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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to meet some jamaican people in a relaxed and easy way this is the place. Russel is a really friendly and lovely guy who would take you wherever you want. I really enjoyed this place, as it really felt local and jamaican.

2 Thank Sarah P
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I just want to share my experience with Oliver who is owning the place. He is very nice and understanding guy. I didn't get a chance to stay at Durham Hostel as we have changed our travel plans due to personal reasons. He went out of his way and made required adjustments to our reservations. He is awesome person and... More 

1 Thank prviral
Bangkok, Thailand
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This hostel is a good place to stay. But you have to know that the "dorm" is a tent in a garden. Bring fly dope against the mosquitos! The two brothers who host you are very helpful and have a lot of suggestions what to do. The spacious garden is a good place to relaxe with some chill out areas!

Thank Lennyaroundtheworld
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

My plans changed and I decided to stay in Kingston for the remainder of my stay. I found this spot for $25 USD per night, shared bath. The location is great, close to everything. Upon arrival I thought I made a bad mistake, this place needs updating in the main house. I was pleased to discover my room was in... More 

Thank za1164
London, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I stayed in the cabin. One queen bed, a chair, a mosquito net and a dresser. Large tents offer a dorm type area for single travelers. They have bigger rooms as well. Great place to relax. Close to the zoo. Close to bus route and street venders. For $30ish US someone will pick you up/drive you to the airport. Cold,... More 

Thank TammyRioux
Trento, Italy
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111 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We spent there just 1 night it was pretty cheap like 25 dollars a night the room! It s close to the hospital, nice people there, nice garden and chilling area! Basic room but ok! Only one bad thing, mosquitos everywhereeeeeeee!!

Thank stevaebasta
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We stayed first at the outdoor kind of cabins, which were the cheapest. The room looked a bit like a prison cell, and we got bitten by many mosquitos during the night, since the cabin is not very well isolated from outside. Noise isolation was also a problem. Then me moved to the suite which is a king sized bedroom,... More 

1 Thank Thomas Z
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed here at the suggestion of a friend. It is in a very safe neighborhood and is a great value for Kingston. The owner drove me to the airport at 4 am for a very good price (I think it was $30USD) and after checking in, they upgraded our room for free from a tiny room to a full... More 

1 Thank Laurita258
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I would like to start by saying thank you so much for all your hospitality. I had an absolutely amazing time, i could not of asked for a better place to stay, the accomodation is perfect and very affordable at really cheap rates. The neighbour hood is friendly and i felt safe to walk around. With hope rd(bob marley museum/devon... More 

1 Thank Claire T
New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

If you're looking for a safe, no-frills guesthouse at a budget price, The Durham could be the answer. It's conveniently located in a quiet, residential street 15 minutes by taxi from downtown for around US$5 (or by bus for less than $1). The guesthouse does not offer food but there are lots of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby. I felt... More 

4 Thank Malcolm L

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Additional Information about The Durham Hostel

Address: Durham Avenue, 4 | Quartier Liguanea, Kingston, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Kingston Parish > Kingston
Price Range: $20 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“The smallest room can be booked online very cheaply and is basically just a bed in a room, but there is a lot of common space and gardens to hang out and relax in.”
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