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Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I recently stayed at Rhoda’s Guest House and was impressed with the room, the gardens, the ambiance, and with how safe I felt there. We were two women spending a few days in St. Thomas, it was my first visit to the island, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the staff was very friendly and caring, and the...

Thank LuciaLeao2017
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I like the place well enough but there was one staff lady that was quite rude and made me feel unwelcome. Other than that, the location is fun, the garden has an awesome bar with delicious food and it's fairly easy to go around the island from there since the safari lines all pass in front of the place.

Thank Antoine G
Eric00830, Owner at Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry about that. I am guessing it was the housekeeper, who can be a little abrasive at times.

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My time at Tillett Gardens was one of the best experiences I've had while travelling. I was planning on travelling to St. Thomas with a friend but plans changed and landed me in St. Thomas without a clue. When I made it to Tillett Gardens, I was welcomed in by amazing people and given a ton of information that made...

1Thank Alex2242
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I spent 2 months on st thomas in a private huge house with a view. I spent the last week at Rhoads guest house. No comparison. This place was amazing. They have it all. A full bar, live bands nightly, large and quiet well appointed rooms with ice cold AC, koi ponds, tropical bird sanctuariea, divine and afordable resturaunt, locals...

1Thank Christopher R
Abigail J, Owner at Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so so much for this wonderful review! We had a blast and enjoyed cooking and laughing and singing!! Come back and stay any time!! Keep in touch !

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stay, reasonably priced, food, drinks, coffee, shopping, all within feet of my room. Super nice staff. Ride the safari to most anywhere on the island for just a couple of bucks.

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place! Eric is a great host and everything is so laid back. super clean, nice kitchen, great shower. it is I'd season, so I had room to myself. First time I have stayed at a hostel/Airbnb. I'll definitely return!

Thank Demar62
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Gorgeous setting in a centrally located spot, if you want to leave this awesome spot....Which you almost do not need to since there are multiple restaurants, live music almost every night, pottery, a theater, salon, gift shops, resale store..it is centrally located off of the public transportation route and close to walgreens, the mall and a grocery store and kmart.

1Thank Amanda M
Shallotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I stayed at Tillett Gardens with a few of my girlfriends and had the trip of a lifetime. I had never stayed in a hostel before, but I had an idea of what one would be like. My perception didn't come close to matching Rhoda's Guest House. I felt right at home. The rooms, bathrooms, and common area were very...

1Thank ACR4792
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The hostel was very clean and the host was very accommodating! My boyfriend and I felt right at home and felt comfortable leaving our belongings there. Also, the hostel sits within the Tillett Gardens courtyard which includes a couple cute shops, a garden, fountains, and even a bar! Within the garden courtyard, there were beautiful plants, tropical birds, cute kitties...

Thank Juliana b
washington, dc
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Stayed here for four nights in June 2015. Staff (Jane!) and other guests were extremely friendly and helpful. Property is interesting and well maintained. It sits almost in the middle of the island, so travel to the closest beaches takes about 20 minutes by safari. The safari taxis ($1 - $2 per trip) stop right across the street. (If you...

1Thank lad18

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel is the first and only hostel in the Caribbean! We invite you to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Tillett Gardens. Tillett Gardens is a 50+ year old local artists' and business community, started by Jim & Rhoda Tillett in 1959 and is still family owned and operated. The Garden is home to several restaurants hosting Live Music almost every night, art classes, gift shop, Artist's Studios, Live Performance Theater, a salon, and so much more! Staying with us is a true experience of our culture and the opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friends! We're centrally located Tutu, convenient to grocery, laundro-mat, and right on the local transportation route to get you to some of the best beaches on St. Thomas within 5-10 minutes, and also Red Hook for bar hopping and the ferry to St. John, 20-25 min from downtown Charlotte Amalie/downtown ferry. About 45 min from the airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rhoda's Guest House and Tillett Hostel

Address: 4126 Annas Retreat | Tillett Gardens, Charlotte Amalie 00802-1760, St. Thomas
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Price Range: $65 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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