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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We have stayed at the Dodo three times now. Anna and Roy are great hosts and they have worked hard to improve what was a run down Hostal. We have met backpackers from many countries there. The setup encourages sharing travel experiences. Hopkins is a laid back Garfuna village. People are friendly, it is safe and the drumming is great. We will be back again. Bob and Mary Lou.

Room Tip: Sharing a private room is a good buy.
Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you so much from the entire FunkyDodo team!
We can't wait to see you again, come back soon!
Safe travels!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Perfect size of a hostel, get in touch with other backpackers easily in the nice garden with hammocks. Cheap water. Unfortunately, my mattress was very uncomfortable in the dorm, but the rest was perfect. Perfect place to chill. Clean bathrooms!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you so much from the entire Funky Dodo team!
*We are in the of replacing all the mattresses in the dorm- finding quality mattresses at a decent price is a big challenge here, but we should have all new ones soon!

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived to Hopkins late (5pm) on a Monday evening and most things were closed. We checked out Funky Dodo at the recommendation of a person we met on the beach and we were really glad we did. We splurged and stayed in the beautiful, newly renovated, private room upstairs. The room was simple, but quite lovely. We extended our stay for an extra night. The owners were very accommodating and gave us great restaurant recommendations. We had read mixed reviews about Hopkins Village, but we really found it charming and authentic.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words from the entire Funky Dodo team.
We're really glad you stopped by, and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Would be nice to have chairs available for beach whether rent or deposit some lightweight durable plastic would be convenient they are gracious helpful easygoing clean occasionally sense of humor kitty

Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Safe travels!
We do offer large beach towels (for a deposit) that our guests can take to the beach.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful with hammocks and a decent kitchen but this is not really a backpackers. We did not feel welcomed and the first evening we ended up going back to our room to hang out as the owners of the hostel were having a dinner party with their friends in the common area. The place has a lot of potential however the management does it make it a welcoming or friendly place to be.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your review.
I am so sorry you did not feel welcomed. I wish I would have noticed that you weren't happy, and we would have invited you to join all of us. The common areas are for all to use, and quite often it turns into a party, with people mingling that had not met before, and we like to mingle with the guests as well.
We try to make sure everyone who comes through our doors leaves feeling like family. I apologize from the bottom of my heart that we missed that opportunity in your case, and will redouble our efforts so that it does not happen again.

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