Located in Las Galeras, Hostel La Ballena Backpacker provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. 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. Certain rooms contain a kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop. The rooms have bed linen. Guests at the hostel can enjoy an American breakfast. Las Galeras Beach is a 8-minute walk from Hostel La Ballena Backpacker, while La Playita Beach is 0.7 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Samaná El Catey International Airport, 47 miles from the accommodation.

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

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast Info

American


Availability

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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.5
Facilities
7.5
Cleanliness
8.0
Comfort
7.6
Value for money
8.2
Location
8.5
Free WiFi
9.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Lvels
    El SalvadorEl Salvador
    Nice hostel, friendly and helpful staff. Great place to meet people. Right in town, a few minutes from the beach. Lots of restaurants and shops around, yet quiet at night to rest. Hot water, good water pressure, good internet and nice kitchen and...
  • Petr
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    we like Hostel La Ballena because it has very friendly vibe. We appreciate the convenience of a kitchen and nearby grocery stores . It is all in good distance to the beach . Private rooms have good bed, nice decorations on the walls
  • Mtp
    CanadaCanada
    I love this place. This was our second stay here and it's great value for the money. We stayed in a private room not in the dormitory. Super comfortable bed and clean room.

Area info

Amenities of Hostel La Ballena Backpacker

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
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
  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

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

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Check-out

From 8:00 AM to 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
Must-know information for guests at this property

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 $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

  • Hostel La Ballena Backpacker is 1,300 feet from the center of Las Galeras. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Hostel La Ballena Backpacker. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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

    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • 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.