One of the longest-running and most popular budget options in Placencia, and it’s fitting that this classic two-story converted home survived Hurricane Iris. You’ll find a convivial hostel-like atmosphere—travelers from around the world make up the guest list. There’s even a good ocean view from the shared balcony on the second floor, a real steal in this price range. Rooms are simple and clean, although a few can be a bit cramped. The twelve-room house has six shared bathrooms (four of which have showers), which are kept immaculate. The four cabanas and one apartment have their own bathrooms. Guests have free use of the kitchen that takes up the ground floor of the amiable Lydia Villanueva’s private home next door.

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