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Pause was a good, cheap stay, and the owner is really nice and helpful. We did have a problem with flees in the bed because of all the cats though, but other than that it was OK. It's on the other side of the island, but since everything is so close it's not a problem.
Better mosquto net on room
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
The owner is a very sweet woman who cares a lot about animals. There are a ton of cats and dogs on the property but they are mild tempered and not at all near the sleeping quarters. There is no kitchen to use and there is only cold water in the shower, but that seems common on the island. Some more attention could be paid to the condition of the room. There is a lot of water damage and some mold. But that is really the only complaint. I felt safe there and had a great time!
+ Hostel supports worthy cause of animal rescue + Location is good, close to everything in the centre of Caye Caulker + Nice deck over the water accessible for guests - Leaking ceiling in room when raining - No door, only curtain to bathroom/toilet - Smell of cat urine in yard outside room (owner cleans the area, but many loose cats) - Cracks in walls and supporting columns - Owner was away and nobody was aware of our reservation when we arrived - Potts and pans, but no cooker in room
A very relaxing hostel with only a few rooms. It is also great if you dont really like cats and dogs. Even if there are many around, you dont have them in your room and they behave very well! We really enjoyed our three days there. For more information and pictures check out www.bobaroundtheworld.com.
We had a great five days staying here -- two of us in the three-bed dorm. You need to be aware that the facilities are fairly basic, that the place is quiet (not a party/meet-people location), and that there are lots of cats and dogs around. But if that's all fine for you, then you'll love it here. The backyard is great for sitting around in a sunbed on a lazy day. The jetty is nice for sunset. The area is quite private and not too noisy. It was all very relaxing. Thanks, Madi!
+ clean + good breakfast - not a real hostel with backpackers - 45 min. walk to the beach
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This place is well located for everything in Caye Caulker, and only about 3 minutes walk from water taxi dock. Maddie is a great host and very helpful. However be aware that there are many animals around, and the smell of their urine is sometimes quite strong. The stand alone buildings seemed less affected. Security seems good, and it's a quiet area. If you're not fond of Maybe think of staying somewhere else...
It all depends on what you are looking for. This is NOT a party place - it is a quiet, chilling out, hanging out with the animals place and perfect for anyone going diving - the dive shop is 30 seconds from the door and you are guaranteed to get a good night's sleep before the 5.15am start for the blue hole! There were not many other guests when I stayed so if you want to meet other travellers there may be better options elsewhere. But if you love dogs and cats and nice sunsets.. could be 4U.
Maddy is a lovely person and does a great thing here. It is nice to know that the money she makes from renting out the rooms goes to a good cause (cat food)! If you like cats, the number of cats is not overwhelming as she only lets out 10 or so at any one time. Our room was basic but clean, no curtains when we arrived but Maddy put some up that evening. the shared bathroom is one outside room with toilet (broken) and cold shower. Toilet bin not emptied the 2 days and nights we were there!
Maddy is the best! And what she is doing for the island animals can only be expressed as admirable. I have never had a more personable proprietor at any other hostel I have resided. I also believe that due to Paws' nature, it draws traveler's of a like mind and disposition, which gives Paws an even greater community feel. The establishment so perfectly embodies the essence of the island, from its relaxing atmosphere to its quiet but central location on the north and west coast of the island.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Very friendly and welcoming. Cats and dogs are fine even if you don't love animals, they're not in your room :). Sit on the boat to watch sunset - fantastic!
Nice hostel,definitely worth going for a private room if you're a couple. No hot water though, but plenty of friendly cats!! Staff were friendly!
THE hostel part is not why you have to book, i Will be hoest. But for THE cat part you have to go. Maddie is lovely, it is agoog home for THE Cats' and i loved THE place for it. Read the texkt well, because you have to have your expectations right, booking this place. If you go...please help Maddie out with repair work. Donation, anything. She can really need every hand she can get. Enjoying THE lovely Cats'!!!!
I can say I had a good stay and staff were friendly and always there for me! Caye Caulker Rules!
If you love cats this is your place. Basic toilet for dorm. No sign outside.
The owner is lovely and has great vision. She's very welcoming and sorted things we asked for. We stayed in the studio which was great to save money on breakfast etc but didn't want to cook dinner there as no outside space and there's a bit of cat smell when the door is open. Its away from most other hotels/restaurants but the island is tiny. The owner is very focused on the sanctuary with rooms secondary, as income to feed the cats. Fine but needs to focus a little more on the rooms
It was more than the part " you really need to be a lover of pets" in the description. Lots of pet markings...smell. The owner was very nice. It just wasn't what I wanted.
We were pleasantly surprised to see there were only four rooms to rent, and we were alone for the first two nights, having a cosy veranda with seaview and the jetty all to ourselves. Madi was the sweetest host ever, happy to tell us about the island, the people and give us other relevant information that we needed. Anywhere you stay on Caye Caulker you have proximity to the beach and nightlife, but I think no other accomodation can you get such a personal and genuine experience!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)