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GAVA Hostel

Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana - East Coast, Dominican Republic
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GAVA Hostel
Reviews (3)
5 out of 5

Want to feel the homely comfort, cleanliness and safety to Visiting GAVA is an experience of a lifetime! GAVA Hostel to Country Winner to the top hostels. For you European service and unique creative atmosphere in the Caribbean. Lovely place! Just 5 min walk from the best beach Punta Cana. Enjoy here... feel relax a tropical paradise!

Stay within a colorful and lively Bavaro neighborhood, meet locals as well as others exploring the island, immerse yourself in the Dominican Republic culture, soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches, and maybe practice your Spanish. Here you can have fun and meet new friends! In the evening you can enjoy some peace

Offers Private and shared rooms, living area, kitchen, FREE Wi to Fi, fresh linen and towel. For relax fantastic outdoor terrace on the roof, where you can easily socialize with fellow travelers!

Location

The area of El Cortecito, located near the breathtaking turquoise waters of the most beautiful beaches in Bavaro?, it is a peaceful and beautiful place.

Bavaro is a small tourist area where all the amenities in walking distance, near bars, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. What attracts this place? endless beaches with white sand and turquoise water, where you'll spend all your time every day! Hostel is within walking distance to the grocery store, the pharmacy, a fresh produce market, restaurants, bars.

Nearby from the most complete mall the Palma Real Shopping Village, there are: Hard Rock Cafe, Tony Roma's, El Burrito, banks (ATM), offices of mobile operators, movies, souvenir shops and many fine dining options.

At night, enjoy music and to learn dance Bachata in the best night clubs: Mangù, Imagine, Coco Bongo.
The breakfast is perfect French bakery, which is 5 to minutes away. Here you can savor the aromatic brewed coffee and a fresh croissant or sweet dessert.

Just 16km North is Macao Beach in Punta Cana which is a great beach to learn how to surf with gentle longboard type waves.

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3 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Jagoda
Jagoda
London, United Kingdom
November 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was superb,
very clean and everything as presented on the pictures,
everything in the house is well organised, and the location is fantastic,
very close to Bavaro beach and all the clubs and Bars, also local markets.
The hosts are welcoming and warm full of valuable advice, they are very helpful.
In the house you have a wide range of kitchen equipment to use, so if you are planning to cook it is very comfortable, there is a quite nice roof top too - were you can see stars from. :)

The location of the apartment is in relatively quite road of centre of Bavaro you are right in the middle, so the normal town noises are in surroundings, not to loud but also not dead silent.
Location is very strategic either if you staying for a bit longer or just passing for night or two,

if you are planning to surf, Surfing schools offer pick ups from the location or you can rent a car and drive yourself, it is approximately 23 minutes to Macao beach as you are driving through highway.

In the apartment there is space to leave your board, if you booking double room as I had, there is plenty of space.

Also I found it quite important - the couple which runs the place is VERY trustworthy, they also looked after me, I had moments where I forgot to lock the room (with all my belongings and money in)and I always found it locked on my return. also they keep the room and the whole flat impeccably clean.

In the area surrounding the accommodation you have many places you can eat at: by the beach and in the town, just around the corner on the same road there is ‘cut and stake’ I have been there couple of times and each time I enjoyed the food, just remember they are big portions so you might want to share. I had a part of my orders to go. :)

Review from Jagoda
Jagoda
London, United Kingdom
November 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was superb,
very clean and everything as presented on the pictures,
everything in the house is well organised, and the location is fantastic,
very close to Bavaro beach and all the clubs and Bars, also local markets.
The hosts are welcoming and warm full of valuable advice, they are very helpful.
In the house you have a wide range of kitchen equipment to use, so if you are planning to cook it is very comfortable, there is a quite nice roof top too - were you can see stars from. :)

The location of the apartment is in relatively quite road of centre of Bavaro you are right in the middle, so the normal town noises are in surroundings, not to loud but also not dead silent.
Location is very strategic either if you staying for a bit longer or just passing for night or two,

if you are planning to surf, Surfing schools offer pick ups from the location or you can rent a car and drive yourself, it is approximately 23 minutes to Macao beach as you are driving through highway.

In the apartment there is space to leave your board, if you booking double room as I had, there is plenty of space.

Also I found it quite important - the couple which runs the place is VERY trustworthy, they also looked after me, I had moments where I forgot to lock the room (with all my belongings and money in)and I always found it locked on my return. also they keep the room and the whole flat impeccably clean.

In the area surrounding the accommodation you have many places you can eat at: by the beach and in the town, just around the corner on the same road there is ‘cut and stake’ I have been there couple of times and each time I enjoyed the food, just remember they are big portions so you might want to share. I had a part of my orders to go. :)

Review from Jagoda
Jagoda
London, United Kingdom
November 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was superb,
very clean and everything as presented on the pictures,
everything in the house is well organised, and the location is fantastic,
very close to Bavaro beach and all the clubs and Bars, also local markets.
The hosts are welcoming and warm full of valuable advice, they are very helpful.
In the house you have a wide range of kitchen equipment to use, so if you are planning to cook it is very comfortable, there is a quite nice roof top too - were you can see stars from. :)

The location of the apartment is in relatively quite road of centre of Bavaro you are right in the middle, so the normal town noises are in surroundings, not to loud but also not dead silent.
Location is very strategic either if you staying for a bit longer or just passing for night or two,

if you are planning to surf, Surfing schools offer pick ups from the location or you can rent a car and drive yourself, it is approximately 23 minutes to Macao beach as you are driving through highway.

In the apartment there is space to leave your board, if you booking double room as I had, there is plenty of space.

Also I found it quite important - the couple which runs the place is VERY trustworthy, they also looked after me, I had moments where I forgot to lock the room (with all my belongings and money in)and I always found it locked on my return. also they keep the room and the whole flat impeccably clean.

In the area surrounding the accommodation you have many places you can eat at: by the beach and in the town, just around the corner on the same road there is ‘cut and stake’ I have been there couple of times and each time I enjoyed the food, just remember they are big portions so you might want to share. I had a part of my orders to go. :)


How were the surf lessons?

     

I have had surf lessons but I haven't booked it through surfholiday.com I contacted Macao Surf Camp independently, where I was extremely lucky to meet wonderful bunch of people. especially the owner Rafael - very helpful. teachers are great everyone of them got different skills they always with you.

Number of people: 6
Bath Towels
Kitchen
Parking (surcharge)
WIFI (free)
Laundry
Diving
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Surf school

Additional Fees:

Activities:
We offer an excursion to Saona or Catalina ISLANDs. Visit the most beautiful and wild island, where included delicious food, rum, and transfer by land and by water and much more.
Tourist area with bars, restaurants and shops (400 m)
Beach (450m)

Extras:

Services additional payment:
Excursions: Saona or Catalina Islands (every day on request, per day)
Airport shuttle (on request)……………………………...…………………..........……… US$ 35;
Laundry services……………………………..….…….………...US$ 10 one download + powder;
Check-in from 22:00 until 00:00 (by written request, day previously)……………….….US$ 25;
Beach towels………………………………..…………………….……………….. US$ 5 per day;
Paid PARKING nearby (surcharge: costs USD 15 per day)

Double Private Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private double room with suite spacious bathroom. This room is designed for couples or singles, this essential comfort and privacy.

Quality furniture, bedside tables with night lamps, closet for luggage with large mirror, fan. A bed with comfortable mattress (medium soft). In the room and the bathroom has plenty of outlets for charging laptops and other gadgets. Good access to wireless Internet (Wi Fi). We provide for use free fresh linens and towels. Entrance to the room by using private key.

Mixed Dormitory Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Mixed dormitory room with shared bathroom. Room designed for a stay of up to four people to communicate with new roommates, which adds to the fun of staying in a hostel.
Shared room contain quality solid timber bunks with comfortable innerspring mattresses. Room are equipped with a fans, a closet for storage with mirror and personal lockers with the key. We provide for use free fresh linens and towels. Window blocking sunlight. In the room and the bathroom has plenty of outlets for charging laptops and other gadgets. Relaxing red lamp, will allow you to navigate the night in a time when people are sleeping. Reading lamp, is attached to the bed and allows you to read before sleep.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Punta Cana International Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$35
  • - Nearest Airport: Punta Cana International Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 20 km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 17 min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Private Surf Lessons

One instructor per student. The individual attention allows the student to catch the most waves while being corrected on form by the instructor. Here, progress is faster.

One Lesson
Cost: $115 USD per person
Duration: 2 hours

Three Days Course:
Cost: $300 USD per person
Duration: 3 x 2 hours

Five Days Course:
Cost: $450 USD per person
Duration: 5 x 2 hours


Surf conditions in East Coast:

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PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling you will not be charged the balance.

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