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Banana Republic Guesthouse
Ranked #25 of 35 La Ceiba B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

no running water, filthy, toilets and sinks have never been cleaned, bugs everywhere, i'm covered in bites ! The staff knew about the problem too but were not bothered! One of the worst places I have ever had the misfortune of staying.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I and the guy in the bed next to me were having a bad sleep. It was clear we were both being eaten and as we could not hear any mosquitos, nor had we seen any, there was only one conclusion. Investigating the mattresses we found bed bugs crawling in both. I'm writing this now at 1.30am - I've changed beds and the other guy has taken the hammock outside. 180L for this.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We've been traveling for 6 months now and this is the worst hostel we've ever stayed in. We found bedbugs in our room, asked for a different room, but when the guy of the hostel turned on the light we saw bedbugs on that bed as well. We ended up checking all beds in the dorms, but we saw the bedbug feces everywhere, it didn't look like the rooms were cleaned for a long time. We had a short night but luckily chose a good bed, cause we didn't get bitten.

The shower on the second floor and the sink on the first floor didn't work (there was no water). Also, the guy told us that they recently lost the key of the first room, but we read in these reviews that this key was missing a long time ago. The guy from the hostel was friendly, but didn't do anything about the bedbugs, didn't change the sheets, didn't warn anyone, he just watched tv. A shame that we didn't read these reviews before.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed here for one night only. You wouldn't stay here for any longer if you had any standards. There was no water, it only came on for a bit in the evening and a bit in the morning. One of the mattresses was on the floor, it was dirty, staff not very friendly. Oh and we were woken up at 5.30am by personnel and taxi drivers having loud conversations outside.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Very basic and... uncharming. Friendly staff and pretty fast wifi.
For 20USD we got a private room for two with own bathroom. No sign of bedbugs as I remember but there were however ants in the room :|
Fine place to spend just one night to catch the early ferry boat to Utila. I do however feel that there should be better places to spend your 20 bucks

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I am generally a pretty picky person when it comes to hostels, so I'm surprised at how bad most peoples' experiences were here.

My girlfriend and I stayed in a private room and it was very clean, the bed was really comfortable, and there were lots of people around to socialize and share stories and experiences: somewhat of a rarity in Honduras (or at least in December?). We only stayed one night, but it was a lovely hostel with good staff, a secure property, and pretty decent location.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We're actually staying here tonight, just came on this website to advise people not to come here and saw all the earlier bad reviews.
There is very little to commend this place. Our 'dorm' is the corridor, with no privacy or security. We were told there's no private rooms but all the other rooms on this floor are empty - maybe that's because those are the beds that have bed bugs and now they're not letting people stay in them; we checked our mattresses and they seem OK. The kitchen is right next-door (not that there's a door on it), and someone saw a rat in it earlier - it had been attracted to an unwashed pan on the stove. We told the guy working here but no-one's been up to wash the pan or clean the rat poo off the kitchen surfaces. The sink in the bathroom doesn't work, there's no tap to turn, and the shower has no head - I think the toilet doesn't have long left either.
I'm surprised that others have been saying 'at least it's cheap' - this is our first night in Honduras so, after coming from Guatemala, it seems like this country is going to be pricey if this place is cheap! (Current dorm bed price is L160, FYI.) The write-up in Lonely Planet is very out-of-date - I guess this place was nice once upon a time, it is a lovely old building, but it needs a bit of TLC before it could be considered a good option again.
But at least the wi-fi works well!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Address: Avenida La Republica, between 12th and 13th St. | Barrio Solares Nuevo, La Ceiba, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Atlantida Department > La Ceiba
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Ranked #25 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in La Ceiba
Number of rooms: 6
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Banana Republic Guesthouse Honduras/La Ceiba

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