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#1 of 106 Specialty lodging in Dominican Republic
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Welcome to Island Life Hostel in Santo Domingo, on the beautiful Caribbean paradise of Dominican Republic. Made by backpackers for backpackers! Located in the heart of the Colonial Zone just minutes walk away from the famous attractions in this UNESCO World Heritage City. We offer Dormitory accommodation and private en suite rooms. Enjoy our beautiful garden with BBQ and Pool.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Concierge
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Charming
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Nice, comfortable, good food and excellent service and attention by hotel owners. Also well located in city center, near the Amber Museum, the Cathedral, Colon Square and the ruins of ancient San Francisco Hospital.
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Response from Chris L, Owner at Island Life Hostel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for the amazing rating! It was great having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon Cheers, Chris and the Island Life
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Let me preface this review by saying I have never stayed in a hostel previous to this trip so I really did not know what to expect. I have to say I was extremely pleasantly surprised. So much so that I would now chose a hostel stay over that of staying on a resort or in a
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Response from Chris L, Owner at Island Life Hostel
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for the amazing review, it was really great having you stay with us and getting to know you. We will see you again soon! Cheers, Chris and the Island Life team
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A warm welcome and an amazing staff as first impression, comfirmed by a lovely place to stay, peacefull and well decorated. The Hostel will satisfy every traveller from every age and horizon. Location is perfect to visit by foot the old historical center of Santo Domingo.
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Response from Chris L, Owner at Island Life Hostel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the awesome review! We are really glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Chris and the Island Life team
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If you are young and looking for a western styled low-key party hostel with walking distance (read: walking friendly) to multiple places you need/want to go to in Zona Colonial with great value for the price, this is it. When you get there, ask for the welcome shot (free) of
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Response from Chris L, Owner at Island Life Hostel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for the great and informative review! It was great having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Chris and the Island Life team
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Do not spend more than 1 night in s domingo Hostel was not bad. Not the best one in dominican republic for sure. Asked for my laundry they did not do it. 4 days travelling weating dirty clothes. Paid for an excursion at 6.30 in the morning, they cancel it that same morning.
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Response from Chris L, Owner at Island Life Hostel
Responded Feb 24, 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for your laundry - there was a mix up - we offered to do it straight away but you did not have time to wait. The trips are run by an external company. They left 5 minutes early - we did speak to them and they apologized and gave a full refund. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay and hope you give us another chance someday Safe travels Chris and the Island Life team
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PRICE RANGE
$16 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSanto Domingo ProvinceSanto Domingo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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