Hostel in Bonao, Dominican Republic

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Get to know Bonao (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bonao. To help you make friends with Bonao before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Bonao is a small town in the Dominican Republic that is often overlooked in favor of more popular, nearby destinations like Santo Domingo. However, the town is far more than a quick rest stop on a tour of the country. It is located in the hills and has a booming local culture filled with artists and talented people. The natural beauty of the city makes it a very attractive place to visit.

Hostels in Bonao are usually nestled in the hills around the city. These hostels are varied in their pricing, although they are mostly quite affordable. Waking up in the hills is an experience worth staying in one of the hostel. From here, you can set out to explore the local countryside, including the Blanco River and the waterfalls near it.

One way to enjoy the natural beauty of the place is to take a tour of the ecological reserves around the Blanco River. Hostels are available at the Complejo Ecotouristico Rio Blanco, which is about seventeen miles from the main city. Hiking and trekking trails are available through the thick forest, where you can see many species of birds, local flora and fauna, and a variety of pine and palm growing together.

Another great way to look at nature in Bonao is to visit the Monumento Natural Saltos de Jima. These, the Jima waterfalls, are accessible after hiking through a tropical forest. You can stay here and birdwatch or swim in one of the natural pools. Remember, though, no littering is allowed here, as the region is a part of a scientific reserve.

Finally, you can check out the Santos de Paolo, an art exhibition where many local sculptors display their products. You can visit their workshops and buy their work if you want to. Located on the highway, it is a close distance to the many large restaurants in the city.

Written by local enthusiast for Bonao hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bonao hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Bonao Hostels

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Your Packing List for Bonao

Your Packing List for Bonao

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Bonao Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bonao, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Bonao hostels are located in
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Other Nearby Cities

San Jose de Ocoa (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Santiago (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Santiago de los Caballeros (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Tamboril (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Santo Domingo (66 Km / 41 mi.)
San Cristobal (66 Km / 41 mi.)
Peravia (73 Km / 45 mi.)

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