Best Places for Backpackers in Kingston, Jamaica.

Enjoy backpacking around Kingston, Jamaica without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Top 10 hostels in Kingston, Jamaica.

These are the 10 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Kingston, Jamaica.

1
Widcombe House

96 /100

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Widcombe House

Offering free Wifi, Widcombe House is centrally located in walking distance to DanceJa, Bob Marley Museum, US Embassy, shops, supermarkets, and restaurants. There is free parking, hot water, and washer/dryer. Linens and towels provided....
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Backpackers Hostel

91 /100

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Backpackers Hostel

Backpackers Hostel is centrally located in Kingston, Jamaica and near all major attractions. Also on the property is a Cafe/Bar and Art Gallery which means you can experience the Jamaican culture right here at the hostel. We also offer tours with a local tour guide to the major attractions in Kingst...
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Reggae Hostel

82 /100

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Reggae Hostel

Reggae Hostel is a cool and fun place, great for meeting people. The hostel is located in a house in a semi residential area near Half Way Tree and has a family type of feel where it is really easy to meet new people from all over the world. The hostel is the ideal launch pad to explore the fascinat...
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Kingsworth Hostel

80 /100

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Kingsworth Hostel

Kingsworth Hostel is located in beautiful Jack's Hill, Kingston, about 10 minutes from the city centre. The Hostel has private rooms only. It has a fantastic view of the city with route taxis to take you to the city centre, Bob Marley museum, Devon House and other places of interest. Kingsworth i...
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Labrish

80 /100

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Labrish

labrish is japanese owners guesthouse in Jamaica kingston since 1996. it located mid town shopping area it's called ' halfway thee' and very convenience and reasonable. You can stay 22 us in dormitory, dormitory are mans room (6 beds) , ladies room ( 4 beds) and ladies room has own bath room....
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Belleh 23

78 /100

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Belleh 23

Belleh 23 is a guest-house accommodating creatives (Dancers, Musicians, Artistes, Filmmakers etc.) from across the world. We are located off Charlton Road, a quiet, central part of Kingston 8, close to Halfway Tree, within five minutes’ walk to a 24-hour convenient store, supermarket, restaurants, b...
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Dancehall Hostel

77 /100

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Dancehall Hostel

Dancehall Hostel is perfectly tucked down a lil street in a small community known as Jackson Town in Kingston 19, Queensborough. Occasionally, you will hear the ambient reverb of sound-systems playing and citizen shopping at the corner shops in the areas which give visitors the authentic feeling o...
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Blue Mountain Cottages - Rafjams Bed and Breakfast

71 /100

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Blue Mountain Cottages - Rafjams Bed and Breakfast

Lost in the magnificent Blue Mountains, RafjaM Bed & Breakfast is a group of houses and apartments. Between two rivers, the houses are in the middle of the nature. Protected from the breeze by the hills and warmed up by the sun, the cove is a little paradise. Away from the noise and the heat of Kin...
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9
Jacks Hill Tropical Arcadia

46 /100

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Jacks Hill Tropical Arcadia

We are twins who are now welcome guests from all over the world to stay at our former childhood home. We enjoy being a part of fond memories of those who stay with us. The rooms are more spacious than the typical. Yard is filled with tropical flowers and fruits which we love for guests to taste. The...
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Ragamuffin Hostel & Coffee Bar

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Ragamuffin Hostel & Coffee Bar

We are excited to announce that Raggamuffin Hostel is now open for its soft launch. This means that we are ready to welcome guests but are putting on the final touches, to make your stay even more memorable. Thank you and see you soon! Among the various facilities of this property are a garden, a...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Kingston, Jamaica.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Kingston, Jamaica.

If you're already planning to visit Kingston, Jamaica - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Perfect for Outdoor Activities

It was a sight to behold the last time I visited. I went in October which was a rather rainy month, so I suggest visiting in summer where there is a better chance of great weather. It had been raining quite often the week before so the stone pathway and grass were damp in some places. As a walked in I was awed that such a green haven could be found right outside the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica. The path leads into a circle with lots of shrubberies, including chairs and tables with ample shade at the right time of day. Leading off from the circle are several paths moving outward and deeper into the garden. There is also a gazebo, just in case you don’t feel like having a picnic in the grass. If you are up to hiking there is a small hill which I imagine offers a great view at the top, right next to the gazebo. The wonderful tall palm trees are a sight to see. I don’t think I’ve seen palms that tall anywhere else in Jamaica. If you are a plant fanatic, this is your place to be as the trees and shrubs are labeled. Some of them no longer exist on the island while others retain their place of birth and have spread all over the country.  The group I went with had a picnic in the shade after we played some fun outdoor games. It’s perfect for any type of outdoor activity since it has lots of grass and shady spots.

Christine Collins

Kingston

With some of the warmest people, you will ever find, Jamaica is divided into 14 fourteen parishes. Here are my thoughts on each: Kingston The life of the party will like it here. It’s busy, full of vibes and is party central for Jamaicans and tourists alike.The parish is actually apart of an area called Kingston and St. Andrew and is only a small fraction of the parish. Here lies Trench Town– birthplace of Reggae legend Peter Tosh, home to Bob Marley… and the Wailers.

Colette Campbell

Kingston, Jamaica: Top 10 must see sites

Though Kingston is the capital of Jamaica, it is one of the places least visited by tourists on the island. This is because Kingston serves as more of a business hub for the country and so lacks some of the islands typical charm that is more often found on it’s north coast. There are however quite a few must see geographical, historical and cultural sites that lend themselves to getting a more comprehensive experience of Jamaica. Here is a top 10 list of must see sites in Kingston:

Jodi-Ann Masters

Jamaica: The secret Third-World Country

In January 2014, I embarked on an adventure with my sister to Jamaica, I had no idea what I was getting into and it was shock to the senses when I finally did arrive. I touched down in Kingston on a hot January afternoon; I had waited for three months, with anticipation, to finally see my family’s home country and I was excited to meet people that I wouldn’t necessarily associate with in England and to understand the culture of my ancestors. I had done my research into Jamaica before heading there, talked to a family friend who had been there several times and I was in high spirits, eager to get stuck into a country that I had never been before. I remember the drive from the airport to where we were staying and I also remember, vividly, the look of horror that passed between my sister and I as it finally dawned on us that Jamaica wasn’t the tropical paradise that we had, so foolishly, envisioned.

Abena Malcolm

5 Budget Things To Do In Kingston On The Weekends

Whether you are from Jamaica, or you are a tourist, there are many fun things that can be done in Kingston on the weekends; even with a small Budget. The perception that many people have is that if you really want to have a good time, you would need to spend a lot of money. Below are 5 activities you can do in Kingston that can be tailored to your needs and will suit any budget.

Mouricia Allen

Kingston, Jamaica Travel Guides

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