro for anyone! :)

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This hostel alone turned our whole trip around from a great time to a miserable experience. I can't speak for everyone, but upon walking in we were greeted by some belligerent drunk people, which turned out to be the people running the hostel. Whatever, we had a couple beers, but not enough to drown out the yelling and slamming of doors all night. Got up in the morning and everyone was still passed out. No pancakes, unless you count the dog poop on the stairs and ants taking over the disaster from the night before. Took a shower, then went and sat down in the front room on what was apparently a couch made of nothing but fleas (unaware I had already been bitten by the moonlight bay bedbugs) I somehow started working the front desk as other guests left and had no one to check them out. One by one people handed me their keys and when we had to leave (at noon), still, no one was up so I eventually just left a bunch of keys on the main desk. I've been all over the Gulf and South America, but have never stayed anywhere as bad as this, ever.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was more like a hotel than a hostel. Much nicer than the other island type hostels on the island. Stayed at "island time" is San Juan which left much to be desired! This hostel had a really cool roof top terrace and umbrellas that was perfect for hanging out and meeting people! And did I mention it's like 200 feet from the ferry? Very convenient!

Room Tip: Choose a dorm to meet people or a private to have privacy!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

There is no all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast like their website claims. The floors, lobby, and bathrooms were dirty. There was a lot of garbage at the front entrance and the place looked a little sketchy when we first arrived. It doesn't look like there had been any updating in a long, long time.

Surprisingly the beds were clean and mattresses decent. Seven of us stayed in the 12 bed coed bunk room. The party was up on the roof so the rooms were quiet for sleeping. It was very, very close to the ferry, but I'd try staying somewhere else next time. There are no decent restaurants nearby. It wasn't worth $25/person. A hotel room would have been a better value for our group.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 478 Calle Cometa, Fajardo 00740, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Fajardo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Fajardo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MoonLight Bay Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moonlight Bay Hostel was just voted "The Best Hostel In Puerto Rico" by HostelWorld the largest hostel booking site in the world! The Moonlight Bay Hostel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico is brand new and was founded by experienced world travelers with knowledge of the needs and desires of the typical hostel guest. With over $30,000 in renovations/improvements, a Brand New 1,600 sq ft rooftop Terrace and the expertise gained from visiting hostels in over 60 countries, our founders have discovered what it takes to truly make a hostel a "Destination" in itself! Your stay at Moonlight bay Hostel includes:-FREE sleep on: Brand new premium memory foam mattresses.-FREE air conditioned rooms.-FREE "do it yourself" all you can eat pancake breakfast daily.-FREE coffee & tea -FREE access to our Wi-Fi hotspot.-FREE towels and linens provided.-FREE usage of our in room security lockers.-FREE access to the largest Roof Top Terrace in Puerto Rico!-FREE access to our Roof Top terrace!-FREE phone calls to the USA and Puerto Rico!-FREE secure luggage storage.-FREE monthly Full Moon Parties!-FREE hot water showers.-And for your convenience and protection, all rooms are keyed and our staff is on-site 24-hours a day.Located 60 yards from the Bay and a popular port cafe and Bar, Moonlight bay Hostel is a 2 minute walk to the Culebra & Vieques Island ferry! Our Superb location, giant roof top Terrace, brand new facilities and amazing prices make staying in a Fajardo hotel crazy! Our Amazing location also puts you closer to the Fajardo Bio Bay and El Yunque rainforest entrance than any other hostel in Puerto Rico!With '5-star' amenities, amazing staff, prime location and the biggest outside hostel gathering area in Puerto Rico there is no better place to stay in Fajardo so come join us to keep the Puerto Rican Party going! ... more   less 
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