My husband and I stayed five nights in Mel's place. We rented the separate "cando" made of a converted shipping container-genius and green! Mel arranged for our transfer from the airport, where all travelers are a little bit "deer in the headlights" after the hot hot hot wait in customs. Mel waited for us and was at the hostel to greet us. We settled in pretty uneventfully; extras were very straightforward: ten bucks a day for a/c (electricity is sky-high there), two bucks to her sons for internet (those boys have a great thing going), six bucks (ish) for a load of laundry done and folded for you that day. Kitchen in the cando made cooking easy.
Mel had a few other groups there, a shout out to them (and another apology to Mel for the pool incident). Mel had a very nice splash-pool that was spotless and ready for use. Her back area is quiet, flower-filled and serene. Hillside location away from traffic but a five minute walk to nearest neighborhood beach. basic food at a roadside stand at the start of the road.
Last impressions: We used the a/c twice out of five nights; usually the ceiling fans were sufficient. five nights with Mel and her wonderful place were not enough. We stayed in several places during our trip, and Mel's was by far our fave.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Roatan Backpackers' Hostel Honduras - Bay Islands