To all the hostelers that participated in the bodacious and superb BBQ...It was the most intriguing night of the 4 weeks, in my opinion...
The host of the BBQ was the residents at the hostel and not the owner, Mel. So, whoever wrote the negative comments prior to this post should check their facts please. In the 37 countries that I've been to, I feel, I have met the best and most sincere people at Mel's. My rating? 9 out of 10 but I have to give the service a 10!
I believe there isn't a place on the island or the world, for that matter, that can beat Mel and her family! Mel and her family are so kind, caring, and treat people with the utmost respect that it is un-matching - I believe I have some authority on this due to being through some terrible countries and experiences. I say this because I never had a bit of problems with the rooms, my stay, rules, and dining (of course, it's not 5 star dining but let's remember this is a hostel!).
I have felt and witnessed Mel accept the world into her hostel and the locals are neat, respectful, and so friendly! I've all ready planned my stay for Oct to April 2013/14. My experience here has shown me if someone is having a problem at the hostel - talk to Mel and she deals with them. She is always open for suggestions and a hands on owner!
I have read some false truths about this place and maybe in some respect someone wasn't comfortable enough to speak up for themselves. It kinda' makes me a bit sad that this person felt they couldn't stand up for themselves and come to a solution with the owner.
I feel they have done themselves a disservice and the hostel a disservice. If someone truly felt they were poisoned at a BBQ hosted by the residents they should have said something to Mel to prevent something happening in the future. It's very odd to read that though because this BBQ was attended by 15 other adults and 2 children that all were healthy and had a great time! It's funny, we are currently planning a BBQ for this Friday for the new guests that came through! - If you are in town feel free to stop by and join in the fun!!!!
I must add....no one was locked out due to the fact that there are key codes on the doors with all residence having the code. If you were locked out maybe you were trying something illegal and shouldn't have been there in the first place. The pool is a great bonus during those down times to cut the heat.
SO!!!! COME ONE! COME ALL! To the best bodacious BBQ in Roatan! We promise not to poison anyone! hahahhahha! Only one suggestion, I would recommend to Mel - - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - could there be more BBQ get togethers - it's a bonding experience for everyone staying!!! LOVING MY STAY HERE!!!
- 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
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