Hotbox Bud & Breakfast

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Private beach nearby
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi

Overview of Hotbox Bud & Breakfast

Hotbox Bud & Breakfast

1.0 star property
Guests rated this property 2.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
Lot 22 Caribbean Sub Rd, Salem, Runaway Bay, Saint Ann

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSalem Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationFlavours Beach3 min drive
  • Popular LocationRunaway Bay Beach3 min drive
  • AirportOcho Rios (OCJ-Ian Fleming Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Runaway Bay

Located in Runaway Bay, Hotbox Bud & Breakfast is in the mountains and near a private beach. Shoppers can check out Dunn's River Craft Park, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Dunn's River Falls and Salem Beach. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Salem Beach - 1 min walk
  • Flavours Beach - 3 min drive
  • Runaway Bay Beach - 3 min drive
  • Cardiff Hall Beach - 4 min drive
  • Green Grotto Caves - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) - 73 min drive


  • Sharkies Seafood - 4 min walk
  • Roya Decameron Club - 7 min walk
  • Jerkies - 7 min walk
  • Flavours Beach - 3 min drive
  • Bayside Pastries - 5 min drive

About this property

Hotbox Bud & Breakfast

Adults-only hostel with private beach and coffee shop/cafe
This hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, coffee/tea in a common area and dry cleaning. All 3 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Room service, rainfall showerheads and phones are among the other amenities available to guests. Limited housekeeping is available.
Hotbox Bud & Breakfast offers 3 accommodations with air conditioning. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a rainfall showerhead. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–noon: USD 6-6 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/bath combination

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Shared kitchen access

Outdoor space

  • Garden


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 6 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts mobile payments and cash
Mobile payment options include: PayPal
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property requires a deposit payable by PayPal for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. Guests will be contacted by the property for payment information.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Hotbox Bud Breakfast Hostel Discovery Bay
Hotbox Bud Breakfast Hostel
Hotbox Bud Breakfast Discovery Bay
Hotbox Bud Breakfast Hostel Runaway Bay
Hotbox Bud Breakfast Hostel
Hotbox Bud Breakfast
Hotbox Bud & Runaway Bay
Hotbox Bud & Breakfast Runaway Bay
Hotbox Bud Breakfast Runaway Bay
Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Hotbox Bud & Breakfast
Hotbox Bud & Breakfast Runaway Bay
Hotbox Bud Hostel Runaway Bay
Hotbox Bud & Breakfast Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Overall score and ratings

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Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 3 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 3 reviews
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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Dont Stay Here
It dose NOT look like what u see. Its a house with only a Bed. No TV.

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not the right kind of Jamaican experience!
The only positives about this hotel are Saha (in the office), smoke friendly, and checking out early. Saha helped us out greatly when whe learnt that a staff member tried to hustle us over a $100. We booked to stay 3 nights but left after 2 nights as we simply could not afford to be so far away from alternative restaurants, beaches, amenitites. They offer a car ride into Ocho for $20 and breakfast lunch and dinner is $25 per day, drinks, and rides, tours etc are all at an extra cost as you're not within walking distance to anything. Day trip doesn't include what it says it includes. So I recommend a serious conversation prior to the day trip to clarify just exactly what charges you will be up for and that you will not be paying any more than the agreed price, and that if the tour states to include lunch, that you will be eating lunch today!

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Just don't stay here!
We arrived in the evening and were given no explanation of anything at all. For example, we were given no keys and we were not told that we should not lock the main door of the house so we ended up locking out the couple staying there. We were given a room with shared bathroom (we had booked one with private bathroom). The bed had no sheets but only a couple of sarongs on a dirty-old-looking mattress. Bathroom did not look like it had been cleaned anytime recently. No hot water, only cold and low pressure. We had paid online and in the morning, before leaving, we were asked to pay cash - which we did not do, of course... Finally, from the map it almost looks like this place is close to the seaside, but it is in fact on top of a steep hill on a dirt road (bad road even to the local standards). This place is to be avoided, there are much better alternatives even on a budget.