6 Hostels in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. You can choose from 6 Santo Domingo hostels. In total, there are 26 cheap places to stay in Santo Domingo such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $14 for a dorm.

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Santo Domingo 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 Santo Domingo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

Total number of hostels


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Santo Domingo


(La Choza is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Santo Domingo


(Island Life Backpackers' Hostel is the best rated)

Most Santo Domingo hostels are located in

Zona Colonial, Gazcue

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Santo Domingo for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Santo Domingo for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Santo Domingo? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Santo Domingo alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Santo Domingo. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

Santo Domingo is an old town in the Dominican Republic that has a very rich history. This, paired with the architecture and the surrounding area, makes Santo Domingo a tourist hotspot today.

Staying in the city is easy enough, as there are many hostels in the area from which you can choose. Many of the hostels are priced attractively. You can try to get a hostel in the Zona Colonial too.

The Zona Colonial, or the Colonial Zone, is a part of the city that is dedicated to Christopher Columbus, as it marks the site where he made the first settlement in the New World. Some of the most historical sites in the city are located here. It is known for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire zone can be explored on foot because it is small area.

While here in the city, you should check out the First Cathedral of the Americas, the Catedral Santa Maria La Menor. It is made of coral colored limestone and has architecture in the Gothic and Baroque styles, among others. The church is still fully active today. Adults have to pay about two dollars to enter, but children get free entry.

Many of the churches, including the cathedral, have a dress code. You cannot expose skin above the knee or below the hollow of your throat (no tank tops and shorts). You can request a shawl from the church staff to cover up if you forget.

Apart from the church, you can also visit Alcazar de Colon, the house belonging to son of Columbus. Built in the early 16th century, it is now a museum of medieval art. The architecture of the old house is reminiscent of Moorish and Gothic styles. Touring the house is one of the best ways to learn about the local history, especially when exploring through visual cues or using an audio tour with headphones.

Written by local enthusiast for Santo Domingo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Santo Domingo hostels Jakob Lombardi

Other Nearby Cities
La Hacienda La Hacienda (9 Km / 6 mi.)
San Cristobal San Cristobal (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Boca Chica Boca Chica (41 Km / 26 mi.)
Peravia Peravia (42 Km / 26 mi.)
San Jose de Ocoa San Jose de Ocoa (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Bonao Bonao (66 Km / 41 mi.)
Las Terrenas Las Terrenas (102 Km / 63 mi.)

FAQ about Santo Domingo Hostels

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

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FAQ about Santo Domingo Hostels

A hostel in Santo Domingo costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Santo Domingo with private rooms costs on average $47.

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Island Life Backpackers' Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Santo Domingo.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Santo Domingo - 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 Santo Domingo. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Santo Domingo. 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!

I've visited the Dominican Republic. It's very beautiful and the people in general are so friendly. Every year I go and visit because it's just such a surreal country.


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Your Packing List for Santo Domingo

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Santo Domingo and Dominican Republic.

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:

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

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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Your Packing List for Santo Domingo