Located just 5 minutes' walk from Los Corales Beach, GAVA hostel offers a sun terrace on the roof, free public parking and free WiFi. Excursions along Saona Island can be arranged. GAVA hostel features private and shared dormitory rooms. There is a fully-equipped kitchen connected to the common lounge area, and the private rooms have an en-suite spacious bathroom, a fan, wardrobe and individual bedside tables with night lamps. The dormitory room come with shared bathroom, fans, personal lockers, window blocking sunlight and relaxing red lamp. Guests can find within a walking distance grocery stores, a bakery, pharmacy, a fresh produce market, restaurants and bars. The tour desk can provide guests with free maps of the city and information about key destinations. Palma Real Shopping Village is a 7-minute drive away, and Punta Cana International Airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car.

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Punta Cana, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!


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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Punta Cana
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  • Claudia
    lovely place and the hosts were very very nice. It’s small hostel for honestly has all you need. I will definitely recommend this place. Also the location is great yo have the beach very near as well as restaurants and markets
  • Mackenzie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hosts were phenomenal! They recommended restaurants, helped familiarize me with the area, and booked an amazing scuba excursion for me. Staying with them is like staying with family.
  • Anonymous
    I loved how clean this place was, it was amazing. And the owners were so nice. It was good value.

Area info

Amenities of GAVA hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Garden view
  • Beachfront
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Mosquito net
  • Fan
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

House rules

GAVA hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 20 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash GAVA hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to present a valid photo I.D. and sign a contract on arrival.

For late check-in (from 21:00 pm - 00:00 am) or early check out (before 7:00 am) guest must contact the property in advance and pay additional charges $25.
If late arrivals is planned, from 21:00 pm until 00:00 am (midnight), contact us directly only by written request and make an inquiry on the possible provision of this service. Check-in after 00:00 am (midnight) is not possible.

Payment must be done only CASH in US Dollars.

If you would like to pay in Dominican Peso or Euros, payment will be calculated with the hostel's exchange rate.

Security Deposit $20 - Dorm and $40 - Private room is a guarantee for the safety of the hostel property, keys and compliance with all internal rules of the hostel. Deposit is refundable at the time of departure, at observance of the rules.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform GAVA hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

A damage deposit of USD 20 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about GAVA hostel

  • GAVA hostel is 5 miles from the center of Punta Cana. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at GAVA hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from GAVA hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • GAVA hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Beachfront
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Beach
    • Movie nights
    • Horseback riding

  • Check-in at GAVA hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.