The 7 Best Hostels in Puerto Rico
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is one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands and one of the least expensive to travel to, and you can make it even more economical by staying at a hostel. Try one of these lovely, friendly lodging establishments on your next trip to the Isla del Encanto
Hostel H1 Miramar, San Juan
This San Juan hostel is located near Condado Beach, Condado Laguna, Parque Central, the Convention Center, San Juan Marina, the train station, retail shopping, and more. Miramar has private rooms and dorms, and two fully equipped kitchens. Javier and Adriel live on-site and are available 24 hours a day if needed.
Villa Eshta, San Juan
Villa Eshta is a party animal’s dream. They are located in an area with an array of entertainment options such as clubs and bars, as well as shops and restaurants. Eshta is just two blocks from Ocean Park Beach, which is one of the nicest in the San Juan area and caters to tourists with vendors selling ice, Jell-O shots, empanadas, water, and the ever-important beer. For convenience, there is a 24-hour pharmacy across the street and fast food and pizza nearby. Eshta is Egyptian slang for “cool,” and Villa Eshta lives up to the name.
Casa Santurce, San Juan
The best way to learn about a place is to immerse yourself in it, and Casa Santurce in the barrio of Alta del Cabro helps you to do just that. It is on the bus line to Old San Juan and is close to the Atlantic coast. Meals are available, and this is a super-social hostel with a relaxed neighborly atmosphere.
Conturce Hostel, San Juan
Located on Loiza, Conturce Hostel is in a burgeoning area of San Juan. It is within walking distance of the Ventana al Mar park, the Jaime Benitez Condado Lagoon National Park, and the Puerto Rico Art Museum, and is just a couple blocks from the beach.
Vieques Good Vibe House (ALWAYS OPEN), Vieques
The Good Vibe House is just a five-minute walk from the ferry landing, and Glass Beach is just down the block, so no need to rent a car, but if you do want to rent one, they will help you find the best car rental rates on Vieques. They also offer the most affordable rates on bioluminescent bay tours. They have both dorm settings and private rooms, and a beautiful large outdoor terrace.
Rincon Inn, Rincon
Rincon has world-renowned beaches for surfing, snorkeling, and diving, and at certain times of year you can go whale watching. At the newly remodeled Rincon Inn you are just steps from a beautiful sandy beach, and also within walking distance of restaurants and bars. The Rincon Inn has a beautiful new pool for those days when you just want to lounge.
Luquillo Beach Hostel, Luquillo
This hostel is located just 31 miles (51 kilometers) east of San Juan, so it is a perfect spot to stay to see all that the northeast area of the island has to offer. Stomp on the beautiful beaches on the Atlantic coast, explore the amazing El Yunque rainforest, and spend a day sightseeing and shopping in Old San Juan. It is also close to Los Kioskos, a strip of about 60 bars and restaurants.