Best Hostels and Guesthouses in Kingston and the Blue Mountains, Jamaica

Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, is located on the southeastern coast of the island. The city can be divided into "downtown" and "uptown" (or New Kingston). It's a large city with a rich culture and vibrant nightlife.

The Blue Mountains are a region in Jamaica to the north of Kingston. They make up the longest mountain range on the island and include the highest point, Blue Mountain Peak. From there you can see both the northern and southern coasts of the island on a clear day.
How much do hostels in Kingston cost?
Average Dorm Price $22 ($17 to $29)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $57 ($40 to $75)

A party hostel that is great for backpackers and young travellers.

Dorm Bed: $16.80
Private Room: $28.00
Overall Rating: 81%
8 Burlington Ave Kingston 10, St. Andrew , Kingston Jamaica
Reggae Hostel is one of the most popular hostels for backpackers and budget travelers in Kingston, Jamaica. It's located in the Greater Kingston Area and offers relatively easy access to various attractions, beaches, restaurants, bars, and pubs. With this hostel as your base, you can enjoy the culture, nightlife, and entertainment activities that Kingston and Jamaica have to offer. It's about a ten minute walk from the Half way Tree, which is the largest commercial district in Jamaica. From there you can access all forms of public transportation.

This is a hostel that appeals to the young backpacker crowd. If you're looking for a social setting where it's easy to meet other travelers, then you won't be disappointed. The staff here are also great and go out of their way to make sure you're having fun. If you want to experience the rich culture of Jamaica, enjoy some reggae, and generally have a good time, then this is the place to stay. It's affordable and fun and makes a great base for exploring the area.

The hostel has both private rooms and dorms to choose from. Private rooms are twins and both shared bathrooms and en-suite are available. Dorms sleep either four, six, or eight people.

A good option in the Blue Mountains for backpackers and hikers.

Private Room: $35.00
Overall Rating: 87%
Newcastle Road, Middleton , Kingston Jamaica
Prince Valley Guesthouse is about an hours drive from the city of Kingston. It's actually located in the impressive Blue Mountains and it is a relaxing and mellow place to stay. Prince Valley Guesthouse is not actually a hostel, but it is an affordable option for budget travelers. There are five units available. The main unit is large but basic. It has a bedroom with two queen sized beds and one single bed. There's also an adjoining room with a nice sitting area and a table and there's a private bathroom attached. The second unit has two double beds, a private bathroom, and a small refrigerator. There's also a covered veranda where you can enjoy the beautiful Jamaican climate. The third unit has just one single bed, a couch, and a private bathroom. There's also a unit with a double bed and a single bed, a private bathroom, and a large closet. This room offers mountain views. The final option is the "treehouse". It's actually built into a mango tree and it has a double bed and a private bathroom. It is a fun and unique place to stay.

If you want to enjoy a bit of nature not far from Kingston, then this is a good option. There are several verandas that look out on the mountains and the nearby coffee farm. There's a relaxed setting where you can sip coffee or tea and soak up the natural setting. The guesthouse is also just a short drive from Hollywell National Recreation Park where you can enjoy some of the best hiking in the Blue Mountains.

A good option for couples, hikers, and families.

6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell Road, Red Light District, Irish Town , Kingston Jamaica
Blue Mountain Cottages (Rafjams Bed and Breakfast) is another favorite place to stay outside of Kingston in the Blue Mountains. It's actually made up of a group of houses and apartments and it's surrounded by natural beauty and a serene setting. The guesthouse is located between two rivers and there's a cool breeze that keeps the temperatures pleasant. This is the perfect place to escape the noise and chaos of Kingston.

The guesthouse is near many great hiking trails that go into the hills. The staff can also help you organize horseback riding tours or visits to the historical military camp of Newcastle. If you enjoy bird watching, then you can also organize a guided hike to find many different Jamaican birds.

After your busy day exploring the area, you can come back to the guesthouse and have a drink in the Tiki Bar, take a swim in the natural pools, or enjoy a professional massage.

This is a favorite place to stay for visitors who want to experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains and also feel a little pampered. There are private rooms that include twins, three bed rooms, and four bed rooms to choose from.
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