Funky Studio Apartment
Hosted by Afifa
Afifa is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A funky studio in the lush hills of St. Andrew. 7 minutes from shopping, restaurants and grocery stores. 25 mins by bus to downtown Kingston. Ideal for short visits. Perfect for artists and creative types looking for a unique Jamaican experience.

The space

The SO((U))L HQ is a cozy studio apartment in a cool valley of Stony Hill, St. Andrew. The SO((U))L team has created a haven tucked away off-the-main, great for soul searchers and creative types in need of inspiration and rejuvenation. The apartment sleeps 2 comfortably on a queen sized bed.

Located in a safe residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kingston, the HQ welcomes everyone who needs to be away from the hustle and bustle. If you're nimble, a brisk 10 minute walk can serve as cardio and get you to the nearest bus stop. Buses run along a main road that takes you directly to Manor Park (7 mins by car/bus) or Stony Hill Square (3 mins by car/bus) for grocery stores, shopping, restaurants and ATMs.

On the same bus route transport hubs like Half-Way-Tree (15 mins) & downtown Kingston (25 mins) are relatively close by. Buses are the most affordable means of transportation but private taxicabs can be arranged. Since the SO((U))L team lives on the same property it's always easy to hitch a ride with a contribution for gas.

The apartment is private and self-contained with a basic kitchenette that has a kettle, utensils & a cooler. Since there isn't a stove or a fridge this spot is ideal for low-maintenance travelers who want to feed their spirits more than they want to cook gourmet meals. With crickets and birds as your neighbours, and revitalizing early morning showers (no hot water) the SO((U))L HQ is the perfect place to kick back or find fodder for your next creative project.

Amenities include:

Free wireless internet
Bath and bed linens
Kitchenette (utensils, French Press coffeemaker)

At affordable prices we offer airport pick up/drop off and SO((U))L Tours of Kingston.

The space is maintained by a warm, Kingston-edgy and queer-friendly dynamic duo. The funds from your stay support the ongoing community building and social justice work of SO((U))L & the Institute of Social Leadership.

Interaction with guests

Hosts live on property and can be easily reached should you have any concerns or queries.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $22 NZD
Weekend Price $59 NZD / night
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House Rules
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 3PM


1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Noah User Profile
January 2017
I had another great stay here. A nice new development is that the dancehall star Patra now has her own jerk centre about a 15-20 minute walk away. I had a lot of fun hanging out there.

Eddie User Profile
January 2016
My experience in Stony Hill was overall pretty good. Myself and my girlfriend got around pretty good because we were use to the fast pace in Stony Hill. Our host wasn't present but was in constant communication. A lot of things were shut down because of the holiday so I wouldn't recommend going during national holidays like New Years and Christmas (you probably will starve the entire day). The only negative I have is our taxi driver never showed up which was scheduled at 5:30AM to take us to the airport. Maybe he overslept but none the less we walked to minutes with our bags once he didn't arrive by 5:45 (we have a 7:30 flight) lucky caught the bus which we didn't know was running as far as we could until we saw a group of taxi's and made it just in time for our flight back to the US. It ended on the down side but the majority of our stay was great. Big shout out to Roho, who helped us out a lot.

Silvia User Profile
November 2015
Great host and very nice experience at the So((u))l HQ. Afifa was kind and helpful, met her was a very precioious gift to start our trip to Jamaica. The location is on the Hills up to Kingston in a safe neiborhood, far from the nois and the traffic. Rent a car should be better, but it was possible as well reach some supermarket by local bus or with Afifa by car. We really enjoyed the place, peaceful and full of colours. Good vibes everywhere.

Freja Ville User Profile
May 2015
Afifa is such a nice host and the So((u))l HQ is a perfect spot to stay in Kingston. The city is so busy and noisy - and a quiet spot like this is priceless. Easy to get to and from.

Anekia User Profile
September 2014
Afifa was totally on point with everything!! Any concerns or issues that I had was addressed immediately. She even provided me transportation. Our vibes were more of family rather than business. The place is identical to the pictures and it's very eccentric. Stony hill is actually a real hill so be prepared!!!
Afifa User Profile
Response from Afifa:
Thx Neka! Was great to host you...and you can give me a hail whenever you're back in Kingston. Bless
September 2014

Ilze User Profile
August 2014
Soul HQ is a total chill place. A getaway still close to the Kingston city. Afifa was a great host. And she has an amazing library on rastafarai culture, reggae and dancehall music and other unique books. An inspiration place indeed.

Tova User Profile
August 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the SO((U))L hq and Afifa is a great host. The apartment is pretty big and has a high standard. The house is located in Stony Hill in the outskirts of Kingston and it is quite easy getting to and from the city center with buses passing not too far from the house. I can highly recommend anyone to stay at this unique and funky place!

Kingston, JamaicaJoined in June 2013
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Creative Director, Artist, Activist, Revolutionary

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