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As a local this is a place I prefer basically because of the atmosphere.Everytime I hae friends visiting, I always recommend to visit Sandbar and experience for themselves why I love this place. There pizza is amazing!
Sandbar Hostel is great and located right on the beach! It is the only hostel we stayed at that had air conditioned room which is a huge plus. They set up half-day snorkeling trips for us two days in a row. The first day we...More
When it comes to hostels (especially within the context of Belize) Sandbar gets it. They do the little things to make the hostel experience that much better. They put AC in all their rooms, which is essential in Belize. There are curtains on the beds...More
I consider this hostel one of the best I stayed in. There are curtains around each dorm bed for privacy, as well as AC. The bathrooms have bug spray and other things available for guests. Everything was very clean. I always felt safe and the...More
The staff were helpful and friendly, the location is good, the style of the place is relaxing and the cleaners very active. I can't fault Sandbar. I was provided with useful information about the island and I was even given a replacement ticket for the...More
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US$18 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Belize City is undoubtedly a dangerous place. That being said, it's not so dangerous that you can't use it as a transit point to go on to other places in the country; I just wouldn't stay there. Not that it is the most... More
Belize City is undoubtedly a dangerous place. That being said, it's not so dangerous that you can't use it as a transit point to go on to other places in the country; I just wouldn't stay there. Not that it is the most interesting place anyway. It's a standard Central American city. Not too pretty and more than slightly troubled by crime. If you're white, you will stand out a great deal and if you're not, you could still find yourself standing out rather and potentially be seen as an easy target. On the mainland, outside of the city, it's similar to the countryside throughout the region; it's safe enough. Towns and villages are blighted by poverty and unemployment, so they're not secure in the way that a village in Newfoundland or Norway might be, but not so dangerous that you should be put off. As an experienced backpacker, I'm sure you'd be quite fine.
If you're going to the islands, where most visitors to Belize travel, you're in luck. They're very safe places, where you would be really unlikely and terribly unlucky to have any great difficulties, much less be the victim of a violent crime. Your only trouble will be putting up with all the other visitors from the Canada and the U.S.