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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for a week in the private rooms which are quite cozy. Fantastic people all around the hostel, mostly from Canada and the U.S. Location is a little out from the main touristy areas, although it only costs very little for a taxi ride into West End or Coxen Hole. All in all, I would definitely come back to the...

Thank Conor B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We originally only stayed 1 night but came back for a week! Mel was the most amazing host. She had loads of information on things to do and how to get around. We loved the pool and the atmosphere of the hostel was great. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend!

Thank kare6620
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't stayed here but a friend of mine is currently there and it is his birthday today. For the past few days the owner has been happy, willing and going out of her way to accommodate a request I sent her by email (I am in Australia). I'd asked if I could manage to get a birthday present to...

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Roatan Backpackers Hostel for a week in the private casita. We had a lovely time at the property, met friends from all over the world and got plenty of help and advice from Mel on navigating the island. The property was clean, well maintained and provided all the amenities we needed. Would definitely stay here again!

Thank Augusta R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my fiance booked in for an initial three nights here and had a double room in the hut at the back of the hostel. Very nice room, comfortable bed and private bathroom. The pool, communal areas are excellent and always tidy/clean, and Mel the owner is super friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful and kind. We loved it so...

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to hostels and hotels in Honduras and backpackers tops them all. It offers affordable prices and amazing location in roatan to either go to the beach in west bay or go visit dolphins, the roatan rum company and off course West end. Mel gave us useful tips to get around roatan and she had great contacts for either...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Roatan Backpackers Hostel for a couple of nights and had a good time. The staff are friendly and it was nice hanging out in the common areas sharing stories with other guests. The hostel itself is located a bit away from West End which doesn't make it ideal if you want to live in the "center" since you...

Thank Johan E
hostelMel, Owner at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I agree, the internet problem we had while you were here was aggravating, but was a temporary provider problem, and we've now switched providers to a company that has more reliable service. The dorm room has a luggage storage section with ample room for everyone's packs (though sometimes people leave...

Santa Cruz, Nicaragua
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We only planned to spend a couple of nights with Mel at Roatan Backpackers, and ended up staying a week. The place has an amazing atmosphere, beautiful pool and clean rooms. Mel is a great help and will listen to your queries/concerns - she even made me a birthday cake which was very generous! The new addition of a restaurant...

Thank mattttarnold
Reviewed 15 January 2017

It was a week in paradise! The private room was clean and came with a ceiling fan and private bathroom. There was a visitor in the form of a small lizard (newt) the first night, which was fun for me, but maybe a concern/consideration if you don't want to share your space with the occasional scaly friend (only saw one...

Thank Marlene H
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Place is very clean and pretty, owner is very sweet and the staff was very helpful, the food was amazing, thank you for having such a great place, would recommend to my friends to go and enjoy Roatan without breaking the bank.

Thank HernanSegurado

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friendly, inexpensive backpackers' hostel in Sandy Bay, just a few minutes walk from the botanical gardens and the dolphins. Dorm rooms with communal kitchen and porch as well as private rooms and apartments also available. Easy access to public transportation. Hostel grounds includes pool and patio, garden pergola and oceanview deck. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

Address: On the side road next to Roland Hardware | Sandy Bay, Sandy Bay, Roatan 00000, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > Sandy Bay
Price Range: RM49 - RM103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Single Private Rooms above the main building”
 of 5 bubbles conorb644, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wifi in the 6-person dorm is weaker... that was OK for me as I went to other parts of the hostel to connect online”
 of 5 bubbles kfitton528, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The 6 person dorm is pretty nice”
 of 5 bubbles 15maz, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Double room above the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles mariakschmidt92, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The single loft rooms are nice but the one in the front can be loud at night from people talking downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles FreeDiveJunglist, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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