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2 Beds

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In a region better known for expensive destinations than cozy and independent lodging, a non traditional tourism alternative for the active and independent traveler. No passport needed for US citizens.

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Dimensions: 8 ft L X 6 ft W X 10 ft H. One steady wooden bunk bed; (same as two twin beds). Electric sockets, A/C from 08pm to 08am, one high-speed air fan 24/7, table, lamp, chairs, window, screen to prevent mosquitoes, mirror, linen and towels included. Shared bathroom with hot water at the shower 24/7.

SJIHostel; named by USA Today one of the Top 5 Hostels in The Caribbean for during 2015. (Article provided upon request). A HostelWorld award winner; focusing on travelers from all over the world who want a smart place to stay.

Since 2009 in America street, a calm street in downtown San Juan, capital city; short walk from places such as neighborhood pharmacy, post office, mom & pop grocery store, Walmart, Walgreens, food court venue, banks, hospitals, nite clubs, 5 stars resorts/casinos, beaches. The key to San Juan International Hostel success: its cozy and familiar atmosphere.

Solid concrete building (2, 000 sq. ft.) with big balcony, fresh breeze and outdoor terrace. High-speed air fans in rooms and main communal areas. Air conditioning in most rooms, four full bathrooms on premises with hot water showers 24/7.

San Juan International Hostel is a good sleeping hostel not a party hostel. Out of respect for fellow guests and neighbors, SJIHostel asks to keep noise to a minimum between 11pm-07am (QUITE TIME). Power in some communal areas may be turned off between 10:45pm and 5:30am. Help us remain a good hostel for sleeping.

Parking available in our street (first-come, first-serve). Don't park at any garage entrance; park close to sidewalk.

Guest Access

Upon check-in, at no extra charge: Broadband (15 mega) WiFi all over premises, a communal computer terminal, complimentary pancakes/syrup/coffee/tea (we provide the ingredients; you create the feast), flat screen Smart TV with movies at house living room area, local and to mainland USA calls.

Also fresh linen and towels (bath & beach), soap and shampoo, potable water, fully equipped kitchen with family size stove & refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, book exchange, iron/board, sewing supplies, scales for checking luggage to prevent paying overweight fees. Free pizza night first Monday of the month.

Check-in starts at 04pm. Regular business hours are from 11am to 10pm. Earlier bags acceptance (only after 11am) at no charge is possible if proper coordination in advance. Late check-ins (after 10pm) is possible at no charge but coordination in advance is needed. Check for our Shutdown period.

Interaction with Guests

On call 24/7 by phone for responding to questions or helping with situations, or by email, sms or in person; during regular/normal business hours from 11am to 10pm.

Our assorted lodging offer attracts a cross-section of travelers. Lively and spacious communal areas allows you to meet and chat with people from all around the world (this is an international hostel, after all).

The Neighborhood

A classical safe and secure San Juan middle class vecinity in where kids playing at the street and Bus Stops to main public transportation routes, located at 5 to 10 minutes walk. For those who doesnt mind to walk; 10- to 40-minutes from beaches, water sports, art, nightclubs, culture, Walmart, Walgreens, openair celebrations, resorts & casinos, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores.

Safe and convenient to walk or take the bus to any of them; plenty of information about places of interest and how to move around provided by SJIHostel. (Taxi service available 24/7).

Getting Around

Urban location in Santurce; (the San Juan business district). A 15- to 30-minutes bus ride to Old San Juan, the Convention Center, Plaza Las Américas, Sagrado Corazón Station (for the metro), Condado, Ocean Park and the Isla Verde area. Bayamón is also accessible by train for $1.50 roundtrip.

Out of San Juan capital city, limited public transportation service therefore consider to rent a car (or to get a ride with someone at the hostel) for moving out of the city.

Other Things to Note

License #1164, Puerto Rico Tourism Company. Founded and managed by someone born, raised and current resident of the hostel area.

Check-in start at 04pm, Check-Out is at 12:01pm. Check-in after 10pm; (24/7) is possible upon coordination. Please contact us for info if arriving out of our regular business hours period. Free of charge, daily housekeeping provided.

ALL DORMITORY GUESTS  MUST VACATE THE PREMISES BETWEEN 12:30PM AND 04:00PM for housekeeping and maintenance related tasks. Only Private Room guests are able to stay during the SHUTDOWN PERIOD as long as they remain in their rooms and don't  interfere with the cleaning and other tasks. Those who do not comply/respect this rule will be evicted. No money will be refunded. 

No extra charge for getting your bags before checkin time; (only after 11am) if coordination in advance. No service provided on short time notice. On departure; storage service is provided for free during first two hours. Charges apply after second hour. Ask for rates.

NO walk ins, NO illegal drugs, NO pets, NO visitors, NO one under 18 is admitted without a parent or legal guardian. All of which requires an advanced notice.

Free pizza night first Monday of the month.

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House Rules

Check-in: Start at 04pm. At no charge, we are able to get your bags (no check in); most of the time; only after 11am, if proper coordination in advance. This service is not available for last minutes requests. Same with late check in (after 10pm), no charge; coordination is needed.

Our regular business hours are from 11am to 10pm. Fresh linen and towels are included in the bed rate.

Check-out is at 12:01pm: On the day of your departure your belongings must be out of the room by 12:01pm or they will be removed. We can store bags for you during the day if needed, just contact us in advance. Charges apply; first two hours for free.

ALL DORMITORY GUESTS  MUST VACATE THE PREMISES BETWEEN 12:30PM AND 04:00PM for housekeeping and maintenance related tasks. Only Private Room guests are able to stay during the SHUTDOWN PERIOD as long as they remain in their rooms and don't  interfere with the cleaning and other tasks. Those who do not comply/respect this rule will be evicted. No money will be refunded. 

As part of our Night Quiet Time period; stove, microwave, light at the kitchen as well, may be be disconnected between 10:45pm and 5:30am. Help us to keep a good place for sleeping.

Be considerate with fellow guests and neighbors; keep noise to a minimum between 10pm and 07am. In addition, any time when using electronic media or playing music.

Clearly label all food and beverage with your name and date of departure. The refrigerator is to be cleaned at any given moment so be aware that your food it may be discarded at any moment if not properly labeled.

Wash any dishes and utensils you use and clean any mess you make. To avoid attracting unwanted pests, do not leave food out in the open.

Be sure the stove is off after using it.

For the benefit of you and the rest of us, do not leave your belongings around or in communal areas. Keep your things in your locker or bed.

San Juan International Hostel cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage to any personal belongings.

No visitors, no pets allowed. Those under 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for drug use.
Any use of illegal drugs will result in immediate eviction from the hostel without refund.

We reserve the right of admission.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Two bathrooms on premises

Two bathrooms on premises

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About the Host, Francisco

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since October 2008


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