A fun, friendly hostel with a pool located in Sandy Bay, Roatan Backpackers' Hostel includes dorm rooms as well as many private options. Just a three min walk to the Sandy Bay beach with great snorkeling, and a five min bus ride to West End, the hostel is set in a residential area to give you a true taste of island living. There's a communal kitchen, and several options have their own private kitchens. Several porches, including a screened porch, as well as the Lizard Lounge with ocean view, garden pergola, and pool deck with lounge chairs give plenty of space for everyone to relax. Complimentary wi-fi. Nearby Octopus Divers offers special rates for hostel guests. For those interested in giving back to the community, there are several volunteering options close by in walking distance, including Clinica Esperanza, Care 4 Communities and sports programs with Sol Foundation.
Specialities and Highlights
The hostel has a warm, family feel, with many guests opting to stay several weeks or months. Outdoor movie nights, BBQs and special dinners with local island dishes are often arranged.
Check in is at 1:00pm, and check out is at 11:00am, however we can accommodate earlier check ins or late check outs, just ask us to arrange.
The hostel is open year round.
Price Style for this Establishment
Rates start at USD $12.00/night in dorm accommodations, with private options ranging from USD $16.00-$60.00.
Actions taken to promote environmental or social sustainability
Roatan Backpackers' Hostel is an eco-friendly hostel, with primarily solar energy for the majority of the hostel, and solar hot water.
All guests are reminded of the importance of turning off fans and lights when not in use.
Light bulbs are all LED.
All landscape lighting is solar.
We have a rain-water collecting cistern.
We also recycle, and encourage our guests to separate recyclables.
Linens and towels are only changed out when necessary.
We also routinely participate in beach/community clean ups, and regularly support the non-profit health care clinic nearby, Clinica Esperanza.
For guests who are volunteering somewhere on the island, we donate 10% of the cost of the stay to the non-profit that they're volunteering with.
We are recipients of the TripAdvisor Green Leader award for our environmental efforts.