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The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • 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 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.

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.

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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Mar 2019
    We had a wonderful stay at the Funky Dodo! Roy is an amazing owner and host, and has a wealth of knowledge about Hopkins. Our room was clean and comfortables, the showers and bathroom facilities were exceptional, and general atmosphere of the hostel was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend you stay here when you are in Hopkins!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Mar 2019
    A very sweet place where you can easily feel at home and meet people! I loved my stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Mar 2019
    Amazing hostel! Fantastic facilities, knowledgeable staff, and comfortable beds. Thank you for a great stay!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Feb 2019
    The Funky Dodo was fantastic! From the solar heated showers to the free bikes for guests, they have thought of all the details that make traveling easier for the backpacker! The common area facilitates pleasant interactions among guests yet allows for privacy when needed.''I highly recommend staying at the Funky!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Apr 2019
    One of the best hidden gem hostels I have every found! Perfect location near the beach, super unique and laid back atmosphere and cool people stay there. I loved every moment of staying here and wish I could have stayed longer. The owner at reception was a bit stiff but it's OK, the rest of the hostel made up for it. Looking forward to my next stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Feb 2019
    This hostel looks lovely, with hammocks to relax in, pretty flowers, and warm showers. Staff very helpful too.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Apr 2019
    Lovely backpackers. Staff were friendly and helpful giving us tips to get around to places/activities. The rooms don’t lock but every person had a spacious locker so it didn’t mind. Cozy lounge area and a cute rooftop. Small but practical kitchen. The only downside was the showers being cold. Would recommend though!
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    20 Mar 2019
    The hostel is in a good location with lots to do. We met really nice people here. The kitchen is really good. The dorms are pretty crowded, and can get quite hot but the beds are comfortable. I think the owners can seem a bit rude sometimes. It’s a pretty quiet vibe, but there’s things to do in Hopkins if you want to go to a bar or drink.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    14 Feb 2019
    Ok but wish there were more hostels in the area to create a bit of competition (this hostel might then up their game a bit). Potential to be a great hostel but fell short. Staff were pretty dismissive most of the time (after a very friendly welcome, this confused me!). Cleanliness could definitely improve, especially in the kitchen (which at times I barely wanted to set foot in). And atmosphere wise, some music, some a activities etc could be a welcome addition.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4

    Rating

    03 Apr 2019
    As soon as we arrived we asked the owner at the front what he recommends for the best things to enjoy while in Hopkins to which he responded “I’m not a tour guide” We told him we understood that but did he have a recommendation on who to talk to which he responded “well there’s a bunch of tour companies all down the road” Very frustrating as one of the main reasons for staying in hostels is to talk to people who know the area Room was very hot and lots of little bugs and a stained sheet.
    Canada, 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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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