Island Life Hostel

We are an award winning hostel - The best in Dominican Republic 2017 and 2018. We are based right in the center of the Colonial Zone just blocks away from all the famous monuments and museums. There is amazing nightlife all around so if you are looking to immerse yourself in the Dominican culture then look no further.

I restored a beautiful 400 year old Colonial building over a two year period and created Island Life Hostel. We have been running over 4 years now and and hosted over 100 volunteers. Our team is what make our hostel what it is - we are a laid back team that want to make all our guests feel welcome.


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awesome place,awsome team,
Chris (the owner) is soo kind and friendly

over 1 year ago

United States


I wasn’t given the opportunity to volunteer as the host wasn’t there when he arrived I was asked to leave being accused of screaming when that was the other volunteer I asked him to check his cameras, I was told it didn’t matter he didn’t feel I’ll be a good fit. I believe the outcome would have been different had the host been present upon arrival!

over 1 year ago

United States


It was a great experience, great place to meet people and explore, work was fun and everyone was great.

about 4 years ago

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