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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is one of our favourite experiences of all our backpacking accommodations. Mel runs a tight ship and has nailed the backpacker experience on the island. We had no expectations but left feeling like family. We only booked a week and stayed two weeks, and even had my two cousins join us as well. All the guests were amazing and... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Great place to stay! Mel knows what she's doing. She creates a family atmosphere in an environment where people are always coming and going. I loved the movie night when she set up a screen in the backyard! This is the type of hostel that people stay for weeks and return the following year. The location is great - quiet... More 

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Winnipeg
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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time there thanks to Mel and her staff. Your in the laid back centre of Roatan. Friendly people and quiet when u want it. Easy access to the rest of the island and all the amenities. All ages from all over the world. Dorms, single beds and apartments. Hammocks, a pool, nature and a lookout to the... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Mel has wonderful Hostel going. We enjoyed the Casita.... So we were able to have a very quiet stay at the Hostel, but are still able to socialize with all the other residents. And it was very inexpensive. The Lizard Lounge has a beautiful view and the Pool was really nice for a quick, refreshing dip. Hammock all over the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Hospitality = 5/5 - Mel and Cecilia are very welcoming, helpful and wonderful hosts! They provided us with clean towels and very useful info on the island. Location = 4/5 - Sandy Bay is a nice safe area. You can take a cab or bus to West End for $1 to $2. Cleanliness = 5/5 Wifi = 3/5 - Connection... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here! There was a nice pool where you could cool down after a warm day, there is a clean kitchen where you can prepare your own food and there's a place nearby where you can have really nice pollo frito. Cecilia and Mel where both really helpful and friendly, they us advise about where to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

What an incredible hostel!! I stayed here for around 2months and couldnt think of a better place to stay whilst on Roatan. Mel the owner is beyond helpful and friendly, her knowledge of the island is exceptional, their isn't much she doesn't know! They hostel is located in Sandy Bay (about a 5-6min cab journey from Westend) which is an... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for nearly three weeks in December after intending to stay only one night. The draw was a cheap, clean and fun place to stay, a revolving door of fascinating people coming through, and of course, mainly, Mel and her family who created a family atmosphere for everyone there and made us feel like we were at home...... More 

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Trujillo, Honduras
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Mel is a fantastic hostess and the Hostel is absolutely beautiful, clean, and staff is very accommodating. One of my best stays in over 10 years traveling to HN. Thanks Mel, we appreciate everything! Price is very reasonable for Roatan, stayed in the cando.

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

The Roatan Backpackers' Hostel is a fantastic facility at an incredible bargain. Mel takes pride in her business and is eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible. My girlfriend and I traveled to Roatan from Seattle and Mel picked us up after our long day of traveling. On the 15 minute drive to the hostel, she stopped at... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
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 - RM160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“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
“Cando is spacious w/cooking & refrig”
 of 5 bubbles G262IZmaryj, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Just ask for what you want, private, double, apartment, communal. It has it all”
 of 5 bubbles williamcP2131OV, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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