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BahaSea Backpackers

Beach hostel with spa, near Cable Beach

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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560 West Bay St, Gambier, New Providence, Bahamas
7.6.Good.
  • It was not what i paid for, the staff was not understanding and sent me and my wife to an…

    Mar 10, 2020

  • What a neat place right on the water. Very unassuming and casual international hostile.…

    Mar 5, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Transport options
Walkable
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning

What’s around

  • Cable Beach - 40 min walk
  • Caves Beach - 10 min walk
  • Lake Cunningham - 22 min walk
  • Crystal Palace Casino - 27 min walk
  • Love Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Junkanoo Beach - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only, Non Smoking
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Economy Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, 3 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Economy Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ocean View
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds, Ocean View

Location

560 West Bay St, Gambier, New Providence, Bahamas
  • Cable Beach - 40 min walk
  • Caves Beach - 10 min walk
  • Lake Cunningham - 22 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Cable Beach - 40 min walk
  • Caves Beach - 10 min walk
  • Lake Cunningham - 22 min walk
  • Crystal Palace Casino - 27 min walk
  • Love Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Junkanoo Beach - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Pirates of Nassau Museum - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Straw Market - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Queen's Staircase - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Saunders Beach - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Haynes Oval - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km

Getting around

  • Lynden Pindling Intl. Airport (NAS) - 5 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 18 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (14 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Full-service spa

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hostel's full-service spa.

The spa is open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • BahaSea Backpackers Hostel Nassau
  • BahaSea Backpackers Hostel
  • BahaSea Backpackers Nassau
  • BahaSea Backpackers Nassau
  • BahaSea Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • BahaSea Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nassau

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sapodilla Estate (9-min walk), Blue Sail (14-min walk), and Olives Meze Grill (2 mi).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Crystal Palace Casino (3-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as beach yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. BahaSea Backpackers also has private pools and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
7.6.Good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    We stayed for two nights. Including tax, we paid $470 Canadian (350 USD). It was not good value for money. I sent an email prior to our arrival requesting a room on the top floor. Upon check-in, we were put in a room directly beside the lobby on the main floor. It was extremely loud. The first night, two people were screaming fighting at 1am. The second night, someone was apparently trying to checkin at 6am and continuously yelled “HELLO” at the front desk. A big issue was that there was NO SHOWER in our room. We only had a bathtub. At this price point, there should be a shower.. Also, this was an ocean view room, but due to the fact that our balcony was a common shared area, people were always sitting directly outside our room which meant we had to keep the curtains closed at all times. People were yelling on phone calls on the balcony until late. The sliding glass door was so drafty that we had to stuff the cracks with towels to reduce the draft so the curtains would stay shut. The facilities are very run down. Pros: bus stops directly outside the hotel, there are a few good restaurants within a 5-min walk, beach is very close, staff was pretty friendly. Cons: everything else.

    Sam, 2 night romance trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The location of this property was amazing! Right on the water, next to a public beach, near a lot of restaurants (Spritz and twisted Lime are very good!), and it’s very easy to get into downtown Nassau by bus. The beds are comfortable, the staff is very friendly, and there’s plenty to do around. It was also great if you just wanted to lounge and read a book. The facilities could use some investment, especially in the kitchen as well as some furniture upgrades, but overall a very good stay.

    Pc8989, 4 night trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    50 % propety under construction,rest bad shape,old and some not function.

    8 night trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Flooding in room next door

    Private room that we booked with the expectation of a balcony had no windows, was in the basement, and the room next was flooding so our room and the hallway smelled damp. Luckily we were only there for one short night as we had an early morning flight. Facilities seemed nice, beautiful view and nice resturants were walkable.

    1 night trip, Feb 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The hostel location is great, with a very nice patio and sea views. Bus stop at the front and stores, gym, restaurants at walking distance. Everything was very clean. To improve: WiFi is only available by reception desk and there’s a kitchen but it could use more/new kitchenware.

    Jen, 2 night trip, Feb 23, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    I loved the view and closeness to the sea. I did not like that they advertised free breakfast and nothing was provided.It cost 10.00 and you had to order it. Plus Air conditioning was out in room, no screens had to open sliding door wall to get air as it was hot and smelled strongly of mold. I had problems breathing and had to leave door open. People were walking by outside and the last night before we left were talking way past when it was supposed to be quiet right outside my bed area..Mere feet away. Anyone could have walked in but had to open for health reasons. Property as a whole needs a facelift.It was once beautiful but is rather run down looking now and a bit shabby.If you are a young backpacker this could be your place but as an older traveler who appreciates the comfort of a clean quiet room it was not a good fit for us.We will not go back. There were many things advertised that were not true. Description of facilities needs updating.

    2 night romance trip, Feb 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thelma, chef, and staff felt like family! They ran a quaint, tidy location, a true Oasis with plenty of options to stay near the site and about 20 minutes from downtown Nassau. All the lovely travelers here were pleasant, great company. Loved it here; will come back.

    MomBlog, 1 night trip, Feb 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We cam to the hostel at 945 pm. Hmand therebwas NO staff present. zNone

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 15, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This is the worst accommodation I have ever had. It is substandard by any measure. The toilet barely flushes, the bathtub is clogged. There is no shower, only a hand-held piece on the tub, but there is also no shower curtain so if you use the hand-held piece you spray the whole bathroom. The lighting in the bathroom is inadequate. The room itself is dark, dingy and depressing. It is on the ground floor and gives onto busy West Bay Street. It is furnished with cheap, beat up furniture. The bed is uncomfortable and you can feel the springs. There is a ductless air conditioning unit above the bed which is so noisy with a clinking metallic sound that you can’t use it and even if you could it would blow right on you which would not be comfortable. There is also a ceiling fan with a bare light bulb which is equally noisy and you can’t leave the window open because there is no screen and it is on the ground floor so you don’t know what might crawl in. Besides there is too much traffic noise. For all this they charge $US170/night. They also insist on putting a wrist band on you when you check in as if you were in hospital.

    1 night trip, Feb 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow the view of the sea is so amazing from everywhere, you get to have access to the beach ( less then 2 minutes walk)

    Rosy, 6 night trip, Feb 2, 2020

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