Samana Island Hostel

Budget-Oriented Accommodations For Jehovah's Witnesses


Samana, Dominican Republic Island of Hispaņola

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Payment for reservations for the months of December, January, and February must be made in full at the time the reservations are made in order to hold specific dates.


Payment Policy for all other months:


Reservations require that full amount be paid no later than EIGHT WEEKS before arrival or at the time reservations are made in order to hold specific dates.  A non-refundable deposit of $200 US per person is required to reserve specific dates 80 or more days before arrival.  Balance is due within seven days.  Deposit is refundable within that period of seven days only.  For large groups--ten or more persons--a deposit of $250 per person is required.


Please kindly read our refund policies before sending payment.  Upon making payment, it is to be understood that you are in agreement with the Refund and Cancellation policies of Samana Island Hostel.

We would strongly recommend your obtaining travel insurance so that if you have to cancel for any emergency, you can receive a refund for your vacation package as well as your airline tickets.  Please see information for this at:


CREDIT CARDS:  (American Express, Master Card, VISA, or Discover or e-check) are accepted and processed by PayPal.  If credit cards are used, a 3.4% to 4.4% surcharge must be added to the trip cost.

Also, refunds will not be given for  personal changes you make to your itinerary and number of days you have reserved and paid for regarding accommodations and scheduled airport pickup and return--due to last minute airline delays or changes. For this reason, we encourage all guests to obtain travel insurance in order to cover such unexpected expenses or losses.

Because time and unforeseen circumstances befall us all, and to avoid high cancellation fees, we would strongly recommend your obtaining travel insurance so that if your vacation tour is cancelled for any of the reasons outlined in the premium, you can file a claim to the insurance company and receive a refund for your vacation package/tour and airline tickets. 

Kindly read our Refund & Cancellation Policies at:

Also, please visit: concerning refunds for those with travel insurance.


PLEASE NOTE: Samana Island Hostel cannot assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, or expenses arising out of causes beyond our control such as last minute airline delays or changes affecting scheduled airport pick up, transportation strikes within the country, occasional emergency  water situations [affecting availability of hot water], town power failures now & then [which can affect  air-conditioning].  Included in this disclaimer would also be loss of internet service or internet outrage due to Dominican internet provider, [which is very seldom, but can happen],  inclement weather or "Acts of God" [legal term]], or anything else beyond our control. 


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Updated:  May 2013