What a cute little hostel tucked away in thr little town of Hopkins! The rooms were great. The hammock room fantastic! The owners are very helpful, knowledgable, and fun! A worthwhile place to checkinto, if you are in the area.
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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 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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