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San Juan International Hostel

Hostel | 1452 Calle America Parada 22, Urb, San Juan, Puerto Rico -

75.2% Overall Rating

22 out of 26 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/03/2014)


"good location,very good value for the money.The owner fransisco is cle3arly spoken and accurate person.He is very vigilant and keeping good atmosphere in the hostel"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

ACCESS: Access to the hostel is on a 24/7 basis. Normal business hours are from 2:00pm to 10:30pm; however, we are willing to take new guests after hours when the time of arrival is prearranged with the office. There is also a 24 hour telephone number available should the guests need after hours help for any emergency or coordination issues. PAYMENT: Paypal, cash or credit card are all accepted. Credit card users must have a Paypal account and there is an ATM within walking distance. 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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Juan?

Contact us directly


Jugendherberge or "Youth Hostel" in the heart of the Caribbean. Budget-oriented. A place to meet interesting, well-traveled and funny people from all over the world. Named the # 1 hostel in Puerto Rico by Hostelworld (2012 & 2013). By far the best value for adventurers/backpackers. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 2 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Superior Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About San Juan International Hostel

License #1164 (Puerto Rico Tourism Company).
A world-class hostel with 20 beds. Solid concrete building (2, 000 sq. ft.) with a big balcony, fresh sea breeze and outdoor terrace. High-speed air fans in rooms and main communal areas. Air conditioning in most rooms, three full bathrooms on premises with hot water showers 24/7 and first-aid kits in each one. In addition, there are outlets by all bedsides, lockers to store luggage, screens to prevent mosquitoes, windows in ALL rooms, and sturdy beds. Parking available on our street (first-come, first-served). Don't park at any garage entrance; park close to sidewalk. In order to facilitate housekeeping and other tasks, departing guests must leave by noon.

Urban location in the business district; a 5- to 30-minute walk to bus routes/stops, beaches, water sports, art, nightclubs, culture, San Juan’s estuary, Walmart, Walgreens, open air celebrations, 5-star resorts, casinos, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores. It is safe and convenient to walk or take a bus to any of these places. For the active and independent traveler!

A 15- to 30-minute bus ride to Old San Juan, the Convention Center, Plaza Las Américas, Sagrado Corazón Station (for the metro), Jardín Botánico (botanical gardens), Condado, Ocean Park and the Isla Verde area. Bayamón is also accessible by train for $1.50 roundtrip. Check in starts at 3pm. Regular business hours from 10:30am to 10pm; (flexible for early checks in) ONLY AFTER 10:30 AM; if arranged in advance. Late check in (after 10pm) is available. Check out is 12noon. Storing luggage while you travel the island at no extra cost is possible, just ask. Relaxed quiet time from 10:30pm till 07am.

We are more than happy to receive your payment online. An electronic invoice is generated after booking is complete as well as a PDF with additional info. Cash and traveler’s checks are also welcome.
FOR ALL ONE-DAY STAYS, the policy is the same as FOR LATE ARRIVALS (AFTER 10PM); we require payment to be completed (online or otherwise) no later than 6 pm on the arrival date. Failure to do so means we cannot guarantee the accommodation.

Accommodation Information

4 beds, (A/C from 08pm to 08am), high-speed air fan 24/7, lockers and all amenities/features.

4 beds, (A/C from 08pm to 08am), high-speed air fan 24/7, lockers and all our amenities/features.

6 beds, (NO A/C), high-speed air fan 24/7, lockers and all our amenities/features.

One full-size bed, (A/C from 08pm to 08am). Extra firm mattress, shared bathroom, microwave, small refrigerator, area to keep baggage, cable TV, night table/lamp, chair, courtyard entrance. Dimensions: 08ft.W x 08ft.L x 08ft.H Good for couples.

One bunk bed/two twins, (A/C from 08pm to 08am). Shared bathroom, high-speed air fan 24/7, washbasin, area for big backpacks, table and night lamp. Dimensions: 08ft.W x 12ft.L x 10ft.H.

One bunk bed (two twins). (NO A/C), shared bathroom. This is the smallest room. High-speed air fans provided as well as an area for backpacks. Dimensions: 05ft. W x 8ft. L x 08ft. H.

No one under 18 yrs old is admitted without a parent or legal guardian and requires advanced notice.
We enjoy life here. However, we are not a 'party hostel'. We reserve the right of admission.

Location Information

btw, gps coordinates are:
In Santurce (San Juan downtown area), 7 kilometers “w” from Luis Munoz Marin Airport / 7 kilometers “e” from the Old city; short ride to attractions. At a well known region where: Placita Santurce, Centro de Bellas Artes Luis Ferre, Walmart, Doctors Hospital; at a working class neighborhood (Urbanizacion Hipodromo), where the IceCream truck runs everyday where smells from native gastronomy, where no tourist prices.