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“Economy convenience” 3 of 5 stars
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Caribic House
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   69 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #37 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Hagaman
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Economy convenience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

As a veteran traveler to Montego Bay I was looking for an inexpensive place to rest my head each night. I often see this place listed as a Hostel which can be frightening especially if you have seen the movie. It is a great place for the budget minded. We were there for 13 nights. The place could use a paint job and updating but given the price, that is very forgivable. The staff is courteous, the place is clean, mini fridge in the room, no bed bugs and there is security on duty all day and night. We had been out late and needed to be let in, which is actually comforting. Only real downfall was no drawer space and very few hangers. We will stay there again but will take a bunch of cheap hangers for our clothes. Very convenient for shopping, eating and swimming which is all within walking distance. I recommend the 3rd floor for the view but be warned it is not for the faint of heart. The last set of stairs is a spiral staircase which needed strong legs and a strong back to get the luggage to the room. No bellhop on duty. Not for people who expect to be pampered.

Room Tip: I suggest the third floor for the view which is of the sea off of Doctors Cave Beach.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is a great place to stay in Montego Bay for good rates!
The rooms where always clean (have been there a couple times) - nothing special, but everything you need is there (TV; AC, nice bathroom).
The staff is very helpful an mostly polite!
Security during night and day.
Everything you need ist just around the corner (atm, restaurants, supermarket, bars, beaches)

Great Place To Stay!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hahnstätten
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I was surprised about this hotel. It is clean and save, the rooms are spacious but simple. The location is great, you are able to walk to the restaurants and shops.
For an ocean view room I would have expected to pay a lot more than 69$. The view was beautiful.
The AC in the room did not work, I did not want to leave the balcony door open, so it was really hot in the room and we were not able to get a good nights sleep, but everything else was fine.

Room Tip: Choose a ocean view room on the top floor.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 via mobile

Caribic house really was a surprise.I didn't know it existed until and friend brought me there on a spur of the moment trip to montego bay. It was worth its $69us an night triple room. And even though we had four people,with $10us the fourth could stay and they may even give u a bed,if they have it.draw backs were no parking for property which for us was a problem. All in all good place for back packing

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Eat out only. Bring anything home, drop a crumb on the floor or leave juice out and within the hour your room will be infested with hundreds of tiny ants. Don't eat there and you will be fine. Ask for a room on the top 2 floors for great sea views. Any other floor will give you views of a wall. The cleaning lady is wonderfully friendly. The rest of the staff act like they couldn't care less if you keeled over and died in front of them. Don't attempt to eat anything from the Bobsled cafe next door. It's overpriced beyond belief for the worst food you have ever tasted in tiny portions (thank God for that blessing). Their wifi works sporadically if at all. Caribic House actually has wifi but no one seems to know the password which is useless but they won't tell you that until you have paid for the room.

Not seeing anyone on the streets or many people in the hotel? That's because as I found out they are all staying in the all-inclusive cleaner hotels on the Strip. Stay here only if you plan on sleeping and then getting out of there every day.

Even though they allow single people they only provide rooms with 2 beds at the rate for 2 people.

Room Tip: Book an all-inclusive hotel instead
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Calgary, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Me and my 2 girlfriends stayed at the Caribic House during our last trip to Montego Bay and we will never stay anywhere else when we return. At first we were a bit iffy sinse all of us were used to 'all inclusive' resorts but all 3 of us couldnt be happier. The location was perfect.. right on the hip strip. The staff were so much fun and respectful and finally THE VEIW!! Absolutely amazing.. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfy.. perfect cheap place to stay for young travellers. Sinse the Caribic house does not have anything bigger than a single bed I would not reccomend for couples.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ca.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Upon arrival we got star treatment from front desk to housekeeping! Marva went out of her way to say" Welcome back" "Good to see you again" then we got our room of choice! What a view right on the hip strip. it was a great visit. We Will Be Back!

Room Tip: Go to the top floor!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Caribic House

Address: 69 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Caribic House 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
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