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BASE hostel Old San Juan (Bed L)

José User Profile

BASE hostel Old San Juan (Bed L)

Shared room
6 guests1 bedroom1 bed5 shared baths
6 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
5 shared baths
Great location
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
92% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Base in the center of historic Old San Juan's nite life district is a clean, secure and affordable lodging alternative for the budget traveler. We are located at the epicenter of dining, music, culture and fun in the 2nd oldest city of the americas.

**PLEASE NOTE** The $25/night price is for ONE bed, which is a twin bed (part of a bunk bed) that sleeps only ONE person. A separate reservation is required for EACH individual person who wishes to stay. A map of the hostel beds is available in the Photos section. NO OUTSIDE GUESTS ARE PERMITTED AT ANY TIME. Thank you.*****
4 rooms (3 six-person rooms and one 8-person room) with hostel-type accommodations overlooking San Sebastián street, home of the renowned San Sebastián street festival, offer the traveler a convenient base from which to explore Old San Juan and environs. Common areas include a fully-equipped kitchen, a wifi lounge and an open terrace to make your stay more convenient. Stroll along the cobble stones, walk or cycle to the beach, dance all night, savor our creole food and enjoy culture, art and music in a tropical and historic setting. Old San juan is the most charming and safest district in Puerto Rico. Check out as late as 2 pm. Life in old San juan is easy and carefree.
The four bedrooms (3 six-person rooms and one 8-person room) have twin sized beds in a combination of bunk beds and self type configuration. Ceiling fans and a cross breeze provide ventilation. The bedrooms have screens. Suitcases and backpacks may be placed under the beds or may be attached to luggage clips that are provided above the top bunks. The eight bed dorm room has eight additional lockers for guest convenience. One small locker has been provided for each guest. These are located in the lounge area. Bring your lock and secure your valuables. There are 5 shower stalls, 5 toilet stalls, three sinks and an additional sink for hand washing next to the toilets. The showers have hot water. Water pressure at times may fluctuate. To keep clothes dry put your clothes and towel in the bucket and hoist it while you shower. If you come in from the beach you may take a shower in the sun-deck using the outdoor shower provided. Most areas in the hostel are open and free flowing. The place lends itself for communal activities and in fact you may come across an occasional yoga class, a micro theater performance or an improvised artistic event. At Base the traveler will experience the real Old San Juan. We will make your stay as enjoyable as possible and will suggest interesting things to do in Old San Juan and throughout the island.


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46 reviews
Laura User Profile
November 2019
A great stay in the heart of Old San Juan!
Daniela User Profile
September 2019
Location is great!! The place is simple but efficient. I would totally recommend it if you are not looking for a fancy place to stay.
Magnus User Profile
August 2019
Best place I've stayed in San Juan so far! Can't beat the location. Nice chill hostel.
Jenny User Profile
July 2019
Amazing location. Right close by the bars!
Ime User Profile
May 2019
Our host' was responsive, courteous, and accommodating. We really enjoyed our overnight stay, and the place offers a nice snapshot of historical PR.
Jennifer User Profile
May 2019
Great location! Loved the balconies and being able to people watch. Cool little place to stay. Only the basics but more than made up for with ability to walk around Old San Juan. Must pay for garage parking and walk a bit to hostel. Jose was easy to communicate with. Would stay…
Katherine User Profile
May 2019
Not going to find a better location or value in osj. Plus it’s just cool and laid back. Nice caretaker around the place. You can just fall into good food and nightlife. Definitely returning.

Hosted by José

San Juan, Puerto RicoJoined in October 2014
José User Profile
1301 Reviews
I love to travel. my background is in design, building, real estate, law. I have traveled to Armenia, Georgia in the Caucasus, Myanmar (Burma), western and Eastern Europe, part of the West Indies, Papua New Guinea, Iran, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, and other places i can’t…
Response rate: 96%
Response time: within a day
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 1PM - 1AM (next day)
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
1PM - 1AM (next day)
12PM (noon)

House Rules

Additional Rules

•Be quiet
•Keep areas clean
•No sex in the dorm room
•Absolutely NO visitors or outside guests allowed, at ANY TIME
•The dorm room is not a laundry room
•No stealing
•Pay your tab with Hostel
•Be friendly; introduce yourself
•If leaving in the morning, pack the night before
•Hostels are NOT “clothing-optional”
•Sleeping naked is not an option
•Carry a flashlight when you go out at night
•Turn off cell phone ringer at night
•Throwing up in the dorm is unacceptable
•Do not take other people’s food from the fridge