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Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went here and it has a great location. You can walk right out in sandy bay to snorkel. When you check in Mel will give you lots of local information about where to eat and how to get around. The pool is a great way to cool off. There are some board games to play and...

Thank CanDanceVT
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are basic but nice and well kept. There are individual fans for everyone in the dorm rooms. The pool is awesome, especially after a day in the ocean. Mel is really friendly and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. She's full of knowledge and gives you tonnes of local tips. The kitchen was a...

Thank 15maz
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not only is Mel an amazing owner, and her kids are hilarious, but it just feels like a beautiful hidden garden. Not to mention, there is the lizard lounge at the top, where you have a beautiful view of the ocean in the distance during the day and the stars at night. If you need a place with an affordable...

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The place is amazing and it has everything you need for your stay. Mel, the owner, is extremely friendly and helpful: she explained us how to get around on the island and gave us a really pretty handmade map with the best places and landmarks to visit. You have lots of common spaces to get to know other travelers like...

Thank Luis N
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Clean. Well priced. Owner lives on site and is friendly, knowledgeable and accessible. Relaxed but friendly atmosphere. Cheap baleada shop within a few minutes walk. Great experience all around. Would return.

Thank perrycheung
Campeche, Mexico
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Roatan Backpackers for about 3 weeks and did a little volunteering for Mel (the owner). I really enjoyed staying here as its a little quieter because it's a little out from the main tourist spot, but still close enough to get there within 10 minutes. Mel is very knowledgable about the Island and about the trips that you...

Thank katchutes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This summer I had the chance to travel through Central America for 5 weeks. One of my highlights has definitely been my stay at the Roatán Backpacker's with its open-armed welcome. This lovely little hostel is owned by that even more lovely Canadian woman and her two sons. I remember sitting with Mel next to the pool and talking about...

Thank Michizze
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I stayed at the hostel for over a month as I am volunteering at the island. Everything was great. Mel is a great host, taking wonderful care of her guests. When up was raining she took my laundry in. The hostel is clean and well organized. It is very laid back and more quiet than a party hostel. You are...

Thank mariakschmidt92
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

If you're considering a trip to Roatan and would like to stay somewhere affordable and well kept you'll love this place. Mel is also an amazing host with a wealth of information about this beautiful island.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed only for 1 night to catch a flight to Belize. Mel the owner is incredibly sweet and welcoming. The hostel is clean, secure and has a nice little pool. They do not have a bar but a kitchen for the budget travelers. Very social place and it's like a little family.

Thank Alpenshah

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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 

Additional Information about Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

Address: On the side road next to Roland Hardware | Sandy Bay, Sandy Bay, Roatan 00000, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > Sandy Bay
Price Range: £9 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“The 6 person dorm is pretty nice”
 of 5 bubbles 15maz, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Double room above the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles mariakschmidt92, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The single loft rooms are nice but the one in the front can be loud at night from people talking downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles FreeDiveJunglist, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cando is spacious w/cooking & refrig”
 of 5 bubbles G262IZmaryj, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Just ask for what you want, private, double, apartment, communal. It has it all”
 of 5 bubbles williamcP2131OV, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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