Jarabacoa Hostel is a very nice place to stay. We stayed there for three days, and we did not have any trouble finding the place. When we got off the bus from Santo Domingo we told a taxi driver that we had a reservation at Jarabacoa Hostel and he took us there. It is located in a walking distance of 15 minutes from Jarabacoa centre on a little side road. The hostel is basically a few regular houses, where one of them belongs to the hosts, Molly and Rodolfo. Molly and Rodolfo are is a very obliging and kind English/Dominican couple. Rodolfo helped us getting to La Vega, when there were no more seats on the bus, and when your Spanish skills are not amazing it is nice to be greeted by Molly. They are there if you need them, and at the same time you have a lot of privacy.
We stayed in a house with two 4-person bedrooms, two bathrooms, a big living room, a room with two computers and a well-equipped kitchen where drinking water was provided. You can borrow bikes, and there is a house where you can do laundry.
Outside the house a porch, and there is a big fence around the house. That Molly and Rodolfo were our neighbours also gave us the feeling that we where in a safe place and almost staying in a home.
The information about tours (both with and without guides) in the area was excellent. We took a hike by ourselves to the top of Mogote and visited the Jimenoa Fall.
The beds where the best beds we slept in through our 5 weeks in The Dominican Republic, everything was clean and the hosts where great. It is easy to shop in Jarabacoa and cook yourself, and in general it is a lovely place to relax, take tours and enjoy being out of the big city.
The hostel is very different from what most people associate with a hostel (from Europe, South America, etc.), but it sure is one of the nicest hostels I have been in. It is a place my two friends and I will recommend to anyone who visits Jarabacoa.
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