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Bethel Court Guest House

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25 Bethel Court Mount Salem, Montego Bay Jamaica
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#4 of 105 Speciality lodging in Montego Bay
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Bethel Court is a nice friendly youth hostel with a brilliant atmosphere and generous hospitality. We offer the ideal place to meet new, young and exciting people with whom you can explore the Island with.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
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Family rooms
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English
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Fani M wrote a review Jan 2020
Vienna, Austria62 contributions39 helpful votes
This Hostel was very good price value. very cleaned. we stayed in a two bedroom with our own bathroom. AC was there and a kitchen with microwave stove and toaste. A lot cleaner than previous hostels in Jamaica. I lost my phone in a taxi and Steve (manager) was so kind to get it back from the driver and managed to send it to me. Location was a bit remote and you will need taxi service to get into town, beaches and the bar area. Overall very good experience.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Caroline S wrote a review Mar 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark8 contributions4 helpful votes
Lousy lousy lousy place! Booked it somewhat last-minute in lack of an alternative. The kitchen utensils that were there were dirty, the kitchen was dirty, the towels were dirty; however, the bed linen were thankfully clean. Charging US $45 for an apartment here is beyond unreasonable. Even though we had booked in advance, nothing had been arranged and even toilet paper was missing. Not particularly satisfied.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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djsteeluk wrote a review May 2017
london18 contributions21 helpful votes
2nd Stay here. Staff- Very willing to do as much for you as possible. It is self contained apartments so the do give you privacy without be intrusive. Steve the owner is welcoming an accomodating for your needs. Location- only 7-mins drive from downtown MONTEGO BAY, where you can get all you need and mix with the locals. 10mins drive to the local beach with white sand and sparkling clear waters. Located in MT Salem 3 mins drive from the main hospital. The guest house is 3-4 mins drive from the more affluent areas of Westgate Hills and Fairview. The MT Salem is a busy area with lower class/deprived locals. Transport- LOTS of taxis (redplate only) readily available passing the gates of the guesthouse at a cost of only $100JMD. Rooms/Apartment- Had everything you could want to self cater. Very powerful fridge, cooker, electric shower, large beds and Fans, with anti mosquito/flies mesh at the windows. Only problem is all the things are very dated and old. Conclusion- EXCELLENT Value for money and good if you want to visit and interact with the real Jamaica and the people .Downside, local area is poor and can be seen as unsafe/impoverished by some. The property although freshly painted can do with being updated. This is not a tourist style RESORT HOTEL, however I've seen many tourists from UK, CANADA, GERMANY, and USA, visit and are very comfortable
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bob R wrote a review Mar 2017
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This is not a Hotel, it's a converted hostel that has individual apartments. Gated entrance is locked at night and rooms are spacious but not well appointed to North American standards. For those who want an adventure cheap, this is your kind of spot. Bedroom and A/C were fine but remainder of apartment had cottage like furniture. As for location, Mount Salem is a few KM's from downtown (uphill!) and taking a Shared Cab is $1US per person each way. Understanding that everyone travels by Red license plate cabs will help you get into the local culture, whereas a private cab will likely cost $5US per person each way. Local cabs are fun but cars are dirty and banged up. Also, walking in Mount Salem during daylight is fun but white people do stand out whether your dressed like a tourist or not. Would not recommend walking alone at night, cab directly to and from your locations. Although everyone speaks English, don't expect to understand the local slang as it is essentially it's own language. Fun experience for those who are prepared to take a walk on the wild side of living in a local neighbourhood. PS if your staying on a Sunday, be prepared for 8AM Church service, there is an open air church across the street and the singing is loud and interesting, there is also a night service at 8PM as well. Local culture at it's best!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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djsteeluk wrote a review Feb 2017
london18 contributions21 helpful votes
I spent 2 weeks here. Myself and 17yr old son. LOCATION- In Mount Salem, a typical Jamaican residential area with the main hospital being 5mins away. Not a 'TOURIST' resort or area. 20MINS transfer from the airport. 10 mins from the main downtown or centre of MONTEGO BAY I.E. KFC or the BUS PARK. 15mins drive from the HIP STRIP 'Gloucester ave' and the public beach. TRANSFER- They have their own drivers available to take you to most places as a charter (only you in the vehicle) from $500JMD. You can get PLENTY of local taxi drivers RED NUMBER PLATES ONLY who will take you on the taxi route back to the downtown for $100JMD each. However you will collect other passengers on the way, this is true Jamaican living and experience. GUEST HOUSE- Was safe with plenty of other guests, white, black, Chinese, mixed, from all over the world, Germany, USA, UK ETC. There are grills on the front, with locks to be safe ,again this is typical normal Jamaican living. ROOM- I had room 6, VERY large and spacious with a host of amenities to make the stay comfortable. Flooring was tiled as is the bathroom. There was a FAN (living room), AIR CONDITIONING(in bedroom) FAST FREE WIFI, MOSQUITO GRILLS (prevent them coming in), HUGE FRIDGE, DINING TABLE ,COOKER and self catering utensils. The bedroom was HUGE with a SUPERKING size bed which although firm, was COMFORTABLE and could probably sleep 3-4 people . There was another single bed in the living area. Plenty of storage space. SHOWEROOM- HEATED water for warm to hot showers, (due to the weather most Jamaicans use only cold water). HOSPITALITY- Steve who runs the guesthouse was very pleasant, having lived in the USA for many years he knows what is required. He lives at the top of the guest house so is accessible although there ISN'T A FRONT DESK. The rooms get cleaned on request from the guests and fresh towels and flannels(rags) also available. You are expected to contribute to the up keep of your apartment as it's your living space. There is a bin outside that guests can throw rubbish in. The staff are friendly and have good banter and smiles. BAD POINTS- The place is situated 300 metres from a church which can be very loud on a Sunday morning 8am. Place could do with updating, fresh paint or around the taps in the bathroom/kitchen to be cleaned more. This isn't a HOTEL where you are waited on. YOU have completed INDEPENDENCE to make your stay the way you want it. GOOD POINTS- EXCELLENT VALUE for MONEY, ANY good points outweigh any negatives. Let's you experience the real Jamaican culture while feeling safe and secure. TAXI's are available at the entrance of the property REGULARLY (less than 1min). STAFF are all excellent. ROOMS are huge. I don't think you can find a better place for THE PRICE... if you're a tourist that requires being waited on with an all inclusive swimming pool holiday...this is NOT for you. If you are a tourist that likes independence and value for money...YOU'VE got the right place.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$50 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanJamaicaSaint James ParishMontego Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bethel Court Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Bethel Court Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden (6.3 km), Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (5.7 km), and Montego Bay Yacht Club (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bethel Court Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bethel Court Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Bethel Court Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bethel Court Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bethel Court Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tokyo Jo's, Mystic India, and Mystic Thai.
Does Bethel Court Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bethel Court Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Bethel Court Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Barnett Estate Plantation (1.1 km) and The Cage (3.5 km).