Backpacking In The Bahamas: My Dorm Room Stay At Humes House, Nassau, New Providence – Don’t Stop Living
“Name’s Bond, James Bond” – James Bond.
On my 2022 – 2023 Christmas and New Year trip, my last destination in The Caribbean on that trip was The Bahamas. I chose to stay on the island of New Providence, which houses Nassau, the capital city and I went backpacking glory days loyal by choosing a good old dorm room in a hostel. The Humes House Hostel seemed quite centrally located in Nassau and relatively cheap so I opted for this one.
It was atop a hill and I arrived into the Bahamas with torrential rain beating down so I was glad of a bit of shelter – I wasn’t worried about myself of course as I’m not a weather freak – but my backpack houses my laptop and cannot get too wet.
I arrived a bit early and couldn’t check in yet but no problem, I was able to leave my backpack here and after the rain cleared, I headed out to visit another island in The Bahamas – Paradise Island. I would head there with a French backpacker I met on the flight, Antoine and we decided to tour Paradise Island and Nassau together, including visiting the Ocean Club where Daniel Craig aka James Bond once hung out in the hit film Casino Royale.
Later when I checked in, I was in Lignum Vitae dorm room, which had 6 beds. Humes House has a bit of history within this tropical paradise, it’s a newly renovated house, built in the 1930’s and nestled into a quiet community. You are 15 minutes walk from downtown Nassau where you can find local restaurants, beaches, bars, cafes, souvenir joints, both hospitals, and embassies. It’s actually called Humes House Hillcrest.
This hostel was quite small and simple which I felt would give me a chance to meet others here. Unfortunately when I arrived the other three guests didn’t seem so chatty. This was a pity as I was here over New Year’s 2022 – 2023 and instead I headed with Antoine to tour the two islands.
The hostel has a nice kitchen with all amenities.
There are a brace of shared bathrooms.
There is a balcony and garden out the back and front.
There is free Wi-Fi which was important as I was able to get online here after having troubles being online in certain parts of The Caribbean. The second day was actually sunshine in the morning as I welcomed in 2023 here in the sparkling Bahamas.
Here are the details for booking a dorm or a room at Humes House, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas:
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