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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

30 day prepaid reservation required for groups of 10 or more.

No show policy. There are NO REFUNDS if there are no shows after your 30 day final payment is made.

Worried about no-shows due to plane delays, bad weather or sickness? They buy travel insurance.

Additional Terms and Conditions

No flip flops allow on trails.
Liability waiver from each guest or from group leader required.

BRING EXTRA CASH to pay tour guides who don't take credit cards! Lower Dover accepts Visa/MC but we also prefer to be paid in CASH (US Dollars or Belize Dollars)

REQUIRED TAXES ADDED: 9% BTB (Belize Tourist Board) tax is required on lodging services. 12.5% GST (General Sales Tax) is required for services and food.

NO AFTER DARK CHECK-IN allowed without advance notice. We run a tight ship at Lower Dover and take your safety seriously, even before you get here! Take a taxi instead of a night bus. Contact us (834-4200 or LowerDoverBelize@gmail.com) if you are running late.

MEAL RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 24 hours in advance of your arrival. Healthy, homemade, family style dinner (13usd) is served at 6PM & breakfast (6usd) at 7:30AM. Arriving today? R.S.V.P. as soon as you make your reservation. Food restrictions? We accommodate your dietary desires when we know about them in advance.

EAT LOCAL FOR LUNCH & ON FRIDAYS Lower Dover offers free round trip transport to guests dining in our local village of Unitedville on Friday nights. Check in is at 2pm so eat lunch before you arrive.

Additional Info:

No non-guests allowed to hang out with group without permission from manager.
NO AFTER DARK ARRIVALS without advance notice. .
Dinner reservation deadline: 9am same day as dinner service
Breakfast reservation deadline: 6pm night before

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are extremely close to the ATM Cave. BEAT THE CROWDS!! Book the tour directly with us and you will get there before the rush of tourists later.

Lower Dover is where Indiana Jones would have stayed with his girlfriend, chums or kids! No other lodge is as close to the main road yet so wild and centrally located in western Belize. Our clean, safe, exotic jungle paradise is 1/2 mi /.8 km from the George Price (Western) Highway that connects Belize City with Guatemala. Located in Unitedville in the Cayo District, between Belmopan & San Ignacio, it’s a base camp for those traveling from the BZE international airport, the coast, cayes, or Tikal.

FOOD- ARRIVAL DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY 9AM OF YOUR CHECK IN DATE. INCLUDE FOOD RESTRICTIONS
6pm -13usd per person - healthy homemade meal served family style
7:30am - 6usd per person - Belize breakfast (not included with accommodation)

Only in the area for 3 nights? Then guests are thrilled by the ATM Cave, Tikal, Cave Tubing or Zip-Lining all-inclusive tours. On a backpacker budget? Then self-explore Lower Dover’s medicine trails, swim in natural pools, relax in hammocks or go to Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Inland Blue Hole, the Belize Zoo or hang out in nearby San Ignacio.

Travel Times & Budgets: Detailed instructions available
The below rates are for 1-way, morning, non-holiday bus travel with multi-connections & types (auto taxi, a water taxi, a Tuk-Tuk, or co-opertivo)
To or from Flores, Guatemala? approx 4 hrs, 30 min = $10 usd (does not include border fees)
To or from Caye Caulker? approx 4 hrs = $18 usd
To or from BZE International airport? 4 hours = $32 usd
++Bus travel is best Mon-Thurs. Public buses are FULL on Friday afternoons, Saturdays & Sundays so expect delays.
Private Taxi or Shuttle:
Belize City or BZE international airport to/from Lower Dover: approximately $55-60 usd per person (2+ people)

Check in time starts at 14:00
Check out time is 10:00

Payment upon arrival pre-discounted prices with cash,- add extra fee when using credit cards.This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival
Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival.

Taxes not included - 9% accommodation tax

General
*No curfew.

*Reception times: 6 am to 7pm
Do not arrive at Lower Dover after dark without notice - It's a jungle out there!

*Bring earplugs & eye mask if you are a light sleeper. Lower Dover's sustainable farm animals & jungle birds make lots of noise

We have 7 large, lovable dogs as our welcome committee, effective 4-legged security guards & trail guides. If you are afraid of dogs then Lower Dover is not for you.

*No flip-flops are allowed on Lower Dover jungle trails
*Free filtered rain or bottled water for guests
*Notification of evening arrivals required.
*There are minimal lights around our jungle lodge and it's very dark at night. Bring a flashlight (torch).
*Deadline for arrival dinner reservations is 9am of your check in date. Include food restrictions in your reservation email to LowerDoverBelize@gmail.com

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Dec 2018
    We had such a brilliant stay at lower Dover. Maddie was a wonderful host, showing us around the Mayan ruins that were discovered just behind the hostel and telling us about the local Mayan history. Dogs and chickens roam, the dorm was spacious and comfortable, excellent showers, and a games room. Plus the dinners were a highlight, generous and delicious. They even make their own hibiscus wine, which is lovely. Great place to chill and meet people over dinner.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Nov 2018
    What a unique experience to stay at this beautiful property! The owners are absolutely lovely people and make you feel completely at home at all times. The property is huge and has both a creek and the Belize River on site, as well as a beautiful swimming hole. I stayed in a large dorm room with bathroom and the beds have private curtains as well as mosquito nets. Rooms have many charging ports and large lockers. You can even take one of the 6 dogs on a walk to the fascinating, on-site ruins!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Dec 2018
    Lower Dover is amazing. Maddy (the owner) runs a hostel like you are part of her family. We arrived late - she picked us up at the bus stop; we got in from a day trip in the heat - she made us free lunch so we didn't have to head back out. 100% one of the best hostel experiences I have had. Tip - Eat dinner and breakfast with Maddy no matter what (request vegetarian and she'll like you even more). You may think you'll want to go into town and 'sample' food...Maddy's is the best. Go Gophers.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    22 Nov 2018
    Lower Dover is an extremely special place. Maddy will go out of her way to make sure you are comfortable and taken care of. Her property is beautiful and well maintained. The dogs are excellent hiking companions! She'll arrange ATM tour and pickup right from the hostel. The homemade wine is delicious! The meals are good and convenient but a little pricey (worth it for me, I had a decent amount of financial wiggle room), and the fee for using the kitchen is $5/day.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
Entertainment
  • Pool Table

Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Belize

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Belize

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

PAYMENT Pay lodging balance at check-in and BRING EXTRA CASH to pay tour guides who don't take credit cards! Lower Dover accepts Visa/MC but we also prefer to be paid in CASH (US Dollars or Belize Dollars)

REQUIRED TAXES ADDED: 9% BTB (Belize Tourist Board) tax is required on lodging services. 12.5% GST (General Sales Tax) is also required for services and food.

CANCELLATIONS: 48 hour email. notice. 'NO-SHOWS' are required to pay 100% of lodging reserved. Your credit card used for the deposit will be used for all unoccupied yet reserved accommodation. Worried about problems with delayed flights or bad weather?? Then buy travel insurance to avoid no-show problems.

NO AFTER DARK CHECK-IN allowed without advance notice. We run a tight ship at Lower Dover and take your safety seriously, even before you get here! Take a taxi instead of a night bus. Contact us as soon as possible regarding delays.

MEAL RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 24 hours in advance of your arrival. Healthy, homemade, family style dinner (13usd) is served at 6PM & breakfast (6usd) at 7:30AM. Arriving today? R.S.V.P. as soon as you make your reservation. Food restrictions? We accommodate your dietary desires when we know about them in advance.

EAT LOCAL FOR LUNCH & ON FRIDAYS Lower Dover offers free round trip transport to guests dining in our local village of Unitedville on Friday nights. Check in is at 2pm so eat lunch before you arrive.


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