Providing a terrace and free Wifi, Hostel Gato Colonial provides accommodations in the center of Santo Domingo. The property is close to several well-known attractions – a 7-minute walk from Catedral Primada de America, 500 yards from Alcazar de Colon, and a 5-minute walk from Museum of the Royal Houses. The accommodation features a shared kitchen, luggage storage space, and organizing tours for guests. A bicycle rental service is available at the guest house. Popular points of interest near Hostel Gato Colonial include Montesinos, Punta Torrecillas Beach, and Puerto Santo Domingo. The nearest airport is La Isabela International Airport, 12 miles from the accommodation.

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Property highlights

Located in the real heart of Santo Domingo, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!


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1 full bed
1 full bed
1 twin bed
2 twin beds
1 bunk bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Susan
    United States of America United States of America
    Wow... What a find! I've stayed several times in Zona Colonial; but never at a hostel....I was impressed by Gato Colonial's perfect location, room size and cleanliness, fabulous roof terrace (watched Parrots 🦜 on the Tamarindo tree across the...
  • Emily
    United States of America United States of America
    Great location, staff and kitchen area. Comfy amenities at a good price!
  • Sonia
    Poland Poland
    Our rooms were super clean, as well as the kitchen available to other guests. The hostel is located right next to the historical part of the city, and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Hosted by Hostel Gato Colonial

Host Review Score
Host Review Score

Hostel Gato Colonial
Our friendly hostel offers excellent value for money and a welcoming atmosphere. We have a shared kitchen, common areas and rooftop terrace with city views.
Claudia and Juan Carlos love showing guests around and sharing their favourite spots around town.
We are located right in the historic "Colonial Zone" and near supermarkets and transport links. Every Sunday, our guests have the opportunity to visit the Chinatown market and enjoy its delicious culinary offerings, as well as live music by the Bonye Group at the weekly free concert just minutes away.
Languages spoken: Arabic,English,Spanish,Polish,Portuguese,Russian

Area info

Amenities of Hostel Gato Colonial
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

House rules

Hostel Gato Colonial takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


From 8:00 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.

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

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Hostel Gato Colonial 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.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

FAQs about Hostel Gato Colonial

  • Hostel Gato Colonial is 0.8 miles from the center of Santo Domingo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Hostel Gato Colonial is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Hostel Gato Colonial offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Movie nights
    • Live music/Performance
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental

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

  • Room options at Hostel Gato Colonial include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Triple
    • Quad