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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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...

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Flesherton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...

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Ottawa, ON
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My step son and I stayed at Mel's for one week. We had a great time. I had mentioned to the owner Mel that we were coming down for diving and that my step son wanted to get his diving certificate. She mention Reef Gliders in West End. This turned out to be an excellent choice for the both of...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 2 week stay I found this hostel to be excellent. As with most hostels the accommodations are simple and inexpensive. But Mel the Owner/Operator makes sure everyone is comfortable and goes that extra mile by planning remote beach excursions, dinner and bonfires on the beach to keep people entertained just to mention a couple. The rooms are clean...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice accomodations, a good place to be with your family, friends or alone, Mel the owner of the place is very treatable and affectionate, her family is extraordinar... the food is so delicious, I recommend to everyone.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via 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!

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 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...

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

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!

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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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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
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: $15 - $32 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles fleshertonartgallery, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dormitory, Shared or single rooms are available depending upon you needs”
 of 5 bubbles Rotten-Ronny61, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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