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Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My time at Tillett Gardens was one of the best experiences I've had while travelling. I was planning on travelling to St. Thomas with a friend but plans changed and landed me in St. Thomas without a clue. When I made it to Tillett Gardens, I was welcomed in by amazing people and given a ton of information that made... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I spent 2 months on st thomas in a private huge house with a view. I spent the last week at Rhoads guest house. No comparison. This place was amazing. They have it all. A full bar, live bands nightly, large and quiet well appointed rooms with ice cold AC, koi ponds, tropical bird sanctuariea, divine and afordable resturaunt, locals... More 

Thank Christopher R
Abigail J, Owner at Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so so much for this wonderful review! We had a blast and enjoyed cooking and laughing and singing!! Come back and stay any time!! Keep in touch ! More 

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14 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stay, reasonably priced, food, drinks, coffee, shopping, all within feet of my room. Super nice staff. Ride the safari to most anywhere on the island for just a couple of bucks.

Thank Kim K
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place! Eric is a great host and everything is so laid back. super clean, nice kitchen, great shower. it is I'd season, so I had room to myself. First time I have stayed at a hostel/Airbnb. I'll definitely return!

Thank Demar62
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Gorgeous setting in a centrally located spot, if you want to leave this awesome spot....Which you almost do not need to since there are multiple restaurants, live music almost every night, pottery, a theater, salon, gift shops, resale store..it is centrally located off of the public transportation route and close to walgreens, the mall and a grocery store and kmart.

Thank Amanda M
Shallotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I stayed at Tillett Gardens with a few of my girlfriends and had the trip of a lifetime. I had never stayed in a hostel before, but I had an idea of what one would be like. My perception didn't come close to matching Rhoda's Guest House. I felt right at home. The rooms, bathrooms, and common area were very... More 

Thank ACR4792
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The hostel was very clean and the host was very accommodating! My boyfriend and I felt right at home and felt comfortable leaving our belongings there. Also, the hostel sits within the Tillett Gardens courtyard which includes a couple cute shops, a garden, fountains, and even a bar! Within the garden courtyard, there were beautiful plants, tropical birds, cute kitties... More 

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washington, dc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Stayed here for four nights in June 2015. Staff (Jane!) and other guests were extremely friendly and helpful. Property is interesting and well maintained. It sits almost in the middle of the island, so travel to the closest beaches takes about 20 minutes by safari. The safari taxis ($1 - $2 per trip) stop right across the street. (If you... More 

Thank lad18
Greater Cincinnati
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The moment we walked through the gate we were hooked. Rhoda's Guesthouse is unlike any other. Surrounded by beautiful plants and people, this placed made us feel at home. What the owners have done by bringing together local artist and entrepreneurs alike creates an unreal sense of community and hospitality. Both Eric and Abigail brought an ease to our travels.... More 

Thank 65sheaa
Jupiter, Florida
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

This place... Talked to a girl who was he manager a while back. She was awesome. A friend told me about it and I decided since I'd be visiting I would try it out for a couple days. The girl whos name I can't remember but she said she was the manager was great. she was friendly and helpful and... More 

Thank Jackson H
Abigail J, Manager at Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel, responded to this review

Good day, We want to apologize profusely for the unacceptable experience you had while you stayed with us! Our aim is to provide a friendly and comfortable stay for all of our guests. To learn you were unable to enjoy your stay and were not welcomed with hospitality and care, well, it goes against what we're about, to say the... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel is the first and only hostel in the Caribbean! We invite you to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Tillett Gardens. Tillett Gardens is a 50+ year old local artists' and business community, started by Jim & Rhoda Tillett in 1959 and is still family owned and operated. The Garden is home to several restaurants hosting Live Music almost every night, art classes, gift shop, Artist's Studios, Live Performance Theater, a salon, and so much more! Staying with us is a true experience of our culture and the opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friends! We're centrally located Tutu, convenient to grocery, laundro-mat, and right on the local transportation route to get you to some of the best beaches on St. Thomas within 5-10 minutes, and also Red Hook for bar hopping and the ferry to St. John, 20-25 min from downtown Charlotte Amalie/downtown ferry. About 45 min from the airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel

Address: 4126 Annas Retreat | Tillett Gardens, Charlotte Amalie 00802-1760, St. Thomas
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Price Range: $70 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Kickback, relax and have a good time:))”
 of 5 bubbles 65sheaa, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“If staying in one of the dormitory rooms, check in early to get a bottom bunk.”
 of 5 bubbles 519dannyd, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The bunk room is the best one I have stayed in at ANY hostel in the world. It has a kitchen in it too!”
 of 5 bubbles mward55, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
“cant go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles kathyD32, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Private room if you want more privacy, dorm-style room if you are looking for an experience like a hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles M1965PHalexb, 4 May 2014 | Read review
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