8 Hostels in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Montego Bay, Jamaica. You can choose from 8 Montego Bay hostels. In total, there are 30 cheap places to stay in Montego Bay such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $22 for a dorm.

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Montego Bay Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Montego Bay, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Montego Bay


(Mobay Kotch is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Montego Bay


(Five Gables Hostel is the best rated)

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Hostels in Montego Bay for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Montego Bay for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Montego Bay? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Montego Bay alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Montego Bay. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Montego Bay (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Montego Bay. To help you make friends with Montego Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

The second largest city in Jamaica, Montego Bay is sometimes called MoBay by its residents. It is a major tourism hotspot in the country. The city is located near a major port and has hills, palm trees, and golden, sandy beaches. There are also many plantations dating back to the colonial era in Montego Bay. Most of the beaches and plantations are open to the public, but some belong to the hotels by the beach.

Staying in Montego Bay is not hard at all. There are many hostels located near the beaches and the hilltop residences. The hostels are typically very affordable, and the food at them is very delectable. Staff of the hostels in Montego Bay are friendly and welcoming. White and gold beaches are in close proximity to most of the residences.

While here, take a trip down to the Doctor’s Cave Beach and Bathing Club. It has mineral spring waters that were once declared as having healing powers by a British doctor. This is one of the main tourist attractions of the city. The beach tends to be a little crowded because of the number of tourists on it, but it is still an experience worth seeing.

If you want a truly magical experience, visit the Rose Hall Great House, which is a plantation house built in the 1700s. Annie Palmer, the owner, was also called the White Witch of Rose Hall and ruled her slaves with black magic powers (according to legend). Learn the tale of her dominion and her husband’s tragic fate.

Another restored mansion in Montego Bay is the Bellefield Great House and Gardens. It is a completely refurbished manor house with surrounding plantations, complete with a sugar mill on the grounds. Visit here for a Jamaican lunch in the traditional style and a great tour of the grounds. The entire city is a slice out of a history book.

Written by local enthusiast for Montego Bay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Montego Bay hostels Jakob Lombardi

Other Nearby Cities
Falmouth Falmouth (28 Km / 17 mi.)
Trelawny Trelawny (32 Km / 20 mi.)
St. Elizabeth St. Elizabeth (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Negril Negril (51 Km / 31 mi.)
Discovery Bay Discovery Bay (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Runaway Bay Runaway Bay (62 Km / 38 mi.)
Treasure Beach Treasure Beach (68 Km / 42 mi.)

FAQ about Montego Bay Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Montego Bay. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Montego Bay. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Montego Bay Hostels

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Mobay Kotch is the best hostel in Montego Bay for families.

Mobay Kotch is the best hostel in Montego Bay for groups.

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  • 1 hotel
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Montego Bay.

Five Gables Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Montego Bay.
It offers: Bar.

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Your Packing List for Montego Bay

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Montego Bay and Jamaica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Montego Bay