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Center of Backpacker Universe Port of Spain
There is no backpackers here, at the corners of Maraval Road and Tragarete Road inside the city of Port of Spain, Trinidad, however if you wished a room for Carnaval in Trinidad this is the center and probably the place to start. I guess the traffic is terrible during the Carnival so you need to walk, this is the area, my top pick was probably the Calypso Hotel or Guesthouse, and all are about the same, however way over priced and very bad values on the world scale or my world scale of hotels. Like living in a cage and nothing to see, maybe during Carnaval the girls would be good, I am sure the noise will be high.
Interesting sign posted on the corner, no idea why.
Bum in the more commercial area, if you stayed in one of the five star hotels or one of the uppers areas closer to the dock and not the center of the Backpackers Universe, you will see MANY bums. The all seem to be in the commercial area and closer to the Five Star types, it is better or safer feeling in the other area on the corners of Maraval and Tragarete Roads, more residential and less bum.