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1.0 / 5
3 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

Popular LocationFlavours Beach3 min drive
Popular LocationRunaway Bay Beach3 min drive
Popular LocationOcean View Beach4 min drive
AirportOcho Rios (OCJ-Ian Fleming Intl.)44 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Sativa)

    Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Sativa)

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom (Indica)

    Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom (Indica)

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Beach View (Kush)

    Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Beach View (Kush)

    Room amenities

    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Queen Beds
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About this area

Runaway Bay

Located in Runaway Bay, Hotbox Bud & Breakfast is near a private beach. Dolphin Cove is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Green Grotto Caves and Dunn's River Falls. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Flavours Beach - 3 min drive
  • Runaway Bay Beach - 3 min drive
  • Ocean View Beach - 4 min drive
  • Cardiff Hall Beach - 4 min drive
  • Golf Club at Jewel Runaway Bay - 8 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Hotbox Bud & Breakfast

Adults-only hostel with private beach and restaurant
This hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, 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 the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads. 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 transportation

Free self parking

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/café
1 bar
Room service available
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Snack bar/deli

Guest services

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


Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Bathroom (partially open)
Rainfall showerhead
Shower/tub combination

Food and drink

Shared kitchen

Outdoor space



Individually decorated
Individually furnished



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. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time 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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 are 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 only accepts cash for all bookings.  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. For additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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
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Dont Stay Here

It dose NOT look like what u see. Its a house with only a Bed. No TV.

Pros: Nothing at all

Cons: Everything

Location: There Nothing around. U have to take a Cab to the closest town.


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!

Pros: Saha was nice, and the view was okay.

Cons: I recommend honest and thoughful staff.

Location: If you value location, then you should not stay here.


  • 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.