We had a wonderful stay at Reggae Hostel. We arrived late and were told to check in at the bar, where we immediately bought a Red Stripe and started chatting with other hostelers. Welcome to Jamaica! As a couple, we had a private room at the end of the hall, which was sparsely furnished, but very clean. The breakfast was just toast and coffee/tea, but the fresh mangoes out for everyone were a great touch. It's a 10-15 minute walk to Half Way Tree, and therefore, anything you need. The place was safe, welcoming, and we were able to leave our large baggage there for a few days for a fee while we traveled. Scotty was very nice and helpful; the other staff woman was a bit stand-offish, and didn't go out of her way to help us. A list of food/stores/other places in the area would have been very helpful, so do your homework beforehand, or plan to spend some time on their computers doing some research or asking around to find things. Oh, and bring earplugs. The bar/neighbor when he has a party gets very loud very late, but with earplugs we were fine. Those things are a good rule of thumb for all of Jamaica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Center of the Greater Kingston Area, Reggae Hostel offers a comfortable and secure environment with easy access to attractions, beaches, surfing, culture, cuisine, clubs, pubs, parties, recording studios and restaurants. The hostel is conveniently situated only 10 minutes walk from the Half way Tree which is the largest commercial district in Jamaica boasting the most modern transportation center. The property is suitable for young and outgoing travellers who are interested in meeting people and getting an authentic taste of the fantastic culture of kingston, the birthplace of reggae. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reggae Hostel Jamaica/Kingston