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The Funky Dodo Backpackers

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The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located right in center of the original Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast of Belize. 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 a 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 clean bathrooms. We assist our guests with the finding the best, lowest cost tour operators; you 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. Come hang out with the coolest people from all around the world! See you soon!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Karuba South Main street Steps Away From The Main Intersection In The Village, Hopkins Belize
Getting there
Placencia Airport37 km
Dangriga Airport47 km
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This is one of the best places we stayed at in Belize. Our only complaint was that it was a bit noisy. The lounge area with hammocks is excellent, as is the rooftop area outside of the private rooms. Comfortable bed and clean linens.
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded yesterday
Thank you so much from all of us at the Funky Dodo. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We have quiet hours from 11pm until 6am, and a night security guard to enforce them. But, folks do sometimes hang out and have a good time until late in the night. We hope to see you again soon, and wish you safe and happy travels!
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My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Funky Dodo. We decided to stay in a private room but still got a chance to meet and mingle with other guests. The common area at the hostel was awesome and relaxing. Hammocks and plenty of chairs/tables to sit at. It was close to the beach
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much from the entire Funky Dodo team! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you safe and happy travels!
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We stayed in a private room at the Funky Dodo for one night. It was the perfect accommodation for us during our stay in Hopkins (we wish we had had one more night). We really enjoyed the relaxed feel of the hostel it had a charming vacation feel to it. The only downside was the
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you from all of us at the Funky Dodo! Glad you enjoyed your stay! We wish you safe and happy travels!
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Lovely and friendly place with a lot of different travellers from different countries.Good informations for the tours and cheap prices.Easy to catch the bus and facilities for restaurants and bars near the place
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the great review! Hurry back soon! We wish you safe and happy travels.
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The Funky Dodo is a great place to stay while in Hopkins. The facilities are excellent and hosts are helpful and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to make sure you are well taken care of and will help resolve issues and make arrangements
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Funky Dodo. So glad to have you part of our family. Hurry back, bring friends, and in the meantime, we wish you safe and happy travels!
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Hi there! You can email us at info@funkydodo.bz You can also find and message us on Facebook @funkydodo Our phone is (501) 676.DODO
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Meals range from less than BZ$10 to over BZ$100, depending on what you want. A good Belizean meal (stew chicken, rice and beans) is usually BZ$10-15. Drinks- soft drinks and beer are about BZ$4. Wine is expensive. Mixed drinks with local rum BZ$5 or so.
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Yep. bus frm Belize to Belmopan, and Ritchie, James, Griga, or any bus going to Dangriga. You must change buses in Dangriga. There is a 1020 bus to Hopkins and a 1730 bus to hopkins. A taxi from Dangriga will run you about 40BZ, negotiable, to Hopkins. There is really only 1 major road and the bus will take you past Funky Dodo and drop you off. Alternately take any bus from Dangriga south( bus terminal people will assist) get off and hitchhike the 5 miles to the coast. During daylite hours, this is accepted practice and cool way to meet people. Good luck!
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Update: We have towels available. Just ask at the desk!
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"We had a room with a private bathroom, which we felt was worth the additional expense. "
"Only thing would be an extra blanket in the rooms. "
"The two single bed rooms were kinda short on space but the tables sure helped. "
"The private double room in the treehouse is the best option and highly recommended. "
"I had a private room with no bathroomIt was very clean and comfortable. And the cost was very low"
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PRICE RANGE
US$34 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BelizeStann CreekHopkins
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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