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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

one week in advance.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Cash balance is due on arrival, thank you.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Five Gables is a cozy Villa with a private pool overlooking the garden, filled with tropical fruit trees. With a large Veranda and view of the Caribbean Sea, its the perfect place to kick back and make yourself at home.

Ironshore is a quiet suburb of Montego Bay, popular for villas and vacation homes. It is located a 5 minute drive from groceries, restaurants and other shopping, 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown MoBay. The popular Gloucester Avenue, or 'Hip Strip' with great beaches, restaurants and entertainment is located about 12 minutes away.

Rooms:
We have 3 room types: a 6 bed mixed dorm, a single room with a full size bed, and a double room with a queen size bed and a day bed. We also have a Great room (common room), kitchen, 3 bathrooms, laundry room with washing machine, veranda and a swimming pool. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and a coffee maker.

6 Bed Mixed Dorm
The mixed dorm is spacious and has 3 bunks with 6 twin size beds. There is a ceiling fan and standing fan but the sea breeze through the full height windows normally does the trick and keeps the room cool on its own. There is also an adjacent bathroom with a toilet, sink and a bathtub with hot water. The cost of the mixed dorm is $25 per person per night.

Single Room
The single room has a full size bed and easily accommodates 1 person. There is a ceiling fan and a standing fan. There is an adjacent bathroom with a toilet, sink and a shower. The cost of the single room is $50 per night.

Double Room
The double room is majestic with its antique furniture, view of the swimming pool and the Caribbean Sea, and its spacious layout. It has a queen size bed and a full size day bed. This room measures 28 feet by 16 feet (8.5 meters by 5 meters) which includes the private bathroom and closet. The private bathroom has a toilet, sink and bathtub with hot water. There are full height windows, a ceiling fan and a standing fan. The cost of this room is $35 per person per night or $80 for the whole room.

Features:
Free Wifi, washing machine (US$5, J$500), towels, linen, free parking, lockable front gate, swimming pool, radio, book exchange, common room, airport transfers, fans.

Transportation:
Arrival: Take an airport taxi to Five Gables, which should cost around US$25. Depending on availability, we may be able to arrange a pick up from the airport. We also can arrange transportation for you back to the airport for your departure.
Local runs: We have relationships with several taxis that can take you wherever you need to go such as to the nearby Blue Diamond and Whitter Village shopping plaza (for food, supplies, ATM, Cambio, Western Union, and local SIM card shop), to the beaches or downtown Montego Bay for reasonable prices.

Trips to nearby towns: With advance notice, we can also arrange transportation for excursions to nearby towns such as Negril, Falmouth and Ocho Rios.

Tours:
Tours of local places of interest and off-the-beaten-trail spots can be arranged with our local Montego Bay residents and friends of Five Gables.

Security:
The property is well lit at nights and all the windows and doors are grilled for an additional layer of protection.

Garden:
We have many fruit trees that range from Ackee, Breadfruit, Soursop, June plum, aloe, Pomegranate, Orange, Jamaican apple, Julie mango, East Indian mango, Almond, and of course fresh limes (perfect for that rum and coke or the house favorite: rum and coconut water). Feel free to pick and enjoy as many fruits as you like. For the adventurous types, who may try cooking ackee, please make sure the ackee pods are open before they are picked.

History:
Five Gables was built by North American Snowbirds in the 1960s as a private villa for winter escapes to the tropics. It’s design is authentic post colonial Caribbean architecture, with a large Great room (common room) with high vaulted ceilings and large bedrooms. The house still has the original wood shingle roof and the original terrazzo tile floors. There is a large Verandah that overlooks the swimming pool and faces the Caribbean Sea. Throughout the house, there are plenty of windows that invite the sea breeze in keeping the interior cool and comfortable. Five Gables is situated in one of the best neighborhoods in Montego Bay and is now a hostel for you to enjoy.

Places of Interest around Montego Bay:
Historical: Sam Sharp Square, The Cage, The Civic Center, The market, Rose Hall great house, Greenwood great house, Bellefield Great house, Good Hope Plantation (Falmouth), St. James parish church, The craft market, The aqueduct. Beaches: Doctor’s Cave, Cornwall Beach, Dead End Beach, Tropical Beach, Seawind beach club. Jamaican Food and Bar: Scotchie’s, Far Out Fish Hut, Chill Out Hut, Caribatik, Pampi’s, Pork Pit, Jerky’s, Dead End Bar, Zion Bar, Mo Bay Proper, KFC, Island Grill, Juici Patties. Shopping and Banking: Blue Diamond, Whitter Village, Megamart, Fairvew, Half Moon Shopping Village, Shoppes at Rosehall. Restaurants: House Boat, Marguerites by the Sea, The Pelican, Yacht club, Robbie’s, Bigg’s, Pier 1. Nightlife: Hip Strip, Pier 1, Keg, seasonal parties. Fun: Chukka activities, Dolphin Cove, Martha Brae Rafting (Falmouth), Great River activities, watersports

Five Gables Polices & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00
Check out before 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

General:

No curfew.
The property is not wheelchair accessible, though the house is one story. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Apr 2022
    Wow, just wow. Amazing Place, Clean, tidy, great hospitality and safety. My first time in Jamaica backpacking from the UK Midlands for 8 days. Highly recommended for backpackers, Couples and groups. Ultra safe location. Great owners Ian/Corry and the team Its an open house i.e kitchen, bathroom, living room is open to all guests. Very clean, Covid clean with sanitizers all over the place. They have great contacts to get you anywhere and everywhere, the knowledge and advise is so valued. HOME.
    British Virgin Islands, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Mar 2022
    Amazing experience! Ian was incredibly helpful with helping me plan my adventures and finding the proper transportation. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Montego Bay! Can’t wait to return & stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Feb 2022
    Ian is honestly the best host one can ask for. He really tries to help every way he can. I had an amazing stay at Five Gables! Thank you for everything!!!
    Belgium, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Nov 2021
    Amazing host, inviting home. No complaints. I was elated from the moment I arrived. Checkout out was major bummer — I didn’t want to leave. Need to stay longer next time.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Nov 2021
    Me and my friend had a wonderful stay at five gables with Ian. The best hostel we ever visited in Jamaica. It was a pleasure to stay there.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Oct 2021
    Great experience! Ian is the man !
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Mar 2021
    Everything and everyone was very lovely. Wished I could have stayed longer. Definitely will put it on my list for when I return to Jamaica. Bless up!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Jun 2022
    This was the last leg of our Jamaica trip. Our two night mother and daughter stay at Five Gables was amazing. From the moment we arrived at the gate, we were met with good vibes. Ian goes above and beyond in making guests feel welcome. The home is very comfortable and Ian pays great attention to detail to ensure his guests enjoy their stay. Much of our time was spent just lounging around the well appointed outdoor space. We feel like family and can't wait to return. Thanks, Ian!!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Mar 2022
    Great hostel but fore and great host!! Definitely coming back
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 Jun 2022
    I’ve actually never left a review before. Quite frankly because I haven’t allocated time to do so - but Ian at Five Gables deserves one. He’s wonderful. Treats you like a family member. Makes you feel like you’re home. Extremely accommodating. Etc. Etc. I was very satisfied with my stay.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Jamaica

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Jamaica

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Jamaica

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Jamaica

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Jamaica

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