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“One of the best hostels that we have stayed in!”
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The Lazy Hostel
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“One of the best hostels that we have stayed in!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

One of the cheapest and best places to stay in Esperanza! As far as hostels go this place was great the location is spectacular. and the room was surprisingly quiet considering it is attached to a bar even on weekends. Rooms were and rest rooms were very clean and the air conditioning worked great. The location is on the beach in the center of Esperanza. The Staff was very helpful in everything we asked.

Breakfast is simple. corn flakes and toast and some mangoes from the tree.

There are amazing beaches within a five minute walk as well as snorkeling off the big pier.
Great food at all the restaurants near by.
Cheap and good drinks at the bar.


If you are planning to leave before 10am get the deposit for your room key the night before. because the staff works late in the bar and likes to sleep in.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Meldrim, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was our first hostel experience so we were a little apprehensive but we had a great experience! The private room we rented was clean and while it was small, it was still adequate. The bed was not the most comfortable bed, but not horrible either. The bathrooms were clean and we had good water pressure. Whether you are young or just young at heart this is a great little place for the $!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

If you are the type of person who travels for the location and do not necessarily care about the state of the room then this is the perfect place. The common area was wonderful, with a hammock and tables to sit at. My boyfriend and I stayed three nights in a private room, which just had a bed and little space, but we did not care because it was simply a place to sleep. The two bathrooms, shared with the rest of the individuals are incredibly clean, but the rooms were a bit dirty. Surprisingly quiet for having a bar attached to the hostel. The bar is an amazing place to enjoy the beach, and meet new people, and it definitely fills up at night. The staff is super friendly and laid back, and always willing to help with questions about best beaches and restaurants, etc. If you are a young, carefree person this is the perfect place to stay! We had an amazing time at the beaches, and sitting at the bar drinking wonderful rum drinks (probably a few too many).

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

we stayed at the lazy hostel for two nights. the deposit for the key of $ 20.-- it's insane. the room was ok. not a lot of space in the dorm though. lockers were provided. the kitchen has to be improved. only one knife, one plate and not even cups were available, but a toaster and a little fridge. the bar which is next to the hostel is nice and beaches are really close.
the woman working there was very insisting that people check-out not one minute too late.
if you check out, you can not enter the area without going to bar and look around for a person who open the door.
shower were ok and toilet were clean

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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St. Thomas
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a review for a five star experience, not a five star "hotel". The name says it... Hostel... as in dorm room with beds shared by whoever else happens to be there. It's not some place to take your new spouse on a honeymoon if you want a wedding night. The dorm rooms are not large, but then looking around Vieques, there's no such thing as large rooms or large houses for that matter. Based on this, it would seem they are average sized rooms for Vieques. As with hostels, you don't have a private room, bath or shower. Well, when you use it, but it is't part of your room. There is a private quad available only to the guests, and you get a key to get in there, which is also access to the "dorms". The hostel is part of a bar and grill complex called Lazy Jacks. They have great pizza right there. There are a whole bunch of other restaurants along the boardwalk too. Lots of good food and drink. The bar is going to late, but it doesn't get back to the rooms. Across the street is the water! And the water is to die for. It is crystal clear swimming pool looking ocean water, and a lot of beautiful coral along the shore. If you want a beautiful "experience", then forego the expense of the hotels on Vieques (they are EXPENSIVE, and almost not worth the prices). If you want a grand hotel experience, you probably should save up for The W on the other side of the island.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Tubingen, Germany
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

we (two girls) stayed at the lazy hostel for one week and had an amazing time! The staff is incredibly welcoming and friendly and helps you with whatever you need. It is the perfect place to stay at if you want to hang out , meet new people , relax and have fun.It is right off sunbay and you can easily walk to some other great beaches from there (if you dont have a cllue where you want to go everyone will be glad to help you!) the food and bar outside at lazy jacks are the perfect spot- if you meet any of the locals tey will all recommend lazy jacks to you ! We stayed in a girls dorm room with eight beds . For a dorm room you had surprisingly much privasphere since all the beds haavee curtains and there is another curtain to devide the room.
lazy jacks and the people there really made our vacation as great as it was and i can only recommmend it to any fun loving , young people looking for a great time

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Dorms are the smallest we've seen and "lockers" do not include locks. Beds are just mats on springs: loud and uncomfortable. There is a $20 deposit in order to get a key and you must get a taxi or publico from the ferry. The hostel is right on the beach and near INCREDIBLE restaurants, but the dorm was musty and damp because everyone was hanging wet clothes in the tiny room. AC was good but the room was overall uncomfortable. Bring shower shoes because common area is gravel. There is a bar attached, but there is no shortage of these so we suggest staying elsewhere!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: The Lazy Hostel
Address: 61A Calle Orquideas, Esperanza 00765-4050, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques > Esperanza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Esperanza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Lazy Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lazy Hostel is located on the Malecon, Esperanza's oceanfront boardwalk, right across the street from the Caribbean Ocean and within easy walking distance of Sun Bay, Coconut Beach, Black Sand Beach, Media Luna, and Navio Beach. Swim out to Cayo Afuero, build an ocean side bonfire, hike the trails on Cayo de Tierra, or meet friends at one of the many bars and restaurants in Esperanza. Snorkel enthusiasts will love the large pier and sunken sailboat less than 1/4 mile from the hostel. Lazy Jack's, our attached bar and restaurant is open later than anything else on the island and at the center of island night life for locals, tourists, and expats. The Lazy Hostel has two mixed dorm rooms, one female only dorm room, several private rooms, five showers, and nine bathrooms. Guests are welcome to cook or store food in our commercial kitchen where a complimentary basic breakfast is available every day from 8-11am. Hang out with other travelers in our large common area with couches and hammocks or on the large back porch with its six tables perfect for communal meals. The Lazy Hostel offers basic, clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations for travelers who want to spend their days and their budgets exploring the island and meeting fellow travelers. ... more   less 
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