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Calle Aruba, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 21/04/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from GAVA hostel
Updated 21/04/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 78 in Bavaro
Welcome visit a homely GAVA- Boutique place by Ocean and take good experience of a lifetime! Lovely place! Enjoy here... Centrally located close to the beach, shops and food points. Here features free Wi Fi, clean rooms and quality services: TRANSFER and TOURS.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Horseback riding
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish
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Maria F wrote a review Jan 2021
Sao Paulo, SP307 contributions51 helpful votes
That's more a family house than a proper hostel because it's an apartment. However, it's the coziest place in Punta Cana! The owners are a young, lovely and friendly couple from Russia. Very nice people that made us feel at home. The room is small but with everything that you will need. There are 2 bunk beds, comfortable mattress with light white curtains in each bed and also private light and plug to charge your phone. Each person has a small locker but also a big wardrobe where can keep your luggage. There are also a big mirror in the room and 2 fans. The restroom is just next door with good size. They provide one tower for no extra cost. They also provided a hairdryer if needed. The kitchen is small but you can find everything you need to prepare your meals. The only thing that was missing was a filter, so was necessary to buy a bottle of water. The building is simple but in a great location, few blocks from the beach (kind of 5/10min walking). Its a safe neighbourhood. Many restaurants, grocery stores, and everything that you need. The excursions also pick you up like 5 min from there, so Gava hostel is in a perfect location. The beach in that area (Bavaro) is beautiful, with some tourists but not extremely crowded. Blue and clear water. Valentina and Andrew are amazing!! They were always very helpful with everything that we needed. They also sell tours and help us with all information about where to go. I feel I was lucky and gain new friends for life! I booked a resort to go after Gava Hostel, and my wish was to be able cancel and stay longer with this family because it was such a friendly and positive environment.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: There are only a private room with a double bed and a shared room with 2 bunk beds. I loved to...
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Bavaro Gava Hostel, Владелец at GAVA hostel
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Honey, it's wonderful, when we read your words, we felt ourselves on a wave of happiness! True, happiness is not in luxury, but in excellent company alive!🧡 We have a saying in our homeland: "With a nice person and heaven in a hut", I think this refers directly to you and your experience! Thank you for your sincerity, and the time spent with us in communication! Your light and warmth are always with us and we will keep this mark forever, the world is so great, but we will cherish the hope of meeting you and repeating the cool time and enthusiastic moments!
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Ruby B wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
Valentina and Andrey were fantastic with setting up excursions and providing helpful tips. They provided a wake up call, walked me to the pick up spots, enquired about the excursion upon return (what worked and what didn't). They know everyone in the area quite well so it felt very safe. I highly recommend booking with my new friends, Valentina and Andrey!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Bavaro Gava Hostel, Владелец at GAVA hostel
Responded 06 Apr 2021
We definitely agree with you! We are very glad to see you in Bavaro and GAVA hostel! The best thing for us is to see wonderful and interesting people!
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Aartigokal wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
The hostel is in a great location, very close to main shops and the beach. The hostel is always very clean and it is well kept. The hosts are so lovely, and friendly and will do whatever they can to help you! Definitely recommend this hostel!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from GAVABavaro, Управляющий at GAVA hostel
Responded 05 Mar 2020
You are so lovely, and friendly guest! Definitely see you again!
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Vinicius A wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Lovely Russian couple that really helped us in Bávaro. The place is clean, comfortable and nice. Great Hostel for spending with your friends and meet up new people. Btw, it is 7 min (on foot) from the the beach!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from GAVABavaro, Owner at GAVA hostel
Responded 01 Mar 2020
We are always glad to see you here! We talked great, time flies so fast! We hope to see you again!
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Julia U wrote a review Jan 2020
Istanbul, Turkey14 contributions35 helpful votes
There is a lovely couple running hostel and clean rooms - приезжайте если вы говорите по Русски)) really close to the beach and supermarket- its an apartment with a few beds so is very cosy :) thank you both!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Response from GAVABavaro, Owner at GAVA hostel
Responded 01 Mar 2020
We are very glad to such wonderful and interesting guests like you! It was very nice to meet you! Great luck in your studies!
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US$29 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta CanaBavaro
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Frequently Asked Questions about GAVA hostel
Which popular attractions are close to GAVA hostel?
Nearby attractions include Yopo TIki Bar (0.4 km), Nino's Liquors (0.4 km), and Smile Dominicana (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at GAVA hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at GAVA hostel?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a dining area.
Is parking available at GAVA hostel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to GAVA hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pastrata Mexican Restaurant, La Bruja Chupadora, and Pranama.
Does GAVA hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, GAVA hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at GAVA hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Russian.