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Reggae Hostel Reviews

8 Burlington Ave, Kingston 10, St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica

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256 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Security is top notch, gated and there is a security guard all day. Bar in the backyard, air conditioned rooms, bunk beds a little short though. Functional kitchen, big dining/chillout area, guitars lying around. Computer with internet, WiFi. Good information on the billboard about buses, where to get to places, general info. Recommended to anyone but maybe not people wanting to go relax, this is definitely a place to have fun and mix with people.


It was such a blast staying at the Reggae Hostel in Kingston! The staff always catered to everything we needed with a smile and the atmosphere of the hostel was vibing with tons of friendly travelers from all over. I would without a doubt recommend this place to anyone looking to meet interesting people and just have a good time relaxing in the yard.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really nice place for a stay in Kingston. You get to know many people from all around the world and it's pretty relaxing to hang out in the backyard (maybe they could put some plants there, so it would be even nicer). Otherwise, nothing to complain about. Loved staying there!


GREAT breakfast for 3 american dollars

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A safe, friendly, comfortable oasis in a challenging city. Makes Kingston a lot less intimidating. Hostel is a big house on a spacious walled lot. Multiple levels of security including a security guard at night. Neighborhood is residential and seems safe (although you wouldn't walk at night anywhere in Kingston). About 2 km from the Knutsford bus - walkable, but taxi is probably better (~$6). Some rooms have A/C, so be sure to ask. Good wifi. No sign in front, so you have to know the address.


Great location, great staff, great value for money and wonderful people in general! I definitely can recommend this hostel to anyone! Hostel was clean and breakfast was good and cheap. Free coffee and tea was a really nice plus. Missing everyone already!

  • 19th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very safe hostel in kingston. Easy walking to buses, shops, etc. yet organise great nights out and the owner even took us to the beach one day. Perfect place to stay if visiting Kingston


The place is ok, not great nor bad. If you want to do hikes in the blue mountains from there, ask before when the hostel does its tours. It's quite unconventient to get to the mountains and back in just one day without a tour.


I've stayed @ quite a few hostels during my years of traveling... And I'd have to say that reggae hostel is on my top 3 list. The staff here is amazing! Esp Nikki! The property is spacious with plenty of bathrooms (4 to be exact). They even have security at all times! I can't wait to go back and revisit Kingston! Thank you for a wonderful time!!


Very secure and safe hostel in Kingston. Shops and restaurants only a short walk away, and Halfway Tree bus station was about a 10 minute walk away. Nice big yard in the back to chill out and mix with other travellers. The rooms were a little small and tight, but there was plenty of other room elsewhere in the hostel to hang out.


I had a beautiful time in the reggae hostel! Lovely people everywhere! You have to go there!! Ita really clean and it was so much fun!!


Pretty good hostel. Good location, Half Way Tree (big bus station) is a quick walk away. It's in a good part of town, and is on a quiet residential street. I even walked to Devon House and the Bob Marley Museum, and it wasn't too bad of a walk. I stayed on two separate nights though. The first night was good, the second night I noticed the bed I was in had bed bugs...so watch out for that.

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