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Bella's Backpackers

Crocodile Street, Caye Caulker, Belize
Bella's Backpackers
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a particlarly outstanding place, particularly considering the price. We had the AC room which was a blessing but was very cramped and the beds were awful. The bathroom situation is oretty poor too, with just two bathrooms for the entire hostel. Upsides are the staff (manager very helpful, although definitely stoned most of the time), the snorkel tour and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place with free kayaks (quite expensive to hire otherwise). The facilities are good and place has a chilled vibe. The owners are very friendly (even let us borrow their spear gun). Plenty of places to sit, inside and out and cleaned daily. Easy place for meeting people and dorms are very spacious. Recommend staying here while on caye caulker

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at Bellas for just under a week and had a great time. It's a great place to stay if you want to meet new people and party. Everyone hangs out in the lounge area or outside in the hammocks and is incredibly friendly. The owners are really laid back and helpful and you can stay for as long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We made a quick trip out to San Ignacio to see some ruins. This was a great hostel to stay in. My friend and I stayed up in "the attic" where it's a 3 bed hostel room. It was great because it was like my friend and I had our own private room. The hostel owner was really helpful too.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We can understand why young travelers wish to stay here - it's easy-going, has excellent snorkeling trips and a friendly staff. But for us it was too basic e,g, the bathroom facilities and the obviously no-frills bedrooms. We only stayed one night and then moved on. Obviously we were too old and weary to enjoy what the place had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

No review about the hostel as I didn't stay here but have to highly recommend my snorkeling experience. Jacob and Shorty were recommended by another person and it certainly lived up to what I was told. These guys really know their stuff, they're very entertaining but very professional. We were fortunate to sight 2 Manatees amongst everything else and it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

At this hostel you can book the best snorkling tour. If you don't stay here, still book the tour! We really enjoyed the snorkeling tour with Jacob and Shorty. We say orange turtles, the west-indian manatee and we swom with sharks! This is definitely the best snorkling tour you can get on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After being greeted on arrival at the water taxi, our stay at Bella's was excellent. Nice chilled hostel, really welcoming and accommodating, you can use the canoes and bikes for free. Jeff was really helpful, Plus, Baby Jasper is adorable. A must if you want a good time on Caye Caulker

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I had arranged a private room with Bella's 3 days prior to our arrival and when we got to the hostel that night, we were told we did not have a room and there was no space left. The "manager" then had to go through his emails and find our conversation we had, eventually realized his mistake... More 

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Herxheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I loved Bellas. Amazing people, sweet caribbean flair, nice kitchen. One of my favourite hostels in Central America. hang out with other travellers, play some music an drink tasty belizean rum. Amazing time. Bathroom and toilette was cleaned everyday.

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