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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a busy few months in Central America I was relieved to find this gem of a place situated not far from the Guatemalan border. Stayed longer than anticipated as it was just too easy to get grounded in San Ignacio in such a relaxed atmosphere. Family that runs the hostel were very welcoming and along with fellow travelers I... More 

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

Really glad to get your review. Your experience is what we strive for and what we want our guests to experience with us at Bella's. Thanks again. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at Bella's intending to stay only a couple of days, it soon turned into a week before I could force myself out of the door to continue my travels. A homely atmosphere in a laid back family run hostel was one of the nicer experiences on my journey through Central America. Of all the places I visited in... More 

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

WOW... and thanks so much. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here, all the staff were really friendly and helpful when we asked them about the area. The beds were great I slept like a log, they've jus got new mattresses! The place felt clean and welcoming, not an insect in sight. We'd totally reccomend this hostel its priced similarly to others in the area. Ignore... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review, I guess we had a bad week while I was out of town and the reviews reflected it. We try but can't always be what everyone wants. Many Thanks! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horribly unorganized management... Decently priced. One of the staff members was super creepy and made us feel SUPER uncomfortable. Wouldn't recommend it... Some guesthouses had same prices and were nicer..

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

I am so very sorry, I did not realize what was going on. I feel mortified and terrible that this has happened and look to resolve the issue by banning the person and spending more time looking into the behavior of my staff. Again my apologies for your experience. More 

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Good location, close to town square, cheap restaurants near by (go to the Chinese place) and a corner store down the street. Cons: There is no bar/lounge as advertised. The dorm room we stayed in downstairs, is 3 rooms without doors in one big area with one door to the area (which didn't lock), with 2 bathrooms in the... More 

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

I am terrible sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant stay. We have been having issues with the staff and too many friends visiting. Especially over this easter Holliday, I was not around much. I am now back in charge of my business after our manager was dismissed. I am tending to the problems presently and so that future... More 

Paris, France
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have low standards this place is fine. The common lounge is a nice place to chill and that makes the stay more fun than a regular hotel. Other than that: mattress was thin, had bedbugs even though the owner was spraying chemicals all around the place, kitchen was a chaos and the owners were just a bit weird... More 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We arrived without booking and were made to feel very welcome. We had a lovely little annexy bit off to the left of the front door, which was quiet and nicely out of the way. Had a fantastic tour with Natasha to monkey falls, highly recommend and on another day were presented with her freshly made bread. Can't rate my... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. i wish we could make everyones stay like yours. More 

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