A bed with comfortable  mattress (medium soft).
Private Double Room and Bathroom, Beach nearby
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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GAVA located in a colorful and the lively beach town of Bavaro, in a quiet and pleasant area, close to the beach. The space is great for person that are looking for the homely comfort, cleanliness and safety in Caribbean. Welcome visiting so Lovely place! Just 5 min walk from the bakery, a fresh fruits market, restaurants and night bars.

The space

Here you will meet other travelers, explore the local life and culture of islanders the Dominican Republic, sunbathe on the Best Beaches in the World, and perhaps some practice in Spanish.

Most beautiful beach with white sand, sun and breathtaking turquoise sea, where you'll enjoy every day, so you won't stop even for a second.

Guest access

Hostel Amenities
• Internet Wi-Fi (free) available in all rooms and public areas;
• Hot Shower;
• Linen & Towels Included;
• Free KITCHEN USE connected to the lounge area (Fridge/Freezer, Microwave);
• PARKING is possible on site (reservation is needed, surcharge: costs USD 15 per day);
• Tours assistance/Travel Desk (surcharge);
• Airport TRANSFER service (surcharge);
• Cable Smart TV (common area);
• Laundry facilities (surcharge), Iron/Ironing Board;
• Mosquito net(URL HIDDEN)Ceiling and Portable fans;
• Personal keys and lockers (dorm);
• Multi-lingual staff;
• Daily Housekeeping;
• Beach towel (rentals, surcharge).

Interaction with guests

We would be happy to help you make arrangements for any of these activities:

EXCURSION: Saona & Catalina Islands, Buggies, Samana, Party Boat, Safari, Parasail, Snorkeling, Coco Bongo (night club and show), Santo Domingo (city colonial), Altos de Chavon (art-colonial city), Surf Macao beach, Dive Catalina Island, Redonda Mountain, Horse Back Riding, Zip Line, Dolfin, Sharks, Deep Sea Fishing, Speed Boat, Manati & Scape Parks, Whaile Watch Tour (January-March).

COMBOS TOURS: Catalina Island & Altos de Chavon (art-colonial city), Zip Line & Buggies, Horse Back Riding & Zip Line.

Other things to note

Upon check in guest will provides passport. The name on the reservation must match with the name specified in the passport. In case of discrepancy, the reservation will be cancelled without return of the paid amount of the reservation.


Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $100
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

There is a certain set of rules, you will read and sign at the time of registration. Guest need to observe and respect the all rules. In the case of non-compliance will be charged a Deposit.

Check-in time starts at 2 PM ends at 10:00 PM
Special requests Check-in from 10:00 PM - 00:00 AM, only by written request, day previously are subject to availability and incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed (extra fee of US$ 25). Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Amber User Profile
February 2016
Andrey and Valentina were great hosts! They were very kind and Valentina provided lots of helpful tips for the area. We felt safe and the beach and nearby restaurants were very walkable.
Andrey Valentina User ProfileAndrey Valentina is a superhost.
Response from Andrey Valentina:
Excellent words! Thank you! Hope to see you again! All the best!
February 2016

Ramiro Alberto User Profile
December 2015
First the great things: The location of this Airbnb is great. Is close to the airport and it was great for us who just wanted to spend the night in Bavaro. The place is clean, Andrey & Valentina are very nice and super helpful. The room was great and we had everything we needed. Other people had mentioned the issue with the shower water pressure, wich is noticeable, however not an issue at all for my girlfriend and I. I personally have an issue with the fact that this Airbnb charges a US$20 fee for late arrival, which is clearly stated upfront. However, we had planed to arrive on time (before 10 PM) to Punta Cana but our flight was delayed. Andrey & Valentina were very nice to wait for us as we arrived at mid night, but if I had known that I was going to have to pay a fee for arriving late this would have not been my Airbnb choice. Anyways, I am giving them 4 stars because of this last issue but everything was fine.

Alex & Erika User Profile
April 2015
Both myself and my Fiancee stayed at the GAVA hostel for a night after first arriving in Punta Cana. We stayed in the larger room, which was as pictured and clean. There is another smaller room for other guests, but we did not have any time to interact with any. The location is excellent! The beach is very close, and easily accessible by foot or motoconcho (motorcycle taxi). Insure you pay no more than 50 pesos per person for a ride. All the beaches are public, so enjoy the beauty of the beach without the all-inclusive prices. The local watering hole is also across the street (the Car Wash), and any Spanish speakers looking for a local experience should wander over when the music starts playing. Check out the website for instructions for taking the bus to Santa Domingo, as they have very well-written instructions. Andrey & Valentina were very welcoming, and gave us directions to the hostel to insure that we arrived and found the place easily. Guests have access to the fridge, pool in the backyard, and other amenities. Read the fine print of the listing carefully so you understand check-in times, A/C, etc. Note that in addition to the fine print we were required to put an additional $20 key deposit down in cash, which was not covered by AirBNB. Other guests should plan accordingly. There is also a slight language barrier in English, so for those looking a more detailed recommendations of the spanish speaking portions of Punta Cana should check elsewhere. Overall the hostel was clean, and the location was excellent. Those who are independent travelers will love the location and proximity to the world class resorts for an excellent price!

Jum User Profile
January 2014
I had an absolutely amazing time at GAVA hostel. Andrew and Valentine are great hosts! (Their English is basic but good enough.) They keep the place organized and clean, and they have lots of great information about tours and ways to get around inexpensively. As a woman traveling alone I felt the hostel provided everything I needed and more! I stayed in the private room with the self-contained bathroom. It's a great size room (ideal for couples) and I had the perfect blend of privacy and opportunities to socialize. The location of the hostel is nice - a short walk to the beach or (in the opposite direction) to the large shopping plaza/mall. It's also nice to have the pool in the back. The only drawback is that there is a bit of noise at night. I recommend closing the windows and using the fan or air conditioner to block out the noise. Once I did that, I slept like a baby and lived like a queen (on a budget). Seriously, if you don't need the trimmings of a hotel, and you're looking for a relatively inexpensive, convenient, friendly place to stay in Bavaro-Punta Cana, go to GAVA hostel!

ZuQuan User Profile
November 2013
Gava Hostel truly felt like "home away from home." Whether guests rent a twin-size bunk bed or select the queen-sized private room with it's own bathroom, all have access to the entire home, including living room, full kitchen and swimming pool with outdoor patio. Valentina and Andrey both were so helpful and hospitable, even walking with me to the beach(only 10 minutes away) and recommending restaurants and cafes. There is a grocery store one-half block away with plenty of food and basic personal items. --Be sure to grab plenty of bottled water! The wi-fi is sometimes slow, but Andrey is very computer literate and even repaired my laptop computer when it wasn't connecting to the Internet! I would definitely visit Gava Hostel again...I was treated like a king.

Olcay User Profile
September 2016
This is my second stay with Andrey and Valentina. First one was in 2013 and I left really really satisfied. Hence it wasn't hard to pick where to stay in Bavaro this time. Locationwise it has gotten much better. It s very convenient as it is steps away from the beach and amenities. As for the hosts, they are easy-going, friendly people with genuinity. They make you feel like you're staying in a cosy family house. I totally recommend GAVA to anyone.
Andrey Valentina User ProfileAndrey Valentina is a superhost.
Response from Andrey Valentina:
You and "Andrey loves European Football :D It seems to be all for me.” I like it! Thank you!
September 2016

Khorcheska User Profile
September 2016
We were Very happy to stay with Andrey and Valentina. It is very clean and comfortable hostel. The location is also clean and safe, it takes two minutes to get to the beach and all the supermarKets. They are very friendly and Sweet people, they were very helpful and recomended to us many useful things here. It was pleasure to communicate with them and living in their hostel.
Andrey Valentina User ProfileAndrey Valentina is a superhost.
Response from Andrey Valentina:
Thank you! We are happy to meet you and to welcome you here!
September 2016

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Welcome dear friends!

For us the most important thing is to be attentive, to listen and understand your needs . While you are here in GAVA Hostel, our home is your home.”

Thank you for choosing GAVA Hostel during your stay in Bavaro.
Being owner-run, we use pride and passion to provide a comfortable home-away-from-home experience drawn from having travelled the world, collecting the best ideas from hostels in dozens of different countries and putting them all in the one place amazing place!

Have a great trip!

Languages: English, Español, Русский
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