Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Group bookings need a 50% of total price on booking

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."

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

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Judy House Cottages - Both 'Judy House' and 'Kim's Place' Cottages nestle privately in the ¼ acre property in front of the main house, providing you with the utmost seclusion while still feeling secure. You will feel comfortable and at home with all the modern amenities. The lush gardens that surround the cottages are truly stunning. You can glimpse the sea from parts of the back garden.

2 cottages, 2 beds each, 2/3 persons 2 pretty, clean, cozy, compact, self-catering cottages with screened windows and doors. Complete with ensuite hot water bathroom plus fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette. Shady verandah with table and chairs at the cottage front and private patio with table and benches at the back. With AC; fan; hairdryer; iron and safes. Free wifi to connect tablet or laptop with free Netflix Both cottages have shady veranda (porch) with table, chairs, and hammock, plus a private patio with table and benches. Two outdoor kitchens, one with barbeque; 2 outdoor bathrooms and lots of communal areas are also available to you.

Zoe's Garden Room - double private room - 1 double bed 1 or 2 persons - with AC, hot water en-suite bathroom, private entrance, a beautiful fenced tropical garden. Designed for couples and friend’s that can afford a bit more comfort and privacy. A ceiling fan, hairdryer, iron, coffee maker, safe box all provided. Zoe’s private garden has a hammock, sun loungers, table and chairs. (Use of two outdoor kitchens, one with barbeque and lots of communal areas are also available to you).

At the back of the stunning Judy House property are 5 simple but cozy rooms designed specifically for backpackers - people of all ages that are traveling the World, the Caribbean or just Jamaica.

Mango, Papaya, Banana - Backpacker Hostel Rooms - 8 beds, 8 persons are 3 small single rooms. Guava and Jackfruit are one small 2-bed private dorm and one 3 bed mixed dorm. All hostel rooms are outfitted with a single bed, mosquito net, fan, safe box, storage space, bed linens and towels on request.

Micky's - spacious single room that sleeps one person. Separate from the Hostel area with 3/4 bed, reading light, mosquito net, standing fan, safe box, storage space, bed linens and towels on request.

Rita's - spacious double room that sleeps one or two. Separate from the Hostel area with a double bed, reading light, mosquito net, standing fan, safe box, storage space, bed linens and towels on request.

The Hammock Cabanas - (5 hammocks, 5 persons) available in the high, dry season. 2 tented Cabanas, Passion Fruit has 3 single hammocks and Starfruit has 2 single hammocks. Hammocks come with a small mattress, pillow and mosquito net, with a secure shared luggage lock-up, bench and shelves. Sleeping bag liner and blanket can be rented for a small returnable deposit. You are advised to bring a flashlight as the Cabana garden is lit communally but the Cabanas are not.

My licensed ‘One 4 the Road’ Honesty Bar and Cafe’ is open 24/7’s where you can purchase beers, spirits, mixers, sodas, water, juices, tea, coffee, biscuits, chips, small food items to cook, lighters, rolling tobacco, papers and much more. In busy times freshly baked cakes and locals fruits are available to buy too.

Country and Pretty - the Judy House Cottages & Rooms are located just a 10-minute walk from the Caribbean Sea up Westland Mountain Road, in Negril, Jamaica. It’s a great location, set in a friendly local ‘mixed’ community which gives you a very special taste of authentic Jamaican living. A few shops and small local bars are to be found in the neighborhood before you reach the sea. On the local seafront, there are lots of local affordable places to eat, drink, hang out by the sea or chat with locals.

The Backpacker Rooms and Cabanas have the use of shared (and fully dedicated) outside bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and wet weather gazebos. There is a dining area close to the main shared kitchen with outdoor food preparation and dishwashing space. There are sinks to do your own laundry or use the one site service provided by my 2 Housekeepers who you can pay directly to wash for you.

Rooms and Cabanas overlook the beautiful rock and hammock gardens; Jamaican bushland; the moon and stars; plus the Caribbean Sea in the distance. There is a large terraced sun deck with roofed cabana: wifi; table; benches and chairs; sun loungers; outdoor baths and shower.

The Cottages have cable TV (with music channels too), wifi, hairdryer, iron, storage, safe-box, Jamaica made pictures and rugs to give you a real cozy, ‘home from home’ feeling to the cottages. Kitchens are fully equipped with everything you need to cook, juice fruits or just make coffee, tea, etc.

Just minutes from, restaurants, bars, shows, parties, supermarkets, gift shops, banks and of course Negril’s famous cliffs and 7-mile white sand beach are at your convenience. Everything is just a walk or a short local route or charter taxi away. Make the Judy House Cottages & Rooms your home away from home in Negril!

I welcome you to explore and enjoy the foliage and shared amenities throughout the property. Sue McKenzie - Owner/Manager

Local 10% Tax and $1US per night Guest Tax are added by Hostelworld Cottages, Room & Hammock prices. Total Room prices including taxes:-

NOTE 2: Please do not book the Judy House with the expectation of reserving a cheap hotel room and hotel services. Members of the Judy House ‘family’ are expected to play their part in keeping rooms and communal areas clean during and after use, plus recycling garbage and conserving water and electricity. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    Great place and great atmosphere. Staff is really friendly and provide great service. Great idea on the honesty bar.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2019
    had an amazing time at the Judy House !! its so beautiful and quiet, as soon as the sun goes down all you can hear is insects and animals. True Peace . Staff are amazing and a great hostel to meet people and hang out in the cosy communal areas. also your surrounded by plants and fruit trees , doesnt get better !! one of my favourite hostels in Jamaica, youll see me again lots of love
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 May 2019
    Second stay here. If you like being around natural vegetation and ordinary folks I think you will like Judy House. The owner is on the ball when it comes to security, recycling, conserving energy etc. For those of you with back issues the bedding is not flabby. Linen in large cottage was great, in small cottage, acceptable. Everywhere was neat and tidy. Cheery colors.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Jan 2019
    This was a good place to stay in Negril. It's a 10-minute walk downhill to Town where at the corner is a coffee shop/ice cream shop, and also the canoe bar where they had beach access and good food and drinks. We rented bikes and were able to go to the seven-mile beach and ricks cafe in short time. The hostel had lots of places to hang out and had drinks and snacks for sale at the counter. Great staff, very helpful. Enjoyed our stay.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Jun 2019
    The Judy House is all a backpacker needs. Aside from the bathrooms that are mosquito hubs, the rooms are very colorful and cute, the outside lounging areas are nice and rootsy, and the property as a whole is very pretty. Towels included was a big plus, and the self-maintainance concept as well as the honesty bar concept are both creative and nice practices. The staff was very friendly and so were the other travelers I got to meet. Recommended for anyone looking for a simple and affordable stay.
    Greece, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Feb 2019
    Overall The Judy House is an amazing place. The owner Sue, as well as the entire staff, are great hosts, and the others staying were all kind, courteous, and a ton of fun! Looking forward to staying again. Oh, and Martel the security guard is extremely helpful and always makes you feel welcome.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Jul 2019
    Loved this spot. Beautiful secluded and nestled in between fruit trees. The staff was super friendly and helpful.
    Panama, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    11 Aug 2019
    Really nice hostel. Nice room and the shower really good. Is a bit far from seven Mile Beach but close to Westland area. Has a good time.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 May 2019
    A real gem of a hostel in a beautiful place a 7 minutes walk from a beach. It’s a rustic place with lovely hang out areas and very friendly staff. Two small suggestions: have a raised area around the floor of the shower to keep the water from going everywhere rather then asking guest to mop, and let guests know the staff hours; I couldn’t find anyone working one morning and it delayed my check out by a few hours because I had paid a deposit and they had some of my laundry. Overall a good place.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Feb 2019
    I enjoyed this experience most for the people I met. The garden and overall setup was nice. Relaxing and peaceful but can also be loud as people were hanging in the dining area and I was sleeping right next to it :/. I had earplugs and the fan helps reduce the noise but it should be better regulated for those that are sleeping around there. Also the showers didn’t really work. It was either a cold shower or a dribbling hot shower. Def can’t wash your hair well in it. The staff was wonderful!
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Minibar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi