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The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located right in center of the original Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast of Belize. We can help organize tours, activities and adventures in the local area.

We offer comfortable budget accommodation in the spacious 16 bed dormitory (2 rooms with 8 beds in each room) in full size single bunk beds and we have 10 private rooms that accommodate from 1 to 4 people with either shared or private bathrooms. All of our showers have solar-powered hot water.

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 can help you 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.

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. On a motorcycle or bicycle tour? The Funky Dodo has secure, roofed parking inside our compound, and an overnight security guard.

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 meters 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 close by to take in to the lagoon on the north side where there is a canal that leads into the lagoon.

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.

Tours available include 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 $30.00 US per person View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Dec 2021
    I really enjoyed this hostel. The outdoor common area and kitchen are nice and make it easy to meet people. It is also very clean and the owners are super friendly. Totally recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Nov 2021
    Absolutely loved our stay at the Funky Dodo! Roy, Anna and Slim were great hosts and very helpful with tips and anything we needed during our stay. Loved hanging out in the hammocks in the evening and the kitchen area was a great meeting spot with fellow travelers!! The rooms and kitchen were clean and stocked with everything we needed to cook. Would definitely stay here again my next time in Hopkins!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Nov 2021
    My stay at the funky dodo was incredible. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable, and they literally thought of every little detail to make my experience as a backpacker perfect. I would recommend anyone to stay at their place while in Hopkins .
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jun 2021
    The hostel was great! It was very eco friendly which I thought was really cool. It’s also very clean with nice rooms and big common areas. The staff was very knowledgeable about the area which was really helpful!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Jan 2022
    This was a great place to stay and a fun and social atmosphere but not a party hostel. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful with providing recommendations on things to do and how to get around. They also have a cheep laundry service which was quick. I appreciated that there was a security guard all night and felt very safe. The beds have curtains and there is a large locker for all your belongings. Grocery store is located across the street and a quick walk to the beach.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Dec 2021
    Had a wonderful stay at The Funky Dodo. Anna, Roy and Slim are fantastic people and really go out of their way to help you with whatever you need. For me, they were kind enough to let me use a private room that hadn't been booked out in order to work in peace and quiet, and I can't thank them enough! The vibe and the location is really cool, just a few steps from the beach. The cats and the resident yellow belly are of course an added bonus. Highly recommend.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Dec 2021
    Amazing chill hostel to explore Hopkins and area. The owners, Anna and Roy, are always available to give you suggestions or organize something that interests you. Hostel very near bus stop for catching public buses or a hitchhike. Bunk beds in the dorms were spacious and had good storage space. Bathrooms and facilities were clean and more then adequate.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Dec 2021
    The dorm rooms were nice, there were curtains around the bed, there were fans. Overall it was fantastic and the owners are great
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Jan 2022
    Great location, right at the beach and the start of where you arrive at Hopkins. Sufficiently clean but small details need to be improved. The rag in the kitchen needs to be replaced. Regularly! Its a rag that is tattered and torn and falling apart. The toilets would benefit from more regular attention. Each dorm has its own fan (no AC) and light Friendly enough staff, it's run by a couple that clearly need a break from the continuous management duties. Maybe a volunteer to help?
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    02 Jan 2022
    Private rooms were okay, but the bathroom area is really unclean! Good location though.
    England, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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