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Hostel La Ballena Backpacker

City-center hostel within easy reach of La Playita Beach

  • Free WiFi
From
ZAR 350

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7,0.Good.
  • 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

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Gift shops/newsstands

What’s around

  • 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

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • 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

Location

  • Heart of Las Galeras
  • La Playita Beach - 16 min walk
  • Colorado Beach - 32 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • 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
  • Playa el Valle - 21.3 mi / 34.3 km

At a glance

Size

  • 8 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • 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.

Special check-in instructions

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

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking
*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

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • 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

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay

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

Policies

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostel La Ballena Backpacker.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Marseillaise (5-min walk), Gri-Gri (6-min walk), and La Bodeguita (6-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as horseback riding. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours.
7,0.Good.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    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, 2 night romance trip, Jan 17, 2019

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