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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

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Santa Cruz, Nicaragua
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only planned to spend a couple of nights with Mel at Roatan Backpackers, and ended up staying a week. The place has an amazing atmosphere, beautiful pool and clean rooms. Mel is a great help and will listen to your queries/concerns - she even made me a birthday cake which was very generous! The new addition of a restaurant...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a week in paradise! The private room was clean and came with a ceiling fan and private bathroom. There was a visitor in the form of a small lizard (newt) the first night, which was fun for me, but maybe a concern/consideration if you don't want to share your space with the occasional scaly friend (only saw one...

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is very clean and pretty, owner is very sweet and the staff was very helpful, the food was amazing, thank you for having such a great place, would recommend to my friends to go and enjoy Roatan without breaking the bank.

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Thank HernanSegurado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a week with my kids. It's centrally located, Mel is very friendly and full of great information about the island. Lots of choices for rooms from dorm room to studio apartment. We felt safe and i highly recommend it.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for the solo traveler, backpackers or budget conscious people. The property is beautiful and lovingly kept up by its charismatic and extremely helpful owner, Mel. Mel is Canadian so if your Spanish is limited she will be a great asset in planning your days on Roatan. She even dropped me off at the car rental...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mel has created a warm and inviting home with villas and dorms for globetrotters. Everyone I met here has incredibly fascinating lives and travel adventures. Mel arranged my airport pickup, stopped at the supermarket on the way, and answered all my various questions. There's full kitchen shared with other guests and laundry service for a small cost. Best part is...

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Manchester, Connecticut
Reviewed December 12, 2016

I stayed here for a week in November on my solo trip to Roatan. I spent most of my time diving in West End but found that the Hostel had everything I needed to have a good trip! The 6-person dorm had all of the shelving and space I needed, and I luckily had more than enough space to myself...

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Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went here and it has a great location. You can walk right out in sandy bay to snorkel. When you check in Mel will give you lots of local information about where to eat and how to get around. The pool is a great way to cool off. There are some board games to play and...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed November 12, 2016

The rooms are basic but nice and well kept. There are individual fans for everyone in the dorm rooms. The pool is awesome, especially after a day in the ocean. Mel is really friendly and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. She's full of knowledge and gives you tonnes of local tips. The kitchen was a...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Not only is Mel an amazing owner, and her kids are hilarious, but it just feels like a beautiful hidden garden. Not to mention, there is the lizard lounge at the top, where you have a beautiful view of the ocean in the distance during the day and the stars at night. If you need a place with an affordable...

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Amenities

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
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
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > Sandy Bay
Price Range: $11 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“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, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“The 6 person dorm is pretty nice”
 of 5 bubbles 15maz, Nov 12, 2016 | Read review
“Double room above the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles mariakschmidt92, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“The single loft rooms are nice but the one in the front can be loud at night from people talking downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles FreeDiveJunglist, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“Cando is spacious w/cooking & refrig”
 of 5 bubbles G262IZmaryj, Dec 23, 2015 | Read review
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