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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at the hostel for 3 nights. Had a private room with a bathroom which was very comfortable. Mel is a fantastic host, her boys are great too! She had plenty of good advice for where to go and things to do on Roatan. Recommended Octopus Dive School for me which I loved. My only regret was not staying...

Thank Kyle N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such a great time at this hostel. Mel and the boys are so much fun and the room was very comfortable. It's especially perfect for families or anyone looking for a place that isn't boring, nor wild & crazy (it's just right =). Although you need to take a bus to the nicer beaches, the way I see...

Thank Baasim Y
Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at roatan backpackers for a week in April. We stayed in a private room which was basic but very clean and had everything you need. The hostel is set off the main road and was very quiet at night for sleeping. The owner Mel sat us down when we arrived and went over the entire...

Thank Alishapersaud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mel does an excellent job at making the hostel feel like an extension of her family. It's a very friendly, social environment. Accommodations are simple, but the place is very clean and has great wifi. Also, should you choose to eat at the hostel restaurant, the meals are very good!

Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I stayed at the Roatan Backpackers Hostel for 3 weeks while volunteering at the nearby Clinica Esperanza and could not have asked for a better experience! The owner/manager Mel is wonderful and does everything she can to promote a family vibe at the place, including organizing fun activities and day trips for the hostel residents. The facilities are wonderful, Sandy...

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Roatan Backpackers Hostel will forever be a highlight from my six month backpacking trip through Central America. Never has a hostel made me feel more at home and a part of a family. Whether you're traveling alone, with a group, or in a couple, you will surly feel the most loving vibe at Roatan Backpackers Hostel - I cannot recommend...

Thank Margaux M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My wife and I love staying in hostels, for the informal atmosphere and the fun of meeting fellow travellers from all around the world - we actually met in a hostel 8 years ago! For our week-long trip to Roatan, we needed a base of operations from which to explore the island, scuba dive, snorkel and relax. Roatan Backpackers' Hostel...

Thank Daniel I
hostelMel, Owner at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your warm review, Daniel. It was great having you guys here, hope you'll be back! Mel

Reviewed 20 March 2017

My stayed in the Hostel was short although I wished I could have stay a bit longer. The people that you meet in the Hostel are the warmest, open minded and just very welcoming people - in my opinion- in the island. Mel, the owner, is such a sweet person. She will go above and beyond to make you feel...

Thank Alexa A
Flesherton, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stayed for a week,and then an extra day.The room was clean and the beds comfy.There is a kitchen which is hard to find at a hostel in Honduras.The kitchen is clean and well stocked with everything you'd need to make your meals.Mel is the best host I've ever had at a hostel in over 35 years of traveling.Go there...

Thank fleshertonartgallery
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

As soon as you arrive you are welcomed by the amazing Mel who will give you the low down on everything you need to know to get the most out of your stay on Roatan! After a 10hr journey to get there, we arrived on time to get served a delicous hot meal from her restaurant followed by brownies and...

Thank Tara C

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  • Airport Transportation
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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: RM48 - RM350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“From dorm to privets, go for the pone you like best.”
fleshertonartgallery, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dormitory, Shared or single rooms are available depending upon you needs”
Rotten-Ronny61, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Single Private Rooms above the main building”
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”
kfitton528, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The 6 person dorm is pretty nice”
15maz, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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