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1 room, 2 adults

Hostel La Ballena Backpacker

1,5-star1,5 stars
Calle Principal, Las Galeras, Samaná, 32000, Dominican Republic

City-center hostel within easy reach of La Playita Beach
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Reviews & ratings2See 2 reviews
  • I could not sleep in the hole night due to the mosquitos. Beds don't have net to protect from them. It was a really hard night.Feb 1, 2019

Hostel La Ballena Backpacker

from ZAR 350
  • Basic Double Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Economy Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Men only, Non Smoking
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only, Non Smoking

What’s around Hostel La Ballena Backpacker


  • Heart of Las Galeras
  • La Playita Beach - 16 min walk
  • Colorado Beach - 32 min walk
  • Rincon Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Madama Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Fronton Beach - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Samana Bay - 14.6 mi / 23.5 km
  • Samana Zipline - 19.4 mi / 31.2 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Hostel La Ballena Backpacker’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostel Ballena Backpacker Las Galeras
  • Hostel Ballena Backpacker
  • Ballena Backpacker Las Galeras
  • Ballena Backpacker
  • Hostel La Ballena Backpacker Las Galeras
  • Hostel La Ballena Backpacker Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property only accepts cash for all bookings.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: USD 10 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hostel La Ballena Backpacker

  • Does Hostel La Ballena Backpacker offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hostel La Ballena Backpacker does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hostel La Ballena Backpacker?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hostel La Ballena Backpacker?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostel La Ballena Backpacker.
  • Are pets allowed at Hostel La Ballena Backpacker?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel La Ballena Backpacker?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hostel La Ballena Backpacker?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Marseillaise (5-min walk), Gri-Gri (6-min walk), and La Bodeguita (6-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Hostel La Ballena Backpacker and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as horseback riding. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours.

Recent reviews

Good 7,0 From 2 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Le patron, Franco, et sa femme, Barbara, sont juste adorables.. l'endroit est top. La ville est magique.. allez y.. sans aucun doute la meilleure partie de notre séjour en RP
Fleur, fr2 night romance trip

Hostel La Ballena Backpacker