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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked two nights and stayed longer. Nice little place in the jungle with a large property good to just wander around some uncovered Mayan ruins and catch some wildlife. Be prepared to wake up at dawn with the sounds of nature or use earplugs. Maddy is extremely helpful and can assist you organizing activities and transportation. The location and surroundings...

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

When I tried to book a stay at Lower Dover everything seemed to be OK. Until I let know that I wasn't going to have the meals over there because of dietary reasons (which are not the easiest, but my problem and not theirs). Then Maddy said I should find another place because the kitchen wasn't available whole day. I...

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madreynolds, Owner at Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

This extended stay - prospective guest had a rare medical condition. She needed lots of cold storage in order to meet her unique dietary requirements. Lower Dover has limited refrigeration that is shared amongst all guests. As such, we did not feel we could accommodate her needs adequately. Therefore, with sufficient lead time, I suggested she seek accommodation elsewhere. We...

Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in the aqua cabin at lowerdover. It was my first time in a different country and I was nervous to say the least. Maddie, the owner, was incredibly comforting, kind,entertaining, and accommodating. She had the best advice for going through the ruins and museums, restaurants, and how to do it on a budget. Speaking of...

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Thank Jesse H
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent 5 days at Lower Dover as our base camp for nearby day trips. Maddie and her family were the most gracious of hosts and provided us with many wonderful memories during our stay. The property is situated right off of the main highway and perfectly nestled between Belmopan and San Ignacio. Be sure and taste Maddie's excellent...

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Thank KarrieRockwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girlfriend and I really enjoyed our 3 night stay here, hostel is easily accessed off the main highway. Maddie (the owner) really gives this place it's charm, super welcoming, full of tips and stories. Probably one of the best people I've ever met and really great to see the hostel be a success for her. We stayed in the Rasta...

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Thank Eoghan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Lower Dover two weeks ago. The owner, Maddie is a kind and considerate person who went out of her way to make delicious vegan and vegetarian meals for us. The common dining room was great for meeting people and making friends. Maddie also organizes group activities and tours for the guests. So although we were...

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Thank John M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing property that we unfortunately only saw half of cos we missed the intro tour. The dorm was extremely comfortable and the bed was the best I've had in the whole of Central America. The food offered was expensive for a backpacker.

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Claremorris, Ireland
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Maddie was hands down the best host we had so far. She began by giving us a great overview of the grounds and explaining how things work in the area. We stated we wouldn't be eating one of her home made dinners and was quick to point us in the direction of the cheaper eats in Unitedville. She further organised...

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madreynolds, General Manager at Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks to Bryan & Sharon for the positive review. So kind of them to make the extra effort to write about Lower Dover. It made me smile to see the Irish are chilled from the damp weather?!...but it's true. In the months of Dec/Jan/Feb the fog covers the jungle and the dampness makes it cool, especially if you have a...

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I would be remiss if I didn't start by giving my love to Maddy. She was an angel. I was nursing a motorcycle injury and was reduced to hobbling around on a cane. She recommended a few books to me while I was on the mend, and was genuinely a great person with whom to speak. I hadn't had an...

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madreynolds, Manager at Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Very sweet review. The best are from the heart. Thanks Derek. Happy trails...until we meet again.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Lower Dover in October 16 and it was just the break I needed. I've never experienced such hospitality anywhere. Maddy (the owner) was truly amazing and I am so grateful to her for my stay. The beds are amazingly comfy and after months of insomnia I had some the the best nights sleep I've ever had. In...

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madreynolds, Owner at Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for this reviewer. It gives me great joy to know my guests can have a sound sleep when at Lower Dover. We have clean linens & pillows and provide mosquito bed nets too. The rainy season is over so the mosuqitos are not a problem yet we keep the nets up so guests have peace of mind when...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lower Dover is where Indiana Jones would have stayed in western Belize. 100 acre conservation area with jungle, wildlife & on-site Maya Ruins yet minutes from the highway & popular bus stop. SWIM, HIKE, EXPLORE RUINS, BIRD, HAMMOCKS, WIFI. Near ATM Cave, en-route to Tikal, 20 min by car to San Ignacio or Belmopan (40min by bus). Tours (ATM Cave $110usd) & DIY National Parks ($10) nearby. Rated #1 Hostel / Specialty Lodge by Hostelworld & TripAdvisor for last 2 years. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge

Address: Mile 59 Western Hwy | POBox 346 San Ignacio, Cayo, Unitedville, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio > Unitedville
Price Range: ₹ 1,023 - ₹ 4,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“all of the cabins are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles Heffyson, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You can book either private cabins or stay in the dorm.”
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“Can get cold at night!!”
 of 5 bubbles Bryan_Sharon, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Rasta cabin has air, the others do not, but they have nice fans”
  • Rasta cabin with attached bathroom and air.
  • Red cabin bathroom.
  • Red cabin shower
 of 5 bubbles fitlife60, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in.”
  • Relaxing on the porch of the hostel cabin waiting for the toucan to fly by
  • View from the trail on the grounds tour with Maddy :)
  • Views from swimming in the river to cool off on a hot day :D
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