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Banana Republic Guesthouse
Ranked #25 of 35 La Ceiba B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Normally I am not an review writer but I just landed at this hostel and am surprised in a negative way, no backpacker atmosphere, just a normal very basic hostel with no extra like a socialising room, now reading all the terrible reviews I feel like "urgh,should have checked before" and the dorm price of 12$ is surprisingly high...actually I am in two bed private room, they don't have real dorm any more... it seems they've changed the building though, with this they explained the price jump, so maybe now the bed bug problem is gone at least... and yes, no water, one has to walk to the petrol station. The staff is very friendly, no complaint with this..I am writing this before I sleep, so if I don't write again, there were no bed bugs at least! :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We tried to stay here, but figured they have bed bugs in the middle of the night. The owner left already with our money, and the night guard was not really helpful getting our money back. We figured they are already aware of the problem and just ignore it. They have the bugs in every room, dorm and privates.
DON'T STAY HERE!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Unhelpful staff who were unconcerned with the fact that the toilet and shower were not working due to no running water. Random mattresses shoved in corner of the dorm making it very cramped. Not a pleasant or welcoming atmosphere. Unsure if there are other budget options in La Ceiba but worth trying to find an alternative to this hostel. Agree with other reviews that Lonely Planet has it wrong.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

no running water, filthy, toilets and sinks have never been cleaned, bugs everywhere, i'm covered in bites ! The staff knew about the problem too but were not bothered! One of the worst places I have ever had the misfortune of staying.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

I and the guy in the bed next to me were having a bad sleep. It was clear we were both being eaten and as we could not hear any mosquitos, nor had we seen any, there was only one conclusion. Investigating the mattresses we found bed bugs crawling in both. I'm writing this now at 1.30am - I've changed beds and the other guy has taken the hammock outside. 180L for this.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We've been traveling for 6 months now and this is the worst hostel we've ever stayed in. We found bedbugs in our room, asked for a different room, but when the guy of the hostel turned on the light we saw bedbugs on that bed as well. We ended up checking all beds in the dorms, but we saw the bedbug feces everywhere, it didn't look like the rooms were cleaned for a long time. We had a short night but luckily chose a good bed, cause we didn't get bitten.

The shower on the second floor and the sink on the first floor didn't work (there was no water). Also, the guy told us that they recently lost the key of the first room, but we read in these reviews that this key was missing a long time ago. The guy from the hostel was friendly, but didn't do anything about the bedbugs, didn't change the sheets, didn't warn anyone, he just watched tv. A shame that we didn't read these reviews before.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We stayed here for one night only. You wouldn't stay here for any longer if you had any standards. There was no water, it only came on for a bit in the evening and a bit in the morning. One of the mattresses was on the floor, it was dirty, staff not very friendly. Oh and we were woken up at 5.30am by personnel and taxi drivers having loud conversations outside.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Avenida La Republica, between 12th and 13th St. | Barrio Solares Nuevo, La Ceiba, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Atlantida Department > La Ceiba
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Ranked #25 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in La Ceiba
Number of rooms: 6

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