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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure how long I would stay but ended up extending my trip to 4 nights. I had a cozy little private room, it was very small but totally great for me! The kitchen is awesome and the pool is amazing. There are tons of different places to hang out. It is easy to get around the island from...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Hannah. We really appreciate the positive feedback, positive guest reviews like yours are a great boost! Mel

Prior Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was my 2nd stay at the hostel and I will return. Mel is one amazing woman organizing movie night/celebrations and keeping everyone involved. Both Mel and Cecelia are very helpful and knowledgable about the island. The bathroom is cleaned every day and there is always some sort of improvement going on (painting, gardening) I was a solo traveler and...

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

Loved having you stay with us, Sheryl. Thanks for the contribution you make to the island community with your volunteer work at Clinica Esperanza, it's greatly appreciated! Mel

Vestal, New York
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Roatan backpackers hostel for one month over the summer. I went with the shared room, so I had one roommate. There is a larger dorm room or private accommodation to choose from as well. The pool was very refreshing on hot days. The lizard lounge was my favorite, it had a great view. This hostel is...

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Thanks for remembering us and posting a review! Hope you'll be back.

Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for about 20 days altogether while diving on Roatan and utila. This hostel provides many different types of accommodation types depending on your needs but is still small enough for everyone to get to know each other pretty well! Had an awesome time here and made some great friends! Mel the owner is super friendly and...

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It was great getting to know you- thanks for posing so willingly for all my social media photos :) Mel

Reviewed 11 March 2016

I had a great time staying at the hostel for a couple weeks, Mel is a great host and very knowlegable about the island and made me feel at home. I'll definetly be coming back next time I'm on the island, I highly recommend it!

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Thanks for the review, Carlos. Looking forward to seeing you back again in the future. Mel

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Mel's hostel in Roatan is the perfect spot whether you're just stopping through or planning to stay for months. There are solo rooms, dorm rooms and gorgeous casitas close to the botanical gardens and delightful snorkeling spots. The hostel is perfect whether you're old or young or traveling with a family. The guests are friendly and you can always find...

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Sydney, Australia
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...

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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...

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Winnipeg
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...

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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...

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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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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 - RM121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“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
“Cando is spacious w/cooking & refrig”
 of 5 bubbles G262IZmaryj, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
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