Bethel Court Guesthouse Reviews
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The hostel itself was alsright, but the check-in was horrible. The girl just took my money and left without information, sheets, towel, pillow or change. The owner is nice. The wifi worked superfast and the roomas are clean, but the pillow was unbelievable dirty. The dorms are too small for 6 beds, narrow and smelly. There are 2 supermarkets and food stalls around the hostel. To get into town its 100 Jamaican Dollars by route taxi (every few minutes).
Bethel Court is a wonderful place to stay at. I enjoy spending my last few days in the country there. The area is perfect and the staff is very friendly.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Add kitchen stuff (knives, fork, pots and pans) Improve bed assignation
Unfortunately this hostel is very dirty. The owners didn't welcome us in any way on arrival and didn't show us around or explained anything about the facilities. The hostel is located far from town and beach. The map on the website is not correct which gave us some problems finding the place. I've stayed in many hostels and this was one of the worst, luckily guests there were very nice which made the experience better!
The hostel was overall really okay, you live in an interesting neighboorhood in Jamaica, maybe not the best area but you definitly get to see the real Jamaican life not the tourist version you get in the luxury resorts. There were some nice people staying there as well so it was a cool athmosphere in the hostel and always someone to hang out with in the evening and relax. McKenzie organized good tours and is a really cool guy, he's really helpful.
I was a little frustrated that I didn't have a lock on my locker for the 3 nights I was there. They said they would have new ones the first day I was there. But the place feels very safe with all the locks so I felt ok without one. Still would have been nice.
While finding the hostel is a little complicated the location is nice, the rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly. I will be sure to come back the next time I visit Jamaica.
Steve was very attentive, the driver McKenzie was friendly and informative. It was good to see the natives living life the way they do. It was a wonderful experience
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
This place is great! The owner is great! Richard (a very helpful employee) is great. The only thing i advise is to stay away from mckenzie and his BS tour (no matter the deal he offers). Took a tour to the beach in negril, and to Rickys cafe which is famous because it has a cliff to jump off of into the water but it was pointless because we wernt allowed to get wet!!! So whats the point? Seriously, take the route taxi (1$) to the bus station, and bus to Negril for (2$) or tour with someone else!
Richard and his friends congregated in the veranda, played loud music from the computer and monopolized the communal area. The bathroom wasn't leaned daily. A lock should be on the womans bathroom and a seperate key provided to prevent men from using it and leaving dirty. Will stay again because of convenient location and price but dissatisfied that after complaining to steve nothing changed & the locals were again in the hostel.