Finding shared dorms in the DR can be a little complicated. Until recently large resorts and boutique hotels have been the main attractions for travelers. However, more and more hostels are opening around the island to serve the needs of backpackers and budget travelers. The new wave of travelers visiting the DR are taking advantage of these new hostels and shared dorms and the industry has noticed.
Hostels are opening up on the coast and interior and offer some of the most authentic experiences for travelers. If you have stayed in a shared dorm before, you know that the people are the best part. They are also a very important part to the growth process as well. Since the industry is building itself from the ground up, the travelers that visit are helping build the future of backpacking and shared dorm accommodations in the Dominican Republic. It is a special time here in the DR and the travelers are more than welcome!