Hostels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Get to know Punta Cana (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 Punta Cana. To help you make friends with Punta Cana before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Punta Cana is a city in the Dominican Republic that is a major hotbed of tourism. It is one of the most family-friendly cities in the country. If you plan on going to Punta Cana on vacation, make sure you check into one of the affordable hostels in the city. The best way to experience local life while tasting the great traditional French cuisine and seeing the sights in the city is by staying at a hostel near the sea.

Cap Cana is a private beach that is one of the best places to see in Punta Cana. You can hire a boat cruise of the area, traveling through it in a catamaran for an entire day. The catamaran is a huge sailboat with an open bar you can take advantage of. Tours include snorkeling from the boat in the waters of Cap Cana and the coral reef located nearby, along with a swim in a natural pool.

One adventure-filled thing you can do in Punta Cana is go ziplining in the nearby forest area. The zipline canopy tour is offered by many of the tour companies in the city. With fifteen platforms and eight cables stretched across the treetops and valleys, ziplining is one of the best ways to see the city as a whole. One of the longest cables here is over 2500 feet in length.

If you would prefer to experience adventure underwater, try the Marinarium. This is a marine sanctuary in the ocean that you can visit by renting out a boat with a glass bottom. If you want to, you can also swim in the waters with the sharks and stingrays here. There are many species of rare marine life in the Marinarium. For lovers of nature, the Haitises National Park is also nearby for a land-based adventure following the Marinarium. This park is home to some of the largest mangrove forests in the country.

Written by local enthusiast for Punta Cana hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Punta Cana hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Punta Cana Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Punta Cana. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Punta Cana. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Punta Cana costs on average $26 for a dorm. A hostel in Punta Cana with private rooms costs on average $83. shows all 3 Hostels in Punta Cana. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Gava Hostel is the best hostel in Punta Cana for families. compares prices for 3 hostels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Punta Cana such as
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Gava Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Punta Cana.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Punta Cana

Your Packing List for Punta Cana

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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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Punta Cana 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 Punta Cana, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$26 Average dorm price
$83 Average private room price
$22 Cheapest hostel in Punta Cana
Hostel Punta Cana is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Punta Cana
Gava Hostel is the best rated
8.1 Average rating of all hostels

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