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Finding Affordable Accommodations in San Juan

by Lee Matalone

Sep 13, 2014

© Island Time Hostel | Exterior


Caribbean destinations can be pricey, but if you do your research, you can stay in the most happening parts of Old San Juan while saving money. The following hostels offer budget-friendly accommodations without skimping on style.


Base Hostel: Opening this month, the artsy and innovative Base Hostel is located in the hippest part of Old San Juan on the corner of Calle de San Jose and Calle de San Sebastian. Step outside, and you’ll find the super-cool cocktail bar La Factoria, great brunch at La Mala Vida and craft beer heaven at La Taberna Lúpulo.


Posada San Francisco Guest House: Located in a colonial building on one of the main squares of Old San Juan Plaza Colon, La Posada San Francisco offers hostel-style accommodations on the fourth floor and a guest house and private rooms with shared bathrooms on the fifth and sixth floors. Amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi in common-room areas and washer/dryer. Posada San Francisco offers cheap housing with a spectacular view.


© Island Time Hostel | Patio

© Island Time Hostel | Patio

San Juan International Hostel:At rates from $10–40/night, this budget-friendly hostel offers female-only dorms, mixed dorms and private rooms. Amenities include free WiFi, daily housekeeping, free linens and towels, printing services, lockers, hot showers and fans.


Island Time Hostel: The best part about Island Time is its central location. It’s a 10-minute walk to the beautiful Condado and Ocean Park beaches, a 10-minute bus ride to Old San Juan and close to a 24-hour grocery and pharmacy. The hostel offers nine rooms: three four-bed dorm rooms, one three-bed mixed dorm, three private rooms with bunk beds and two private rooms with full beds. All rooms have their own full bathroom and private outdoor entrance. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, clean linens and towels, a common room with games and lockers and a terrace with bar and lounge area.

© Island Time Hostel | Kitchen

© Island Time Hostel | Kitchen



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