The 27 best Airbnbs in Santo Domingo (hand-picked and recommended)

 Can you imagine there are over 5000 (!) Airbnbs in Santo Domingo? This list with a hand-picked selection of exceptional, spectacular and unique places helps you to find the most suitable option for you as it is otherwise impossible to find the best Santo Domingo Airbnb if you don’t know the area and the city. This comprehensive guide is sorted by different categories, so it doesn’t matter if you travel as a family, a couple or for business, you will find the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo and beyond (including Boca Chica and Juan Dolio) at all levels of budget. 

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This article is about hand-selected recommendations for Airbnbs in Santo Domingo. In case you decide to stay in Punta Cana, check out here the best Airbnbs in Punta Cana.
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Unique Airbnbs in Santo Domingo

 Santo Domingo is huuuuge – and does have over 5000 (!) Airbnbs. Among this sheer endless amount of private apartments, it’s not easy to find the right one, especially when looking for an extraordinary stay. That’s why I have selected the 3 top one-of-a-kind Airbnbs in Santo Domingo, which add a unique touch to your stay in the Dominican Republic. Check out these spectacular Airbnbs in the city. If looking for unique stays within the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, have a look at the separate sections below.

Luxury apartment with the best pool and rooftop view of Santo Domingo

 It’s always a special experience to see a big city from above, especially if there are skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. Santo Domingo is not different thanks to its financial center in Piantini and surrounding neighborhoods, which is why this unique Airbnb comes with a truly spectacular view from its (shared) rooftop terrace, probably the best from Santo Domingo. Further shared facilities are a rooftop bar, a lounge area, a kids’ room and a gym. 

 But it’s not only about the common areas in this exclusive condominium tower in Piantini, also the apartment is equally worth mentioning. The 1-bedroom unit comes with a contemporary design, high-quality furniture, high-speed WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen so that you easily can spend several weeks in this truly spectacular Airbnb in Santo Domingo.

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Why it is a unique Airbnb in Santo Domingo: spectacular views from a spacious rooftop terrace with bar, lounge area and pool
Perfect for: couples looking for the best of the best
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.82/5
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A unique Airbnb in Santo Domingo with an amazing view from the rooftop
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Spectacular top floor apartment with 360° panorama view

 Can you imagine being on the top floor of a high-rise building and having the entire floor including the rooftop and jacuzzi on your own? Welcome to this unique Airbnb of your dreams, which can be found between Naco and Zona Universitaria, 10-15 minutes driving to most places to visit in Santo Domingo.

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 This luxury apartment will let you feel like the king of the city, as it is located on the 14th floor with spectacular views in all directions. All directions? Exactly, because another unique feature of this truly spectacular Airbnb in Santo Domingo is that you can see the entire city. It is flooded with lights as basically every room has multiple windows. Plus, you can always head out onto the terrace and rooftop, to further admire the view of Santo Domingo or to just sit back and relax in your private jacuzzi. It probably goes without a question, that this 1-bedroom luxury apartment also comes with an elegant living area, a comfy bedroom and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Why it is a unique Airbnb in Santo Domingo: spectacular 360° panorama view and a modern light-flooded apartment
Perfect for: travelers looking for a unique Airbnb in a centric location
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.96/5
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A unique Airbnb in Santo Domingo with a 360 degree panorama view
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Stunning luxury apartment with private rooftop

 Yes, rooftops do have a special fascination, especially in cities, where they can serve as a little getaway from all the hustle and bustle in the streets down there. So how about a completely private rooftop with amazing views, a large jacuzzi and an elegant lounge area? That’s exactly yours when you are going to book this gorgeous Airbnb in Santo Domingo between Naco and Gazcue. Besides its fantastic rooftop, it also features a luxury apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant furniture and contemporary design, leaving nothing to desire for an unforgettable city trip to Santo Domingo.

Why it is a unique Airbnb in Santo Domingo: private rooftop and jacuzzi combined with a luxurious interior of the apartment
Perfect for: couples looking for a special city getaway
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 5/5
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A unique Airbnb in Santo Domingo with a private rooftop pool
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Are you interested in further unique and spectacular Airbnbs in the Dominican Republic? Check out 24 additional Airbnbs, which are all one-of-a-kind and located in the area of Punta Cana.

The best budget Airbnbs in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone

 The Colonial Zone is the No. 1 place to be in Santo Domingo and I highly recommend booking your Airbnb in this area, as this is where everything is happening (+ you don`t have to deal with traffic jams and public transport as everything is walkable). Check out this article for 10 reasons why you definitely need to visit the Colonial Zone. But where to stay if traveling on a budget? Here we go with the best budget Airbnbs below 40 USD per night in “La Zona Colonial”.

Cozy studio in a perfect location

 For around 30 US, you get everything you need in this perfect budget Airbnb in Santo Domingo. A cozy little studio consisting of a kitchen, a small dining area, a comfy bed and a sweet little balcony to drink your coffee in the morning and watch the city waking up – it’s hard to ask for more when paying just a few bucks. Furthermore, this studio comes with an amazing location right in one of the historic streets of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, where you have the famous Plaza España and the picturesque ruins of San Francisco in less than 3 minutes’ walking distance. As with all other Airbnbs in the Colonial Zone, plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and a big supermarket can also be reached in a maximum of 10 minutes walking.

Why it is the best budget Airbnb in Santo Domingo: centric location, well maintained, fully equipped and beautiful views
Perfect for: budget travelers looking for an apartment with a balcony
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.81/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Budget Airbnbs” to see the property)

A beautiful Airbnb for budget travelers in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone
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Modern room at a unique city beach house

 It’s hard to believe that this comfortable, well-equipped and beautiful room is available for less than 50 USD, especially considering that it has an amazing and absolutely unique common area with a rooftop, pool, lounge area, jacuzzi and much more. The room is matching those amenities in an equal matter as it is spacious, very modern and even has a rainfall shower. The house itself and all the common areas are completely decorated according to the beach theme, which gives this unique Airbnb a wonderfully laid-back vibe and a welcoming change from the city.

Why it is the best budget Airbnb in Santo Domingo: unique beach concept amidst the city with super modern rooms
Perfect for: flashpackers and city travelers looking for unique stays without breaking the bank
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 5.0/5
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A beautiful Airbnb for budget travelers in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone
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Guesthouse with pool and colonial courtyard

 This Airbnb features one of those courtyards the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo is famous for: you can’t see anything from the street, but once you open the door it’s like a whole new world is opening. In this case, the courtyard comes with a pool and several tastefully decorated lounge areas. The room is clean and perfect to stay in for a few nights. A large common kitchen is available as well. The property features around half a dozen rooms in total, so it feels like a small guesthouse where you can easily connect with your hosts or other travelers, especially thanks to the common areas.

Why it is the best budget Airbnb in Santo Domingo: pool, kitchen and a private room, all managed with love and passion
Perfect for: budget travelers looking to connect with others
Price Range: $
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.74/5
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A beautiful Airbnb for budget travelers in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone
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Are you backpacking the Dominican Republic and would like to know more about discovering the country the cheap way? Check out this article about traveling Punta Cana on a budget and also have a look at my budget Airbnb recommendations in Punta Cana.

The best Airbnbs in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone (between 60 USD and 120 USD)

 The Colonial Zone does not only hold a lot of treasures for tourists and travelers thanks to its centuries-old history, but it also has many hidden gems behind the walls of its colonial buildings. It’s incredible how many of these secrets can be discovered through Airbnb, as there are a lot of unique properties you otherwise would have never access to. If you’d like to feel the colonial vibe during your stay and explore some of the unique buildings in the Colonial Zone, check out the following Airbnbs in Santo Domingo, which all run between 60 and 120 USD per night.

Unique loft with open design and private pool

 This property could easily make it into the list of the most unique Airbnbs in Santo Domingo as well, as it is a stunning two-story loft with an open design, making the entire apartment feel like one place without any walls or room separations. When you enter through the huge colorful colonial front door, you can see the entire place with the first view, which includes the kitchen, a living area with several places to lounge, a terrace with a private pool and the sleeping area on the upper floor. This Airbnb creates a unique vibe, as it is a perfect and appealing combination of a minimalistic design, the love for the details and the colonial era of this house. 

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo: unique design, private pool and a perfect vibe of the property
Perfect for: creative minds and design-oriented travelers
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.9/5
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A unique and süectacular Airbnb in Santo Domingos Zona Colonial
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Beautiful studio in a colonial courtyard with garden

 Who says that city, design and nature can’t be combined? Check out this Airbnb in Santo Domingo to see that it’s possible. 

 This wonderful studio is located amidst an old colonial estate and is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful garden, especially when you consider that it is located in the densely populated Colonial Zone. While the studio is fully equipped with everything you need for a vacation in Santo Domingo, it also comes with an elegant design, a tasteful decoration and touches of luxury. While it doesn’t have a balcony or large living room to sit in, you can relax in the ample outdoor spaces, which feature an elongated pool, several seating arrangements, a wonderful garden and a fountain to top off the historic atmosphere.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo: unique design, pool and a perfect vibe of the property
Perfect for: couples looking for a unique colonial experience and romantic retreat in Santo Domingo
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.9/5
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A historical Airbnb with courtyard and garden in the Colonial Zone
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Beautifully decorated 2-bedroom apartment in the Colonial Zone

 If traveling as a family or a group of friends, this Airbnb in the Colonial Zone is worth a very close look, as it is one of the most beautifully decorated apartments in Santo Domingo. The colors and decoration elements are simply stunning and make it hard to not fall in love with this place. It comes with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a living area and a fully-equipped kitchen, so you have tons of space to relax and unwind from a busy day in Santo Domingo (and to admire the beauty of this Airbnb). It is located just one block away from the famous pedestrian zone “Calle El Conde”, so you are within walking distance to all the sights and attractions of the Colonial Zone.

Why it is the Airbnb in Santo Domingo: a beautiful 2-bedroom apartment with an amazing decoration
Perfect for: families and friends looking for comfort and style
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.8/5
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A wonderful Airbnb in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone
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The best luxury Airbnbs in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone

 Would you like to splurge a bit while visiting the Colonial Zone? Particular with the combination of colonial charm, modern furniture and futuristic design, you can have mind-blowing and gorgeous results. Interested? Check out these luxurious Airbnbs in Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial.

Gorgeous Colonial House with rooftop and awesome interior design

 It is so hard to pick a favorite property among all those wonderful Airbnbs on this list, but this gorgeous colonial house would be one of my preferred ones. The exposed brick archways combined with the vintage cobalt tile floors give this Airbnb its very special charm. The powerful arches are supporting the transmission of the colonial era vibe. The apartment consists of two wonderfully decorated bedrooms, a spacious and fully-equipped kitchen, sufficient space to dine and lounge in the living area as well as a rooftop with comfy couches and modern hanging chairs. You can also cool down in the private plunge pool of this luxury Airbnb and if you’d like to explore the Colonial Zone without leaving your house, just enjoy the views of the surrounding area from the rooftop. The place is located in one of the most historic areas within the Colonial Zone, so you can be sure that the spirit of Columbus is not too far away.

Why it is the best luxury Airbnb in Santo Domingo: perfect location, amazing architecture and a pleasant rooftop, all within the Colonial Zone
Perfect for: travelers looking to escape into the colonial era
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.95/5
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Luxury Airbnb in Santo Domingos Zona Colonial
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Spacious colonial corner house with large terrace

 This Airbnb might not be the most luxurious apartment in Santo Domingo, but the colonial vibe, the spacious rooms, the personal decoration and the high-quality furniture make it a special and elegant place to spend a few days in. This house takes its charm from the large covered rooftop terrace, where you can sit and relax while having a (Weber) BBQ, and the exposed brick archways within the property. It is also one of those colorful buildings, which makes the Colonial Zone so unique and worth exploring. When staying here, you can be sure to experience a unique piece of Santo Domingo’s history – and a very attentive and welcoming host. The rooms, which can host up to 4 people, are spacious, sparkling clean and you’ll find some hand-selected art pieces everywhere which gives it another personal touch.

Why it is the best luxury Airbnb in Santo Domingo: the charm of this colorful colonial house is hard to beat
Perfect for: travelers looking for personal attention and a house with colonial touches
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.95/5
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Luxury Airbnb in Santo Domingos Zona Colonial
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Luxury 4-Bedroom Villa in one of the most historic buildings

 This Airbnb in Santo Domingo is as luxurious as it gets in the Colonial Zone. A stunning and impressive colonial 4-bedroom house, which was fully renovated in 2019, is expecting you here. The villa combines modern luxury with Spanish colonial architectural elements, showcasing exposed bricks, beamed ceiling, archways and courtyard patios, bringing the colonial era into reality. The 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and super huge kitchen are leaving nothing to be desired and if the heat of Santo Domingo is taking its toll on you, you can jump into the pool, which includes an original wall from the past centuries. Especially when visiting with 7-10 guests, this Airbnb is a real bargain considering the wonderful and unparalleled villa you can book here. 

Why it is the best luxury Airbnb in Santo Domingo: luxury at its best in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo
Perfect for: families and small groups who’d like to travel in style
Price Range: $$$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.93/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Luxury Airbnbs” to see the property) 

Luxury Airbnb in Santo Domingos Zona Colonial
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The best ocean view Airbnbs in Santo Domingo

 If a visit to the Caribbean isn’t complete for you without a proper ocean view, Santo Domingo has you covered, thanks to the hundreds of wonderful oceanfront or ocean view apartments.

Cozy ocean view studio close to the Colonial Zone

 If you are looking for a place to stay close to the center of Santo Domingo with an appealing ocean view, this Airbnb in the harbor area of the city is a very recommendable place to book. It features a king-size bed, kitchenette, living area, a dining table with ocean view and a spacious balcony to relax. The latter one is the highlight of this cozy Airbnb, as it has a private jacuzzi, from where you can watch the ocean and see the palm trees swaying in the wind.

Why it is the best ocean view Airbnb in Santo Domingo: featuring a private jacuzzi, this studio is well-maintained and with a top location
Perfect for: couples and single travelers
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.93/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Ocean view Airbnbs” to see the property)

Airbnb in Santo Domingo with ocean view and a private jacuzzi
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2-bedroom oceanfront apartment at the Malecon of Santo Domingo

 Even though the oceanfront promenade of Santo Domingo is not as attractive as in other cities, the so-called “Malecon” is still an excellent place to be, especially when staying in one of the high-rise buildings with their unobstructed and beautiful ocean views. This 2-bedroom apartment is located in one of them, featuring plenty of space, carefully selected furniture, a fully equipped kitchen and a super spacious balcony with two seating and dining areas – one of them to have a delicious meal at and the other one to enjoy a drink while marveling the view. From the apartment, you also have access to the buildings’ gym and swimming pool.

Why it is the best oceanfront Airbnb in Santo Domingo: perfect and unobstructed ocean view right at Santo Domingos Malecon
Perfect for: couples and families looking for an oceanfront 2-bedroom apartment
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.65/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Ocean view Airbnbs” to see the property)

Airbnb with a perfect ocean view in Santo Domingo
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3-bedroom oceanfront apartment in Santo Domingo Este

 Traveling with some more people? This 3-bedroom Airbnb in Santo Domingo Este for up to 6 guests gets you covered! It is located right across the lively and vibrant Malecon, the oceanfront promenade with lots of bars and restaurants of Santo Domingo Este, the eastern part of the capital in the Dominican Republic. The apartment offers a great deal, especially considering that it is a three-bedroom unit with new and modern furniture, kitchen, air-conditioning (in 2 of the 3 bedrooms), a large balcony and much more. When you are traveling as a family and you don’t want to be too close to the center, this is a great Santo Domingo Airbnb for you!

Why it is the best ocean view Airbnb in Santo Domingo: a modern 3-bedroom oceanfront apartment for an unbeatable price
Perfect for: families who don’t need to be close to the city center
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 5.0/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Ocean view Airbnbs” to see the property)

An affordable oceanfront apartment in Santo Domingo Este
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Best Airbnbs at the beach in Santo Domingo

 Even Santo Domingo is located at the ocean, it doesn’t have a single beach where you can swim or go into the ocean. It also doesn’t have any beach to sunbathe, relax, have a drink or do other pleasant activities you usually enjoy, such as at the beaches of Punta Cana. The only beaches located right in Santo Domingo are dirty and loaded with a crazy amount of garbage. 

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 However, there are two beach towns very close to Santo Domingo where life looks much more “beachy”: Boca Chica and Juan Dolio. Both are extremely popular among the inhabitants of the city which is why they can get crowded at the weekend. However, during the week, you can find some gorgeous and quiet beaches here, combined with plenty of restaurants and marvelous views – and Airbnbs in both villages. While Boca Chica sometimes has a little shady image, it can blow your mind away with its turquoise lagoon and crystal clear water. On the other side, Juan Dolio is much more laid back and has a wonderful and long stretch of beach, even it is flanked by some high-rise condominium buildings. Boca Chica is around 35 minutes away from Santo Domingo, Juan Dolio approx. 45 minutes.

Affordable beachfront apartment (in Boca Chica)

 If you want to be as close to Santo Domingo as possible but don’t miss out on the beach, this affordable beachfront apartment can be your No. 1 pick, especially if you don’t want to break the bank. This 1-bedroom apartment features a living room with a separate dining area and a kitchen, hence you are fully equipped for your beach getaway. It is located right at the main beach of Boca Chica, which means it might get a bit louder during the weekends. On the other hand, everything is within walking distance from this Airbnb in Boca Chica, so it is particularly perfect if you are traveling the Dominican Republic without a rental car.

Why it is the best beachfront Airbnb close to Santo Domingo: cozy apartment in Boca Chica for an affordable price
Perfect for: people who want to relax in Boca Chica
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.80/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Beachfront Airbnbs” to see the property)

A Boca Chica beach apartment at Airbnb
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Cute and cozy beachfront hut (in Juan Dolio)

 I directly fell in love with this super cute beachfront Airbnb in Juan Dolio when I saw it the first time. Its unique furniture and colorful decoration make this beachfront 3-bedroom apartment standing apart from all the other anonymous high-rise apartments in Juan Dolio. This Airbnb is located in Guayacanes, the western part of Juan Dolio with direct beach access. It consists of three bedrooms, which makes it an ideal choice for families as well. But also couples or singles can rent this place without paying too much, as the price for this Airbnb is graduated according to the number of travelers – which makes it a real bargain, it doesn’t matter how many people are traveling. Besides its three bedrooms, this cozy beachfront apartment also offers a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, dining room and living room with television, wi-fi and an ocean view balcony. Furthermore, guests have access to a shared BBQ area and beach terrace.

Why it is the best beachfront Airbnb close to Santo Domingo: wonderful hut at a picture-perfect beach for a reasonable price
Perfect for: couples and families looking for a relaxing beach vacation in the Santo Domingo Area
Price Range: $$/$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.92/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Beachfront Airbnbs” to see the property)

A unique and cozy beach hut in Juan Dolio, bookable via Airbnb
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Wonderful and modern 2-bedroom condominium with a marvelous view (in Juan Dolio)

 If you are looking for a modern and elegant apartment right at the beach, this Airbnb in one of Juan Dolio’s high-rise buildings is your place to go. It earns its spot in this list of the best Airbnb thanks to its very aesthetic decoration, the new high-quality furniture and the marvelous ocean view (9th floor!) from the balcony, where you can sit, relax, eat and drink – basically everything that makes life in the Caribbean so worthwhile. A fully equipped and American style kitchen is also included, same as two bedrooms with a total of 3 large beds. The balcony is connected with the living and dining area, making it a large common space for you and your family, where the backdrop of the turquoise Caribbean Sea is always present. Once having settled down, you can also use the large shared pool of the complex or the gym of the property.

Why it is the best beachfront Airbnb close to Santo Domingo: one of the most elegant beachfront apartments in Juan Dolio 
Perfect for: travelers looking for the best places to stay in town – and an unparalleled ocean view from their balcony
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.98/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Beachfront Airbnbs” to see the property)

A wonderful and modern apartment at the beach in Juan Dolio
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If you are interested in a proper beach vacation in the Dominican Republic, you can also consider traveling to Punta Cana. There are many things to explore (for example day-trips, hiking tours or waterfalls) and there are many wonderful Airbnbs as well.

The best Airbnbs in Santo Domingo for families

 City trips are not necessarily kids’ favorites, but with these amazing and affordable Airbnbs for families, you can make every holiday in Santo Domingo a blast for everyone.

Charming house in the Colonial Zone

 If it’s all about the location for your vacation in Santo Domingo, you should check out this wonderful house in the heart of Santo Domingo. It is probably the best family Airbnb you can find in the Colonial Zone, as it features 3 bedrooms, plenty of outdoor space to play, a peaceful and safe location and a jacuzzi in case the kids are grumbling about the heat. With just a bit about 100 USD per night for up to 6 guests, it is also very affordable and leaves you enough budget to explore the various kid-friendly activities the Colonial Zone has to offer, such as the children museum, a chocolate workshop or the 4D cinema with a movie about the history of Santo Domingo. All of those places are within walking distance from this beautiful Airbnb, same as several restaurants, bars and shops.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo for families: spacious, affordable, with a private pool and a perfect location
Perfect for: families wanting to stay in the Colonial Zone
Price Range: $$$/$$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.92/5
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A charming colonial house for families in the Colonial Zone
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Affordable 4-bedroom penthouse in a safe neighborhood

 If you need a little bit of extra space, this super spacious Airbnb might be the perfect choice for you when traveling to Santo Domingo. It is located in a very safe neighborhood, Gazcue, and is just a stone’s throw away from the ocean and the oceanfront promenade (“Malecon”), perfect for having a stroll with the family. The 4 bedrooms of this penthouse with a total of 5 beds even suit bigger families. Older children can roam freely on the rooftop terrace and splash around in the private jacuzzi. A fully equipped kitchen is waiting for you to prepare the meals and family dinners can be served in the comfortable dining area with sufficient space for everyone.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo for families: 4 bedrooms in a very compelling neighborhood even serve the biggest families
Perfect for: larger families wanting to stay close to the ocean
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.88/5
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A spacious family penthouse in Gazcue, Santo Domingo
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2-bedroom family apartment at the beach (with 5 beds)

 Do you prefer the beach over the city? Then you should head to Boca Chica or Juan Dolio, the closest beach towns from Santo Domingo, from where you still can be in the city in around 45 minutes by taxi or public transport. Particularly Juan Dolio is very suitable for families, as it offers a laid-back atmosphere and a super wide beach, perfect for the kids to play in the sand. One of the best family Airbnbs here is this wonderful 2-bedroom apartment, which comes with a contemporary design, very appealing furniture and a spectacular ocean view from the living room and balcony. What makes it even better for families is that the second bedroom is equipped with 4 bunk beds, so that each of your children can have their own bed. Even though it is located right at the beach, the price is still very affordable and suitable for most families’ budgets.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo for families: right at the beach with bunk beds and a spectacular ocean view
Perfect for: families wanting to visit the city from a beach location
Price Range: $$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.81/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Family Airbnbs” to see the property)

A perfect family apartment at the beach in Juan Dolio
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Are you visiting the Dominican Republic as a family? Check out those Airbnbs in Punta Cana for the best family recommendations in this area.

Best Airbnbs in Santo Domingo for business

 Do you have a business appointment in the city? No problem, Santo Domingos’ Airbnbs have you covered!

Charming loft in the Colonial City

 In case you need to get work done in the Colonial Zone, you can check out this charming loft in a perfect location. It is part of the Airbnb Plus program, guaranteeing you the best services, highest standards and smoothest communication process so that you can fully concentrate on your job. The loft consists of two levels, with the upper one having the bed- and the bathroom and the lower one to spend the day – relaxing or working. It has several seating arrangements and tables, hence you can choose the place which is most comfortable for you in case you have to get work done in a notebook. Furthermore, you can count on important amenities such as bathroom essentials, air-conditioning, self-check-in and immediate communication with your host.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo for business: several amenities make staying here super effective
Perfect for: business travelers with appointments in the Colonial Zone
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.83/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Business Airbnbs” to see the property)

An Airbnb in Santo Domingo for business travelers
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Colorful apartment right in Santo Domingo Downtown with gym and pool

 If you are looking for a modern, comfortable and fully-equipped luxury apartment for a couple of days, this contemporary Airbnb in Santo Domingo’s downtown might the right choice for you. It is located in Piantini, the financial district of the city, with lots of (upscale) restaurants, shops, bars, banks and everything you need around. The apartment is well-equipped with high-speed internet, smart TV, Netflix, kitchen, towels, bedding, hot water and air-conditioning. The hosts will make sure you have a worry-free stay where you can focus on work. If you need a break, you have also access to the buildings’ gym and rooftop pool. And if you want to enjoy the breathtaking view of the city after a long days’ work, you can head up to the rooftop bar and enjoy a drink. 

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo for business: gym, pool and rooftop bar are perfect for a little break after work
Perfect for: business travelers wanting to stay right downtown
Price Range: $$/$$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 5.0/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Business Airbnbs” to see the property)

An Airbnb in Santo Domingo for business travelers
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Art Deco Apartment in the heart of Santo Domingo

 Are you looking for something a little bit fancier for your business trip to Santo Domingo? Then check out this Art Deco apartment in Piantini, Santo Domingo’s downtown. This Airbnb is perfect for business as it is hosted by professionals, who can help you with any concerns you might have immediately and who know how to run check-in and processes efficiently and smoothly, leaving you more time for your work. Inside the spacious apartment with several floor-to-ceiling windows, you have plenty of choices to work from and if you have appointments in the area, you have many businesses within walking distance, as this Airbnb has a prime location within Piantini. Furthermore, it features a gym and a rooftop so that you can add some short breaks within your working schedule.

Why it is the best Airbnb in Santo Domingo for business: beautiful ArtDeco apartment with efficient services
Perfect for: business travelers looking for a comfy and modern apartment
Price Range: $$$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.96/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Business Airbnbs” to see the property)

An Airbnb in Santo Domingo for business travelers
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Best Airbnbs in Santo Domingo for 1 night in transit (airport, bus station, etc.)

 If it happens that you arrive in Santo Domingo late in the evening and leave pretty early the next day, you just need a place to crash for one night. The following are the best Airbnbs in strategic positions, such as the Las Américas International Airport or the bus station from Caribe Tours with connections to the entire Dominican Republic.

Airbnb close to Santo Domingo Airport (Las Américas International Airport)

 If you have an evening arrival or morning departure at the International Airport of Santo Domingo, an option close to the airport comes in handy to spend as little money and time as possible on transport between the premises. Unfortunately, there is no hotel right at the airport, which means it doesn’t matter what you choose, you have to get on a taxi or a shuttle. If the price is not that important, the Hampton Inn by Hilton* is the best (and only) airport hotel (and is offering an airport shuttle), but it usually is priced at more than 100 USD per night (check the current prices here*). If you are traveling on a budget, an Airbnb for a considerably lower price might come in handy, even you have to check the surroundings (area, check-in, how to get there, etc.) to guarantee a smooth layover. 

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 A very good option not too far from the airport with flexible check-in times is the Batey Guesthouse at Airbnb, which offers tastefully decorated and sparkling clean rooms. Even it is a 15-minute drive from the International Airport Las Américas of Santo Domingo, it is one of the best Airbnbs close to the airport. If you have a few more hours to spare, you can even hop into the Caribbean Sea before heading back to the airport or your next destination, as this place is only a stone’s throw away from the beach.

Why it is the best Airbnb at Santo Domingo Airport: comfortable, clean, affordable and not too far away
Perfect for: travelers with an overnight layover at Las Américas International Airport (SDQ)
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 4.56/5
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Transit Airbnbs” to see the property)

A guesthoue in Boca Chica, Batey Boutique Hotel
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Budget Airbnb very close to Caribe Tours bus station

 Caribe Tours has an extensive network of busses and brings you to all corners of the Dominican Republic. Puerto Plata, Barahona, Samaná, Jarabacoa and San Juan de la Maguana are just a few of the connections, which are all leaving from the main bus station of Caribe Tours, located in the center of Santo Domingo. Especially for an early departure or late arrival it might a good idea to stay close to the bus terminal (even you can always take an Uber or a taxi from the bus station to the Colonial Zone), which is why this cheap Airbnb comes in handy. It is fully equipped with a kitchen, bedroom and living room, well taken care of and less than 300 meters away from the Caribe Tours bus station.

Why it is the best Airbnb for transit in Santo Domingo: closest recommendable Airbnb at the Caribe Tours bus station
Perfect for: travelers with an early departure or late arrival with Caribe Tours
Price Range: $
Review Score (as of December 2020): 5.0/5 (few reviews)
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Transit Airbnbs” to see the property)

An affordable Airbnb in Santo Domingo, close to the bus station of Caribe Tours
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Spacious apartment closest to the Samaná bus station

 Often the question is raised which is the best way to get from the airport in Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas respectively Las Galeras by public transport. While you can read the detailed answer here at my Santo Domingo Airport Transfer guide, part of it is getting an express bus from the Samaná turnoff to Las Terrenas or Las Galeras. In case your flight arrives too late for the last bus, you might need overnight accommodation close to the bus station. While you can go with the Hampton Inn Airport Hotel* or the Airport Airbnb mentioned above, there is a spacious, but simple Airbnb just 800 meters away from where you catch the bus to Las Terrenas and Las Galeras. It’s certainly nothing to write home about, but it does its job concerning the location. You can even occupy it with up to 6 persons in case you are traveling in a small group or as a family. Just note that the surrounding is not the Champs-Elysee from Santo Domingo, so if you expect glamour and shine, better go with the Hampton Inn.

Why it is the best Airbnb for transit in Santo Domingo: walking distance to the bus station from where you catch the direct busses to Las Terrenas and Las Galeras.
Perfect for: budget travelers with a late arrival in Santo Domingo wanting to catch the bus to Samaná
Price Range: $$
Review Score (as of December 2020): 5.0/5 (few reviews)
Further information: check photos, availability and prices(mobile users: if the link is not working, please use the “Top 3”-button above at the beginning of the section “Transit Airbnbs” to see the property)

A cheap apartment close to the bus station, where you can catch the bus to Las Terrenas and Samana
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2 thoughts on “The 27 best Airbnbs in Santo Domingo (hand-picked and recommended)”

  1. Hey Chris,
    My flight has been moved from Punta Can to San Domiigo. What is the best way to get to Punta Cana if you are arriving at 6:45pm? Its just me and my daughter and some cases.

    Thanks

    David

    1. Hi David,

      thanks for your comment. Getting from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is not too complicated. You can find all the options here on how to get from Santo Domingo Airport to Punta Cana: https://www.puntacanatravelblog.com/general-information-faq/airport-transfers-in-santo-domingo/

      The easiest and most comfortable option is to book a private transfer right from Las Américas International Airport to your accommodation (can be an Airbnb or an all-inclusive resort, it doesn’t matter) in Punta Cana: https://www.puntacanatravelblog.com/recommendation/airport-transfer-santo-domingo-to-punta-cana/

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Best regards,
      Chris

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