Considering Puerto Rico? Leave to San Juan Int. Hostel your stay. Two consecutive years (2012 and 2013) #1 hostel in Puerto Rico by recognized hostel entity. Only 20 beds allow for better serving. Three MIXED Dormitories and Three PRIVATE Rooms, the perfect size to make friends and enjoy a great group atmosphere.
Experience downtown San Juan, (Santurce) in where museums, breakfast/lunch cafes and budget restaurants, grocery and department stores, hospitals, nightlife, farmers market, pharmacies, and popular Placita zone. Thirty minutes bus ride from colorful colonial Old San Juan and minutes to famous Condado/Ashford Avenue with casinos, bars, high end hotels, main beaches, water sports.
BroadBand WiFi in ALL rooms and communal areas, foosball table, computer terminal, pancakes, coffee and tea 24/7 (we provide the ingredients, You create the feast), flat screen Smart TV with movies, darts and other games, free local calls 24/7. At no extra charge: linen, towels (bath - beach), hand and bath soap, potable water, shuttle from the airport (arrival), from 12m until 10pm). Also; full equipped kitchen with family size stove and refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster and more. Book exchange center additionally.
Solid concrete building (2, 000 sq. ft.), big balcony with fresh sea breeze, big size lockers, multiple communal areas, ceiling air fans on main areas, air conditioning in most rooms, fully equipped kitchen, three full bathrooms with 24/7 hot water showers, washer/dryer, electric sockets by all beds side, hair dryers, screens to prevent from mosquitoes, windows in all rooms. Parking available on our street, (first come, first serve).
Easy access by taxi (around $20) or bus ($1.50), from the airport, flexible check in if arranged in advance, late checkout, (1:00pm), bags storing while you travel the island, daily cleaning/housekeeping (no extra cost). Relaxed quiet time from 11pm till 7am, those of you looking to party can walk a few blocks to mix it up with the super friendly locals.
No one under 18 is admitted without a parent or legal guardian. All of which requires an advanced notice.
No passport is needed for US citizens; however, an ID is required. Payment cash, PayPal, credit card. We emphasize to coordinate in advance for airport pick-up.
Yanni, San Juan (09 Nov.): ProSurf circuit, Isabela (09 – 10 Nov.): Tipical dishes Festival, Luquillo, (15 – 17 Nov): Ricky Martin, EdnitaNazario, Live concert, San Juan, (16 Nov.): Island Roots Damian Marley + Cultura profética, San Juan (16 Nov.): Live Bachata music, Optimo, San Juan (22 Nov.): DJ Sack Noel, San Juan, (30 Nov.).
During my time with Airbnb on the island, this hostel was a highlight. The hostel was very clean and very well cared-for. The energy of international guests and travelers and youth was really inspiring after quiet days lounging on the beach. Not only that, Francisco was so kind and welcoming.
Great location. Close to the beach, Condado and the Museum of Fine Art.
The place is nice and clean... Met the coolest people and spent a wonderful Christmas Eve together. Awesome experience!
Clean, safe neighborhood, and close to bus stops and local stores. Francisco is very helpful in giving advice especially if it's your first time in SJU. Breakfast is included as well as transportation from the airport! If you want the feeling of staying with a friend or family member rather than a hotel this is the atmosphere. Also met some great people staying there!
I really loved this hostel and its host Francisco! He picked me up from the airport and told me everything I needed to know about the place, the city, trips around the island and the history of Puerto Rico. By german standards (after all I am a german) it may not be what you expected of a hotel. But it's no hotel and it's in San Juan after all. The place is as clean as it can be, Francisco is really doing a well job.
Besides that, you got everything in place: free Wifi (even a netbook to use!), Telephone for local calls, Internet-TV, a kitchen, a bathroom and even a foosball ! The atmosphere in the living room or on the balcony is PERFECT, the neighbours even play some latin music, so you got to feel like in some sort of mexican movie :)
Tips for coming here:
- Make a reservation online
- Right before showing up, call Francisco! This is important, because he is no living in the hostel and will only be there 2 or 3 times a day. If you call him first, he will of course wait for your arrival. Just phone him 60mins before your arrival.
- The same goes for airport pickup. He will be pick you up. But be sure to call him *after* arrival, not 5 days before you're flight.
- If you feel like something is missing or strangers are appearing at the door of the hostel (most of them forgot to call before arriving ^^) just call Francisco and he will show up some minutes later or tell you what to do.
Last but not least: THANK YOU FRANCISCO for the great stay in your hostel. Had a perfect start in my holidays because of you. I hope to get back here very soon.
Very nice place. Superfriendly and helpful host. Always again!
Cozy and clean with a 60's vibe! Convenient location. The neighborhood isn't the greatest but I hope to return. Francisco was very helpful.
This was overall a good place to stay. Good location, I felt safe, it was clean. The people I met here were pleasant. The rooster and dog barking each morning wasn't desired but, who travels to sleep in?
As always, Francisco was very helpful in accomodating changes in my travel plans, this time due to complications caused by hurricane Sandy. He communicated well, and prepared for my late arrival. The hostal, for the money is an excellent deal, easy to get to and close to attractions. I will continue to patronize Francisco.
It's a fun place to stay for young ppl who are not looking for more than basic accomodation. You will sure meet some interesting ppl there, so this place is the place to go if you are travelling alone. The location is convenient, close to the city center plazas where all the action takes place in the night. Go in off-season, you'll meet more locals and have an ultimate San Juan experience !