It is more like a Bed & Breakfast than a Hostel - owner Courtney provided breakfast which was lovely. Could use computer and kitchen - great! I was the only one staying at the time. It is a 10 minute route taxi ride up a winding road in the hills behind Kingston.
Kingsworth is located in beautiful Jack's Hill, St Andrew, in rural Jamaica above the city capital Kingston. The residence which is located on a prominent center of its neighborhood surrounded by flora and various fruit trees, cedar trees, many exotic plants and flowers which add substantially to its character. What better way to enjoy nature Kingsworth is a taste of royal living for visitors. Kingsworth is an excellent choice for visitors, international and local escaping the trappings of high-end hotels and bustling cities and tourist traps for the harmonious serenity of a rural layback setting. Kingsworth is more homely living accommodations especially tourist looking for a more genuine taste of local lifestyle.The rooms are separate, however, the bathroom and kitchen is shared. The bathroom has an entry from both rooms. The larger room has a double bed and i can had a smaller bed if needed. The smaller room has one single bedroom. The house sits on 8 1/2 acres of land. There are many mango, and fruit trees throughout the property and has an excellent view of Kingston. It's about two miles down the hill to the city and guest can get a route bus/taxi (-US$1) each way. I will be on site most of the time to be host for the guest, and will do tours, hiking to blue mountain and its environs.Please note : Cancellation policy : 72hCash only on arrivalCheck in Time: 12:00Check out time: 12:00Minimum night stay: 1Taxes included: yes
Please note : Cancellation policy : 72hCash only on arrivalCheck in Time: 12:00Check out time: 11:00Minimum night stay: 1Taxes included: yes
Jack's Hill Road, Jack's Hill, St. Andrew
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It is more like a Bed & Breakfast than a Hostel - owner Courtney provided breakfast which was lovely. Could use computer and kitchen - great! I was the only one staying at the time. It is a 10 minute route taxi ride up a winding road in the hills behind Kingston. Road & driving a little scary at first and they cram you into the taxis at times (I guess you could hire them for yourself if you don't want to share)? It has a lovely view to Kingston below, surrounded by forest and fruit trees and there is a little shop across the road.
Courtney is also a tour guide, he is very informative, friendly and will take you anywhere. I think his website is Jamaica Tour Guide. His airport transfer is much cheaper than a taxi. He is soon to renovate apartment below, which will give more privacy (the hostel is his family home). Got to meet locals. Want to swim - I paid for one at the Sandhurst Hotel, 15 minute walk from route taxi stop. There is also a pool at YMC in Kingston and at other hotels.
It is rustic from the outside but fine inside. Almost a home away from home!
It was the best price for accommodation I found in the Caribbean.
I should have done & seen more in Jamaica but was trying to get over a cold - so spent a day reading 1 of Courtneys books (about a son of Bob Marley) and 2 other days sight seeing in Kingston (I only had 3 days in Jamaica).
Had a nice time, thanks Courtney.
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