I stayed here for a week with my sister in May 2013 (both college students). Hands down one of the best experiences we've ever had. This place is fantastic. Arlene was very helpful in planning events (cave exploration, Rasta Village, waterfalls, tour of Bob Marley's home, etc.) and helping us get settled in.
If you are looking for a 5 star hotel with indoor pools this is not the place for you. However, if you want a true experience of what Jamaica is like, staying with Arlene and her partner Firstman will surely give you a first hand experience of the beautiful Jamaican culture. Also, the balcony view is priceless, and the company is sure to be welcoming and entertaining, there is a house keeper too - and its extremely affordable.
I was worried that it wouldn't be close enough to the city, but it didn't turn out to be an issue. Public transportation id fairly easy to maneuver, just have some confidence in yourself - again Arlene helps tremendously making sure you don't get lost or anything. Jamaica = "No problem, Mon" Also keep in mind its an island, and therefor is humid so be sure to bring bug repellent ;)
I would definitely stay here again. One Love <3