- Most of the hostels in San Juan are located either in Old San Juan or Santurce on the southeast side of the city. Old San Juan is full of historic landmarks like Museo de las Americas, San Juan Bautista Cathedral, and the San Juan National Historic Site, while Santurce offers the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Juan and Central Park of San Juan. Routes 1, 25, and 26 connect both areas by car, while the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority and Tren Urbano are modes of public transportation that run throughout the city.
- Women traveling as a group should check out Santurcia Hostel & Bar, which offers a female-only dorm; there are also mixed dorms if the women’s dorm is unavailable. Located on Avenue de Diego in the Art District of Santurce, it is very close to San Juan International Airport (SJU), and the Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center is minutes away on foot. Los Cidrines and Hen House are two eateries within walking distance of Santurcia Hostel & Bar, along with The A Bar.
- Solo travelers might prefer accommodations at Nomada Urban Beach Hostel on Calle Loiza in the Machuchal district. A short distance away is the San Juan Airport, accessible via the T5 Bus. Nomada offers affordable standard rooms, or there are rooftop tents if you prefer to sleep al fresco. The Parque de Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa, the Plaza de los Salseros, and Condado Beach are a few places of interest in the vicinity of this hostel in San Juan, and there are several places nearby to get a meal, such as Dona Julia Café or Mango Café.
- Located on Calle San Francisco just outside of Old San Juan, Casatripgogo offers private rooms only, and the property has a rooftop area, which makes it an ideal hostel in San Juan for couples seeking lodgings with a romantic setting. The area is bustling with attractions, including Castillo de San Cristobal, San Juan Bautista Cathedral, and La Puntilla Beach. Nearby you can find La Bombonera restaurant and Café Cialitos café and bar.