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Bella's Backpackers

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4 Galves St, San Ignacio, Belize
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

San Ignacio was the first stop in our three week trip to Belize and we had booked 6 days with Bella's Backpackers. On the very first day, after a long traveling day, Natasha invited us out to Monkey Falls. Chillest group of people I've ever met. We loved it so much that after the 6 days, we had left to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I only stayed here one night as we were travelling through San Ignacio but this was definitely enough. We had reserved a room however when we arrived they said they had no record of this. Thankfully a room was available however they had to move what seemed like the staff's stuff out of here first. In addition... More 

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Natasha889, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

There was a mix up with the room however you did received the room you booked (a semi private loft). I wish I had been there earlier to handle the situation because i could have changed your room to a more private one we had available. I was just returned from being away for a month and staff were eager... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned on staying two nights here but after the first night had to leave. The hostels management is terrible and the place seemed extremely unorganized. It felt dirty. After a very average sleep on a hard bed my boyfriend and I woke up with small bites on our arms.. Very different to mosquitobites. I would not recommend staying here!

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Natasha889, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your stay. I was out of the country on my first vacation in ten years and the staff were a little overwhelmed. More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not up to the standard of other hostels in Central America. Place felt dirty. Room was full of mosquitoes with one window having no screen. When I mentioned it at reception I was first told they were not Mosquitos (I know what one looks like by now). Then when I said can I have some bug spray and maybe something... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Bellas in itself is OK. Not that cheap for san ignacio and only half built. It could use some more places to sit in common area. The kitchen is nice but the owner is pedantic about giving money to "the donation box" everytime you use something from spice rack. Litterally if u touch the salt she will tell u to... More 

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Natasha889, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

I really like a well stocked kitchen when it come to spices. The staff and I cook onsite, so I buy all spices, soy sauce, bean, flour, and oils (olive coconut and veg) the basics. We ask that you donate for the spices you use because they are expensive and are not left by other guests. I am sorry, pedantic... More 

London, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We booked a private room through hostel world but got a confirmation from Bella's direct that it would be a semi private room. Annoying as this wasn't what we booked on hostel world. The room was fine - a loft in a dorm. They are doing renovations and he house felt messy and dirty. There werent enough lockers for everyone... More 

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Natasha889, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Im not sure what happened with your booking, we do our best to accommodate everyone. The semi-private back loft is sold in hostel world as a private room but we state in the description that it is semi-private loft. The hostel is cleaned from top to bottom everyday, and when we are full more is done. We are working on... More 

Olten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The rooms are clean, the kitchen works and the roof-top is a nice place to meet fellow travelers. There's lockers in the room and wifi is fast and stable. The hostel is located a 5 min walk away from the center and the staff is very helpful and entertaining. They can also give you advice on tours and how to... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Booked Bellas on line, for location and value. Met our expectations, and exceeded them with hospitality! Very relaxed vibe, helpful in booking tours, felt like family. Had a private triple ensuite bathroom; clean and comfy beds. Thanks for a lovely stay!

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Natasha889, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much. I can't tell you how important positive reviews are for my moral and overall good feelings. I strive to keep Bella's a happy and hospitable place with good friendly service and value for your dollar. It was really nice to have you stay with us too. Thank you all, perhaps I'll see you at work in the... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Traveling with 3 other friends to San Ignacio we were recommended to stay at Bella's and it was a great choice. The place is ideally situated just a minutes walk to the Burns Avenue where you will find bars, restaurants, shops etc. Staff were helpful in recommending places to eat + organizing tours, we spent our evenings chilling out on... More 

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Natasha889, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really glad to hear that you had a nice stay. We want to be everyones home away from home.... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay in San Ignacio thanks largely to staying at the coolest backpacker accommodation in town. Great place to meet travelers, hostel is located just a 2 minute walk form the bus drop off, rates are reasonable for dorm or private, internet was faster than anywhere else we stayed in Belize + staff were cool. Highly recommend!

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Natasha889, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your stay and review. We are super pleased you liked Bella's and hope all our guest enjoy their time with us as we do with them. More 

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