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Newest reviews for GAVA Hostel

  • Marc
      United Kingdom
    July 17, 2014

    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.


  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    June 26, 2014

    Excellent hosts! Would stay there again!


  • Tristan
    June 25, 2014

    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!


  • Roger
      United States of America
    June 21, 2014

    Great staff so friendly I'll stay again


  • Erik
    May 2, 2014

    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


  • Gail
      United States of America
    April 12, 2014

    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.


  • Aurélie
    April 9, 2014

    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...


  • Alexandra
      United States of America
    March 30, 2014

    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!


  • David
      United States of America
    March 26, 2014

    I liked the location and the friendly atmosphere.

    No air conditioning - it was extremely hot at night.


  • Sebastian
    February 17, 2014

    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


  • Anne
    February 15, 2014

    Very friendly reception, nice pool.

    The double room was rather expensive.


  • Barbara
    February 13, 2014

    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!


  • Adria
    February 9, 2014

    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.


  • Anonymous
    January 31, 2014

    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


  • Paul
      United States of America
    January 13, 2014

    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!


  • Krzysztof
    November 24, 2013

    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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