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Avenida Alemania, res. Gicamar (Plaza la Proa) , apr. 1-B, Bavaro, 23000 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Show map
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Fishing, Windsurfing, Diving, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Game Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Currency Exchange, Private Check-in/Check-out, Lockers, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Convenience Store (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Russian, Spanish, English
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 5 years are welcome.
All children or adults are charged USD 30 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Credit cards are only needed to guarantee your booking.
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Featuring colourful furniture and style details, this hostel has free Wi-Fi access, garden and activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing and sports fishing are available for a fee.
Score from 40 reviews Good
This hotel features free Wi-Fi, car rental, tour desk and a furnished terrace with a swimming pool. It is located 215 yards from El Cortecito Beach and 6 miles from the Manati Park.
Score from 139 reviews Good
Tako Beach Rooms is located in Punta Cana. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a terrace and satellite channels. There is also a refrigerator.
Score from 18 reviews Very good
Offering an outdoor pool and terrace with BBQ facilities, Villas Facal is 300 metres from Cortecito Beach in Punta Cana. Each apartment has free WiFi and pool and garden views.
Score from 24 reviews Review score
the hosts are wonderful. the hostel is clean, private, safe, and within walking distance of markets, shopping, dining, and beach. the hostel also has a lovely pool and patio right outside for easy lounging. the private room with attached bathroom was perfect and i never worried about my valuables, since i had the only key. i very highly recommend valentina and andrew! (and their adorably dog). they won't disappoint.
it is a busy district of the dominican, and since places don't have AC, you will be windows open and nightlife noises will drift in- this didn't bother me much, but if you are sensitive it might
Andrey and Valentina - their genuine sweetness and care of ours hosts was lovely. They looked after Eli when she had an upset stomach. They really cared about making our stay worthwhile.
Wifi wasn't as fast as I'd hoped for. Some unreasonable couple arrived at 2am and rang the doorbell for around 30 minutes which woke us all up (the door wasn't opened to them as they don't do check-ins after 10pm) but this wasn't Andrey and Valentina's fault). Eerything else met or exceeded our expectations.
Staff is helpful with informations, supermarket is really close
Bad location - beach is just for guests who stay in resorts so it's impossible to find a spot to lay down, really loud music from bar next door and just one dorm room with max 4 people so travelling alone you will be super bored there! I would only recommend to couples who don't want to be at the beach every day...
We really like the staff, very helpful and kind.
Opposite the hostel there is a 24h working bar with loud music also during the night time. The Wifi should be working also in the room.
Unlike in the big all-in resorts, we were welcomed with open arms. The owners of this small hostel tried to make us feel at home and they were always very friendly and open to any questions or suggestions we had. Perfect for undependant travellers who would like to see more of the DR than just an all-in resort. The owners are experienced in travelling the country.
The city center is not that nice.
I stayed for one night before moving to a nearby resort for a friend's wedding. I stayed in the private room, which was a decent size and confortable. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the hostel is within easy walking distance of a number of shops and restaurants. It was perfect for my needs and a very good value.
It's a bit hard for cab drivers to find, because it doesn't have a sign. It's not air conditioned, which didn't bother me (there was a fan in my room), but some people might be looking for that.
Excellent hosts! Would stay there again!
Staff very friendly and helpful which was appreciated! Good situation Good ratio price/quality
Somewhat difficult to find the place! Some more indication would be helpful! The wifi connection was not so good!
Great staff so friendly I'll stay again
the feel home stay:-), very nice owners, helpfull and Always trying to do the best for their guests, anyway, it is an exellent good value for the money, andree and valentine, keep it that way, and lot of succes in your small businessxxx
The hosts are a wonderful couple from Russia who are very warm and hospitable. They truly care about each other and about their guests. I enjoyed practicing my rusty Russian with them and watching movies with them on my laptop. I also liked meeting other travelers. I met two other Americans as well as someone from Germany. I liked the small swimming pool and gazebo in the backyard, and I was happy with the recommendations I was given for places to visit while there.
The walk to the beach was a little bit farther than the walk from Bavaro Hostel, but I liked the fact that GAVA Hostel is more quiet and peaceful than Bavaro Hostel.
Valentina & Andrew are just great persons; always friendly, flexible, smiling and helpful! At Gava Hostel, it's very easy to feel at home. If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to share your room with amazing people (like I did). But in any case, the environment is just perfect, maybe the garden, the swimming pool and the palm trees have something to do with it. More or less 10 minutes walk to the beach and to the shopping areas. Great value for money, so I definitely recommend it to enjoy your stay in Bavaro - Punta Cana!
Sometimes one bathroom is not enough...
For those looking for an alternative to a resort, GAVA hostel is probably the best option. Great location (10 mins from the beach), one of the most affordable deals near Punta Cana, quiet and even offers a nice swimming pool! Valentina and Andrey (and Denise the golden retriever) were very welcoming and helpful which makes for a homely atmosphere. Just make sure you know how to get there from the airport as there is no sign (though our taxi driver could find it after we showed him the map that Valentina and Andrey sent us). We stayed in the private room and found it very nice and comfortable. Overall we'd strongly recommend GAVA Hostel!
I liked the location and the friendly atmosphere.
No air conditioning - it was extremely hot at night.
Great location for the budget traveller, hosts are great too and helpful for all matters, Gava keeps up the backpacker attitude in an otherwise 'all inclusive' area. Beach and restaurants are easy to reach, and the bus connection to Santo Domingo is well explained on their blog site.
Was a little hot in the upper bed because the fan didnt reach up
Very friendly reception, nice pool.
The double room was rather expensive.
Andrey and Valentina are great host, the hostel is small and very confortable. You still meet people and get a good night sleep! It is 10 min walking from the beach, next to local restaurant and cafe'. Highly recommended!
This hostel feels like a shared apartment, the managers are really nice and they will help you with all. Clean and comfort 10. Friendly ambient.
The private room is great,really big. And the bed is very comfortable. Best option if you are a couple.
15 minutes away from the beach
Valentina and Andrey are great. I really appreciate there service in a place where there's almost no other choices (I hate all inclusive resorts). You can tell they've really put a lot of time and effort into making the hostel homely. Cheers!
Very friendly staff. I felt like staying in friends house. Hostel is 10 min walk from the beach. Very clean and new. Very good kitchen equipment.
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