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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

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On the side road next to Roland Hardware | Sandy Bay, Sandy Bay 00000, Honduras
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked with Roatan through Airb&b and were immediately impressed with Mel's response rate. She went out of her way to provide us with the space we needed. When we had to cancel our trip due to family circumstances, we were equally impressed by her quick and positive response, immediate refund, and courteous approach. We hope to reschedule our stay... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my time here. I stayed for 4 nights and made some great friends. It's a little off the beaten path as you have to take a $0.90 3 min bus to get to the more bustling West End, but I thought that was perfect for me. I already miss looking over the water on the top story reading... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a week in Roatan and am so glad that I chose Roatan Backpackers' Hostel. I splurged a bit for the single loft room and enjoyed the privacy of a tiny room. It might be a bit small for someone who needs a lot of space to stretch their arms, but it was perfect for me. It had sufficient... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel literally saved my life and rescued me when my original plans fell through at the last minute. I called and immediately was met with a caring voice that I later came to know as the friendliest hostess on the island, Cecilia. She quickly and efficiently called a taxi and had him pick me up at my random location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 6 weeks. I was rarely there but when I was it was always easy to relax either in my room by the pool or at the lizard lounge. The people were really nice and I had everything I needed.It was easy to get to and from the hostel and I always felt safe there.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is great! I spent the month of June here and it was a wonderful, tranquil time. There are multiple different types of rooms one can stay in, from a bunk-bed dormitory, to private rooms to apartments. They are all quite satisfactory. The hostel offers everything you need, including free WiFi, clean drinking water and snorkeling gear. Also we... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Roatan Backpackers in June 2015. While the staff were nice, we found our room to be quite dirty (was not swept, some bugs) and the location was a hinderance as we had to pay for taxis or take the bus any time we were hungry or wanted to go to the beach. We moved... More 

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

This last year, I (the owner) have been away due to my dad's health, and I've seen mixed reviews, with a few commentaries on the cleanliness. I'm very sorry that the hostel wasn't up to standard. it makes feel terrible to read this when I'm away- I'll be returning in a few weeks, and plan to get things back on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I stayed here for two weeks in the dorm room. The kitchen had all the utensils and equipment I needed to make my own meals and was always kept clean by guests doing work stay. The pool was perfect for cooling off, cleaned daily and surrounded by beautiful trees and plants, giving the feel of being in the jungle. The... More 

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

Thanks for all your wonderful compliments, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! I'm happy to see that you found everything clean and well cared for, and that Cecilia was helpful. I'm looking forward to getting back to the hostel and seeing the new improvements you mention- the outside steps and railings have been getting painted, and the dorm room is... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed with the Backpackers for 4 nights and it was great. We met some wonderful people and the owner and staff are incredibly sweet and helpful. Grounds are clean and pool was a wonderful way to cool down and hang with people. And the discount the local dive shop was a great plus too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We decided to spend 2 nights in sandy bay before heading to west end to go diving. We'd booked in advance and arrived on the late afternoon ferry. When we arrived it was pretty much dark there were no lights on and no one around. We eventually found someone after we walked all the way through to the back of... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. I'm not sure why Cecilia wasn't waiting on the front porch when you arrived, as we normally have someone waiting there if a guest is expected. I'm happy that you appreciated the pool and grounds, and peacefulness of the location, even if it wasn't the best choice for you. Divers can go out with Octopus Divers,... More 

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