Hostels in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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Get to know Ocho Rios (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 Ocho Rios. To help you make friends with Ocho Rios before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Ocho Rios concentrates the spirit of Jamaica into one place -- sun; beach; attractive, friendly people; music; dance; laughter ... this is not a place to come to and get bored. It's almost impossible to do so!

Although most tourists would associate Ocho Rios (and the vast majority of Jamaican seaside towns and cities) with all-inclusive resorts, there is more to Ocho Rios than life inside a hotel. It's true that big hotels are plentiful and concentrate a lot of the visitors, but you can definitely stay in smaller accommodation options and have the time of your life. Ocho Rios is divided mainly into two areas -- the center of town (where smaller Ocho Rios hostels and guesthouses can be found) and the surrounding areas where the big resorts have planted themselves, normally several kilometers away. 

Between locals and tourists, downtown Ocho Rios is full of life. There are plenty of shops and services common to any small city and the tourist-oriented businesses, such as restaurants, bars, clubs -- and, of course, crafts markets with Bob Marley's face printed on all sorts of items! The port in town is a stop for a lot of cruise ships going around the Caribbean, so things get busy during the day while tourists are on land, but it turns into a calmer pace in the evenings, when only locals and the few tourists that stay downtown remain. It's only later at night that things start picking up again, when bars and clubs blast music that will attract the residents as well as tourists, even those seeking for an alternative to the all-inclusive life-style available in the big resorts.

Written by local enthusiast for Ocho Rios hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ocho Rios hostels zararock

FAQ about Ocho Rios Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ocho Rios. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ocho Rios. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 3 Hostels in Ocho Rios. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Reggae Hostel Ocho Rios is the best rated hostel for partying in Ocho Rios.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Ocho Rios

Your Packing List for Ocho Rios

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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:

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Ocho Rios 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 Ocho Rios, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
2 Party hostels in Ocho Rios
Reggae Hostel Ocho Rios is the best rated
6 Average rating of all hostels

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