At the island’s only hostel, a bare-bones set-up three blocks from Higgs Beach and four blocks from the Atlantic end of Duval Street, the private rooms in particular are an okay option for those looking to economize, with some attempts to spiff them up in terms of amenities and decor such as white IKEA-style furniture. The three hostel rooms (one male, one female, one mixed; 10 beds each), on the other hand, rank among the least appealing of the dorm digs I’ve come across in my travels, at least in the U.S. Service can also be tricky, because while the front office is supposedly open 9:30am to 9pm, I don’t think I’ve ever found it staffed before 2:30pm, nor does it always return messages. Although it’s useful to have this option available, it wouldn’t be my first budget choice.