San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Tamarindo Hostel Rates and Deals
Tamarindo Hostel San Pedro Sula Reviews
Little hostel in the big city Jun 21, 2011
The Tamarindo hostel is the main hostel in San Pedro Sula, and the cheapest place to stay within the big city. With a few shops and restaurants a short walk away, it seems to be in an idea location. This is just as well, San Pedro is not the most 'pedestrian friendly' city that I have ever been too, I'd heard allot about its reputation before I arrived, and whereas I found the stories to be exaggerated, they are not without an element of truth.
The hostel itself is pretty average, covered in pretty artwork. The rooms are fine, cleaned daily which is always a good thing, the bathrooms, though small are well furbished, the showers came with 'warmish' water (not that you'd want it in this climate) which is something many of the other hostels in Honduras have in shorter supply.
There is a balcony on the upper floor that serves well as a drinking spot amongst the hostel stayers, and this place is pretty popular so your never going to be in short supply of drinking buddies. Most people seem to use San Pedro as a 'stop over' destination, so you'll be meeting a few different people, and saying good bye to other fairly rapidly. The downstairs common room is pretty cosy if you feel like staying in and watching a film (the hostel has a fair supply). The most striking thing about the hostel I find is the abundance of rather quirky artwork. I had a few semi drunk debates about what they mean, the eventual outcome of the said conversations pointed to the decision that they were Egyptian sexual artwork (how true this is however...)
The hostel has a small shop that sells a variety of essentials from water to toothpaste, more importantly cans of beer for $1 each, these beers are actually kept in a fridge, which overtime I have learnt is a rarity about these places. The staff are all pretty friendly, very helpful, one of them even sat down to dinner with my group, he was a pretty funny guy, it has to be said I am a fan of hostel staff/management mingling with guests.
One thing you are going to want to watch out for are the taxi services, the prices seem rather expensive for airport runs ($15), other then that, this is the place to be if you find your self in San Pedro. Also you might want to make friends with the machete wielding security guard (it might sound scary, but many locals wield them, or guns of course...)
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!