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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Mel and her hostel are absolutely wonderful! The location is great... a much more local vibe than the heavily touristy areas, but still VERY close to anything and everything you would want to do or see. Roatan is a great little island and we will be back for more! We stayed the week before Thanksgiving, but we missed the potluck dinner!!

My husband and I stayed in the double private room for 7 days and it was the perfect place for us to be while we worked on our PADI open water diver course over at Octopus Divers (and the dive shop gave us a discount since we were staying with Mel... another plus for sure!) We would have stayed longer if we could have! We have stayed in a LOT of hostels while travelling and this place is definitely on the top of our list for character, safety, cleanliness, facilities... the list goes on and on... Stay here and you won't be disappointed!!

Room Tip: Mel's website has all of the info you need!
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rachel_RW
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We rented a private room so we were slightly removed from the others in the hostel. The owner Mel was made us feel right at home. The hostel is located between several of the island attractions and easy to get to but it is a little removed from any particular attraction. The locals nearby wave you hello and goodbye every day and make you feel like you are part of the island community.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

It's a small hostel with a social atmosphere. I had a really good time and met loads of cool people. It's off the main road in more of a local spot, but still really close to the west end. This is a plus for people on a budget, because food in the west end is kind of pricey. They're local food stalls and bodegas that had good food for island prices right there. To piggy back on what others have said: Mel ( owner/operator) is unbelievably nice, helpful, knowledgeable and informative.
Great spot for travelers on budget.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank DickConnolly
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Mel's place is a great little hostel!!! It's quiet but still a quick cab ride away from the west end. Because it was a little bit out of town the guests tend to cook dinner together, hang out and really connect. The pool in the back of the house is also awesome for a relaxing afternoon!!!

I had a great time at Mel's and would definitely recommend! Also if you stay at Mel's make sure that she takes you to the little Baleadas restaurant in Sandy Bay! It's the best on Roatan!!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank RoatanTraveler27
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Mel is a wonderful woman. Kind caring and extremely helpful! Our stay was wonderful and we would recommend staying here to anyone! We were in the 2 bedroom house but had access to the pool and other amenities. Mel is environmentally conscience and we were able to join her in beach clean up day, So nice when people care. We were sick and she made us soup and hot bread. What a great lady!
We loved Lilly too! Met a bunch of great people and it was just like family!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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