Hey guys thanks all for your suggestions and comments, so far I think Xtreme is the coolest, but Casablanca or the surf camp is the cheapest, at about $20-$35 per night, depending on if you want or need a bathroom or not. they all charge $35 to and from the airport (POP) so that's standard I think A/C is non-existent in these hostels styles stays, but who cares, I think the breeze makes sure that you're cooled, and if not, get hammered before going to bed ... lol (I don't drink, but for those of you that do, is an option, lol)
@ William Munney: I'm budgeting about $500 for a week (that's 7 days), that should cover stay, trasport, and food ($140 for a week stay ($20/night), $10 Dominican Tourist visa card, $70 (transport to and from POP, $84 meals (twice at $6 each, average, I've heard), $20 some fruit at the local market). Leaving me with about $175 for 1 or 2 meals a day, some drinks, and a trip to La Boca (Hopefully), and some spare cash in case I run into my girl Susi Mai (LOL) I'd like to buy her a drink or two and chat her up.
I think the expensive thing is the freaking airfare, I mean $502 from Miami, considering I could probably kayak my way to Cabarete (LOL). I think airfare is so expensive nowadays, my friend just went to Puerto rico for a long weekend, for $80 round trip, now granted, he could take squat, but he paid an extra $50 for climbing gear, and that was it, but everywhere else in the Caribbean is so darn expensive.
The other option is fly to Santiago and take a bus, but not really knowing how it all works I'm hesitant, as I may endup paying just as much, if not more than flying directly into POP.
I've heard of this guy (a few pilots do it) in Ft. Lauderdale that has his own plane, and for about $100, "IF" he's going there, will take you to the DR or any of the islands he's planning on landing on. I've been searching but so far, urban myth or something.
Good luck, looks like a cool place to hit our dead season for a week or less, not sure how cost effective though.