Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions below. They are subdivided into the following categories:


Hostels in general provide affordable accommodation in a laid-back, backpacker atmosphere. Guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom as well as the common areas. Rooms can be mixed or single sex. Private rooms may also be available.

Some hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for (discounted) accommodation.

E.Gwada Hostel offers mixed dormitories with shared bathrooms. Common areas invite travelers to i.a. sit together, enjoy a cool drink, and make plans to discover the islands.

A shared accommodation means you are staying in a dormitory and you share a room with other people. If you respect one another, everyone will be happy and you will have a wonderful time staying in a shared accommodation.

The dorms at E.Gwada Hostel have bunk beds and can accommodate from 4 to 16 people per dorm.

Everyone is welcome at a hostel, especially people having a low budget and enjoying the backpacking lifestyle. If you travel alone, it’s a great place to meet like-minded people. If you travel within a group, you can benefit from sharing one room altogether. Regardless how and who you travel with, as long as you respect other guests and share a smile, your stay will be a great experience.

The reception is open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 3pm to 8pm.

Check-in is from 3pm to 8pm (late check-in is possible if you send us an email with your approximate time of arrival at e.gwada@hotmail.fr). Check-out is until 10am.

Please take your identity card with you; you will need it for the check-in at the hostel and probably also to get around (e.g. to book a ferry to one of the other islands of Guadeloupe, to rent a car, etc.).

At E.Gwada Hostel you get the best value for your accommodation. We offer a place for single travelers as well as for groups. You will have a chance to meet people from around the world, make new friends and find some travel buddies. At E.Gwada Hostel you can benefit from organized tours, our own restaurant and bar, a central location and much more. We offer you the whole package at a low price – it is up to you to get the best experience. We hope to see you soon at E.Gwada Hostel 🙂

There are three possible ways to get to our hostel: shuttle, bus, or car.

  1. You can book our shuttle which will pick you up at the airport or port. Please book your shuttle at least one day in advance here. We strongly recommend to book the shuttle since taxis in Guadeloupe are pretty expensive and a single ride from the airport to the hostel costs about 50 EUR.
  2. You can also take a bus to go to Saint Felix (Plage) and get out at the roundabout. Take the third exit at the roundabout and from there it is a 5 to 10 minutes walk – attention – uphill. After 200m there is a sign on the left side of the street to go up to E.Gwada Hostel. Be aware that busses usually run from 6am to 6pm and that there are imprecise time tables.
  3. You can also rent a car. If there is not much traffic it is a 20 to 30 minutes ride from the airport or port. See the map for directions here.

You are welcome to have a drink at our bar: whether you prefer a cold beer, a ti punch (local drink 😉 ) or just a coke, there is something for everyone. Apart from that it is not allowed to bring alcohol from outside to the hostel.


At the E.Gwada Restaurant you can start into the day with a nice breakfast and come together with other guests for dinner.

Breakfast is served every day from 7am to 9am. The standard breakfast is included in the accommodation price. You can also choose the premium breakfast which is to be paid at the restaurant.

Dinner is served every day from 7pm to 8pm and costs 10 EUR per person. Every night, we offer regional specialty dishes from different parts of the world including, of course, a Creole culinary theme night (local food). Check out the E.Gwada Restaurant Site for more information and advance booking.

Most probably you’ll enjoy your days discovering Guadeloupe so that you’ll get your lunch from local restaurants, food trucks or bakeries offering local food such as agoulu, bokit or sandwiches. 😉

Yes, our E.Gwada Shuttle brings you conveniently from and to the airport or port. You can book your shuttle here.

The meeting point at the airport is close to the pharmacy. A member from our team holding a E.Gwada sign in his/her hands will welcome you at the time of your arrival.

Our staff speaks both French and English. From time to time, we also have team members from Germany who, of course, do speak German.

In the public areas of E.Gwada Hostel you have free access to WiFi.

Yes, we have a washing machine and a dryer available for you. Use our washing machine and dryer for a small fee (5 € per 13 kilos).

Yes, you can park directly in front of our hostel. It is a safe lot and the parking is free.

Yes, during the high season (from December to April) you can take part in our organized tours. Just have a look at our E.Gwada Tours Page.

No, bed linen, i.e. sheets and pillowcases, are offered.

No, you can get a towel at the hostel reception. It’s of course free, however, we require you to make a deposit which you’ll get back after bringing us your towel at the end of your stay.

We have lockers in our 16-bed mixed dorm. We’re still working on installing more lockers for you. A key deposit is required.


You can book online on our E.Gwada Hostel Website (here) which is the cheapest way of making a reservation. Alternatively, you can use other booking sites such as booking.com, expedia.com or hostelworld.com as well, however, their prices are a bit higher due to some booking fees.

You can also make a booking or extend your stay directly at our reception.

Please understand that a reservation over the phone or via email is not possible (except for group reservations).

Yes, but all bookings are non-refundable. Even though you cancel your booking, you will not get your money back.

We accept standard methods such as debit or credit card payments. Paying via PayPal is also possible.


Guadeloupe is a beautiful and unique island located in the French West Indies, in the middle of the Caribbean. It has a lot to offer for all kinds of preferences. The nature of Guadeloupe is as diverse as beautiful: you can visit the mangroves, have a hike through the rainforest and visit a waterfall or go up to the volcano. If you prefer to relax, there are beaches everywhere around the coastline: quiet beaches, busy beaches, long beaches, wild beaches and so on. You can taste local food, enjoy the caribbean lifestyle and have an amazing holiday here.

You can get around by bus or car.

If you choose the bus be aware that busses usually run from 6am to 6pm and time tables are imprecise. However, it’s a cheap way to get around the island.

We highly recommend to rent a car from one of the different car rental companies. We can also help you to rent a car for a minimum of 4 days. This way, you’ll be more flexible and can get to some unique spots busses can’t bring you. Car rental costs around 20 EUR per day and it’s definitely worth it.

Guadeloupe is quite expensive compared to some other Caribbean islands. The price level is a bit higher than in France e.g. and substantially lower than in New York e.g.. On the one hand public transport is quite cheap and on the other hand food is very expensive (unless you buy your fruits at one of the local markets 😉 )

You should definitely bring sun blocker with you as there is sun almost every day. Apart from that don’t forget your beach gear such as towel, snorkeling equipment, sunglasses etc.

Furthermore you should bring or buy some mosquito protection as there are a lot of mosquitoes, especially when it rains.

You can find lots of information on Google, but you’re most welcome to come to the reception and get some special recommendations from one of our team members.

Don’t hesitate to ask us more about the awesome plans listed below:

  • La Soufrière The volcano hike
  • La Pointe des Châteaux most Eastern part of Guadeloupe with cliffs and amazing sunrises
  • Caravelle Beach (near Sainte-Anne)
  • Grande-Anse Beach (near Deshaies) one of the most beautiful beaches on the island
  • Guadeloupe’s National Parc (“Parc National de la Guadeloupe”) located on Basse-Terre island offering countless hikes in the rainforest and waterfalls
  • Carbet Waterfalls (“Chutes du Carbet”)
  • Anse-Bertrand Northern part of Grande-Terre island offering stunning beaches
  • One of the rum distilleries, e.g. Damoiseau near Le Moule or Boulogne near Basse-Terre City
  • Visit the other Guadeloupe islands (e.g. Marie Galante, la Désirade, or les Saintes)
  • Memorial Act a new museum about slavery in Guadeloupe and the Caribbean located in Pointe-à-Pitre