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Cedar Ridge Lodging Reviews

lot #2 Cedar Ridge, Bogue Hill, St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica

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49 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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The hostel is far from the attractions, the beaches and from everything ... Even if the hostel has a beautiful view doesn't compensate for how far it is, the person who is in charge of the hostel (Lisa) is rude and every time we asked about places to go she just didn't know anything - Cedar Ridge didn't have a curfew but the few times we got there past midnight Lisa would be very off. I wouldn't recommend this hostel has more cons that pros isn't clean, bad service, far for walking distance.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The owner, Arlene, is a gem and a font of information about Jamaica, its culture and its history. She goes the, proverbial, extra mile to assist you with guidance, directions and planning. She is a walking history book about the country and its people. Cedar Ridge is a little off the main drag, but this contributes to its tranquility. We plan on staying there again when we return. And, we will be staying there again. Cedar Ridge isn't just a place to stay. Arlene and crew make it an experien


It was a beautiful house and the family was really nice and kind. But it wasn't well located, we had to go down the hill and then find a taxi (and during week end it's harder) to go downtown, just for grocery. And it was harder to find a taxi who go up the hill. But except that, evertything was perfect.

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings. Thanks much for taking time to respond to your CR experience. It was a pleasure to have you. CR IS up a hill, we are NOT a beach location. Bogue Hill is a small community which increases our security & our isolation from the hustle & bustle of the city & creates the peaceful atmosphere that our travelers seek after a day at the beach. Unfortunately while we agree this makes us a little inaccessible - the route taxis are known to us & bookable when need.


Seriously super amazing views from a nice porch in a well designed home. Very relaxed place. But because they do not actually say they have hot water on the website-they believe it is okay not to tell you it is broken.or even consider lowering the price. Maybe its not a big deal,but it leaves a bad taste. Otherwise the owner is very helpful and a font of interesting cultural bits. Otherwise

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings. Thanks for taking time to respond to your CR experience. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations of hot water, but we do not advertise that we have hot water! We live in a tropical climate & while water is a definite necessity having it hot has never been a requirement of our guests & in fact many love the fact that we have such wonderful facilities for the price and the location. We are working on solar power & will install in time - but for now we apologize..


Cedar Ridge hostel is a lovely and peaceful place because of Arlene the manager and the locality. Thank you Arlene for all your try to and doing! Ola

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