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Pause Reviews

1 Pasero Street, Caye Caulker, Belize

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53 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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You will love this hostel! Especially the thir own beach and free kayaks


The smell of cats wee is unbearable, couldn't wait to leave. Bed bugs also. Not the greatest of stays. Luckily caye caulker is a fantastic island


Its a smaller and quiet Hostel in the side streets. Lots of tranquility. The staff lives on the property and is very nice and friendly. They keep it very clean, yet you cannot avoid the smell of animal poop. Lots of cats and dogs. No breakfast. Direct access to the ocean with three beach chairs which is also the only common area outside of the room to sit. I don't think there are any cooking facilities. Yet definitely among the cheap hostels on the island.


This is a cat sanctuary with a couple beds, not a hostel with lots of cats roaming around. I commend Madi for her desire to help the stray cats of caye caulker, but she has to much on her plate with the cats and doesn't have time to run a hostel. It's a great opportunity for volunteering and having a bed to sleep in while you help the cats, but not the best place to pay money to stay at. Madi is cats over guests, if cats need food or we need gas for the stove, the cats will get fed before we do.


If you can avoid the smell from the cat wee on the toilets and the outdoor sink area, Pause is an excellent choice. Lovely terrace that goes out into the water w/ wonderful sunsets. Nice private 'beach'. Maddy (the host) is amazingly helpful. I had 6 nights there and enjoyed my stay.

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Maddie is absolutely helpful and wonderful. It's a great place to stay and it was great knowing that the funds were going to the animals.

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I had a great stay at Pause. It is a great alternative to the party hostels on the caye if you still want to be in a hostel but in a calm environment. Maddie the owner is impressive; she works a lot for her sanctuary. I would definitely return there.


This hostel is a work in progress but still a great place to stay. It is peaceful and quite. They have their own private docks and free kayaks. There's a place around the corner that you can kayak to find 3ft long fish called tarpans. It is an animal sanctuary but the animals are tamed. Most of them stay in their cages. The place is huge and animals are really friendly. The owner has great ideas to add a kitchen and new dorm rooms. All the money goes towards the animals.

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


An outstanding value for all levels of interest. Bill Robinson, NSPE

  • 4th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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