Let us tell you about the many different types of hostels and cheap accommodation available in the island of Jamaica, so many to choose from. Styles and architectural designs will differ. Some will have a beach while others will not. Others will be located in the mountainous interior of the island while others are smack dab in the middle of the resort town.
Looking for inexpensive hotel accommodation in Jamaica? Consider this, someone's private home.
You can rent a room in someone's home and have your meals prepared by your host or a resident housekeeper. Here you will be experiencing true Jamaican living. You might share meals with the family and partake in their daily activities while in other homes you are the only person in residence.
You can rent a studio apartment which comes with its own amenities such as a kitchenette which contains a stove, a refrigerator and cooking utensils. Here you are responsible for your meals and looking after yourself up until the day you leave. This type of accommodation is ideal for the individual who is seeking to save money. An accommodation like these starts at US $45 upwards. Villa Rentals
No-Frills Accommodation & Hostels
Not be left out are the no-frills bed and breakfast accommodations to be found around Jamaica where you get a room with maybe hot and cold water (or none at all), cable TV (or none at all) and a ceiling fan or air-conditioning unit. This is a place simply to lay your head knowing that most of your day will be filled with countless activities allowing you no time be in your room. Hostels and Guest houses in Jamaica
This type of accommodation is popular with Spring Breakers, Singles and the minimalists who are traveling very light and are bent on wanting to experience Jamaica on a very tight budget. Accommodations like these starts at US $25 Dollars upwards depending on the conditions of the rooms.
Really on a tight tight budget why not pitch your tent or stay at a hostel for $10 US Dollars per night.
Jamaica is not developed for backpackers and campers. Negril is really the only resort area with facilities. A few isolated camp sites are also scattered elsewhere. Many budget hotels will let you pitch your tent and have a shower toilet, and laundry facilities. It is unsafe to camp anywhere in the wild in Jamaica.
Guest houses and Cheap Hotels in Negril and Montego Bay, Jamaica
Guest houses and cheap hotels are the lodgings of choice for Jamaicans when traveling. Most are no-frills properties with a live-in owner who provides breakfast and sometimes dinner. They are an inexpensive option, and they are good places to mix with the locals.
Some are no more than a couple of dingy rooms with shared bathrooms (most guest houses have shared bath). Others are indistinguishable from hotels or faceless motels.
In Jamaica a (B&B) Bed and Breakfast mainly found in Kingston, Negril and Ocho Rios is usually a lodging where the owner is the live-in host and provides breakfast in the quoted room rate. In Jamaica the term is often misused and true B&B are few and far between.