Located in Las Galeras, within a 8-minute walk of Las Galeras Beach and 0.7 miles of La Playita Beach, Hostel La Ballena Backpacker provides accommodations with free WiFi throughout the property. Featuring an ATM, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property has a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests.

All rooms in the hostel are equipped with a coffee machine. Rooms include an electric tea pot, while certain rooms contain a kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop. The rooms have bed linen.

Colorada Beach is 1.5 miles from Hostel La Ballena Backpacker, while Cayo Levantado is a 15-minute walk from the property. The nearest airport is Samaná El Catey International Airport, 45 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Hostel La Ballena Backpacker has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 20, 2017

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)


Availability

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Closest beaches
  • Las Galeras Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    2,000 feet from property
  • La Playita Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    3,350 feet from property
  • Colorada Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.1 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Are the buses running from Santo Domingo to Las Galeras right now during Covid-19? If so, what bus would we catch to get to your location? Thank you.
    Hi, yes, there are buses. You have to take the Caribe tours line up to Samana ', then a "guagua" (small local public transport) to Las Galeras and ask..
    Answered on December 23, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?
    just quiet .... no .... we are in the center of the village, on the main road and we know that the Dominican people love music
    Answered on September 12, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    yes, but for a fee 100rds
    Answered on September 12, 2019
  • Hello do you have any availability anytime in the month of August?
    Yes, we generally have availability
    Answered on May 6, 2022
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    no, but if you want, we can help you organize your activities and excursions
    Answered on September 12, 2019
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Amenities of Hostel La Ballena Backpacker
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
General
  • Adults only
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Hostel La Ballena Backpacker takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 10 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

Pets are not allowed.

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.

The fine print

Please inform Hostel La Ballena Backpacker 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.

A damage deposit of USD 10 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 Hostel La Ballena Backpacker

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

  • Hostel La Ballena Backpacker is 1,300 feet from the center of Las Galeras.

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Hostel La Ballena Backpacker.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hostel La Ballena Backpacker by:

    • Bus 3h

  • Hostel La Ballena Backpacker offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding

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