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Island Life Hostel - Santo Domingo

1-star1 star
Calle Isabel La Catolica #356, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, 10210, Dominican Republic

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Alcazar de Colon
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
From 161 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • this place far exceeded any expectations I had. The person who checked me in gave me all…Oct 23, 2019
  • The property was as expected. The downside is that there is no wifi access in the room…Jul 15, 2019

Island Life Hostel - Santo Domingo

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$44
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 12 Bed Dormitory,Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 8 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 4 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom with AC
  • 1 Bed in a Shared 4 Bed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom with AC
  • Double Ensuite, Private Bathroom and AC
  • Double Ensuite,Private Bathroom and A/C
  • Double Private, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Bed Private , Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Bed Bunk Beds Private Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Full Bed
  • Basic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Island Life Hostel - Santo Domingo


  • In Zona Colonial
  • Alcazar de Colon - 3 min walk
  • Parque Colon - 6 min walk
  • Cathedral of Santo Domingo - 7 min walk
  • National Palace - 21 min walk
  • Colon Lighthouse and Museum - 31 min walk
  • Embassy of the United States Dominican Republic - 34 min walk
  • Calle Las Damas - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Santo Domingo (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Santo Domingo (JBQ-La Isabela Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - midnight.
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. All guests must have a valid passport. No other forms of identification are accepted.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Island Life Hostel - Santo Domingo’s small print

Also known as

  • Island Life Backpacker's Hostel Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Hostel Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Island Life Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Backpacker's Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Backpacker's
  • Island Life Hostel Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Santo Domingo
  • Island Life Backpacker's Hostel
  • Life Hostel Santo Domingo


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 30 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Hostel with bar
The combination of Hostel and Bar is nice. The have free drinking water and the breakfast is fantastic with eggs, pancakes, juice and coffee. They have lockers in the rooms and the staff is nice and helpful.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Safe and welcoming place
Huge hostel with a pool. The staff was super friendly and help me to plan a Trip to Haiti. They offer free water and an all you can eat breakfast. The owner has traveled the world and we had a nice chat. Kitchen is well equipped and my bed had a fan, light and power plug to charge my phone. Location is good and close to a big supermarket.
Timm, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Courtyard area with hammocks was ideal place for relaxing. Shower drain condition could be better.
KAZUKI, jpTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
My experience at Island Life Backpackers Hostel.
This is probably the best hostel I have ever stayed at. The staff was very helpful, and the location is very close to many activities in the colonial area. Although the room was small, it was very clean and comfortable. I opted for the air conditioned room, but really only needed the fan. I enjoyed the small pool, and the free breakfast was good. The only thing I would ask to improve is the WiFi, which was not very strong in my room. My flight left later in the day, and they stored my luggage for me after the checkout time, so that I could do one last sightseeing tour. I would happily recommend Island Life Backpackers as a not too expensive but comfortable place to stay in Santo Dominigo.
Stephen, us4 night romance trip
Good 6.0
The hostel was good, it's just that Santo Domingo didn't meet up to my expectations. This place is in a district where you'll see the most important historical parts of the city so if that's what your Into go for it. You'll probably see it all in about a day. Plan your stay in Santo Domingo accordingly.
us6 night trip

Island Life Hostel - Santo Domingo

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