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Reviewed March 29, 2017

We stayed here as it was a very close to the Blue Mountains and we wanted to hike to the top of the mountain to watch the sun rise. The accommodations were very affordable and the hostal was very quaint. There was no electricity but there was a nice fireplace and the man in charge of cooking and cleaning was very nice.

However, since the hostal is so far, you need the hotel to pick you up from Mavis Bank, for which they charge $50 each way. They charge American prices for the food ($8 - $12 I believe). We had a great guide for a reasonable price ($40 for up to 5 people) but there was also an entrance fee to the Blue Mountains of $20 a person (the owner of the hotel had told us the fee was 500 jamaican dollar a person, which is the equivalent of $4 USD). In addition, the hostal did not tell us they do not accept credit cards, so we ended up having to pay for everything after we got back into Kingston. We ended up having a great experience, but we could have avoided a lot of stress if the hostal had thought to tell us they do not accept credit cards.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Emily B
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

No electricity -light and heat with kerosene. Hard to reach without hiking of using a Land Rover. But worth the trip. Great food in this old army barracks. Definitely a unique place to stay. Not luxurious by any means but a great place to stay mid-hike to make it to the Blue Mountain peak.

Room Tip: hostel- mostly bunk beds
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Melisa J
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Beautiful ride up the mountain to the house Everton was great. Beautiful house & property. Loved the tall trees. Easy trail to follow to BM peak hiking past coffee thru the mist of the mtn hikers must

Room Tip: The house & bunks are very comfortable but the property is so beautiful that you may want to bring a tent & camp or just a hammock.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Matt M
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

We spent two nights at Whitfield Hall in April 2015. We actually like the place but did not care for the lack of warm water for showering, or the poor plumbing.
We loved the cool, fresh mountain air, the beautiful views and the old rustic accommodations. Lack of electricity, and television was not a problem for us but we did miss the warm showers.
We would go again for the fresh coffee, the climate, and the friendly host Everton.
Just wish they would install a solar powered water heater.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Thank ngray2016
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Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places to stay in the Blue Mountains. It's rustic in that there is no electricity or hot water. But don't be turned away, this authentic hostel offers beautiful views, access to hike Blue Mtn. Peak, farm to table meals and all of the wonderful hospitality of Jamaicans.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank fsu4life
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