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Hostel Punta Cana

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Guests1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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#17 of 35 Specialty lodging in Dominican Republic
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Located in the prestigious Punta Cana Area, into the prestigious Los Corales Beach. Hostel Punta Cana provides the opportunity to relax and enjoy the wonderful and amazing beaches of the Dominican Republic. This modern Hostel, allows you to enjoy the most beautiful beaches and natural landscapes ever imagined, at a price you will not believe. Our Hostel is composed of several interconnected buildings with a total of 50 rooms with capacity for up to 540 persons accommodations. The resort has several types of rooms: Shared, Private, Aparta Suites and Family Studies. This modern and luxurious Accommodation designed exclusively considering the demands of tourism that characterizes the Dominican Republic.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Multilingual Staff
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After making the reservation of this hostel, arriving there was a bit difficult, no name of the hotel, taxis don't know where is located, no sign nothing, to show the place, just a sign for sale Arriving there was a hassle, no body was there, and my room was already given to another people, I had to be up set and ask them to be remove from my room, The place has not much privacy, specially at the places you pay $15 at night, sharing all The breakfast was normal, but not to much, everything under control, Good wifi in the hotel, air conditioning good, it's close to the beach, just a few minutes walking, great place,
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if you see my past reviews, I am very fair about how I rate my experiences. I don't want to go on a rant because I tend to dismiss reviews that are extreme. I want to be clear though that due to this hostel's lack of overall lack of hygiene, overcrowding, and dirty water, I would not recommend this place. It is not fit to be run as a hostel. Moreover, besides the poor health conditions, there are hotels with fresh running water and private rooms for 35-40 a night elsewhere in Bavaro. We paid $70 USD (with the ITBIS tax)a night for a room with a shared bathroom that is WITHIN another dormitory room. The most I have ever paid for a private room with a shared bathroom. And across the way was another "private" room within the dormitory room. The first door to entire the apartment was left open all the time- completely unsafe. Makes sense its left open because no one understands the room within rooms situation because it's absurd. In addition, in the dormitory two people slept on the couch to those 6 in the bunk beds, and the third bedroom with a bathroom, their bathroom was completely broken, making it a grand total of 14 people sharing ONE bathroom. For an entire day there was no hot water at all, which would be ok- it is DR- EXCEPT that we paid so much. Then the water didnt work at all--none- for an entire day- and when it did go on, it was salt water - meaning it wasn't cleaned, it's street water. Therefore, we used contaminated water for bathing, and I ended up sick with a "hot tub rash" from the water. I would not recommend this hostel to anyone. We should get our money back. This is Punta Cana, the center of tourism in the country. Severely upset and disappointed. Message me if you are a tourist with questions. The compliment I can give is that there is a lovely man named Jose who runs the entire place. He and the woman who cooks breakfast are Saints. Jose - you are fantastic and could work at the Continental, and should apply there.
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I did stay for several days at the hostel and cannot complain. The hostel is located in two apartments and not that far away from the beach and some bars and shops. All in easy walking distance. Please mind this is a hostel and not one of this expensive hotels, so much different. Breakfast is more with egg and toast (easy kitchen) with coffee and juise. You can also prepare your own food in the kitchen. Rooms are clean and the 6 bed dorm is actually located in the living room of the second apartment and separated by a curtain. Also during my stay I realized that they have problems with overbooking, but the staff is very friendly and always tries to find a way to help and find a space (even on a couch next to the dorm rooms) Only negative is that staff is only speaking Spanish but very kind and helpful.
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I found the place itself actually alright. If you're a spoiled vacationer, don't even bother. If you're a traveler, read on. Getting there was a pain and they gave terrible instructions, but now that I know how to get there for about 200 pesos from the Punta Cana airport, I will give you proper directions at the end of this post. It's an apartment turned hostel with a small (I reiterate small) locker for your passport and valuables. The staff was awesome, and as a very clean person I did not find it dirty at all. The mosquitoes were unwelcome but if your bunkmates are ok with keeping the fan on, it's not a real problem. There's a balcony that looks out over the river, and I enjoyed watching the storks and birds and stunning sunset. It's very peaceful. I did not like that the shared bathroom in the room (the only one with a shower) has a door that doesn't quite close properly. It does close, but not properly. Had I got a less cool bunk mate or had the place been full, I might have had a bigger issue. If you need more privacy to do your bathroom thing, there is one off the common area with a properly closing door. There is also no place to put luggage, so you will have to shove it in a corner or keep it on your bed, as in many hostels. The common area was clean and comfortable, breakfast was included and it was perfectly fine basic breakfast of eggs and toast, with great coffee and juice. Again, it's a hostel. If you want a great big feast, go to a resort. The complex was great. 24 hour security and a really great pool area. It's a luxury condo unit, and the entire complex is clean. It's far from the beach so you will need a car or arrange for some sort of transport. Way too far to walk. If you want to walk to the little strip of White Sands, it's about 10-15 minutes and a pleasant enough stroll if it's early enough. I walked it alone and I'm a woman. I was fine on the way there when I went to grab a bite to eat around 7 pm, but was sketched out coming back alone around 9 or 10. Take a moto taxi if you're going to be out later unless you're in a group, there is a dark stretch where muggings do happen later at night. There is plenty to do in White Sands actually. Lots of places to eat, a couple of bars, some neat little shops and some of them even sell cool stuff, a cigar and rum shop, and a casino if that's your thing. There are places to get groceries too. It's a nice little high end strip and nice & clean which can't be said for every where in the DR. The only thing I can really say that might keep me from going back is the location. It's a bit out of the way unless you have your own transportation. But it was clean, friendly, and much nicer than many hostels I have stayed in. For Punta Cana where there really isn't much affordable accommodation, it's a good choice. To get there from the airport, forget the $40 USD 8 minute drive. If you're hosteling it, you're doing it on a budget I would assume, so to pay double the nightly rate to get there is ludicrous. The bus route will take you 45-90 minutes, but that's all part of the fun. And the buses here don't suck and some even have free wi-fi. (Look toward the front on the divider behind the driver. If it has Wi-Fi it will have the network name and password right there. You're welcome.) If they offer to put your pack in the luggage compartment, let them. It's perfectly safe. The airport staff will tell you there's no bus. LIES. I can assure you, 95% of the staff bus it to work. Go to terminal A. Look across the road. There is a fenced off area with a couple of service buildings and a little walking path. There's an opening in the fence at the corner. It's a 45 second walk to the bus (guagua) down the path. If you can't find it, ask a janitor or food stand worker or someone like that. The concierges and taxi drivers will all tell you there's no bus. But there is and it's good to know how to get back to airport for cheap when you're all out of money at the end of your trip. Tell the driver you're going to Bavaro. He will tell you where to get off. You don't pay on that ride as you can only catch the bus the wrong direction, so you will get dropped off, get on the bus going back and pay 70 pesos (at the time of writing this review). Tell the next driver you need to get off at the Bavaro stop to go to White Sands. They will show you where to catch the next bus. It's 25 or 50 pesos or something like that. Don't get suckered into getting a taxi for $20 at this point. It's a 10 minute bus ride across the highway. Give the driver the address and he will drop you at a corner kinda close to a big casino. If you have a lot of luggage, take a taxi the 3 minute drive for a few dollars. If you're a simple backpacker like me, take a moto taxi for 50 to 100 pesos. Negotiate it, it's literally just up the road, just a little too far to walk if you don't know where you're going and with luggage. Make sure you have the correct address. The address on the website as of 3 weeks ago was 2 buildings over, and I had a heck of a time finding it. I hope they fixed that, but when you book, send an email and ask for the NAME of the building which I unfortunately can't remember. Happy travels!
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I had booked this hostel through hotels.com, and they must update their info cause no tv nor a hairdryer were in the rooms as stated by the website. The property is nice, residential, 24hrs security, which unfortunately the one who was duty on our arrival didn't have a clue that there is a hostel in the building and we were denied entrance. After 12hrs on the road to get here that was the cherry on the cake! We asked him to call the hostel for us but he kept insisting that it's located in the next building (300mtrs) away. After going back and forth twice (on foot carrying a backpack), Luz showed up to welcome us. She's the best, helpful but speaks only in Spanish. The rooms are mosquito infested, and not the cleanest I've seen. (Management, kindly note that I know this is not a 5* hotel, but we've stayed in other hostels all over the world and were spotless!) We didn't even have light in the bathroom. Wifi is good though and breakfast cooked to order, no choice... scrambled eggs and toast!
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PRICE RANGE
$45 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta CanaBavaro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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