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“Best hostel on Utila” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Trudy's Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Utila
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best hostel on Utila”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

We stayed during Semana Santa. Half of our group was diving with Underwater Vision but the rest of us was not. They still accomodated us. We stayed in a dorm. It was not the best dorm I have ever stayed in, a little cramped and could have done with another fan but it was cleaned daily and most definitely worth the amount we paid for our stay. Particularly when you can step outside to the ocean. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the food and drink were very reasonably priced and tasty.
Having seen the other hostels/dive centres on the Island, I think this place stood out because of it's 'beach area'. There was plenty of space to chill out: hammocks, deck chairs and volleyball, large bar area. Other places only seemed to have a dock and not much else. It was a great place to meet people and start a night out as travellers and hondurans came here from other hostels.
I would definitely stay again but possibly in one of the private rooms with a/c upstairs.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank fayemorris
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

We stayed here for just three days while visiting from Roatan. I can't say enough about how great the staff was, how friendly and knowledgeable the dive masters were, and how awesome all the other guests were! We showed up and almost instantly had 30 friends! Great food and drinks right on site, and daily beach volleyball. We stayed in a super affordable private room with AC and two beds. It was a special few days filled with lots of diving and lots of Salva Vidas, so happy we decided to stay here, don't hesistate to do the same!!! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Lots of options available for all price ranges.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We were looking for convenient, budget accommodations on Utila, linked to a reputable diving operation. After staying one night at a less comfortable and more expensive place farther out of town - we were thrilled to land ourselves a mid-range room with private hot-water shower at Trudy's. The complex has beach volleyball, water access, hammocks, a bar and games, and is conveniently located near most other restaurants on the strip. Guests ranged from younger budget backpackers to families and couples in their 30's and 40's.

We were very pleased with our stay at Trudy's and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask to see various rooms with the pricepoint you prefer...There are a range of options! In the end...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

I went to get my open water course with you guys and it was an amazing week in Utila always thinking on going back because on that week I made great friends from all over the world UWV is the place to be when you visit Utilai

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Trudy's mixing with the Underwater Vision crew, less then 2 weeks ago. If you have come to dive or if you aren't interested in diving and just want a place with great vibe and to meet new people, then this is the best and only place for you. I was recommended Trudy's (Underwater Vision) by most people I met on my travels and it didnt disappoint. I stayed in a dorm. They are quite small but are cleaned daily which is great. Only negative for staying in a dorm is that you feel like you are in an earthquake if the private rooms are having a little too much fun above you lol.. Another positive is that it is right next door to the best coffee on the island.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

I stayed at Trudy's while doing my Open Water SCUBA Certificate at Underwater Vision. I got a private room with a fan and a bathroom, and I was happy with the accommodations, especially for the price! It's not the fanciest place, but perfect for backpackers. The place was clean (and cleaned regularly by friendly staff), and it was a nice, location, just across from the Dive Center. The fun folks who run this place, make it all the more awesome!

Room Tip: I stayed on the lagoon side (across the street) where the rooms are roomier, cheaper, and quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

This is the best choice of accomodation on Utila. I went through every other Dive Centre/Hostel on the Island and this was the best. Firstly the dive centre is great. The equipment is of a high standard and the boat was basic yet perfect. The dive centre is part of the hostel which is situated on the water. The dorms had only 4 person dorms and were perfect. The bar was fun and sociable. They organised a big screen for the Euro 2012 which was amazing ! The staff were flexible and always friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Trudy's Hotel
Address: Utila, Bay Islands, Utila IB3103, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Utila
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Utila
Number of rooms: 20

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