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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this hostel. Anna was like the house mom and really took care of everyone. It is impossible to walk through the doors without making immediate friends and it was a great place to kick off my adventure through Belize/Mexico. Luna, the dog, was my favorite thing about this place and I was even invited to come back...

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Houston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Funky Dodo to start my backpacking journey through Belize, stayed for three nights, and enjoyed the stay. Hostess is very helpful and interactive with everyone. Layout of hostel creates an awesome family feel with all the travelers, my personal favorite part. Decent bathroom facilities, Beds aren't the most comfortable but she mentioned an upgrade soon. Definitely would recommend...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hostel when traveling on a budget. Clean dorms with fans, great kitchen, good bathrooms and a cosy communal area where you can enjoy a book in one of the hammocks. Besides, the owners are very friendly. Only weak point I could think of are the matressess that are used a little too much.

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Decorah, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of our family stayed at the Funky Dodo this week (parents and two teens) and would very highly recommend staying here! It was clean, well-organized, the staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed for one night near the end of our trip, coming inland from the cays, and it was great!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the Funky Dodo. The owners are very kind and accomodating and the grounds and room were very clean. I also met some other very nice travelers there. Would highly recommend it and would surely stay here again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed in the dormitory rooms. Mattresses were uncomfortable and we certainly took hot, steamy showers for granted. But the hostel was very clean, friendly people, and great prices. Most everything was done on an honor system.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel got a friendly staff and a nice and clean common room with great possibilities for making your own food. And if you are not feeling to make your own food, there is Hopkins best burgers just five steps from the front door.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy with our stay at Funky dodo! Very helpful people here, helped us with bus bookings, and they have really Nice burgers 10 steps from the entrance. A clean and peaceful hostel which i truly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, cheap, friendly and helpful hosts. Close to bus stop and restaurants. The place to stay in Hopkins. The hostel is only a few steps from the beach and a great place to relax for a few days or as a place for travelers transferring to and from the cayes.

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Wamberal, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great, we stayed in a private room and loved having use of the kitchen and all the hammocks! Very relaxing stay with a lovely, helpful owner and a beautiful dog. It gets pretty hot at night but this isn't a problem when you have the fan in the room!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located right in center of the original Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast of Belize. We have a treetop bar where we serve a selection of drinks, breakfast and bar food. We also have a tour desk where we offer tours, activities and adventures in the local area. We offer comfortable budget accommodation in the spacious 14 bed dormitory in full size single bunk beds and we have 7 private rooms that accommodate from 1 to 4 people with either shared or private bathrooms. We have free high speed Wi-Fi everywhere on the property and cool shaded sandy yard where you can relax and chill out. We have hammocks and plenty of seating, a well equipped kitchen free of use and plenty of new clean bathrooms around the place. We have a tour desk right at The Funky Dodo from where you can book trips and will be able to get out there and see the sights for the best prices in town. We are here to help and we will make sure you know where you are going and you know how to get there and that you are fully aware of all the things to see in and around the village. The Hostel always has a good atmosphere, a wide range of music and fun people to meet and folk have good things to say about the place. The bar up under the thatch among the trees is a cool spot to come and relax and feel the breeze with a cold drink. If you are backpacking or on holiday in Belize or traveling through Latin America take some time to checkout Hopkins for water sports, wild life and nature reserves and true Garifuna culture. Within a 30 second walk from the hostel there are bars and restaurants, cafes, the beach, and a supermarket. A 5 minute walk will take you to several more bars, restaurants and shops. We will help and assist you with any information you need and make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. The village is known as the safest place in all of Belize. You can walk the streets anywhere in the village alone at any time of day or night without a single worry. The local crowd is really friendly and kind and people and will smile and wave as you go by. Located 60 yards from the Caribbean Sea, close to all amenities and a perfect location to catch a boat out to the reef for some snorkeling and diving, floating about in the river and lagoons for some fishing. A great location from where one can visit all the inland sites, the Cockscomb basin Jaguar sanctuary that covers 130 000 acres of tropical jungle, crystal clear rivers, streams and waterfalls where you can swim and relax on the rocky formations. The Mayflower reserve is also very close by where you can study abundant wild life and stunning vegetation and see the highest waterfall in the country known as Antelope falls. Just beyond Mayflower reserve there is the longest Zip line in Belize that has 8 white knuckle lines one of which is half a mile long and you can hit 40 Mph... There is a vast network of lagoons where there are crocodiles, iguanas and a wide variety of birds and wildlife in general. There is a lookout tower where one can view the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. 1 And 2 person kayaks or canoes are available to hire in town to take into the lagoon on the north side. You can take a boat out along the river for a night time river trip with a guide and experience the phosphorescence plankton in the wake of the boat and the glowing eyes of the crocodiles in the dark. The trip lasts about 3 hours and your guide will show you the amazing wild life along the banks of Sittee river and in the lagoons. Several of Belize's archeological sites can be comfortably seen on a day trip from here. We offer tours including marine excursions in the blue Caribbean waters, jungle treks & swimming in waterfalls. Night time crocodile spotting adventure on the river & Mayan ruin exploration in the whole country of Belize. Full day snorkeling adventures Cave tubing Mayflower nature reserve Zipline Manatee spotting at Gales point Cockscomb Jaguar reserve Billy Barcadier waterfalls Mayan sites Night time river tours Our tours start for as little as 20.00 USD per person ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Funky Dodo Backpackers

Address: Main street, Hopkins, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Price Range: ₹ 916 - ₹ 2,552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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