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“Jungle River Lodge - a unique experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Avenida Morazan | P.O. Box 471, La Ceiba, Honduras   |  
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“Jungle River Lodge - a unique experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

I am very glad that I stayed at the Jungle River Lodge. The rooms and community area are arranged right next to the Canjegral River and the roaring of the water is the overriding sound. There are pools in the rocks next to the lodge where you can go for a dip, or you can take the 25ft plunge into the river below. Meals are served community style and were all tasty. Examples were a dinner of fried chicken, rice, beans and tortillas and a lunch of chicken soup. All are served in the open air community area where there are tables, a bar, and candlelight at night. The only electricity in the common area powered the music playing behind the bar. It was an ideal place for meeting other travelers, who were mostly young and adventurous. We rafted and tried the zip line course with the Jungle River guides, who were very friendly. Both were good experiences for us.

It's true, as other reviewers have said, that the rooms at Jungle River were not exactly clean, and there were additional inconveniences. Our room had only one light bulb (located in the bathroom), a single, torn curtain that functioned as both a bathroom door and a shower curtain, exposed wiring on the light switch, and fairly large cracks in the walls that were quite welcoming to mosquitoes. The place could be improved greatly with a little work, but that said, I suggest you pack a headlamp and extra bugspray and book a room at Jungle River Lodge anyway. It is a unique and very cool experience.

  • Liked — The river/view
  • Disliked — Room quality
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2007

The Jungle Lodge is more of a camp, than a lodge. While it is a fabulous place to meet other travelers and feel close to nature...you fall asleep to the sound of a rushing river and jungle animals, the rooms are filthy even for a camp setting. There was rodent feces on almost every bed in the widely utilized dormitory room...that means it must have been fresh. While the rushing water put me to sleep, the knowledge that there was rodent poop on my bed kept me awake and made it hard to sleep. Meals and drinks are also very expensive for Honduras. One dollar for a coke and two dollars for a beer. Six dollars for a rather meager dinner...small stew portion and ball of rice..exclusive of drink and beverage. I would come here for the day to relax, maybe have dinner and then drink at the bar, but leave in a taxi later in the night for more clean La Ceiba rooms. But, then again, I´m just very frightened by rodents and I didn´t actually see any in the room, just their excrement...

  • Liked — Location, sounds of the jungle at night
  • Disliked — Rodent feces on beds, crowded barracks style dorm
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2007

We read about the Jungle River Lodge on many backpacker websites and also read about them through a few reviews on our hotel.
The Jungle River Lodge is not so much as a lodge but I would say it reminds of a cabin or camp. If your the kind of person who likes to get close to nature this is the place for you. The rooms are not the Hilton, they are basic. They have many bunks in a large room for backpackers to hang out or you can ask for one of their private rooms. 2 beds, shower, sink and toilet. Yes things leak but thats okay.
Oscar (owner) is a wonderful person. You can see that he works so well with his team. His guides are very knowledgeable.
We did a hike in Pico Bonito Park up to a beautiful waterfall. Breathtaking, all the way our guide Rankin showed us different plants and plants that can be used for all different things like soap, medicine and even eating.
After our hink we did the ZipLines. Another amazing experience! We had our 7 year old and at no point felt unsafe. Our son just loved it. Rankin had our son attached to him.
They also have other tours you can do. White water rafting on the Cangrejal River and many others. Check out their website.
We stayed the night. For lighting they have candles everywhere.
It was so cool. Even down to the music Oscar plays was perfect. The food was incredable! We chatted with many packpackers from all over the world and their adventures. I wish me and my husband did that when we were young!
All and all we just loved this place!

  • Liked — Tours
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Avenida Morazan | P.O. Box 471, La Ceiba, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Atlantida Department > La Ceiba
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty Lodging in La Ceiba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jungle River is a natural escape from the City and we offer diferents tours option, bar, restaurant, and rock pools.best option in La Ceiba for relaxing. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Jungle River Hotel La Ceiba
Jungle River Lodge Honduras/La Ceiba

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