The hostel We booked to stay one night at Bigfoot as this seemed to be the only option when I was trying to book a León to La Ceiba shuttle. Here is a run down of our experience: We arrived late afternoon and were told our private room had a shared bathroom (no mention of this when I had been messaging to book.) The showers and toilets are across the other wall and you have to go outside to reach them. The room was old and dirty with stained walls. We were told we needed to pay an extra $10 for air con but declined this. The sheets seemed clean but the pillows underneath were old and dirty. I would not have wanted to walk around the room or the showers with no flip flops on. The swimming pool in reception was empty and full of dirt. The whole place looks like it needs a complete redo and is nothing like what the reviews and website make it out to be. The owner who had booked the shuttle for us asked for passport and vaccine pics at time of booking and said no when I asked if anything else is needed. We were then told at 7pm the day before our 5:30am transfer we needed various print copies of passport etc. If you pay $80pp for a transfer I’d expect to be told exactly what is needed. We basically had to beg over whatsapp for the owner to print for us which he did eventually and charged us (we didn’t ever need any of the printouts). The owner came to deliver the printouts and said he didn’t expect to have to tell us what we needed as everyone needs that in Central America. He abruptly told us we had to pay everything now as they have to pay for the transfer in advance. I got out my card to pay for everything (9:30pm by this point) and they told us it was cash only so we had to wander the streets to find a cash point in the dark. To be fair to the lady on reception, she tried to help with the printing problem as much as possible. Sadly her boss clearly doesn’t care about the experience his customers have while at the hostel. The shuttle The bus arrived an hour late, our bags had to be slung on the roof. It rained and our bags got wet. The driver drove at 140kph (/90mph (someone on our bus took photos of the speedometer) throughout the journey, there were no seatbelts. A lot of the middle of the journey winds through the hills. We were told we would arrive around 7pm. We arrived after 9pm. The bus stopped at a hostel where the majority got off leaving us and another couple who had different places booked nearer the ferry port. After asking a few times the driver agreed to drop us off at our places. He looked at the address we had and said nothing and allowed us to get back in. When we dropped the couple at their hotel, the driver told us he wouldn’t drive to the address for our Airbnb because it was too dangerous. They left us at the couple’s hotel instead and we had to contact our Airbnb owner and ask for a lift (which he agreed to thankfully) I would never stay at Bigfoot again if you paid me and I will be thinking twice before booking any more shuttles in Honduras.…
Great hostel super nice vibe, great staff relaxed, friendly, and always looking to make you feel welcome and at home. Lester is the man, took us up to do the volcano boarding which was amazing. Shout out to Henry on the bar as well!
I have been to this place to hang out and play some games while having some drinks. That was really cool, until some die hard drinked proposed to take a Lava Shot, that was fun and horrible at the same time and gave us some stuff to talk as a crew for the next hour for sure. This place had a very diverse crew that wanted to have fun and meet people.
The kitchen was dirty and useless. There were not enough utensils or room to cook. The fridge was dirty and barely cooling. Also, at night music was too loud until very late, so if you've had a long day or are trying to sleep for whatever reason it's hard until super late. That being said,Carolina is very nice and will help you accommodate and figure out local things. It's in a good area next to the cathedral and the supermarket.
If you like party hostels first backpackers, Bigfoot is great. Beds are clean, staff are friendly and helpful. I went volcano boarding with Santa, who is very enthusiastic and was a great guide. The discounts they give you from the trip are pretty handy too. They also organize other activities and trips like beach parties and beer pong. Cool place to meet and hang out with other backpackers!