We've stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and absolutely enjoyed it! First of all it was so nice of Molly to pick us up at the busstation when we arrived and show us the most important things in town. The hostel is a house, very clean, with high ceilings, pretty country-style furniture, wonderful beds, big living room and terrasse! The first day nobody else excect for us stayed at the hostel, so it seemed like having rented a whole house! For the price we payed (US$18) this was an amazing deal! The first day we walked to the waterfall "Salto de Jimenoa", which was a wonderful walk, about 3 hours through small mountain villages. We didn't know the way, so we always asked locals which street to take next, they were all really friendly. The landscape on the way to the waterfall is amazing, however we were a little bit disappointed when we saw the waterfall, it's alright seeing it once, but there are definitely better oncce. For example "salto baiguate" is another waterfall which is much prettier than the other one. You can relax better and actually swimm there! lovely landscape! You can walk there (about 2 hours) but also take a taxi (about US$12 round-trip) or take a horse ($US9), however, for horseback riding you need to make reservations a day in advance!! For the evening I recommend going to the restaurant Jamaca de Dios (mains between US$ 10 - 20) it's on top of the moutain with the most beautiful panorama! breathtaking! You can also just go there for a drink! All in all, I definitely recommend Jarabacoa Mountain Hostel and probably will go there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A rustic retreat for backpackers, adventure seekers, pioneers, missionaries, and students! When what you want is a clean place to crash, reliable travel tips, and for someone to point you in the right direction for cheap eats and adventure, this is the place to be. Simple lodgings with some extras thrown into the mix such as laundry facilities, bicycles, high-speed internet, fully-equipped kitchen, purified drinking water, coffee and hot water for bathing. Our destination is a bit bohemian, very inviting and relaxing, and an ideal location to make your base camp for mountain climbing and camping, river-rafting, hiking, paragliding, canyoning, or other more serious pursuits. ... more less