Hostels in Dominican Republic Hostels in Dominican Republic

You are looking for hostels in Dominican Republic? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Dominican Republic hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Dominican Republic.

All Cities in Dominican Republic

We list every single hostel in Dominican Republic and the world. In total, we have 19 cities in Dominican Republic for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Dominican Republic hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Dominican Republic. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola. It is the neighbor to Haiti and is the second largest country in the Caribbean. Surrounded by the ocean and the sea, the Dominican Republic is right at the heart of the Caribbean.

In the Dominican Republic, there is much to do and see. Santo Domingo, the capital city, is the oldest in the New World. While the official language of the country is Spanish, you won’t need to worry about not being understood. People at the hotels, hostels, and tour offices speak languages like French, English, and German.

If the climate is of concern to you, worry not. The Republic has a tropical climate, with highs of 34°C and lows of about 19°C. If you can’t handle the heat, try arriving between November and April. The warmest month of the year is August.

You can find a huge number of hostels, hotels, and other accommodation in the country. Smaller hotels run by local owners are the best way for you to enjoy true Dominican hospitality. Eco-lodges, boutique hotels, and small hostels can also be found in and around the capital city.

The beaches are the most enjoyable part of the Dominican Republic experience. A variety of water activities and sports can be engaged in here. You can go snorkeling, diving, surfing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. You can also go on long walks along the white and golden sands. Some beaches are located near the cities and others are closer to the jungles.

You can also take some time to visit La Romana, consisting of sugar cane fields, golf courses, and an old sugar mill that is now in ruins. While here, you can also take a trip into the National Park of the East, home to the Bayahibe Rose, one of the rarest flowers in the world. Other museums, islands, and attractions dot the countryside.

You can also take trips in banana boats, go kayaking and sailing, take a ride in a catamaran, or rent out a speedboat for the day. Beach volleyball is a popular sport in the country too. The coastline stretches out over 1000 miles, with calm seas, white sand, and clear water.

Fishing is one of the main professions in the country. You can sign up for one of the many international fishing competitions at the beaches and the marinas of the country. Other activities include experiences for the entire family, such as the waterfalls at Damajagua.

Food is another way to make the most out of the country. The local cuisine is a unique experience. There are many markets scattered throughout the country. Fruit like soursop, papayas and passion fruit are found in abundance here. Lunch consists of local delicacies like rice, beans, fritters, and stewed meat served at the many restaurants and eateries in the cities and near the beaches.

If it is international cuisine you prefer, you can find a wealth of foreign restaurants in the country. The culture is one of the most diverse in the Caribbean. From fast food to gourmet cooking, you can find it all in the cities and towns of the Dominican Republic.

expert for Dominican Republic hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Dominican Republic hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Dominican Republic - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Dominican Republic. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Dominican Republic. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Dominican Republic

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Dominican Republic?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Dominican Republic here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Dominican Republic safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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