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“Should be shut down!”
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J & R Guest House
Ranked #13 of 33 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Should be shut down!”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

WARNING: Unless you are a backpacker, beware! This is nothing more than a hostel
with separate rooms sharing a dirty, tiny bathroom and kitchen.
My friend and I were promised a room with a private bath... which for a variety of excuses, never
became available. Their advertised breakfast was non existent- unless you're satisfied with day-old rolls and instant coffee. Absolutely no internet of any sort available to guests.
We stayed two nights and eventually left due to the rudeness of the owner who showed
no interest in accommodating to fulfil ANY of his advertised promises.
If there was a better business bureau or hotel board of standards, this place
would never stand up to code.

Room Tip: terrible tiny rooms (only a bed... nothing else.) The private room w bath never became available...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

We were only able to stay one night here (due to a reservation), but wished we could stay longer! The place was clean, cost was cheap, and John was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the Cayo area! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed here for two nights, Rosa was away but John was there and really welcoming and chatty. He definitely knows everything about the area and we should have talked to him before booking the ATM tour. Room was comfortable and very clean. Also you're only a few minutes walk from town but away formally the noise.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Accomodation is very basic but what makes this place so special are the owners, John and Rosa. They offer a very friendly and informative service. John used to be a travel guide and he enthuses about Belize and it's history. He knows everybody and can get good discounts on trips, tours, restaurants and care hire. It's like being back at home with my Dad listening to his many stories of the past.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Hallcottage
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

my husband and I moved to stay here after arriving at a really noisy hotel. We wanted to be away from the night club but still walking distance to downtown. John and Rosa are super sweet and knowledgeable about things to do in area. We ended up staying 3 nights because it was a good base to start our adventures. Very budget friendly and basic , but hey we were backpacking and just needed clean bed and shower. John has so much stories to share. It was just great talking to him and meeting other backpackers.

Room Tip: send him an email before you go to reserve a room
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

My boyfriend and i we loved j & r guesthouse.
Jon and aurelie are so friendly and lovley.
First we went to san ignacio because of the market on saturday for 6 nights. After 13 nights we left san ignacio ...
The hostel is very clean and looks nice.
For us was it the best choise to stay. It was after 5 months travel our home far away from home.
Thank you for all.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Thank danisebu
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Kuopio, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2012

John and Rosa are great hosts. The place itself is clean and homey. It is literally like being at your grandmas's and grandpa's place. You feel very welcome and John is a great guide if you wanna do something in the town. Rosa washed our clothes and John got us a canoe to take on the river running through San Ignasio. Great place, Great stay. I can really recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: J & R Guest House
Address: 20 Far West Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
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Ranked #13 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
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Number of rooms: 7
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