$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 10, 2015 Check-out: Sep 11, 2015

Oceana Hostal Playero

2 stars
View map of 1853 McLeary Ave., Ocean Park, San Juan, 00911

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
92 reviews
Great

the hotel meet our expectations, it was confortable, clean, close to the beach. See full review

  • Yesenia C.
  • Jan 14, 2015
Exelent trip

IT was exelent ,I had a great time friendly staff and very informative. Deffinetly would stay there... See full review

  • Geronimo II
  • Jan 7, 2015
The simple and unassuming Oceana Hostal Playero has hidden charm. Leather couches and Van Gogh-like swirls decorate the ceiling of the boutique hostel's artsy lounge. A shady stone patio with hanging vines overlooks the pool and waterfall, the perfect spot for enjoying the complimentary continental breakfast. The ocean can be glimpsed from the rooftop deck, as can stunning Condado Beach, just two blocks away. Oceana is the also the only smoke-free, vegetarian-oriented hostel in San Juan. All rooms have private baths and air conditioning.

 

Dining

The rustic red walls and warm pendant lights of the PuraVida Vegetarian Restaurant give the restaurant at Oceana Hostal Playero a warm, casual feel. Expect tapas such as portobello kebobs on grilled polenta and pan-seared tofu in a ginger and coconut sauce. Main dishes include veggie paella and veggie "lamb" in a mint and ginger curry. There are also some fish dishes on the menu. Dessert choices include ChoKahlúa, chocolate cake topped with almonds and strawberries and soaked in Kahlúa and coffee cream.

Rooms

The 17 simple, cozy rooms at Oceana Hostal Playero have tropical touches such as palm-covered bedspreads, ceiling fans, wood blinds and rattan furniture. Modern tile work with wood accents and a basket of toiletries greet guests in the bathroom. Guest rooms and suites have windows overlooking the courtyard or Fortaleza Street. Some have private terraces. All have private baths and air conditioning.

Property features

There is free on-site parking. Guests can relax at the pool with waterfall and rooftop sun deck.

Highlights
  • Condado Beach just footsteps away
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Rooftop sun deck
  • Complimentary beach chairs and towels
  • Vegetarian-themed restaurant on-site

 

Nearby attractions
  • Condado shopping district (1 mi/ 1.6 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Old San Juan Historical District (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • La Fortaleza (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
Business
  • High-speed Internet zone downstairs
Transportation
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (3.7 mi/5.9 km)

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Oceana Hostal Playero Rooms

Standard Queen
This Guest Room has a queen size bed, bath with shower or tub, air conditioning, quality linen, contemporary decor, refrigerator, cable TV. Complimentary Supreme Continental Breakfast.
Fully Equipped Suite
Spacious Suite with either a king or queen bed, plus two double futons, bath with shower, air conditioning, quality linen, contemporary decor, cable TV, and a full size equipped kitchen. Complimentary Supreme Continental Breakfast.
Standard Two Double
This Guest Room has two double beds, bath with shower or tub, air conditioning, quality linen, contemporary decor, refrigerator, cable TV. Complimentary Supreme Continental Breakfast.
Run of House - Non Refundable
** Hotel's bedding choice / guest room is subject to availability, NOTE THAT THIS IS A NON REFUNDABLE ROOM TYPE. The Run of House may have a queen bed or two twin beds, and will be assigned at the hotel's choice at time of check in. Guest must accept the room assigned. All rooms feature private bath, air conditioning, cable tv, and compact refrigerator. Complimentary Supreme Continental Breakfast.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 0.5 mi
  • Ocean Park: 0.6 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 0.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 1.1 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 1.3 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 1.7 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 2.3 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 3.5 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 3.6 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 3.6 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 3.9 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 4 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 4 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 4.1 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 0.5 mi
  • Ocean Park: 0.6 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 0.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 1.1 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 1.3 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 1.7 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 2.3 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 3.5 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 3.6 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 3.6 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 3.9 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 4 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 4 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 4.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 4.1 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 4.1 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 4.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 4.1 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 4.1 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 4.9 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 5.4 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 46.2 mi

Dining

Nearby Restaurants
Multiple restaurant options within walking and driving distance.
Puravida's Flavors
Puravida, Oceana's own on-site restaurant serves a blend of International, Puerto Rican and Vegetarian cuisine to delight your palate in a very casual, cozy and intimate atmosphere.
Lounge
Puravida's comfortable lounge is a place to relax or have a good chat, enjoying a cup of freshly brewed espresso, made with Puerto Rican grown coffee beans. or a glass of wine or... what about a 'mojito', Hemingway's favorite pain killer.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Oceana Hostal Playero

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
92 out of 92
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
2.6
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
2.7
Location:
3.5
Value:
2.9

48% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
los angeles,california
Jul 21, 2011

best location in san juan

is such a pleasant location, with everything a short distance walk

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

recommended for everithing

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rei
Friends
New York, NY
May 5, 2008

very nice people, kind feeling

This hotel was very comfortable and people at the counter, restaurant etc everyone was nice! I had a breakfast outside besides pool and it was great! nice air. also the place is very close to the beach so it's easy to go there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Savannah
Jul 9, 2008

Nice Experience

Great place to stay in San Juan. Beautiful gardens and clean rooms. Great breakfast!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Doug Texter
Single
Minneapolis
Dec 30, 2009

Great place

I absolutely loved it here. It was quiet. The staff was very friendly, especially the guy who served me a great frappe and endless coffees. The food, vegetarian, was great, if a bit underheated. The rooms were clean. I've seen some complaints from other reviewers. Yes, the water pressure was low. But, we are talking about the tropics and an island. The price of the room was under 100 dollars. If you wanted to pay 300 a night, I'm sure that better water pressure was available at the Hilton, etc. But the charm of the place and the helpfulness of the staff make up for a just-ok shower. The fun art on the walls--like posters from Barcelona--was great. So were the Murphy's laws posters. They were funny. The place and the staff are delightfully quirky. Let's talk about location, too. You're a fifteen minute taxi ride from both the airport and old San Juan. And the beach: walk down the street, turn a right on King's Court, and you're there. It's very nice. Your room has a fridge, and there's a Mini Mart down the street if you want to put stuff in the room. All in all, a great little quirky place, with plenty of personality.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Rhodes
Nov 23, 2008

Sounds of the Tropics

We actually stayed here twice on the same vacation, three nights before our cruise and one night after. The 1st room we stayed in was really nice the second wasn't as nice but still acceptable. The location is nice cause there is a nice beach just two blocks away and there is a bus stop near by where you can hop on bus C-53 for free and it goes just about anywhere you may want to go including Old San Juan (we rode it several times). The hotel has really good food and a lovely atmosphere, coqui frogs chirping, waterfall in the pool otherwise quiet, no loud music or talking just the sounds of the tropics. We can't imagine why it's so inexpensive. We will definitely check into staying there next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There is cheap fast food within a few blocks. A grocery store about 12 blocks. Don't give $ to the bums (they are playing you). Prices are pretty good in most stores around that area, much better than Old San Juan.

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Bronx
Jun 8, 2008

Extremely friendly & helpful staff

I had a great stay at this hotel. At first our shower had no water for the first day but the staff was more than accomodating. We were able to use the room across the hall's bathroom and our water situation was fixed the next day. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the rooms had a very trendy decor and were reasonably clean. Their outside patio was beautiful and the decor of the hotel alone made a big impression on me. This hotel is conveniently located by everything and is nestled on the border of Ocean Park/Condondo area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Everythins is nearby such as shopping, dining, entertainment, club life, the beach plus public transportation is easily accessible.

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
May 28, 2008

Very romantic ambiance

This petite hotel has a great romantic ambiance. The hotel areas are very confortable and very tropicals. Freshness in all areas, with lot of vegetation makes the area very romantic. Room, bar and restaurant are very clean and confortable. The hotel has an excelent location. Near all tourist area and very close to the beach. As a matter of facts, only a few meters apart. The restaurant food is good and the value for money is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel is very close to restaurants and the beach.

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Geronimo II
Business
NAPLES
Jan 7, 2015

Exelent trip

IT was exelent ,I had a great time friendly staff and very informative. Deffinetly would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yesenia C.
Couples
N/A
Jan 14, 2015

Great

the hotel meet our expectations, it was confortable, clean, close to the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Oceana Hostal Playero

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Versatil
Family
Lawndale, California
May 22, 2014

Fantastic

Fantastic. Thank you so much for pleasant stay, I love the pool, your staff very friendly.i really recommend you guys, the price is fantastic too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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