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Yellow Belly Backpackers

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159 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Discover Belize with us! Yellow Belly Backpackers sits overlooking the rolling hills of the Mayan Mountains, only a short distance from the hustle & bustle of downtown San Ignacio. We offer free bicycle rentals for quick access into downtown and are conveniently located steps from the main bus line, making arriving, departing, and visiting the surrounding area incredibly easy.

Youll be at home when you stay with us and it starts with our staff making you feel welcome from the time you step in the door. We are here to answer your questions, help book your tours, and guide you during your stay. So, start your morning with free coffee before heading out on the days adventure!

Whether youre discovering ancient Mayan ruins, exploring caves and waterfalls in Mountain Pine Ridge, or simply trying the local cuisine at the market (get the stuffed fry jack!), there is so much to discover around Belize!

When its time for dinner, youll find several locally owed restaurants & bars nearby, or, if youd rather cook in our communal kitchen, there are grocery stores just a minutes walk from our hostel. As the sun sets, share a Belikin beer with fellow travelers from around the world on our outside patio or indoor lounge area.

Reviews & Ratings

159 Total Reviews
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Nov 23, 2022
Enjoyed my stay at this place. No complaints at all! Although I should have booked a room with AC as w/o AC was quite hot... Facility provides drinking water as well which was great.
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Female, 31-40
Nov 20, 2022
Honestly couldn’t ask for more. The owner Bubbles is so kind, genuine and friendly, he helped us so much throughout our stay. I left my phone in the mountains and at 7pm and night we went on a 3HR round trip to go find it. The kitchen is well stocked & rooms are clean & comfy.
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Couple, 18-24
Nov 17, 2022
I definitely recommend Yellow Belly! I stayed here as a solo woman traveler in a private room and felt very safe, clean, and it was easy to meet other travelers in the common areas. The staff were incredible, special shout-out to Jessie and Toy who I interacted with most and were absolute sweethearts. The shared bathrooms are pretty nice for a hostel- very spacious tiled shower with hooks on the wall to hang your belongings, warm water, and great water pressure. Nice kitchen and common areas too. I loved eating at the window upstairs overlooking the community center and soccer field. Location had its pros and cons. Pros: it was so quiet, very peaceful, and away from the downtown area. Only about a 5-7 minute walk up a (steep) hill to get to Cahal Pech ruins and the Cahal Pech resort, which was great for food (a bit pricier tho) and they have a gorgeous rooftop view of the countryside. Cons: As a solo woman traveler, there were times I wanted to walk into the town and didn’t see any taxis / have a taxi number and felt a bit nervous to walk alone (about 15-20 minutes walk.) The walking area itself didn’t necessarily feel unsafe, but it is less populated so if you’re like me and get nervous easily about walking alone as a woman, I would still stay here but just ensure you have a taxi number or something to get to the main town area with ease. Great value for your money, you can feel confident booking a room here, I don’t think you’ll regret it :)
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi