$40 per night
$40 per night
San Juan International Hostel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan International Hostel

San Juan, Puerto Rico - 1452 Calle America

49 Total reviews

  • Excellent value
  • Impressive service
  • Superb cleanliness
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Friendly Staff and great value ... First time staying at this hostel and definitely would consider staying here again... the manager (Francisco) is very friendly and always made sure that the guest's needs were met. The rooms are a great value for the money, especially if you're traveling ...

Description - Hostel

Evoking traditional Jugendherberge or 'Youth Hostel' style in the heart of the Caribbean. Budget-oriented, sociable accommodation. A place to meet interesting, well-traveled and funny people from all over the world. Named the # 1 hostel in Puerto Rico in 2012 and 2013. By far the best value for adventurers/backpackers.

No passport needed for US citizens. License #1164 (Puerto Rico Tourism Company).

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.

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.

Check-in starts at 3pm. Regular business hours are from 10:30am to 10:00pm. Earlier check-ins must be arranged in advance by email for bags taking NOT EARLIER than 10:30AM.

Late check-ins (after 10pm) are also available. Check-out is at 12noon. You may store luggage at no extra cost as you continue traveling the island; just ask! Quiet hours from 10:30pm till 07:00am.

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.

The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 6
  • Public classification: 4
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $40

Chango Coqui Flamboyan
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Check-out: noon

Hostel amenities

Upon check-in: Broadband Wifi in ALL rooms and common areas, a communal computer terminal, complimentary pancakes/syrup/coffee/tea (we provide the ingredients; you create the feast), flat screen Smart TV with movies and games, free local calls and to Continental USA, linen, towels (bath & beach), hand and bath soap, potable water, fully equipped kitchen with family size stove & refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, book exchange center, daily cleaning/housekeeping, hair dryer, iron/board, sewing supplies, scales for checking luggage to prevent paying overweight fees, and paid laundry. No visitors, no pets allowed.

Children permitted Express checkout Gay friendly Group services Linen included Multi-lingual staff No curfew Parking (free) Pets not allowed Smoking permitted Taxi service WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Broadband Wifi in ALL rooms and common areas, High-speed air fans, A/C in most of the rooms, outlets by all bedsides, lockers to store luggage, screens to prevent mosquitoes, windows in ALL rooms, sturdy and comfortables beds, linen and towels.

A/C climate control Backpacker facilities Balconies Coffee/tea maker Hairdryer Iron/ironing board Lockers Microwave Movie rental Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath Telephone Television Toiletries WIFI


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! Parking available on our street (first-come, first-served). Don't park at any garage entrance; park close to sidewalk.

Points of interest
  • Bus stop one block
  • Fitness gyms half mile
  • Train station is a 20 min walk
  • Hospital within block
  • Post office within block
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies walking distance
  • Nightclubs and regular clubs walking distance
  • Gay clubs male/female in one mile
  • Movie Theater walking distance
  • Open air celebration in santurce outside drinking until 11pm drinking age18
  • Basketball court within block
  • Old San juan and Fort 20 minutes drive
  • Ocean beaches
  • Shopping malls grocery clothing high and low end
  • Bus stop walking distance

Food and drink
Eating out
Casa Tula
Local food Breakfast and Lunch
Cafe Ruben
Local food 24/7

Price details

$40 - 52 per night

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscoverPayPal

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Can pay with cash-upon-arrival, PayPal, or by credit card (on-line).
A 50% refund will be given for any outstanding nights once check-in has taken place.


Our regular business hours are 10:30am-10pm but we are available 24/7 so please make prior arrangements if you are arriving outside of these hours.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to people we don't feel comfortable to have on premises.

Location - Hostel

1452 Calle America
San Juan
San Juan
Puerto Rico  00909

Hostel website

Latitude: 18.44465, Longitude: -66.07196

How to get there

18. 444341
  66. 071731
In Santurce (San Juan downtown area), 7 kilometers “west” from Luis Munoz Marin Airport / 7 kilometers “east” 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.

Taxi from the airport available 24/7. Approximated price (up to 4 people) $25 US.

Buses at the airport come by about every 45 minutes from 6:00am to until 6:00pm during regular working days/hours. Out of those; it will take longer. Buses stop running at 9:00pm. Estimate 90 to 120 minutes for the transfer from the airport by bus.

At the upper level of the Luis Munoz Marin International airport look for the chapel. Near chapel is the bus stop. Take bus route # 40 or # 50 to Isla Verde by the Isla Verde Dennys restaurant (across the Cockfights Coliseum).

Before getting off you may want find from the driver where to catch bus route # T-5 to Santurce. Once in # T-5 step out at Santurce, Bus Stop 22. Only coins, (no bills) at the buses. Price is $0. 75 each. Oversize luggage not allowed.

Upon getting off at Bus Stop 22 Look to your west and notice the big wall/traffic light (sign Expreso De Diego) at same PR#35 road in where the bus just took you. Walk to that traffic light and turn left (south) so you re walking at Lloveras St. against & along the big wall side of the street. Careful; buses running against traffic in an exclusive lane.

Keep going south until the next traffic light, (PR#25 Rd or Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos). Check for the yellow building in front of you, Ultima Parada; a 24hrs gas station/convenience store. Cross the Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos and keep going straight forward to your second RIGHT onto Calle America.

The hostel will be on your left almost at the end of the block. 1452 Calle America (UPPER LEVEL). Look for the red, blue and white iron gate and just ring the bell.


If using gps look for America cross Lafayette streets or just as simple as: From the Luis Munoz Marin International airport take San Juan exit; (PR 26 west). Once at PR 26 west, (pass some 4 kilometers), look for the sign Calle San Jorge, Calle Del Parque, Avenida De Diego, (only one sign/exit for all three).

Take that exit and keep going to the 3rd traffic light (Avenida De Diego). Turn left (south) there.

Once at Avenida De Diego keep going south to next/first traffic light (Pr #35 Rd or Avenida Juan Ponce De Leon) and take a right there. Try to stay on your left line. NOTE: the very left/south line at Avenida Juan Ponce De Leon an exclusive one for buses so the closer one to it is the one you want to take.

Once at Avenida Juan Ponce De Leon go to the very first traffic light and make a LEFT at the second street to your left, (check for the big wall with graffity). NOTE: this intersection can be a little tricky. There are two left turns here. The first left turn will put you onto the highway. DO NOT turn here. The second left is immediately after the first and will take you south toward the hostel.

Keep going south until the next traffic light, (AvenidaManuel Fernandez Juncos). Check for the yellow building, UltimaParada;a 24hrs gas station/convenience store. Cross the Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos and keep going straight forward to your second RIGHT onto Calle America.

The hostel will be on your left almost at the end of the block. 1452 calle America (UPPER LEVEL). Look for the red, blue and white iron gate and just ring the bell.

Nearest airport: San Juan 6 miles