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The Funky Dodo Backpackers
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

My friend recommended me this place. It was nice and friendly frim the owners to the residents. Good vibe all around.Simple little restaurant around the corner on beach with fresh fish. Bathrooms are clean and simple same as the rooms. Coffee made by the owner in the morning, free. I really liked this place, so close to beach.

Room Tip: Im older than most so a firmer matress would be nice but mostly young folk here so it was fine. Fans...
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Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you from the entire Funky Dodo staff!

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I recently stayed at the Funky Dodo - it was my first time in a hostel and I really enjoyed the experience, the owners were really great, very helpful with anything we needed, and I felt like it was very secure since they were there all day and there was a security guard there overnight. It's in a great location in the center of town, with kitchen facilities and fridges, as well as multiple fans in the dorm room which is useful on hot nights! Would recommend, great value for the price!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words from the entire Funky Dodo staff! Happy travels!
We try to make everyone feel safe and secure. Hopkins is a very safe village.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect location, owners are helpful and friendly, giving good tips and advise.
The hostal is nice and shared kitchen is a good place to meet the other travelers.
Everything is clean.
Beds would be more comfortable but it's a small detail.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words from the entire Funky Dodo staff! Happy travels!
We are replacing mattresses as we can. Hope to have all new ones in the entire place soon!

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stayed at Funky Dodos for two two nights and for the money you can't do better. The owner always took time to help us with any of our question and always gave us the best price/performance places we wanted to visit, helped us book a boat trip outside of her responcibilities. Facility is clean, showers are nice (mildly-cold water but in the season it was so hot, that it was actually refreshing) place is super chill and my only problem would be maybe beds being too spend.. But they plan to redo the beds in the mix dorm (where I was) in the slow season so again, owner thought of everything. And for the money and your happines, the best you can do.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words from the entire Funky Dodo staff! Happy travels!
We are replacing the mattresses, we're almost there...and if you wait until the afternoon, the showers are warm! (our storage tank is black, so it heats the water nicely)

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

I really enjoyed this hostel. Anna was like the house mom and really took care of everyone. It is impossible to walk through the doors without making immediate friends and it was a great place to kick off my adventure through Belize/Mexico. Luna, the dog, was my favorite thing about this place and I was even invited to come back with my dog. My dream is to travel the world and write a blog about me and my traveling dog and Anna has made this spot the first place I will go. It really felt like home and I was sad to go.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words from the entire Funky Dodo staff! Happy travels!
We look forward to meeting you and your pup! Especially Luna! :)

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Additional Information about The Funky Dodo Backpackers

Address: Main street, Hopkins, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Hopkins
Price Range: HK$149 - HK$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 14 bed dormitory in full size single bunk beds and we have 8 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 new clean bathrooms. We assist our guests with the finding the best, lowest cost tour operators; you can book adventures 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 vibe, and a wide range of fun people from all over the world to meet. If you are backpacking or on holiday in Belize or traveling through Latin America take some time to check out Hopkins for water sports, wild life and nature reserves and true Garifuna culture. Within a short walk are bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, the beach, and a supermarket. 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. The Funky Dodo is located 60 yards 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. From here you can visit all the inland sites. The Cockscomb basin Jaguar sanctuary 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, Antelope falls. Just beyond Mayflower reserve is the longest Zip line in Belize which 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 other wildlife. 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 in town to take into the lagoon on the north side. You can take a boat out along the river for a night time river trip with a guide and experience the phosphorescent plankton in the wake of the boat and the glowing eyes of the crocodiles in the dark. Several of Belize's archaeological sites can be comfortably seen on a day trip from here. We can assist with finding tours; including marine excursions in the blue Caribbean waters, jungle treks & swimming in waterfalls, night time crocodile spotting adventure on the river, and Mayan ruin exploration in the whole country of Belize. ... more   less 
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