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Roatan Backpackers' Hostel

Side Road by Solgas Between km 10 and 11, Sandy Bay, Roatan 00111 Honduras
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Room & Suite (39)
Pool & Beach (36)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21-08-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-08-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Sandy Bay
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
Friendly, inexpensive backpackers' hostel in Sandy Bay, just a few minutes walk from the botanical gardens and the dolphins. Dorm rooms with communal kitchen and porch as well as private rooms and apartments also available. Easy access to public transportation. Hostel grounds includes pool and patio, garden pergola and oceanview deck.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Popular mentions
Stephen S. wrote a review Nov. 2021
Ellington, Connecticut3 contributions
Just spent a perfect week at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel in Sandy Bay. This was my third time staying at Mel's property on the island and each time has been absolutely incredible. The room was comfortable, bathroom was always tidy, and the communal kitchen always clean. Shared living spaces were great for meeting new people or just relaxing for a break from the hot, Honduran sun. Location is perfect, halfway between Coxen Hole (the airport) and West End for a fantastic balance between local & tourist feels. Plenty of great dining options nearby like Genesis's in the colonia & Elisabeth's down by the water. Anthony's Key beach within walking distance for those seeking an ideal snorkeling spot. Mel was always available via WhatsApp for any tips or advice one could need, and has been a huge help in the past assisting with local contacts (like SOL Foundation) for me to run programs alongside through my charity. Would 100% stay at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel again, and certainly looking forward to that day when it comes. Thanks, Mel!
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Date of stay: November 2021
ChristopherGoes wrote a review Oct. 2021
Evergreen, Colorado4 contributions
I initially reserved a private room for 2 weeks and then added a week. Mel built this hostel from the ground up and her devotion shows with grounds that are beautifully cared for. There a variety of room options and great hospitality from the staff, and of course Mel herself. Many unforgettable little parties with people from around the world even during Covid times. The communal kitchen was well stocked and a supermarket is around the corner as is a convenient restaurant serving up baleadas and burritas for cheap. I was looking for a place where i could access great snorkeling from the shore and I found it here. After a 5 - 10 minute walk, t's a brief relatively swim out to the reef at Sandy Bay and once there I saw pretty much everything at least once. It's wild snorkeling, you will not see other snorkelers. I will be back to do video work there. Thanks to Mel and staff.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Lucie d wrote a review Oct. 2021
Paris, France9 contributions
We spent a week at Roatan backpackers Hostel, the place is beautiful and peaceful. We met a lot of people, good ambiance and Mel is a beautiful person, a'ways willing to help if you need anything, she perfectly know the island and always gives you the best tips.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Matthew D wrote a review Sep. 2021
3 contributions
I stayed here for a week and it truly was the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Every one was so friendly. Mel who runs it is amazing. So informative and inviting. I caught a barracuda and she made a family meal for everyone that was delicious. The pool is amazing on the hot afternoons. The little restaurant on premise is very good as well. Multiple spots to hang out and meet people but quiet enough to get away of you want to. It is in a convenient location as well. Can't say enough. Hope to return soon
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Lay wrote a review Sep. 2021
Ireland37 contributions25 helpful votes
Great low price option compared to others on Roatan. Staff and owner were super friendly and helpful. Room was clean, WiFi was decent and pool was lovely. Only downside was it felt a bit far away from the busier beach areas but buses and taxis were easy to catch. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$33 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
HondurasBay IslandsRoatanSandy Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roatan Backpackers' Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Roatan Backpackers' Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Blue Island Divers (2.8 km), Manawakie Park (6.9 km), and Roatan Rum Company (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Roatan Backpackers' Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Palapa Beach Bar, Happy Harry's Hideaway, and Roatan Oasis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Roatan Backpackers' Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Roatan Backpackers' Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Roatan Backpackers' Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.