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no refund on the booking for a cancellation, no show or reduction in numbers 14 days prior to arrival. 14 days to 30 days prior to arrival 50% refund and over 60 days prior to arrival 75% refund. Your card will be charged the full amount 2 weeks prior to your arrival.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.6
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jun 2022
    Great from the start! A warm welcome, lovely people both staff and visitors, large single comfy beds with individual fans. Warm showers, good facilities, perfect location! A***
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Apr 2022
    Best hostel ever! 💙
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 May 2022
    Roy is a fine host. Nice clean room and social area. Good location.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    17 Jul 2022
    Loved staying here! They have great resources for people who just want to chill out. Hammocks and books are provided free of charge. Only one communal bathroom with 4 stalls, but I never had to wait for a shower. There are fans but it got pretty hot, I recommend bringing a personal fan. Within walking distance of pretty much everything, and free coffee is provided!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    20 Jun 2022
    Roy who runs this place is very helpful. Hostel is clean and friendly. Motorcycle friendly. He let me park my bike in the common area. Thanks again.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    15 Apr 2022
    I really liked the hostel, the kitchen in the common area made it really easy to have interactions with the other guests. The rooms were really comfortable, only negative note of the room was the heat during the night. The bathrooms were comfortable but not always super clean
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 May 2022
    It’s just perfect but the staff was a rude and would not help us find things out to do.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Apr 2022
    Enjoyed my stay there, as it was simple and affordable -- and good walking location to town. A fun group of people were staying there. Fridge is chaotic like most hostels, and we had a lot of our food taken/eaten/thrown away.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Mar 2022
    The only hostel available at the time I booked (maybe the only one ?) Well located close to many shops and restaurants. Very close to the beach as well. The hostel itself is nice, with a bit open kitchen. The hot water is solar powered so I did not get much when I stayed as it was raining ! Cleanliness was ok
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    28 Feb 2022
    A pretty frosty reception from the owner We felt we were annoying the owner with our questions While the room was clean they had left the door open when we arrived so we spent the next hour hunting mosquitos and there were cockroaches in the room. We also found out that we were given wrong information from him regarding transport in and out of Belize that cost us an extra 200 dollars EACH cause we believed him. The atmosphere was just dead.
    Ireland, Couple, 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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