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Melao Lodge

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Lobby sitting area
Point of interest
Street view
Desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Melao Lodge

Melao Lodge

2.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
75 Calle Betances. Esquina Igaravidez, Vega Baja, PR, 00693

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationParque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo10 min drive
  • Popular LocationBalneario Puerto Nuevo12 min drive
  • Popular LocationBalneario Cerro Gordo14 min drive
  • AirportSan Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.)46 min drive

Room options

About this area

Vega Baja

Located in Vega Baja, Melao Lodge is in the city center. While the natural beauty of Balneario Puerto Nuevo and Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Dorado Beach East Golf Course. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with rock climbing and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo - 10 min drive
  • Balneario Puerto Nuevo - 12 min drive
  • Balneario Cerro Gordo - 14 min drive
  • Playa Los Tubos - 16 min drive
  • Playa de los Tocones - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport (SJU) - 46 min drive


  • Nutritional Spot Herbalife - 18 min walk
  • Burger King - 15 min walk
  • Wendy’s - 13 min walk
  • Mi Viejo Café, Bar & Grill - 8 min walk
  • Church's Chicken - 12 min walk

About this property

Melao Lodge

Hostel in the city center, revitalized in 2021
Located close to Balneario Puerto Nuevo and Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo, Melao Lodge provides a rooftop terrace, a shopping mall on site, and laundry facilities. For some rest and relaxation, visit the 2 hot tubs. In addition to an outdoor entertainment area, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi, with speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices).
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor furniture and secured bicycle storage
Room features
All 11 rooms have comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like separate sitting areas and separate dining areas.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and shampoo
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and separate dining areas


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site

Things to do

  • 2 spa tubs
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping mall

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • In-room microwave
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate in-room dining area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • No elevator


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Renovated entire property - December 2021

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Restaurant dining guides
  • Separate dining area
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Laptop workspace
  • Separate sitting area
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 40 lbs per pet)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 9 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • A television is available for an additional fee
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 percent

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 credit card, debit card, or 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
Mobile payment options include: PayPal and MobilePay
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number ,225985

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
24-hour pool access
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Melao Lodge Vega Baja
Melao Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Melao Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Vega Baja

Frequently asked questions

Does Melao Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is available 24 hours a day.

How much does it cost to stay at Melao Lodge?

As of Mar 23, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Melao Lodge on Mar 29, 2023 start from $99.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Melao Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Melao Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Melao Lodge?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Melao Lodge?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Melao Lodge located?

Located in the heart of Vega Baja, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Balneario Puerto Nuevo, Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo, and Dorado Beach. Dorado Beach East Golf Course and Balneario Manuel Morales are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Melao Lodge and receive a full refund?

Yes, Melao Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Melao Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Me encanto este lugar, definitivamente me quedo otra vez !!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
As a local you’ll know the area and feel comfortable in it - if you like the area. As a tourist, you’ll feel comfortable when you see every entrance way has a lock. From the front door, to the staircase to get into the area where the rooms are, to the rooms. Each lock has its own code. The parking also is gated and locked. The owner/security guy had me feel safe when he showed me he’s a retired police officer and had a firearm in his pants pocket - I assume loaded. The place was super clean and had hot water. I did actually get a good night sleep since the rooms are pitch black with no windows, so you don’t hear anything outside. The owner/security is such a nice guy and the place was decorated very well & astonishingly clean. I was fortunate and only 1 other room was occupied so it was quiet.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023