Hostels and Cheap Places to stay in St. Ann, Jamaica

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

Guess what? St. Ann is also named and spelled St. Ann Runaway Bay - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Runaway Bay, found in the St Ann Parish on the north coast of Jamaica, is a natural expanse of beaches that could be called one of the most beautiful places on the island. The resort is only a little while away from the famous Discovery Bay, found by Christopher Columbus on his travels, and was once an escape route for slaves - hence its name.

Typically, Runaway Bay is the perfect place to put up your feet and just relax on the beautiful coastline. This part of the island exists purely to make visitors happy, with plenty of great restaurants, bars, and places to stay. The surrounding area is all lush seascapes and scenery, a tranquil, picturesque hotspot for beach-loving tourists.

Hostels here in St Ann Runaway Bay are guesthouse and dormitory style accommodation for the most part, and will help you to feel as if you are living the life of luxury without paying for the cost of the more expensive hotels. Sharing with new friends, all in search of that relaxing atmosphere, you will find that hostels are the perfect option for you if you want to save a little money for that sunny Jamaican holiday.

A hostel in Runaway Bay is ideal for travellers, as there are many attractions in the St Ann Parish that can be easily reached during a day trip. For example, Nine Mile was the birthplace and final resting place of the legendary Bob Marley, and the Green Grotto Caves, a network of subterranean labyrinths, are also nearby. You can also adventure to Cranbrook Flower Forest, and see a different kind of beauty, which you will find in abundance.

Runaway Bay offers the option to escape from everyday life and experience the simplicity of paradise. Live the dream and travel around the Jamaican island with ease by staying at one of the hostels you can find here.

Written by local enthusiast for St. Ann hostels

Written by local enthusiast for St. Ann hostels Jakob Lombardi

Your Packing List for St. Ann

Your Packing List for St. Ann

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for St. Ann 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:

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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Other Nearby Cities

Ocho Rios (1 Km / 0.9 mi.)
Tower Isle (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Priory (12 Km / 8 mi.)
St. Mary (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Oracabessa (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Runaway Bay (24 Km / 15 mi.)

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