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See why so many travellers make The Bird's Nest their hostel of choice when visiting Montego Bay. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you. Close to Croydon Plantation (25.1 km), a popular Montego Bay landmark, The Bird's Nest is a great destination for tourists. Rooms at The Bird's Nest include a kitchenette offering exceptional comfort and convenience. A pool will also help to make your stay even more special. While at The Bird's Nest, guests can go online with free wifi, and if you are driving, free parking is available. If you’re looking to experience local food favorites like lobster, consider a visit to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sugar Mill, or Pork Pit, which are all convenient to The Bird's Nest. Best of all, The Bird's Nest makes it easy to experience some great Montego Bay attractions like Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, which is a popular art gallery. At The Bird's Nest, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Montego Bay.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Charming
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Sangster Intl Airport4 km
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LeonVelezBass
Medellin, Colombia
40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The place was very nice and the pool was the biggest thing in the place. We enjoyed the view and the balcony. Also you can go to the beautiful beach they have access. Montego Bay is very rush but this place is very quiet
Date of stay: December 2017
Thank LeonVelezBass
Melissa S
Waterloo, Canada
2117
Reviewed 5 Jan 2018
This hostel is unsafe. It’s difficult to write a negative review but I have an obligation to warn travellers. The dangerous part is that they advertise that they provide a free shuttle to the beach every day, but they don’t tell you that you’ll be in the back of a pick up truck (a fine risk for some) and that the driver will likely be high (never okay). When I directly confronted the driver who was about to smoke a joint then drive us, he acted like it was no big deal to risk our lives, and I had to walk and take a cab back. There was zero apology. In truth, this place is more like a flophouse for stoners than a proper hostel. There is marijuana everywhere at all times. That’s fine for some and some people will love the low price. The beach and pool that they drive you to is truly beautiful. The hostel itself is rundown and very dirty. The pool onsite is dirty—the water is cloudy. There are no staff on site. There are only volunteers who are also constantly stoned, so you have to ask them for things many times before anything gets done because they get distracted and forget. I had to wait 24 hours to get toilet paper in my room, for example. Everyone smokes cigarettes and pot everywhere so the smoke is overwhelming. There’s a large guard dog and a small kitten running free, so that’s something to be aware of as well. The average traveller will not like this place. If you’re ok with marijuana and you want a cheap place to crash and don’t care if it’s clean, this could work for you. But please don’t take the free shuttle and risk your life. Take a taxi.
Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Melissa S
Paul C
6614
Reviewed 5 Sep 2017
I was here during Spring Break, and I was originally paying $18 a night, and the owner without telling me, charged my credit card $25 a night. I tried to say it wasn't fair, but she wouldn't listen to me and kept the price high.

She didn't even tell me she was overcharging me. I only found out when I logged into my credit account. I wasn't too happy she charged my card that much without telling me.

Also, my credit card number was stolen here and then resold to someone. I know, because I only used that credit card here. Thankfully, my credit card company caught it and froze my cards.

There's good about this place too, though. It has a nice environment, and it's good for making friends. But in general, I just felt cheated after Julia did this to me.
Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Paul C
Response from TBNJulia, Owner at The Bird's Nest
Responded 24 Sep 2017
Paul, this is the second time we reported you for violating Tripadvisor's guidelines. Just as a reminder and for clarification: You asked for a room change from our 6-bed dorm to the 4-bed dorm with air condition and you confirmed the price for the upgrade. You received a receipt for your payment instantly and even wrote us an email thanking us for the wonderful stay. We ARE NOT ABLE to access any of our clients credit card details after the payment is made.
Kyle W
23
Reviewed 19 Mar 2017via mobile
I had no idea what to expect from The Bird's Nest when our taxi driver first dropped us off. As soon as I stepped inside though, it was clear that I was in paradise! The Bird's Nest was truly a safe haven in a country that was unfamiliar to me. With that in mind, as my vacation progressed The Bird's Nest became my home away from home. The hostel itself was incredibly nice and well maintained. The scenery was second-to-none! There is a gorgeous array of tropical plants and animals on the premises that almost entices you to never leave the hostel at all! Whether you want to go for a dip in the pool or just kick back on the porch, there is always a spot at The Bird's Nest where you can meet new people and enjoy the wonderful weather. The staff was very helpful and was always there if a problem were to arise. This was my first time ever staying at a hostel and I can say confidently that you should ABSOLUTELY visit one! (The Bird's Nest especially) Over the course of our one-week vacation I met so many friendly people from all over the world! Even if there was a slight language barrier, there was no barrier to how much fun you could have with everyone you met! Ultimately, I don't think my trip to Montego Bay would have been complete without hospitality and warmth I felt at The Bird's Nest! Thank you for an amazing trip, and I hope to go back and visit another day!
Date of stay: March 2017
3 Thank Kyle W
Tim O
Akron, Ohio
225
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
Very relaxing and private. A safe place to see behind the scenes in Jamaica. This is not an all-exclusive resort. You are provided a simple place to stay at an affordable price. Transportation to the super market and beach are provided each day.

The beach we were given was a very private resort style beach.

If you would like a very peaceful vacation with very little interaction with other people this location is great.
Date of stay: September 2016
1 Thank Tim O
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mariovR9064UL
10 August 2017|
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Response from TBNJulia | Property representative |
Hi Mario, you are welcome to use our kitchen. We do not provide any meals, if you do not like to cook there are restaurants and breakfast places just down the street!
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679genaj
24 July 2017|
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Response from TBNJulia | Property representative |
You can see availability and prices on our website, you will find more contact details there as well.
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mtroupe69
19 November 2014|
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Response from nickeishalewisnl |
What is the contact number
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Room Tips
"You have to ask about the place before to go there, sometimes the gps doesn´t work well"
LeonVelezBass
3 weeks ago
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"The cheaper rooms may be shared room. There are two larger rooms that are single person rooms."
timoU8095AU
1 Nov 2016
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"Private rooms have reliable A/C, fans and bathroom/Sub-ground floor/bottom rooms may be quieter."
SM1176
10 Jul 2016
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"The single room at this place is sooooo small. Better off getting one of the doubles. If it's low..."
RussellMaxSimon
15 Jul 2014
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LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaSaint James ParishMontego Bay
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