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The Durham Hostel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here on my last night in Kingston after having a very bad time in Jamaica with scammers. The advantage of this place is safety in numbers with other western tourists meaning you're less of a sitting duck. Kingston is as bad as you are warned about before you go - and much worse. That is the only real...

Thank Sophie M
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked to location, easy walking to food and a chill neighborhood. I was looking forward to the garden but this place has serious mosquitos and not just in the evening...all day long. The main house could use some cleaning, we planned to use the kitchen but decided against it. The only room I would stay in is the King...

Thank RasRenee
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

During our three month trip we didn't find a place worse than this one. The owner only seems busy with getting the most out of the least. He offered us a drive from the airport for 30, while 15 is common we later found out. The room smelled very dusty and almost immediately we found a cockroach and lots, lots...

Thank transfaalbaas
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to meet some jamaican people in a relaxed and easy way this is the place. Russel is a really friendly and lovely guy who would take you wherever you want. I really enjoyed this place, as it really felt local and jamaican.

2Thank Sarah P
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I just want to share my experience with Oliver who is owning the place. He is very nice and understanding guy. I didn't get a chance to stay at Durham Hostel as we have changed our travel plans due to personal reasons. He went out of his way and made required adjustments to our reservations. He is awesome person and...

1Thank prviral
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This hostel is a good place to stay. But you have to know that the "dorm" is a tent in a garden. Bring fly dope against the mosquitos! The two brothers who host you are very helpful and have a lot of suggestions what to do. The spacious garden is a good place to relaxe with some chill out areas!

Thank Lennyaroundtheworld
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Reviewed 14 February 2015

My plans changed and I decided to stay in Kingston for the remainder of my stay. I found this spot for $25 USD per night, shared bath. The location is great, close to everything. Upon arrival I thought I made a bad mistake, this place needs updating in the main house. I was pleased to discover my room was in...

Thank za1164
London, Canada
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I stayed in the cabin. One queen bed, a chair, a mosquito net and a dresser. Large tents offer a dorm type area for single travelers. They have bigger rooms as well. Great place to relax. Close to the zoo. Close to bus route and street venders. For $30ish US someone will pick you up/drive you to the airport. Cold,...

Thank TammyRioux
Trento, Italy
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We spent there just 1 night it was pretty cheap like 25 dollars a night the room! It s close to the hospital, nice people there, nice garden and chilling area! Basic room but ok! Only one bad thing, mosquitos everywhereeeeeeee!!

Thank stevaebasta
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We stayed first at the outdoor kind of cabins, which were the cheapest. The room looked a bit like a prison cell, and we got bitten by many mosquitos during the night, since the cabin is not very well isolated from outside. Noise isolation was also a problem. Then me moved to the suite which is a king sized bedroom,...

1Thank Thomas Z

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Additional Information about The Durham Hostel

Address: Durham Avenue, 4 | Quartier Liguanea, Kingston, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Kingston Parish > Kingston
Price Range: RM69 - RM120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“The smallest room can be booked online very cheaply and is basically just a bed in a room, but there is a lot of common space and gardens to hang out and relax in.”
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