Island Life Hostel is located 656 feet from Alcázar de Colón square and 1148 feet from Casas Reales Museum. It features a swimming pool and free WiFi in public areas. The dormitories come with bed linen, fan, reading light and storage lockers. The rooms with attached bathroom have a private bathroom with shower and Air Conditioning. At Island Life Hostel you will find a hot tub, a garden and barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a games room and a tour desk. The hostel is 1640 feet from El Conde street and 2133 feet from Santo Domingo Cathedral. Las Americas International Airport is 17 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Santo Domingo, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Island Life Hostel has been welcoming guests since Jul 28, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Santo Domingo, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

Breakfast Info


Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Patrick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Solid breakfast! Cool staff. Great overall value. Good vibes. The small pool, free mamajuana shots, and pool table are all nice adds. I stayed here several times and would return.
  • Juliana
    Beautiful house, staff service 10/10, location
  • Ramsel
    The staff is really amazing, the construction type and the environment friendly in general
  • Russell
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Enjoyable staff. Safe. Breakfast as promised. Jacuzzi-sized Pool if desired. Bar has mamajuana. Bathrooms clean.
  • Keytleen
    Everything was great! it was my first time travelling solo and this was an amazing start. Felt safe and very welcomed by the staff and fellow travellers. Amazing location from everything you need in la Zona Colonial. Very nice ambiance and...
  • Diana
    Staff was very nice. Location was excellent. Breakfast was tasty. Clean.
  • Carmen
    super nice common area to enjoy and share adventures with other travellers
  • Xaviercabrera
    It's a good place, nice, and the staff are really kind . A bit far from the closest store but you will have a 10 minutes really lovely walk
  • Jadran
    Costa RicaCosta Rica
    good location nice friendly dog good atmosphere pool breakfast included helpful staff
  • Lvels
    El SalvadorEl Salvador
    Best hostel in Santo Domingo, cool people to meet, staff and volunteers are so nice and helpful. Rooms are nice, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, nice kitchen, beautiful patio/garden, delicious breakfast, bar with a nice menu of drinks and their...

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes we have free luggage storage
    Answered on 23 September 2019
  • Good morning everyone! I’m Manuel from Italy. I’m planning to visit your beautiful country on the end of this month. Do you have airport pick up?

    Hello Manuel, Yes we offer a pick up for 35usd (up to 6 people) - we just need your airline, flight number, arrival time and departure city to book. Thanks
    Answered on 5 March 2021
  • Hi, do you have wifi?

    Hello, Yes we have free Wifi
    Answered on 30 May 2021
  • Hi :) I would arrive alone at the airport. Since the airport shuttle is for up to 4, is it possible to connect with others to share the price of 35 $?

    Hello, Its always possible but it would be dependent on you being on the same flight as another guest - I'm afraid that's not very common... Thanks Chris
    Answered on 17 November 2022
  • Hello, our flight arrives at 12:00 am. Can we enter the hotel at that time? And another question what is the price to be picked up from the airport?

    Hello, yes - our main reception closes at midnight but our night security can show you to your room and you can complete the check in the following mo..
    Answered on 24 October 2022
  • Do you have parking or parking near by for extra fee?

    Thank you for contacting us. yes there is a public parking lot just a corner away. thanks
    Answered on 22 January 2023
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Amenities of Island Life Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Island Life Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM


Until 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


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Island Life Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

National and foreign guests are required to show passport as identification upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Credit card are accepted. There is an extra 4% fee when paying by card.

For more information about groups, please contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Please note that guests are not allowed to bring visitors.

Property does not accept groups of 8 or more people.

FAQs about Island Life Hostel

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Island Life Hostel on this page.

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

  • Island Life Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Darts
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • Check-in at Island Life Hostel is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Island Life Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

  • Island Life Hostel is 0.9 miles from the center of Santo Domingo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.