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Reggae Hostel
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I spent seven weeks last summer in Kingston. I planned on staying a few nights at the Reggae Hostel while I looked for an apartment. However, I immediately fell in love with the hostel staff and it's overall vibe that I decided to spend my entire summer there. I had a remarkable summer staying at the centrally-located hostel, where the surroundings were always kept clean, I always felt safe, and I met so many interesting people passing through. I could not recommend this place enough to anyone traveling through Kingston.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Stayed there for about a week, and enjoyed my stay there. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They explained where everything was, and how to get there. They recommended places to go in the evenings as well.

The general atmosphere inside the hostel was very good. People would interact together, planning things and going out together.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

One could respectably remain on the premises and just hang out with all the other travelers. Being the vast minority in Kingston, guests rejuvenate at the hostel bar and patio and swap stories from the field. Or, you could catch up on keeping in touch with loved ones via the free internet kiosks or WiFi. But even the most weary soul will eventually answer the call of Kingston's undeniable energy, and tips from those who've been there a day or more are invaluable.

The staff is friendly* and very helpful in directing you toward your adventure du jour. They have a board posting the different events going on that week, and will do what it takes to help you attend safely. We quickly formed a group of friends and decided on Rae Town (look it up) one night, and the staff arranged a safe, inexpensive ride there and back, picking us up at the hostel.

Nice kitchen, included basic breakfast, off-street parking, close to markets and vendors, safe, social environment- everything you need from a hostel. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 rating is regarding the * above... Upon arrival, we were greeted at the gate by a gentleman on duty with a less than warm welcome, to put it nicely, and one day the cleaning lady was rude to guests. They both were great the rest of the time, so we disregarded it as them having a bad day. Still, guests should always be treated with respect unless they warrant otherwise (which we didn't).

I would definitely stay here again if I return to Kingston.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Glenn F
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Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Ideal base to explore Kingston. Hostel is very secure and in a quiet location. Rooms basic but v clean, great backpacker/ young couple accomodation. Nights out organised to street parties from front desk, though we didn't have time to do this. Would def stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Great service, you feel safe and welcome from the moment you walk in. Is near supermarket, parrks restaurants. They have a really nice bar , and have a personnel always willing to help you. The place is really clean, the beds comfortable. The open areas are just amazing, there's WIFI almost in the hole place. You get to know people from everywhere wich is interesting, the owner make you feel like family and always trying to make you feel as happy as you can be. The breakfast was good.

Room Tip: 6th beds room is the one with the best wifi signal.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

My wife and I had a great time, good staff, room was nice and clean and not far from important places like: supermakert, restaurants, bus station and parks. Breakfast was good and also they have a very nice area in the backyard, perfect to have drinks before party.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Loyamada
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

The reggae hostel is a great place to stay in Kingston. You feel welcome and very safe.
The staff is so friendly and helpful. The beds, rooms and common areas are clean and you can chill out in the hammocks or in the sofas.

Go see Kingston and stay at the Reggae Hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Kaspar B
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Additional Information about Reggae Hostel

Address: 8 Burlington Ave, Kingston, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Kingston Parish > Kingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 Speciality Lodging in Kingston
Price Range: £13 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Reggae Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Center of the Greater Kingston Area, Reggae Hostel offers a comfortable and secure environment with easy access to attractions, beaches, surfing, culture, cuisine, clubs, pubs, parties, recording studios and restaurants. The hostel is conveniently situated only 10 minutes walk from the Half way Tree which is the largest commercial district in Jamaica boasting the most modern transportation center. The property is suitable for young and outgoing travellers who are interested in meeting people and getting an authentic taste of the fantastic culture of kingston, the birthplace of reggae. ... more   less 
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Reggae Hostel Jamaica/Kingston

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